If words could talk

Dog Days of Summer

Until 1901, our beloved hot dog used many aliases: frankfurter, frank, wiener, wienie, sausage, dachshund, little dog, weenie, red hot, wienerwurst and dachshund sausage. Granted, in years gone by, the makeup of hot dogs was fat laden and of questionable origin. But rest easy because the Department of Agriculture now requires that the contents consist of high quality cuts. Adding […]

Demand that nothing radioactive be deposited at landfill is probably unrealistic, Harrison says

Demand that nothing radioactive be deposited at landfill is probably unrealistic, Harrison says By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Calabasas City Council last week requested testing of the Calabasas Landfill for dangerous radiation and voted to prohibit anything radioactive from being deposited at the landfill. But was that action in vain? According to Calabasas City Councilman Michael Harrison, the […]

Chamber to host gala fundraiser

The Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Community will host a fundraising event, "Dice and Ice," at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 21 at Calamigos Ranch, 327 S. Latigo Canyon Road, Malibu. The event will feature "gaming," hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and entertainment. Ticket price of $80 includes food, drinks and scrip. Prizes will be offered and […]

Tips offered on evaluating your child’s teacher

Special to The Acorn

School is just around the corner. We no longer have to ask ourselves, "How do I know if my child’s camp is a good choice?" Instead, we hear ourselves asking, "How do I know if my child’s teacher is a good one?" According to the American Institutes for Research and the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, emergency […]

Sunday worship schedule set

Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. at Westlake Lutheran Church, 2630A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Childcare is provided all morning. For more details on services and programs, please call the church at (805) 497-4888.

Let’s go after corporate crooks

State Assemblymember Fran Pavley will vote on a bill this week to curb the excesses of corporate executives and hold them accountable for financial fraud that goes unreported. SB-783 (Escutia), the Whistleblower Protection Act supported by the Oaks Project, also protects whistleblowers who take great risks to inform their employers and the general public of illegal and unethical practices in […]

T.O. Acorn goes on line

The Thousand Oaks Acorn introduces an online edition this week. The site www.toacorn.com will feature the entire text and pictures of each weekly edition. After home and business deliveries of 29,200 copies throughout Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park, the electronic version will be online later on Thursdays. The Website will feature full archives of past editions, so readers can get […]

Agoura Hills man pleads not guilty to indictments

Robert A. Grant, a retired orthopedic surgeon living in Agoura Hills, pleaded not guilty to a 23-count indictment charging conspiracy, bankruptcy fraud and money laundering. A federal grand jury in Los Angeles handed down the indictment on Aug. 1. Grant, who was arrested by IRS Special Agents on July 19, remains in custody pending trial, which is set for Sept. […]

Various factors led to the creation of Labor Day

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer "I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half," Jay Gould once boasted. Railroad tycoon, Wall Street swindler and all-around unscrupulous capitalist, Gould built his tremendous fortune on the backs of countless, nameless laborers. At the end of the 19th Century, employees were an expendable commodity. Labor strikes weren’t met […]

So Cal Diamonds finish a winning season

Special to The Acorn

There have been a lot of long days and evenings of practice and travel to play fast-pitch softball in Oklahoma, South Dakota, Canada and somewhat closer in Anaheim and Stockton. But for the SoCal Diamonds, an American Softball Association team that next season will match its skills against 18 years and under in competition, it’s all been worth it in […]