2002-08-08

Fate of Calabasas oak tree uncertain;

neighbors, city at

Fate of Calabasas oak tree uncertain; neighbors, city at odds over what to do By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer It all started last November. An oak tree was growing over the walkways and onto the roof, according to Scott and Carolyn Scharg, of their newly purchased home in Calabasas. They had the tree trimmed to avoid roof damages. But […]

1,000 diagonosed with multiple myeloma each day



At any given time, more than 75,000 Americans are contending with a highly individualized form of cancer—one that’s life-threatening, but fortunately, treatable. However, few people were even aware of the disease—which represents one percent of all cancers—until a number of well-known public figures-Roger Neilson, Mel Stottlemyre and Geraldine Ferraro—announced that they’re battling the disease. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of […]

Agoura Chargers American Legion baseball team builds for future

Special to The Acorn

The Agoura American Legion baseball team lost in its pursuit of the Area 6 18-years-and-under championship at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Westwood, but repeating as champs wasn’t all of what the summer season was about for Zach Miller. Agoura’s head coach, completing his second year of guiding the Chargers, oversaw the A National League team—that lost 3-1 to Santa Monica […]

Silent film will make audience laugh out loud



The National Park Service in conjunction with the Silent Society of Hollywood Heritage, Inc. will present its next "Silents Under the Stars" feature film at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 18 at Paramount Ranch, on Cornell Road in rural Agoura. Featuring Buster Keaton and Kathryn McGuire, "Sherlock, Jr." is a 1924 classic silent movie. Keaton stars as the cleanup man and […]

Haven’t we had enough of the dummying down of America?



Haven’t we had enough of the dummying down of America? No joke, Mr. Bachman ("Grouping of students by intelligence a bad idea," The Acorn June 27). You can find the results in a report put out by the Cleveland Public Schools, 1960, titled "Thirty Years After." Anyone who thinks that Feynman had an IQ of only 125 has never read […]

Gardener who trimmed the tree isn’t liable



If a landscaper cuts down or prunes an oak tree without a permit or if he fails to warn his client that laws may prohibit or limit those procedures, is the gardener accountable for some of the costs of mitigating damage to the tree? Apparently not. The incident in which Scott and Carolyn Scharg pruned an oak tree without a […]

Hospital board tabs Hidden Hills resident



Larry Frame of Hidden Hills has been appointed president of the community board of directors at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He has been an active Northridge Hospital board member for nine years, participating in a variety of strategic planning committees. Under Frame’s direction, the community board plans to provide guidance and input on the hospital’s future business development initiatives and […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

He was a vision on a grainy black and white film. For all the two Los Angeles Rams’ scouts knew, he may have been a mirage. David Jones came out of Mississippi Vocational, but to Jimmy Sanders and Eddie Kotal, he was heaven-sent. "We were looking at a defensive back," Sanders recalled a generation later, "and suddenly we saw this […]

22nd annual Camarillo Air Show to salute heroes this weekend



22nd annual Camarillo Air Show to salute heroes this weekend The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will host the chapter’s 22nd annual air show and fly-in featuring the Commemorative Air Force from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11 at Camarillo Airport, 555 Airport Way, Camarillo. For fans of aviation, the event will feature vintage aircraft, […]

Chick Hearn will be missed



Chick Hearn will be missed Sports fans who moved to Southern California from other parts of the country knew immediately that Chick Hearn wasn’t just another basketball announcer. His was the only voice that could match the dizzying pace of NBA action. How, we wondered, could anyone talk that fast and never get behind? And he did it clearly, concisely […]


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