2002-01-10

‘The Acorn’ goes time traveling



‘IS THAT THE ACORN?’––Calabasas City Councilman James Bozajian reads his Acorn during a recent Calabasas Players production of "Tom Jones." Bozajian played a constable guarding the wrongly imprisoned Tom Jones (right) portrayed by Caleb Terray. The scene takes place several centuries ago, and according to Bozagian, when he pulled out the paper on stage, the audience responded with big laughs. […]

On the Trail



By Gloria Glasser Who is Flora Bountiful? No, no, Flora Bountiful is not a character from Dog Patch, USA, but the alias Dame Nature goes by in creating the wild winter gardens of the Santa Monica Mountains. How does she do it? Just add rain, a few unseasonably warm days, wait a bit, then Holy Hothouse, Batman! This is the […]

Calabasas to spend another $400,000 to fight Ahmanson

Acorn Staff Writer

By Sharon Makokian Opponents of the proposed Ahmanson Ranch development won a victory last week when the Calabasas City Council voted to appropriate $391,144 in its battle to stop the development, even though the city had already exceeded its budgeted $150,000 fiscal year allotment by $21,000. The issue became somewhat of a controversy when City Councilman Michael Harrison wrote that […]

GOP women’s club installs new officers

Acorn Staff Writer

Members of Thousand Oaks Republican Women, Federated, recently converged on beautiful Sherwood County Club for swearing in ceremonies of new club officers. Heidi Smith, a Reno, Nev. resident and president of the National Federation of Republican Women, took a break from her duties to oversee the installation. After taking their oaths, the new officers were presented with candles. Smith said, […]

Studies show that kids need toys that educate and entertain



Studies show that kids need toys that educate and entertain Children seem to outgrow toys as quickly as they do their new clothes. However, there are toys available that stand the test of time. To find toys that will last for more than a season, heed this advice from the experts: Follow the "rule of engagement." Children have short attention […]

Agoura girls lose to powerful Newbury Park

Special to The Acorn

So far, the Newbury Park High Panther girls’ basketball team has been everything they anticipated this season. The Agoura Chargers team, even with a strong first half in last Friday’s game, will testify to that. Final score: Newbury Park 56, Agoura 38 after the Panthers had a slim 28-25 halftime lead. Parvin, upbeat after the win over Agoura, was worried […]

Documentary film series to be presented



Documentary film series to be presented The Dortort Program for the Arts of the University of Judaism presents "Coming to America: Three Personal Film Documentaries," a three-part film series that explores immigration and the newfound identity of recent arrivals to America. Screenings are at 2 p.m. on the following Sundays: Jan. 20: "Three Stories" by Pavel Vogler examines the life […]

Study on 101 Freeway moves into second gear

Acorn Staff Writer

An exhaustive government study of the 101 Freeway officially got underway this month, but like the slow-moving traffic that gives it a woeful reputation, the effort could take longer than two years to complete. The $4.5 million study seeks ways to reduce freeway congestion and improve safety in the 40-mile stretch between downtown Los Angeles—where the 101 crunches into the […]

Readers count on Math Maze creator

Acorn Staff Writer

The Acorn’s Math Maze has been a popular feature for more than a year. Its creator Ralph Colao, a retired engineer in Westlake Village, said it’s a good way to teach or learn mathematics. In a free weekly session group called Literary Wanderings that introduces authors, actors and others to the public at Barnes and Noble at the Promenade in […]

Parenting workshop and classes available at Conejo Jewish Academy Parenting Center program focus on children’s behavior



Parenting workshop and classes available at Conejo Jewish Academy Parenting Center program focus on children’s behavior The Jewish Parenting Center, a program of the Conejo Jewish Academy, will host a free introductory session to its "STEP into Parenting Workshop" at 7:30 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 14 at the Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The STEP (Systematic Training for Effective […]


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