Wildlife expert chews the fat about urban carnivores

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer Since before recorded history, humanity has tamed and domesticated animals. Yet there are still animals that refuse to bend to our will and remain wild in the midst of urban sprawl. With the encroachment of suburbs into the natural habitats of coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions, it is inevitable that the world of humans […]

American work force more loyal, more satisfied

According to a "Mood of the American Workforce" survey taken in the weeks following the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. workers were found to be more loyal, more satisfied and generally pleased with their employer’s response to the terrorist attacks. The poll, conducted by Spherion Corporation and Harris Interactive, found that a sizeable number of employers helped their employees cope with […]

Reduce the risk of elderly falls

•Maintain a regular exercise program. Exercise improves strength, balance and coordination. •Take steps to make living areas safer. Remove tripping hazards and use non-slip mats in the bathtub and on shower floors. Install grab bars next to the toilet and in the tub or shower, and have handrails put in on both sides of all stairs. •Ask doctors to review […]

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Story of the Week

Sports Junkie by Irv Lippel Story of the Week Records are made to be broken, but goaltender Glenn Hall’s record for consecutive games will never be bettered. From the first game of the 1955-56 season until 12 games into the 1962-63 season, Hall never missed a minute of NHL action. Finally, on Nov. 7, 1962, Hall pulled himself out of […]

Temple Adat Elohim hosts music, ice cream social

Guests are welcome to attend the Conejo Valley Haverim B’nai B’rith meeting at 7 p.m. Mon., Aug. 19 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The featured entertainment will be Dr. Joe Libros and his Klezmer band, which has performed their "hand-clapping and foot-stomping" music throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties. An ice cream social will follow the […]

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Volunteers sought for fall arts event

Participants will help plan youth activities

The Ventura County Arts Council is seeking short-term volunteer assistance with a number of their programs and services. Volunteers will become involved in the activities of the second annual 10-day countywide Arts Week celebration from Oct. 4 through 13. Openings are available on the Arts Day Steering Committee and the subcommittee planning youth art participation in schools and youth centers […]

Adaptability is key to getting ahead at work

Adaptability is key to getting ahead at work An unwillingness to try new things could harm your career prospects, a new survey suggests. More than one-third (35 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) polled recently said embracing change is a critical success factor for employees. Twenty-seven percent feel a desire to learn new skills is the most valuable characteristic. The […]

Down economy puts budget under pressure

Local leaders express disdain for Sacramento

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer As Democrats and Republicans try to reach a compromise on the overdue state budget, local political leaders say steps should to be taken to prevent budget gridlock from occurring in the future. The new fiscal year began July 1 and seven weeks later state lawmakers are still debating how to reconcile the projected $24 […]

Conejo Valley All-Stars win championship