Group brings families to the spotlight

Acorn Staff Writer

A new organization, Life Skills for American Families, says families need to spend more quality time together and will offer a series of events called 40 Days for the Family that began Feb. 2 and continues until March 13 . Some of what’s planned includes a Western dinner dance, a performing arts night and a family fun day, which will […]

How to get a job

"How Can I Get a Great Federal Job Like Yours?" is the topic of a free lecture from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 9 at the National Park Service Visitor Center, 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. A panel of National Park Service employees from personnel, natural resources and interpretation will share helpful tips and techniques for finding […]

Charger girls bow to Panthers in hoops

Special to The Acorn

The end is in sight. And so far it’s been a good ride through the basketball season for the Newbury Park Panthers and the Agoura Chargers girls’ basketball teams. The Panthers clinched their third consecutive Marmonte League championship last Friday, topping the Chargers 52-45, a feat that pleased head coach Nori Parvin and her team. Agoura’s first year head coach […]

Council challenger says thank you, recommends no on ‘H’

Council challenger says thank you, recommends no on ‘H’ A big thank you to all of the citizens of Agoura Hills who supported me during the just-passed election. We came close, but fell 140 votes short. What an amazing experience. The people that I met proved to me that the entire effort was worth every minute of it. That election […]

Student to attend leadership conference

Kelly Smith, a junior at Oak Park High School, has been selected to attend the National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) from Feb. 12 to 17 in Washington, D.C. The NYLC is a leadership development program for high school students who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit. The theme of the NYLC is "The Leaders of Tomorrow Meeting the Leaders […]

Funds grow because of ‘Daffodil Days’

Acorn Staff Writer

The American Cancer Society’s 2002 Daffodil Days kicked off last week at the Westlake Hyatt, where about 40 business supporters of the annual anti-cancer fundraiser were addressed by a young cancer survivor. Kim Thorne, a soccer player at Westlake High School, overcame a 16-inch tumor in her chest. "I just want to say thank you," she told the volunteers. "I’m […]

Pet of the Week

Citizens must stand up for their rights; vote yes

Citizens must stand up for their rights; vote yes on Measure H In 1960 we watched H.G. Wells’s movie, "The Time Machine," in which Yvette Mimieux, et al, walked zombie-like to their ultimate doom upon hearing the siren of the Morlocks. The Agoura Hills City Council (aka Morlocks) will expect the same on March 5 from their zombie-like constituency on […]

SCORE to offer 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 […]

WHS grad excels at Harvard

Erik B. Patton, son of Diane and Blaine Patton of Thousand Oaks and a 1999 graduate of Westlake High School, has been named director of Let’s Go Advertising Sales at Harvard Student Agencies, Inc., the world’s largest student-run corporation that employs more than 800 students. The group, last year, generated more than $6 million in revenue. Patton, who served as […]

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