2002-05-23

Volunteers to celebrate Trails Day



More than 150 volunteers including runners, hikers, equestrians, bicyclists and youth program members will take to a section of the Backbone Trail between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sat., June 1 to restore four miles of the trail between Latigo and Zuma Canyons. This annual workday in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area commemorates National Trails Day, celebrated […]

Reference letters important



The humble letter of reference remains a powerful tool, especially in a tough job market. Supervisors move on. They change jobs and cities. However, a good letter of reference lives quietly in your portfolio, regardless of what destiny has in store for your former bosses. The ideal time to ask an employer to write a letter of reference is after […]

Agoura Hills offers camps



Agoura Hills offers camps The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services has openings for "Camp Summer Fun" at Willow Elementary School, 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. The camp is for children in grades 1 to 5. Camp sessions are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, June 17 to Aug. 16. The fee is $16 per […]

Pet of the Week



‘YO QUIERO UNA CASA’—"Hola! Me llamo Sparky." This dog is a 4-year-old spayed toy Chihuahua mix, ready to be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills. "I love attention, I’m used to kids, cats and dogs, and I love to play fetch with a tennis ball." Sparky’s identification No. is A1010155. Pets occa-sionally are […]

Children need role models



Children need role models Who do you think is to blame for kids who are not behaving? Teenagers need a role model to help them become good adults and to learn that it’s not right to take drugs. A role model is also needed so teens will become good parents. My mother always tells me over and over again not […]

Calabasas to spend more in Ahmanson fight

Acorn Staff Writer

The Calabasas City Council last week approved more money to fight the Ahmanson Ranch project. Councilmembers authorized the reallocation of $30,000 within different categories of the Ahmanson Ranch litigation budget and approved an additional $23,000 for new fees expected through the end of June. Councilmembers both agreed and disagreed on how the money is being spent during the council meeting […]

Volunteers sought for domestic violence prevention program



The Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence is now accepting applications for its volunteer training session, which runs June 3 to July 20. The Coalition’s 72-hour training session will be at the agency’s office, 1030 Ventura Road, Oxnard. Classes will be every Monday and Wednesday 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. An interview and […]

Boy Scout to teach bike safety on Saturday



As part of his Eagle Scout project, Boy Scout Jonathan Hill of Troop 722 will present a free bike safety clinic to children in grades 2 to 5 from 9 to 11:15 a.m. on this Sat., May 25 at Oak Hills Elementary School, 1010 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. The session is geared to helping youngsters develop a knowledge of […]

Squirrel of the Month



‘I LOVE THIS’––Joyce Nenne of Thousand Oaks says her family’s favorite squirrel loves sunflower seeds. No need to feed this clever little guy, he’s figured out how to work the top off the bucket himself so he can "squirrel" away a few treats for later. If you find a favorite squirrel, please send us a photograph to Squirrel of the […]

Garden Club says ‘Thank you’



The Westlake Village Garden Club was delighted with the coverage The Acorn gave our recent annual Garden & Patio Tour. The initial article and the lovely photograph of the Kahn garden by Lisa Adams undoubtedly stimulated interest, and the follow-up photo by Michael Coons taken in the Baron garden the day of the tour was also greatly appreciated. Once again […]


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