State Water Project visitors confront wildlife, other important issues

Two-day tour examines water delivery system

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Sound water management practices will be needed to prevent another salmon die-off like the one that occurred recently at the Klamath River in Northern California, environmentalists and public officials warn. Critics blame the death of more than 20,000 Chinook salmon on low river flows caused by the federal government’s policy of diverting water to […]

Marketers rely on kids to follow trends

have the largest amount of weekly disposable income
in the nation

Adolescents have the largest amount of weekly disposable income in the nation Many adults find it puzzling when adolescents wear bizarre clothes, dye their hair orange and green and act like fools. Some explain it as a normal stage of adolescent rebellion. However, there’s another factor and a lot of it has to do with advertising and marketing. Many of […]

Incumbent member of Oak Park school board sets her goals

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer Cindy Vinson still has big plans for Oak Park Unified School District. One of two incumbents seeking three available seats on the OPUSD school board, Vinson, 54, said she’s seeking reelection to complete unfinished work and to implement future goals. "Education is very important in this community," she said. "We need to make sure […]

Athlete of the

WeekSpecial to The Acorn

Athlete of the Week Special to The Acorn Senior Merrill Mullaly created a memory for himself and his Westlake High football team last week against the Agoura Chargers, one that head coach Jim Benkert hadn’t anticipated. The Warriors’ starter at running back was Kenneth Mackins, also a senior. But he was unable to use his speed in the open field […]

Saturn’s L300 gives a pleasant suprise

Acorn Automotive Editor

Sometimes it’s a difficult choice to make. Test vehicles that are available for me to drive include the pick of luxury and exotics from manufacturers around the world so it’s sometimes difficult to schedule a domestic sedan. "Try our new Saturn," was the request and I’m glad I did. Since the debut of the L series almost three years ago, […]

Calabasas carves out Pumpkin Festival plans

Salute to the

Salute to the ‘Calabaza’ will be Oct. 19, 20 The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce Pumpkin Festival returns to Paramount Ranch, a site in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. Oct. 19 and Sun., Oct. 20. The ranch’s well-known Western town movie set will be home to such activities as pumpkin seed-spitting and […]

Kids to get their own swap meet

Set for mid-November in Mae Boyar Park

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District will sponsor a swap meet for kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 16 at Mae Boyar Park, 130 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. Kids ages 6 to 14 may sell games, toys, recreational and sports equipment or other things they no longer use or need. The fee for sellers is $10 […]

Fox to run again for Oak Park school board

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer Education is a passion for Jeri Fox. A member of the Oak Park Unified School District board of education from 1993-97, Fox, 47, is seeking to hold that office again. "I have always been an advocate for education," said Fox. "I think it’s imperative that parents are involved in their own students’ education, but […]

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Ahmanson isn’t a ‘done deal’

I hate to disappoint the anonymous writer of the Sept. 26 opinion piece, but Ahmanson Ranch is not "a done deal." The California Attorney General and the city of Los Angeles are joining other federal and state agencies in threatening Washington Mutual with legal action to get them to produce a new Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to replace the obviously […]