Program teaches tough love to troubled youth

Acorn Staff Writer

Program teaches tough love to troubled youth Weekends might be the perfect time to stay in bed and tune the world out, but not for one group of teenage boys who get up bright and early on Saturdays so they can learn how to cope with their problems. The teens belong to a 16-week program for at-risk youth called VIDA, […]

Use these tips for household safety

The L.A. County Department of Public Works (DPW) is encouraging the public to safeguard their families, communities and the environment this year. The county has created a "Top 10 List" of tips that residents can easily adopt. Top 10 Ways To Keep Your Families and Environment Healthy and Safe: 1. Conduct a room-by-room audit of your house and identify all […]

Q & A for businesses in debt

Q & A for businesses in debt Encouraging news for small organizations who want to pay their creditors, but cannot because of poor cash flow, may be found in these frequently asked questions about debt restructuring. The answers were supplied by experts at Commercial Credit Counseling Services, an organization whose goal is to develop a plan that debtors can afford […]

Coyote boys turn big corner in hoops

Special to The Acorn

It’s been a while coming. But patience has paid off for third year head boys’ basketball coach Russell White at Calabasas High School: – 1999-2000, four wins. – 2000-01, eight wins. – 2001-02, 13 wins with the balance of the season still to play. "It’s very gratifying in the sense of where we’ve come," White said. "In the back of […]

Bar Mitzvah to be celebrated

Ethan Kuperberg, son of Agoura Hills City Councilman Dan Kuperberg and Elaine Neiman, will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on Sat., Feb. 2 at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks. Rabbi Alan Greenbaum and Cantor Peter Halpern will officiate. Helping Ethan celebrate will be his brothers, Jonathan and Matthew, his grandparents, and other relatives and friends. A seventh grade honor student at […]

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Ground breaks on new Oak Park Community Center

Acorn Staff Writer

Ground breaks on new Oak Park Community Center Work gets underway Feb. 1 on the long-awaited million Oak Canyon Community Center and Gardens in Oak Park. The $3.5 million building off Kanan Road was delayed more than a year because original construction bids were too high, according to officials. G-2000 Construction Inc. of Agoura Hills won the final contract. "We’ve […]

Puppets pray for applause

Puppets doing Broadway? Come check out the fun as "Muppet-style" puppets from the Through HIS Hands Puppet Ministry present an encore to last year’s "Puppethon" at 6:30 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 2 in the sanctuary of United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The community at large is invited to attend. The puppets will present a […]

VICA to host ninth annual fair Fourteen VICA committees will participate

VICA to host ninth annual fair Fourteen VICA committees will participate More than 100 Valley business and civic leaders are expected to attend the Valley Industry and Commerce Association’s (VICA) Ninth Annual Committee Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 30 at the Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys. The event is open to the general […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

It’s been mentioned to me by at least 2,000 ladies who read my column—ladies who are avid sports fans—that I’ve never written an article about a female sports star. Well, maybe not 2,000 ladies; it’s more like 1,000. Alright, so it wasn’t exactly 1,000; let’s say it was 500. Okay, so I lied; one female reader of my column requested […]