Acorn Festival teaches environmentalism

Tasty fundraiser helps fight cancer

By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer Chinese, Italian or gourmet American? A basket of picnic food and wine, a Kate Spade bag or a giant toy ball for the kids? Guests had their pick of this and more at Coldwell Banker’s third annual "A Taste of the Promenade," a recent fundraiser benefiting the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC), hosted […]

Cardiovascular disease the leading cause of death worldwide

Cardiovascular disease the leading cause of death worldwide Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, is on the rise and has become a true pandemic that "respects no borders," according to an editorial published recently in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. The editorial was issued in conjunction with World Heart Day in late September, sponsored by the […]

Calabasas HOA bankrupt after ruling

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The Calabasas Oak Park Condominium Association has filed for bankruptcy following a construction contract lawsuit last May in which it lost millions, The Acorn has learned. ECC Construction of Reseda made repairs to the condominiums following the 1994 Northridge earthquake, but later sued the homeowners for fraud and breach of contract. Total repairs at […]

Christian students salute Old Glory on special day

Don’t tell the members of the Maranatha Christian Club it’s unconstitutional to say "under God" as part of the Pledge of Allegiance. In September, about half of the 65-member club turned out beneath Old Glory at Agoura High School for the annual "See You at the Flagpole Day." The event, which began in Burleson, Texas, in 1990, is observed on […]

Shocked by

Acorn editorial

I was shocked to see the editorial in the Sept. 26 Acorn. How dare you insult the majority of the community who read and support your newspaper by referring to us as "nagging voices" and "whining" for fighting against the development of Ahmanson Ranch. It makes me wonder about your values. Do they lie with whoever gives you the most […]

Changes made at New West Symphony

Diana Dunbar of Ventura has been named development director of the New West Symphony. Her background includes arts management and fundraising experience with the Community Arts Music Association in Santa Barbara, where she served as executive director from 1994-1998. Dunbar earned a bachelor’s degree in art history from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. She’s had extensive training and community experience […]

Traffic mitigation fees top priority, Schillo says

Traffic mitigation fees top priority, Schillo says To address traffic issues regarding the 3,050-unit Ahmanson Ranch project, Ventura County Supervisor Frank Schillo said this week that he wants to see current and future developers pay a per-parcel fee with the revenue earmarked for traffic mitigation efforts on the 101 and hopefully the 23 freeways."People are calling and talking about a […]

Let’s go bowling for fitness

For some Americans, the road to health has led to bowling lanes. Bowling has become a popular—and fun—way for adults to keep their minds and bodies sharp. Doctors say regularly lifting and rolling a bowling ball provides many of the same health benefits—such as improved balance and endurance—as some weight bearing exercises, yet it is less stressful on older people’s […]


THURS., OCT. 3 Vivacious Vivid Violets Thousand Oaks African Violet Society meets 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 667 Camino dos Rios, Thousand Oaks. Visitors welcome. (805) 581-0014 Judy Get Cloggin’ This Week Conejo Valley Cloggers offer classes for all ages and all levels at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays at Old Meadows Park, 1600 Marview Drive, Thousand Oaks. $3.50-$5. (805) 527-6185 […]

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