College students rethink careers, according to recent Gallup survey

One in five students have considered changing their career plans

When football star Pat Tillman announced he was trading his NFL career for one in U.S. Army Special Forces because of the events of September 11, it was a decision that resonated with many of today’s college students. Take Caitlyn Yeykal. A senior at a small Pittsburgh college, she planned to become a medical journalist, but is now applying to […]


THURS. NOV. 7 Advice for HOAs Board of Directors Seminar for Homeowners Associations at 6:30 p.m. at Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento Drive, Calabasas, examines many topics with advice from professionals. Reservations: (818) 713-1880 or (805) 526-0367 Learn to Clog Conejo Valley Cloggers teach all levels and all ages at 6:45 p.m. tonight, Nov. 14 and 21 at Old Meadows […]

Starting gun goes off for Calabasas election

Residents who want change in Calabasas can try for a seat on the city council in March. Application papers will be available soon. Councilmembers Janice Lee and Dennis Washburn are at the end of their four-year terms. Their seats are open in the March 4 election. Calabasas citizens who are registered voters and are interested in filing for the two […]

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 […]

Gerson accepts Penland Award

The Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce awarded longtime resident Grant Gerson with its 2002 Penland Award at special ceremonies held last week in Agoura Hills. The Chamber gives the award each year to local residents who demonstrate outstanding service to the community. Gerson, the owner of Calamigos Ranch in rural Malibu, often donates the use of his facility to […]

Golden Acorn awarded

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer Diane Starzak considers herself to be just "a cog in the wheel." The rest of Oak Park might disagree, however. At a school board candidates’ forum in late October sponsored by the Oak Park Community Foundation, Starzak received the Golden Acorn Award for outstanding volunteer community service. The award hadn’t been given is several […]

Bone density screenings to be offered at Costco

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Costco Pharmacy will provide bone density screenings for osteoporosis from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 9 at 5700 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Offered in conjunction with OnSite Wellness Medical Associates, Inc., the screenings will be available for a special price of $15, and are open to the public. Osteoporosis is a disease that reduces the strength of […]

Heart disease awareness forum coming soon

Event set for next Wednesday

The Heart Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating awareness, detection, prevention and treatment of heart disease, will present an educational forum on heart disease prevention from 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., Nov. 13 at the Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento Drive, Calabasas. Guest speakers, who are all staff members at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as well as professors of medicine […]

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). […]

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 […]