Community Center receives grant for water awareness

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer For most Southern California homes, irrigation of lawns is a sponge for water consumption—and higher bills at the end of the month. Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and its partner, Metropolitan Water District, want local residents to know about a few simple ways that they can make their yards and gardens more water efficient—and […]

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Women make most important healthcare choices in families

When it comes to a family’s health, women are more likely to be the decision makers. Studies show women make most of the healthcare choices in a home, including nutritional decisions and when to see a healthcare professional. However such choices can often be difficult. People’s health needs change throughout the years—especially the needs of young children and older people, […]

Eagles ousted in second round of playoffs

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The outmanned Oak Park football team bid good riddance to the 2002 season with a 35-7 loss to Valley Christian in last week’s Southern Section Division XI playoffs. The normally tight Eagle defense gave up 350 yards to the visiting team from Cerritos. Plagued by injuries throughout much of the year, Oak Park finished […]

‘A Christmas Carol’ musical features sci-fi icon

‘God bless us, everyone!’ —Tiny Tim Santa Susana Repertory Company will present Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" on weekends beginning Sat., Dec. 7 and continuing through Sun., Dec. 22 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, 14, 20 and 21 and at 2:30 […]


Local officials present a check for $10,000 to the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center for the installation of new, water-efficient landscaping. From left to right are Glen Peterson of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District; state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills); and Calabasas City Councilman James Bozajian. Please see story at left.

Holocaust survivor relives the horror

By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer A Nazi prisoner at the tender age of 16, a Holocaust survivor of four separate World War II prison camps, 75-year-old Ebi Gabor told an audience at Temple Adat Elohim last week, "We have to keep the memory. It is our duty to the future, for us, the children—your children. I am a Holocaust […]

Some say basketball games on the streets of Oak Park are dangerous to children

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The streets of Oak Park are safe. So safe, in fact, that many kids are taking to the streets to play basketball with portable hoops and backboards. Neighbors on Evanwood Avenue complained there was one game last month that drew as many as a dozen kids into the street, vehicular traffic notwithstanding. Fed up […]

Lions advance to CIF football semifinals

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oaks Christian football team improved to 11-1 and more importantly advanced to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division XI semifinals after defeating St. Monica, 42-0, in a game played at home in Westlake Village last Friday night. It’s the second straight year the Lions have made it to the Southern Section semifinals. OCHS committed six turnovers in the game, […]

‘Milk and Honey’ starts tonight

"Milk and Honey," composer Jerry Herman’s first Broadway hit before blockbusters "Hello Dolly," "Mame" and "La Cage Aux Folles," will be performed through Sun., Dec. 8 in the Gindi auditorium at the University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. The musical tells the story of Phil Arkin and Ruth Stein, two American tourists in 1960s Israel who keep running […]