2002-11-07

What’s your dog show

IQ?

For the second consecutive year, the country’s most talented canines will compete for $250,000 prize money at the nationally televised AKC/Eukanuba National Invitational Championship. Presented by The American Kennel Club (AKC) and The Iams Company, the show will air on Animal Planet Sat., Jan. 25. Dog shows combine the thrill of competition with the joy of watching beautiful show dogs […]

Gratitude shown for those who fight breast cancer



Gratitude shown for those who fight breast cancer As a cancer survivor and organizer of the American Cancer Society’s sixth annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk, I was proud to see the more than 11,000 Southlanders who participated in this year’s walk at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on Oct. 20. To see fellow cancer survivors and their families, […]

Oak Park voters elect Vinson, Panec, Rees to school board



Oak Park voters elect Vinson, Panec, Rees to school board By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer Two newcomers, Marie Panec and Mary Rees, will join incumbent Cindy Vinson on the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education following Tuesday’s election. Vinson, 54, will continue in her position, having garnered 1,886 votes, 25 percent […]

On the Trail

What I Did for Love

My hiking partner and I have differing views on what constitutes a good healthy hiking pace. For her it’s stopping every three seconds to sniff some broken stem of wild buckwheat for a half-hour; urinating on every other pile of coyote scat encountered; and watching quail—very, very intently. Did I fail to mention she’s a dog? "This is not my […]

Art show on stage



Art show on stage Topanga Canyon Gallery will host the "2002 Juried Open" show with guest juror Patricia Correia. Artists from the greater Los Angeles area and beyond submitted original art. Fifty-two pieces from 43 artists selected by Correia will be on display through Sat., Nov. 30. The opening reception is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 10. Cash […]

YMCA land swap still waits, as homeowners vote once again



By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer The Triunfo YMCA will have to wait at least until after Thanksgiving to find out where its new facility will be located. But having been stalled for more than a year in negotiations with the Westlake Canyon Oaks Homeowner Association (HOA), it may seem like the light at the end of the tunnel. "We […]

Pet of the Week



Pet of the Week

Older residents can take computer classes



The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will present a beginning computer class for adults ages 50 and above from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 14 through Dec. 12 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Participants must be registered members of the Senior Recreation Program. The class will introduce novices to computer hardware, operating systems […]

Incumbent Boardmember Bob Kahn dies on election eve



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Bob Kahn, a three-term Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) boardmember and Oak Park resident since the late 1970s died on Monday. He was 73. He was facing reelection on Tuesday. Kahn was a member of the board of education since 1989. He was instrumental in developing and constructing the seven-school district that now […]

Ramadan holy days begin today



By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer An eighth of the world’s population won’t eat today. Not because of famine or poverty, but because of faith. Yesterday marked the beginning of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan, the holiest time of the year for Muslims. According to Tajuddin B. Shu‘aib, author of "The Essentials of Ramadan, the Fasting Month," […]