Kids Who Kare looking to go national

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Kids Who Kare (KWK), a nonprofit organization founded in February 2001 by Oak Park High School sophomore Garrett Smith, 15, has expanded and is looking for national cooperation. The once individually run program now has 25 core members and about 400 volunteers. Some of the organization’s supporters include Mervyns, Costco, In-N-Out Burger, Bean Scene […]

Maurice Sendak saluted

Maurice Sendak, one of the world’s most celebrated writers and illustrators of children’s books, will be the focus of an exhibition, "Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures," from Sept. 20 through Jan. 5 at the Skirball Cultural Center and Museum, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Often described as the "Picasso" of children’s […]

Final steps taken to open the Backbone Trail

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The steep cliffs and rolling hills are broken by deeply incised canyons with shady oak groves and even waterfalls. The Santa Monica Mountains are just about every hiker’s paradise. Soon, the trekkers who visit the mountains will be able to walk from one end of the east-west range to the other, a distance of […]

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Quick Take

Everything that can be written on the life and death of Chick Hearn has been written. I thought he was a brilliant announcer,and the fact that he didn’t mind calling the game honestly when the Lakers stunk up the place made him even more believable. Story of the Week For 50 years, George Halas ruled as one of the pioneers […]

A capella quartet serenades T.O.

A capella quartet serenades T.O. Performances to Grow On will present the Euphorics, an a capella quartet from Canada, in "Ah…Cappella," a special family concert at 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 27 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Blending comedy, beautiful voices and a high-energy program featuring rock, classical, jazz […]

Tips for raising kids who are money-wise

According to Teenage Research Unlimited, U.S. teenagers spent $172 billion in the year 2001. Your kids, and their influential friends, probably spend significantly more money than you and your friends did at their age. Savvy marketers are there to encourage them. With your help, however, kids can learn the value of money to save and even invest. The key is […]

Picnic should be music to the ears

As the kick-off event to New West Symphony’s eighth season, New West Symphony League will host a family picnic from 4 to 7:30 Sat., Sept. 14 at Conejo Creek Park, North-Creekside, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will offer a variety of games for all ages, a "sumptuous picnic feast created by the Whale’s Tail Restaurant," and a […]

City of Westlake Village residents, businesses reach 52 percent recycling rate

The city of Westlake Village reports that its recycling rate has reached 52 percent. The city is responding to Assembly Bill 939 of 1989, the California Integrated Waste Management Act, requiring all cities and counties to reduce the amount of disposed trash 25 percent by 1995 and 50 percent by 2000. The legislation carries a penalty of $10,000 a day […]

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Food tasting fundraiser set for Promenade

Food tasting fundraiser set for Promenade Coldwell Banker’s Promenade and Center offices in Westlake Village will host their third annual "A Taste of the Promenade," a fundraiser benefiting UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC), from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 25 at The Promenade in Westlake Village. With the theme "A Magical Evening," the event features family entertainment. There […]