2002-05-30

Water district to spend $15.9 million in improvements



Water district to spend $15.9 million in improvements By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Municipal Water District unveiled its new $49 million budget this week and officials said almost a third of the overall spending during the coming year will go to replacement of old pumps, pipes and other infrastructure in its 122 square-mile service area. Because of […]

Calabasas resident follows her dream

Acorn Staff Writer

"I really want to push the limit," said planet Earth resident Michelle Miller, 21. Her friends often leave her voice messages and ask what part of the world she’s in that day. Her location could be Encino (where she was born); atop the 20,000-foot tall Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa (a mountain that she recently climbed); Rome or Greece (where she’s […]

West Hills Hospital nurse honored



Rita M. James, who worked as an intensive care nurse at Westlake Medical Center (previously an HCA facility) for 21 years and for the past seven years has worked as a registered nurse in the critical care unit of West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, has been named Employee of the Year by HCA through the organization’s national Frist Humanitarian […]

Chinese language classes available in Woodland Hills



The West San Fernando Valley Chinese Academy will begin offering Chinese language classes on Sept. 7. The classes will be taught from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sundays at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills. Initially the school plans to offer classes in PinYing and simple character (mainland China standard) at eight different levels. Students will be […]

Sports Junkie

Quick Take

On May 10, I turned on the Boston-Detroit NBA playoff game. I saw the last two minutes of the game in disbelief; a grand total of 130 points. Boston beat Detroit, 66-64. I then heard Paul Pierce of the Celtics interviewed. He attributed the low score to great defense by both teams. Paul, a message to you and your so-called […]

David Fisher to bring robust musical style to Kavli



David Fisher to bring robust musical style to Kavli David "Dudu" Fisher will perform in a concert titled "Light Up the Night" hosted by Chabad of the Conejo at 7:45 p.m. on Tues., June 11 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Described as "one of today’s premiere Jewish performers," Fisher blends opera, jazz, rock, Chassidic […]

New director at YMCA hopes to expedite its new facility

Acorn Staff Writer

The Triunfo YMCA wants to expand its facilities in the Conejo Valley and hopes newly appointed executive director Nancy Hanks is the right person for the job. Hanks replaces former director Tyler Wright, who left here last fall to take a YMCA corporate position in Montana. Officials brought the 40-year-old Hanks on board to oversee construction of the proposed $5.5 […]

Students receive safety pointers



Bob Eubanks to host dinner



Ed and Lynn Hogan and the Hogan Family Foundation in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association of Ventura County will host a luau dinner honoring Martha K. Smith at 6 p.m. on Sat., June 15 at Gardens of the World, Thousand Oaks. Bob Eubanks will be the host, and the Kingston Trio and We Five will provide entertainment. Smith is being […]

‘Oklahoma!’ starts tomorrow



‘Oklahoma!’ will be performed at 6:30 p.m. on Fri., May 31 and Sat., June 1 by Medea Creek Middle School’s Performance Showcase class in the school gym, 1002 Doubletree Ave., Oak Park. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical features an array of memorable songs and a spirited love story. For more […]


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