L.A. mayor announces his opposition to Ahmanson

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn has joined the battle against the Ahmanson Ranch project north of Calabasas in Ventura County. He criticized Washington Mutual’s 3,050-unit development at a town hall meeting at Taft High School in Woodland Hills last Saturday. The anti-Ahmanson rally was to begin at 11 a.m., but most people didn’t show […]

Walkers make strides against breast cancer

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Local women are gearing up once again for the Avon Breast Cancer Three-Day, the annual 60-mile benefit walk from Santa Barbara to Malibu. Due to promotion difficulties, this year’s walk will conclude in Oxnard. The trek along the Pacific Coast Highway begins Fri., Oct. 18 and ends Sun., Oct. 20. One of the most […]

Blue Cross, local hospital at odds

T.O. Acorn Editor

With each side blaming the other for loss of service, Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks is no longer accepting most Blue Cross patients. "Despite our best faith efforts to ensure a continuation of care, contract negotiations with Blue Cross are at a standstill," said Leslie Kelsay, assistant administrator of public affairs for San Jose Medical Center, spokeswoman […]

AHS sophmore attends math, science program

AHS sophmore attends math, science program Jeremy Cosmer, a sophomore at Agoura High School, participated in the Biomedical Cluster of the COSMOS Program at the University of California Davis this summer, learning about veterinary and human medicine at one of the country’s top universities for veterinary medicine. Cosmer was able to get firsthand experience of what life is like for […]

Pianist Christopher O’Riley to perform with New West

Pianist Christopher O’Riley to perform with New West It will be an evening of firsts at 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 12 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza as the New West Symphony performs the first Amgen Masterpiece Series concert of the 2002-03 season. New West Symphony Music Director Boris Brott will lead the orchestra. Pianist Christopher O’Riley will make […]

Vote for Cindy

Vinson in OPUSD

I strongly endorse the reelection of Cindy Vinson for the Oak Park Unified School Board this November. Vinson is the organizational genius and founding volunteer of Westminster Free Clinic. Westminster Free Clinic operates two free medical clinics in the Conejo Valley. Vinson helped create a model that not only provides free medical care but also provides teaching sites for high […]

Steady as he goes

Girls can sign up for volleyball

Girls can sign up for volleyball The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services, the city of Westlake Village and Triunfo YMCA are accepting registration for girls’ recreational volleyball. The new league will begin practicing next week. Games will be played after school. Practices will be played on the courts of participants’ respective schools. The fee is $125 per […]

Two fail to show for LVMWD candidates’ forum

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Two of the four candidates in the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board of Directors race said conflicting schedules prevented them from attending last week’s election forum hosted by a local homeowners’ group. The Las Virgenes Homeown-ers’ Federation held the forum at water district headquarters in Calabasas. Neither Marcus Frishman nor Vern Padgett attended. […]

Tutors sought for after-school program at Lindero Canyon

Tutors sought for after-school program at Lindero Canyon The cities of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village are seeking volunteer tutors age 16 and up to assist at the "Homework Zone" class offered as part of the Lindero Canyon After School Enrichment Program. The program runs from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 14 to Nov. 25, at Lindero […]