Ventura County fire season ends

The Ventura County Fire Department officially closed its 2001 fire season on Nov. 13. The combination of recent precipitation and predicted weather patterns indicates the potential for major fires has passed. The closure of fire season will change schedules for certain resources, curtail seasonal employment and reduce initial responses to reports of brush and grass fires. This action follows similar […]

Jewelry Collections cuts the ribbon LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Jewelry Collections cuts the ribbon LISA ADAMS/The Acorn A SPARKLING WELCOME—Jewelry Collections owner Tania Cole holds scissors while being flanked by Miss California, Tarah Peters, right, and store manager Greg Kimura, left. They’re joined by members of the Agoura Hills/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce to cut a ceremonial ribbon, officially welcoming the store to the chamber and community. Also […]

STAR program comes to Indian Hills

Acorn Staff Writer

Officials announced last week that Indian Hills High School in Calabasas has become the first continuation school in California to receive the STAR (Success Through Awareness and Resistance) program. Administered by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the popular anti-drug, anti-gang program has been offered to schools throughout Las Virgenes Unified School District, but never to the continuation school. The […]

Former Neo-Nazi speaks at Beth Haverim

Temple Beth Haverim’s Sisterhood and Men’s Club is sponsoring a lecture by a former Neo-Nazi skinhead who now works with the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Task Force Against Hate. He will speak at 7 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 28 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. The event is open to the community. The speaker was involved for […]

Army Reserve Volunteers are on the march, just down the street

Acorn Staff Writer

President George W. Bush’s call to arms has struck a chord close to home. Responding to the president’s civil defense initiative following Sept. 11, Calabasas resident Lev Leznik formed a group of Army Reserve Volunteers whose mission is to protect the homeland or at least a tiny portion of it. The reserve volunteers are mobilizing across the country, putting on […]

SCORE offers monthly series of business workshops

SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, offers a monthly series of workshops and seminars designed to help new business owners and operators conduct their businesses successfully. Staffed by volunteers, all of whom have retired from successful careers as owners or executives in a wide variety of businesses, SCORE also offers free one-on-one counseling at its Glendale headquarters and at […]

Heschel West educator wins Milken teaching award

Jan Saltsman, vice principal and second grade teacher at Heschel Day School West in Agoura Hills, has received the Milken Foundation Award for Excellence in Education, which comes with a $10,000 honorarium. This was the first year that Heschel West, a community day school of nearly 160 students in grades transitional kindergarten through fifth grade, was eligible for consideration. Only […]

LCMS youngster to celebrate Bar Mitzvah

LCMS youngster to celebrate Bar Mitzvah Perry Feder, son of Sigal Feder of Thousand Oaks, will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on Sat., Nov. 24 at Temple Etz Chaim. Perry will also participate in the Friday evening service. Rabbi Richard Spiegel, spiritual leader of the temple, and Cantor Pablo Duek will officiate. Perry is a student at Lindero Canyon Middle School […]

Helping others at Thanksgiving

Flower power

CHECK THIS OUT—Akiko Kanamori displays a flower cut from an onion during a demonstration of the art of fruit and vegetable carving at Soka University on Mullholland Highway last Saturday.