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DUI fatalities are going up

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) recently released the results of its National Rating the States Survey in the form of a report card. California earned a "B+" which, while still the best overall grade awarded to any state, is a slip back from the "A" earned in 2000, the last time grades were given. "Alcohol-related deaths are on the rise […]

Yoga is great for cancer patients

An eight-week "Yoga for Stress Management" course for cancer patients and family members will be presented from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 6 at the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. This course focuses on using the yoga tools of awareness, breathing, gentle movement, meditation, relaxation and imagery to reduce stress and increase feelings of […]

Local kid gets hole-in-one

A local youngster has already hit his first hole-in-one. Cory Wilson, 10, a fifth-grader at St. Jude the Apostle school, and his father, Matt, were playing golf at Woodland Hills Country Club on Sun., Oct. 13 with Cory’s grandfather, William Wilson.  Cory shot a 93 and aced the 132-yard seventh hole using a 5-wood. The ball landed in the middle […]

Camarillo’s Old Town to host second annual

Christmas celebration

Camarillo’s Old Town Association will host the second annual Old Town Christmas Celebration and Tree Lighting event from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 7. To kick off the event, Santa will ride through Old Town, along Ventura Blvd. and adjoining side streets. Afterward, he’ll be available for photos with him in his sleigh. The tree lighting ceremony will begin […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

Recreation brochure is available

The city of Calabasas Community Services Department has announced that the Winter 2003 "Recreation Programs and Community Events" schedule was to be available the end of November. Schedules will be mailed directly to all residents with a city of Calabasas zip code. They will also be available to the community at many local businesses, schools and other organizations. If you […]

Volunteers deck the halls of the Reagan Presidential Library

By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer With hands full of glittering ornaments, some members of Ventura County community groups recently gathered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library to decorate 21 themed trees in preparation for the library’s ninth annual "Christmas Around the World" exhibit. The display in Simi Valley will run through Jan. 5. Girl Scouts, volunteers from St. Paschal […]

Senior friendly fashion show will offer holiday shopping tips

Senior friendly fashion show will offer holiday shopping tips Sunrise Assisted Living of West Hills will host a "Senior Friendly Fashion Show and Helpful Holiday Gift Boutique" from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 7 at their facility, 9012 Topanga Canyon Blvd., West Hills. The show will feature adaptive clothing, unique health aids and holiday gifts. Specialized garments and health […]

Agoura Chargers win playoff opener

Acorn Sports Writer

The Agoura football team easily defeated Redondo, 55-18, in a first-round California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division IV football game played in Redondo Beach last Friday night. Senior quarterback Dustin Croick threw for 253 yards on 18 of 26 passing with five touchdowns. His two primary receivers were junior wide receiver Braden Lepisto, who caught five passes for 129 […]

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