2002-11-07

Actress looking at new horizons

Calabasas woman sets her sights on Hollywood

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer How many Asian-Indian actors have you seen in leading roles in Hollywood movies? Calabasas resident Rita Rani, 23, not only wants to star in movies, but she wants to play parts as an actress–and not just an Indian actress. When Sidney Poitier graced the silver screen in the 1950s, many people referred to him […]

Youngsters help the old at Heschel West



The fifth grade class at Heschel West Day School in Agoura recently inaugurated a program, "Project Caring," that will bring students in contact with elderly residents of two assisted-living communities in Thousand Oaks on an ongoing basis during the school year. Once a month, the fifth graders will bring programs of Jewish music, literature, holiday celebrations and companionship to residents […]

Tips on playing it safe



Throughout the year, such leisure-time activities as softball, gardening, running and tennis can be great ways to get or stay in shape. Unfortunately, the pain resulting from injuries can sometimes overshadow the enjoyment of participating in these common activities. Here are a few tips that may help prevent injury and pain: Softball: Participating in softball or baseball leagues is one […]

Athlete of the

WeekAcorn Sports Writer

Athlete of the Week Acorn Sports Writer Alex Rosenblum seems to always be breaking away downfield for a touchdown. It’s become his trademark this year. The Calabasas wide receiver also plays defense, returns kicks and kicks extra points. "When he’s open, I throw it to him … and he’s always open," said Calabasas quarterback Keith Barrett. "He makes things easy. […]

Local dragster wins hot rod title



Santa food drive will raise funds



The "Santa Comes to Agoura and Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes" food drive will be selling Entertainment books again this Saturday at three locations. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the food drive. The Entertainment books at $20 each contain thousands of dollars in savings on dining out, fast food, merchandise, services, car rentals, movies, sports, dry cleaning, sports and much […]

GOP women donate books to T.O. school



GOP women donate books to T.O. school

Children should practice scooter safety



Children have enjoyed foot-propelled scooters for decades, and today’s scooters-with their sleek designs and fast wheels-have made a comeback in popularity. But these so-called toys are not as harmless as they may seem. "Today’s scooters go very fast, so the possibility of a child losing control greatly increases," said Greg Walker, M.D., of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). […]

Chargers beaten by undefeated Moorpark

Special to The Acorn

Chargers beaten by undefeated Moorpark By Steve Ames Special to The Acorn Agoura’s football team has two games remaining on its Marmonte League schedule and head coach Charlie Wegher expects to have the Chargers ready for the first one against Royal’s Highlanders. That game’s tomorrow at 7 p.m. on the Agoura High campus. The coach said that beating Royal this […]

Didn’t like milk carton costume



Didn’t like milk carton costume Mr. Mitchell’s costume on the front page of the Oct 31 Acorn is offensive and insensitive. The varying methods used by our society to protect our children should not be reduced to a joke as Mitchell’s costume clearly does. His costume makes light of the missing child notices that are printed on milk cartons. A […]


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