2002-03-28

Controversial food nutrition law debated here, throughout state

Acorn Staff Writer

It’s lunchtime at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas and young Tommy is placing his order: a 20-ounce Pepsi, a jelly donut and a bag of M&M’s. With issues like drugs, alcohol and school violence already on the table, it’s hard to see how a little junk food matters to our schools. But increasingly, child health advocates and lawmakers are […]

Alcohol screening days are in April



How much is too much? Trying to figure out the risks and benefits associated with alcohol use isn’t easy. The news is full of often confusing and sometimes contradictory information. One-week it seems that alcohol raises your risk of breast cancer—the next week it doesn’t. One week drinking red wine is good for you—the next week the results are murky. […]

CHS scoreboard dedicated to former players

Special to The Acorn

Two former Calabasas High School baseball players were remembered recently when the Coyote Club presented a new electronic scoreboard for the school’s upper field. The event preceded a game between Calabasas and Oak Park. Sam Rutherford, who graduated from CHS in 1995, died in his freshman year of college from an enlarged heart. Michael Bevilacqua, who would have graduated this […]

‘Papa Dee’ Layton remembered by residents



The Funeral is today. Funeral services are today for longtime community volunteer Dee Layton, a 75-year-old Calabasas resident who died Sun., March 24 of a heart attack. The 1:30 p.m. services will be held at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Thousand Oaks. Burial is at Pierce Brothers in Westlake Village. Layton, known as "Papa Dee" to his friends and family, served […]

Here’s how to deal with the day laborer dilemma Regarding the cities of Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills having to deal with day laborers:



Here’s how to deal with the day laborer dilemma Regarding the cities of Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills having to deal with day laborers: Problem: Day laborers gathering in large groups, obstructing traffic, creating issues of public health and unwanted solicitation. Solution: Require proof the person hiring the day laborers withheld Social Security payments and they have Workers’ Compensation insurance […]

Everything you wanted to know about the library––and more

Special to The Acorn

The Agoura Hills Library is part of the free county of Los Angeles library system that totals 87 facilities stretching from Catalina Island to Lancaster. Rated a B+ library even though the population it serves is fewer than 25,000 is quite an achievement. The rating is based upon the consistent number of items checked out or circulated. The circulation volume […]

Bed-wetting should be correctly understood



In the U. S., between 5 and 7 million children age 6 and older are affected by bed-wetting, also known as primary nocturnal enuresis. Fortunately, learning more about this condition can help parents cope and help prevent the self-esteem problems that often accompany it. While the exact cause of bed-wetting is unknown, it is considered a medical condition not a […]

AHS spirit team wins once again



The Agoura High School (AHS) Spirit Teams under the direction of coach Eileen McGrew and advisor Vicki Koch, have repeated their USA National Championship in the crowd leading division for the third straight year. The championships, held at the Anaheim Convention Center March 15,16 and 17, hosted thousands of spirit squads various categories competing for the top spots in the […]

Tickets now on sale for ’Rent’ coming to Thousand Oaks The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical will play six engagements during mid-April



Tickets now on sale for ’Rent’ coming to Thousand Oaks The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical will play six engagements during mid-April The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark American musical "Rent," written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif, is coming to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks for six performances from April 18-21. […]

Crossing guard does just fine



It is very unfortunate that Fariha Haque ("Crossing guard is ineffective," March 21) could not have taken her imagined safety concerns directly to our brave and conscientious crossing guard instead of berating her in our local newspaper. If she had, she would have found an individual who has diligently performed her dangerous duty for seven years and never had a […]