2001-12-20

LVUSD boardmembers take oath of office



Giving thanks to the voters and promising to work hard on behalf of students and parents, two newly elected members of the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education were sworn into office during reorganization ceremonies last week. Incumbent Judy Jordan took the oath to begin her fourth term in office. Each term is four years. The newcomers are […]

Oak View students have the gift



IN THE SPIRIT––Students of the Oak View High School in Oak Park collect presents and then donated them recently to children who attend the West Valley Special Education Center. The Van Nuys school helps disabled learners in grades three through 12. Thank you, Oak View students!

Amgen acquires Immunex in major biotech merger

Acorn Staff Writer

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) acquired rival Immunex (NASDAQ: IMNX) Monday, creating the largest-ever biotechnology merger and giving Amgen another new product in its growing pharmacy of blockbuster drugs. Amgen, the No.1 biotechnology company and maker of the popular anemia drug Epogen, gains control over Immunex’s best selling rheumatoid arthritis treatment Enbrel. Amgen will pay $16 billion in stock and […]

Agoura girls look for winning combination

Special to The Acorn

It’s early season for the Agoura girls’ basketball team and the Chargers are in the midst of finding a winning combination of players. New coach Gene Hatton, after three seasons of working with the team’s junior varsity, is enthusiastic. "It’s a great team that plays very hard on defense," he said as his Chargers (4-2) practiced to play yesterday through […]

Tea ceremonies to be celebrated



In celebration of the Chinese New Year, American Chinese Television and the Arboretum of Los Angeles County will host a special Tea Ceremony each Sunday afternoon in January. Teas have long been an integral part of the human experience and have a special significance in Asian culture. The fragrant scent of tea will fill the air at the Arboretum’s gift […]

Traffic snarls up on Las Virgenes Road



Drivers who use Las Virgenes Road between Lost Hills and Agoura roads may find themselves in somewhat of a jam during the next few weeks, as the city of Calabasas has begun a resurfacing project on that stretch of roadway, officials report. The overlay project began last week and will extend into early January. There are detour signs, but many […]

Family Violence Project helps domestic abuse victims



Family Violence Project helps domestic abuse victims Family Violence Project, a program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, is offering a 40-hour domestic violence certification training for volunteers and professionals. This state-mandated training will provide an overview of the dynamics of domestic violence, the legal system, the impact domestic violence has on women and children, and resources available to […]

$160,000 settlement agreed upon for unlicensed software



The Business Software Alliance (BSA), a watchdog group representing the nation’s leading software manufacturers, announced recently that VPA, Inc., a disability benefits administrator headquartered in Calabasas, paid $160,000 to settle claims relating to unlicensed copies of software programs installed on its computers. In addition to the payment, the company agreed to delete any unlicensed copies, purchase replacement software and strengthen […]

Eagles’ Hurford earns ride



John Hurford, a senior outfielder at Oak Park High School, has accepted an athletic scholarship and signed a national letter of intent to play baseball for the University of San Francisco Dons.

We must always oppose violence



When I was growing up, my parents imbued in me a sense of religious pluralism; the belief that there are many paths to God; the understanding that I must respect my own Jewish beliefs as well as the beliefs of those around me. Those were idealistic years when we all shared visions of an imperfect world that was repairable. But […]


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