Painted Turtle builds for kids’ futures

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Construction on The Painted Turtle, the sixth of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camps for seriously ill children, is now underway at Lake Hughes, Calif., veteran record producer and project spokesperson Lou Adler said. Adler and his wife, Page, say that by building one of the camps locally they’ll continue Newman’s longstanding […]

Very young children can learn what dance is about

Very young children can learn what dance is about Boys and girls ages 3 to 5 may enroll in a "Creative Dance" class at Los Angeles Pierce College Extension, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Led by dance teacher Susanne Haymaker, BA, children will learn guided movement and beginning dance forms. The class is offered from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, […]

Website shows addresses of convicted sex offenders

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer A new feature on a Los Angeles County Website will show where registered sex offenders live. The sex offender locator is available for public safety. Simply log onto www.lacounty.info, click "sex offender information" with your mouse and the rest is easy. For those in L.A. County who ever wondered if a sex criminal lived […]

Sheriff’s blotter

Agoura Hills

Several vehicles were broken into and burglarized on the night of Sept. 26 in the vicinities of Grey Rock Road and Foothill Drive. A door had $200 damage and a digital camera valued at $4,000 was stolen after an office was burglarized between Sept. 27 and 30 on Dorothy Drive. Burglar(s) smashed through the door of an adjacent business on […]

Call Schillo, demand new traffic study

If the Ventura County fast track continues, lame duck Ventura County Supervisor Schillo will have a "vote" on Ahmanson Ranch. Will Schillo stand up for commuters and demand a new up-to-date traffic study? The commuter roads are at capacity now even without the new Ahmanson city. As a result of commuter road gridlock, new Ahmanson traffic would also impact cut […]

Fundraiser to help OPHS hoops

The Oak Park Girls Basketball Program will present "Hoops ‘N Motion," a fundraising event to secure a shooting machine for the Oak Park High School girls’ and boys’ basketball programs, from 4 to 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 13 in the school gymnasium, 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. The event will feature "the Singing Basketball Coach" Lindsay Strothers, the Oak […]

ISWest dials up business

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The following business profile is part of a continuing series on the local firms highlighted in The Acorn’s Eye on Local Area Stocks. ISWest, Inc., a business-to-business Internet provider based in Agoura Hills, announced that it’s become the largest Internet service provider in Ventura County with last month’s acquisition of VCNet of Camarillo. The […]

Award-winning Calabasas Website gets facelift

The Calabasas city Website, which recently won a national award, has a new look. It’s now friendlier with an easily understood layout, search functions, an updated table of contents and other new features. "For the first time ever," Calabasas Mayor Lesley Devine recently said, "our city council meeting is being Web streamed live into cyberspace." With the Internet version and […]

Words of


Words of Hope Words of By Dr. Jon Wilson What is a ‘Just War’ ? During the last month, we’ve heard extended debate over the issue of whether to go to war with Iraq or not. President Bush defined his position clearly; "The United States can no longer solely rely on a reactive posture as we have in the past, […]

Rob Reiner a good neighbor

Rob Reiner a good neighbor Washington Mutual spends hundreds of millions of dollars paying unknown actors trying to buy a good neighbor image. If WaMu paves over the last large wild land open space here, their relentless drive to develop Ahmanson Ranch will make this area unlivable. Rob Reiner puts his heart in what he does. Reiner has put his […]