2002-02-28

Calabasas motivational artist paints a picture of hope

Acorn Staff Writer

Micheal J. Herman might not have the big voice box and Hollywood good looks of most people in his profession, but he does have that special something—that intangible— that makes him one of the busiest motivational speakers on the circuit today. People believe in him. The 35-year-old Calabasas resident will tell funny stories and give inspirational speeches to more than […]

Experts reveal importance of talking with teenagers



Talking with teens about mental health and depression may actually help save their lives. Every year, 5,000 young people between the ages of 15 and 24 commit suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for the age group and the sixth leading cause of death for 5- to 14-year-olds. In fact, in 1999, 20 percent of American high […]

OCHS girls play with heart in soccer loss

Acorn Sports Writer

After its only loss of the season, a 2-0 defeat vs. Pasadena Poly (23-1-3) last Friday afternoon, the Oaks Christian girls’ soccer team remains on course in the school’s second year of existence. "We didn’t have a tremendous offensive push today, but these kids never quit," said Lion head coach Jan Hethcock, after his team finished the season 22-1, losing […]

CLU presents Miller tragedy ‘A View from the Bridge’ tells a story set in the 1950s in New York



CLU presents Miller tragedy ‘A View from the Bridge’ tells a story set in the 1950s in New York Playwright Arthur Miller’s "A View from the Bridge," often described as a modern Greek tragedy, will be presented by California Lutheran University’s Mainstage Theatre on March 7, 8 and 9 and 14 through 17 in the Preus-Brandt Forum on the campus […]

Measure H is plain bad law



Have you ever played the game Telephone as a kid? You know how it goes. One person passes a message on to the next and soon the original message has been totally altered. This is what happened with the talk about Measure H. The proponents of Measure H want you to believe that this is a vote on Home Depot. […]

Jumping for a cause



Meeting to help parents who’ve lost kids to drugs, alcohol



A new support group is forming in Calabasas for parents who have lost a child due to a drug or alcohol overdose. There is no fee to attend. The first session will be on Thurs., March 7 at 23632 Calabasas Road, Ste. 103. For more information, please call (818) 292-2809.

Congratulations



The Acorn wishes to congratulate the following teams for their extended runs in the CIF playoffs: Oak Park girls’ basketball, Oaks Christian girls’ basketball and the Lions boys’ hoops, Westlake girls’ soccer, and Agoura girls’ basketball and Chargers girls’ water polo.

Magic show to benefit worthy causes



Measure H would be harmful to the future



Measure H would be harmful to the future I think I’ve lived in this city too long. I remember when one of the proponents of Measure H was decrying the utility tax, saying that if the city had Costco (larger than 60,000 square feet), there would be no need for the tax. He also supported the River Walk project, which, […]


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