2002-01-24

Local scientist makes a breakthrough



UCLA scientist Dr. Jorge R. Barrio of Agoura Hills has created the first technique to image the earliest evidence of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain. Reported in the January issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, the technique will allow doctors to monitor the disease as it unfolds—speeding diagnosis, intervention and new therapies for the disorder that afflicts 10 […]

WHS boys’ soccer coach worries about complacency

Special to The Acorn

While the Westlake High boys’ soccer team is winning, head coach Bill Propster is concerned that the Warriors may lack the effort to win a Marmonte League championship. Westlake (16-1-3, 5-0-1), on Wednesday of last week beat Royal, 2-1, and on last Friday defeated the visiting Agoura Chargers, 1-0, to take first place in the conference. The Warriors scored their […]

Young prodigy to perform soon This 18-year-old USC freshman won first place and the grand prize in a Los Angeles solo competition



Young prodigy to perform soon This 18-year-old USC freshman won first place and the grand prize in a Los Angeles solo competition Cellist prodigy Paul Wiancko is the featured performer at 11 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 5 in the University of Judaism’s Young Artist Concert Series in the university’s Gindi Auditorium, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. An 18-year-old freshman at […]

California should re-regulate the electricity industry



California should re-regulate the electricity industry Electrical power is too basic to gamble with in the market. Like water, electrical power has a much greater function in sustaining business—this is vastly more significant than as a commodity to be thrown into market play. The outrageous prices for electricity suffered by California show that existing arrangements created primarily by power companies […]

Primo park system begins to cost money in Oak Park community



Primo park system begins to cost money in Oak Park community For families with kids or people who just plain love to visit a park, Oak Park has long been considered the perfect place to live and enjoy the outdoors. But the community’s pristine parks, trails and ball fields don’t come cheaply. According to Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, […]

Festival seeks exhibitors All artists, designers, crafts people eligible



Festival seeks exhibitors All artists, designers, crafts people eligible The Calabasas Arts Council extends the opportunity for all artists, designers and crafts people to display their original artwork in the fifth annual Arts & Crafts Festival on Sat. and Sun., May 4 and 5 in Calabasas. The event features live music, a beer garden, international food selections, free parking, easy […]

Republican women’s group to meet a week from today



The Westlake Village Republican Women, Federated, will be hosting a complimentary coffee at 11 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 31 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. This will be an opportunity to meet newly elected officers and share ideas. To RSVP, please call (805) 494-0368.

Pet of the Week



A SWEET DOG–‘‘My name is Suzy. I’m 11 months old and spayed. I’m a tan German shepherd mix, and I’m ready to be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter.’’ The facility is at 29525 Agoura Road and this pet is accustomed to children and cats. She rides well in the car, loves to play and is gentle. Ask about No. […]

Audi’s A6 stands on its own

Acorn Automotive Editor

I’ve noticed something when I see other reviews and stories about Audi. Most writers use an excessive amount of words comparing Audi with its German competition. I set out, when they delivered the 3 liter A6, to deal with just what I received, a superb luxury sedan with a high degree of both performance and comfort. Let’s start with the […]

Alzheimer’s disease may become a 21st Century epidemic, group appreciates Acorn for printing its publicity



I was pleased to see that The Acorn is covering stories about Alzheimer’s disease. I am a Calabasas resident, and I lost my mother to the disease on Aug. 27, 2001. While the article mentions the Ventura County Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, I want to inform the community that the San Fernando Valley is served by the Los Angeles/Riverside/San […]