‘United We Stand’ poster still standing strong one year later

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer As Americans last year were searching for a tangible reminder—a symbol of the Sept. 11 tragedy—they heard about a small print shop in Westlake Village that had produced a deeply patriotic poster with a red, white, and blue theme and the inspirational words, "United We Stand." The 17- by 22-inch poster, created by Weiser […]

Healthy Heart Day screening tests to be offered for only $15 on Sat., Sept. 21

Healthy Heart Day screening tests to be offered for only $15 on Sat., Sept. 21 A "Healthy Heart Day" screening will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. 21 at the Costco pharmacy, 5700 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Offered in conjunction with the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, the screening involves […]

Young people ‘graduate’ from

Lost Hills

L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca recently awarded diplomas to 320 at-risk teenagers who completed the Vital Intervention and Directional Alternatives (VIDA) program. Among the VIDA graduates were youth enrolled through the program at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. The VIDA program is specifically designed to deal with youth by utilizing proactive, innovative techniques for positive redirection. Overseen by law enforcement […]

Lutheran service to stress ‘truth’

"Telling the Truth to Yourself" will be the message delivered by Pastor Mark Schaefer at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sun., Sept. 8 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 30600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. Children’s church is also at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided at all services. For more information, please call the church at (818) […]

If Words Could Talk

If Words Could Talk By Bill E. Brock By Bill E. Brock My nephew e-mailed me a poem about a dash that was "authorless"—one of those homeless creative pieces that wanders through the worldwide Web endlessly. The poem dropped through a cyber-space window to me and about 15 other unsuspecting recipients on his mailing list and reassembled itself inside that […]

Dry season taking its toll on local trees

According to the National Arborist Association (NAA), the long drought we’ve experienced has wreaked havoc on many trees locally and throughout the western United States. A tree’s first damage from drought occurs beneath the soil line in the form of root damage, long before any outward signs of trouble. After a tree’s unsuccessful attempts to conserve water by closing stomates, […]

Cancer treatment side effects discussed

The Wellness Community will present a special workshop, "Frankly Speaking About Cancer Treatment Side Effects," from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 26 at their facility, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Stanley Rossman, M.D. and Nancy Jo Bush, RN, MN, AOCN, will facilitate the workshop. Knowing what to expect and how to handle side effects can help eliminate much of […]

Acorn Sound off –– Michael Picarella

Acorn Sound off –– Michael Picarella How do you feel about Sept. 11 a year later?

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Thoughts on 9-11 a year later

Thoughts on 9-11 a year later It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since Sept. 11, 2001. Life has changed, and in many ways, it will never be the same. A year ago, the harsh realities of the modern day world were brought home to America. For the first time since the Civil War, American lives were lost […]

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