2002-02-07

Roses have symbolized love, friendship and beauty—across cultures and throughout time. It was not until the 1940s, however, that roses became so closely associated with Valentine’s Day.



Roses have symbolized love, friendship and beauty—across cultures and throughout time. It was not until the 1940s, however, that roses became so closely associated with Valentine’s Day. Today, roses are the most requested flowers to send for this special holiday. More than 100 million roses in more than a thousand different varieties are sold each year on Feb. 14. Whether […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

Earvin Johnson spoiled me forever. He’s my favorite basketball player of all time. He did everything right on the basketball court. It truly was a "Magic" time for Laker fans. He was "Showtime at the Forum." Career highlights as a player: 78-79: Won NCAA championship at Michigan State. Drafted by the Lakers. 79-80: Led Lakers to NBA finals. In game […]

If Calabasas can’t win the war to stop Ahmanson, maybe we should negotiate the best possible deal



Ahmanson Ranch: Where do we go from here? The Ahmanson Land Company is seeking supplemental approvals to build 3,050 homes on Ahmanson Ranch, located in the southeast corner of Ventura County. The project’s adverse impacts affect Calabasas and its neighbors in Los Angeles County, which is why the city of Calabasas continues its opposition. My commitment to environmental protection is […]

Oak Hills Elementary captures grants to construct a greenhouse on its Oak Park campus

Acorn Staff Writer

Oak Hills Elementary captures grants to construct a greenhouse on its Oak Park campus Oak Hills Elementary School just received two grants from the California State Consumer Agency linked for a total of $6,000 and will build a 10 x 20-foot greenhouse for future students. The school also received previously a University of California Hansen Trust grant for $750 to […]

Women’s club has lots of heart



At their next gathering on Tues., Feb. 12 at Westlake Inn, 32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, Westlake Women’s Club members will show they have lots of heart. Working with a variety of new and recycled materials, members will create Valentines for veterans featuring expressions of care, concern and gratitude. A number of club members will deliver the greetings to the […]

Westlake girls unbeaten in league race

Acorn Sports Writer

The Westlake girls’ soccer team defeated Thousand Oaks, 2-0, in a game played Saturday during "Super Soccer Saturday," which took place all day on the Westlake football/soccer fields. Ashley Jones, a sophomore, converted both of the Warriors’ goals and Westlake improved to 8-0-1 in league play and 13-3-2 overall, heading into the final week of Marmonte League regular season games. […]

Amgen club didn’t organize the bike route



Amgen club didn’t organize the bike route Please allow me to take this opportunity to clarify one piece of information regarding a photo caption in the Jan. 31 issue of The Acorn about a problem we’ve experienced at our school. Amgen was not involved at all in organizing the Simi Ride. Officers of the Amgen Cycling Club instead offered to […]

Getting to the heart of Valentine’s Day

Special to The Acorn

I’ve never seen Cupid with clothes on. Not once. Not even sandals. He’s always nude. I don’t know if he has a brother or a sister. It’s possible that Lady Godiva was a distant relative. She liked to ride around nude. Family tradition, perhaps. Cupid, wings and all, was the son of Venus. Yes, the Goddess of Love. We know […]

Ventura County’s Habitat for Humanity seeks new volunteers



Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry that works in partnership with families in need to build simple, decent housing. There are many volunteer opportunities available. Teams handle everything from site selection, family selection, and construction to volunteer management. Orientations are held twice a month. Habitat for Humanity has built 22 homes and made more […]

Warrior boys tied by Thousand Oaks, 3-3

Acorn Sports Writer

The Thousand Oaks boys’ soccer team was behind 3-0 vs. rival Westlake in the final of "Super Soccer Saturday," last Saturday night in Westlake, but the Lancers made a riveting comeback, scoring three times in the final 7:20 of the game to tie the score at 3. The tie helped T.O. stay alive in the chase for a Marmonte League […]


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