2002-03-21

Former city councilman nearly finished with history book on Westlake Village

Acorn Staff Writer

Former city councilman nearly finished with history book on Westlake Village Almost two years ago, former Westlake Village city councilman and longtime resident Jim Henderson, 86, was asked by the city council to write a historical book about the city. Henderson just recently finished the text, at about 60,000 words. It will be roughly 150 to 200 pages in book […]

Looking for foster parents



With nearly 70,000 children removed from their parents’ homes due to abuse or neglect, there is a great need for caring adults to provide a loving, nurturing home as either foster or adoptive parents. A parent orientation will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tues., April 16 at 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks for those interested—adults single […]

Easter egg fun coming soon to Calabasas



Easter egg fun coming soon to Calabasas The city of Calabasas will host an "Egg"Stravaganza event for children of all ages from 10 a.m. to noon on Sat., March 30 at Grape Arbor Park, at the corner of Canwood St. and Parkville at the Lost Hills Road exit off the 101 freeway. The free event includes an egg hunt, prizes, […]

Oak Park middle school students organize a food drive

Acorn Staff Writer

Students who belong to the Medea Creek Middle School California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) work hard to get the best grades they can. The CJSF students at the Oak Park school––about 60 seventh- and eighth-graders––already have their eye on the future with plans toward college. Even as adolescents, CJSF students seem committed to higher education and strong careers, but the […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

Alaska was admitted to the Union, the Dodgers and Giants moved to the West Coast, and the Baltimore Colts joined the exclusive list of football’s world champions. The year was 1958. With Johnny Unitas coolly directing the attack, the Colts completed their five-year plan. They won their conference title, then met the New York Giants (who had to survive a […]

‘Children of Eden’ to start soon in T.O.



‘Children of Eden’ to start soon in T.O. Conejo Players Theatre presents "Children of Eden" from March 29 to April 27 at their theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The play is described as "joyous and inspirational." Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays, April 7, 14 and 21. Tickets range from $12 to […]

Kids must learn to read warnings



Leslie Albuquerque’s March 14 letter unwittingly reminds us why the schools are failing. Regarding letter-sized posted warnings of pesticide spraying on LVUSD (Las Virgenes Unified School District) property, Albuquerque states that "no child would pay attention to" these warnings. Given this attitude, what is the point of teaching these children to read or to think? From Albuquerque’s point of view, […]

Buy new clothes washer, get a rebate



Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD), a potable and wastewater provider for Conejo Valley and Las Virgenes, has announced a new program that offers a $100 rebate for customers who purchase a new high efficiency clothes washers. Popular for many years in Europe, high efficiency washers are fairly new to the United States. According to LVMWD, clothes washing is the […]

Hear no evil, taste no evil



STREET FAIR FUN––Sierra Ladin, 2, of Westlake Village, opens wide to get a taste of cotton candy during Sunday’s Rotary Club Street Fair on Lakeview Canyon Road in Westlake Village. During a siren demonstration by the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department, Sierra’s older sister, Brittany, happily covers her ears. Hundreds of area residents attended the event, which is conducted annually.

Childhood obesity is a growing problem Bill E. Brock Special to The Acorn



Childhood obesity is a growing problem Bill E. Brock Special to The Acorn Overweight children pose a major U.S. health problem. Health officials say childhood obesity may soon overtake tobacco as the leading cause of preventable deaths. Overweight kids will have a higher rate of asthma, strokes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, arthritis and diabetes. An overweight kid will age […]


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