2002-12-12

Chamber mixes it up for the holidays



Few know about contagious liver disease



According to a national survey released by the American Liver Foundation (ALF), many parents don’t know how hepatitis A affects the body, how severe the disease can be or how it’s transmitted. However, hepatitis A, which kills 100 Americans each year, is one of the most prevalent vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States today. According to a recent study published […]

Oak Park boys ready for basketball season

Special to The Acorn

The Oak Park boys’ basketball team may be young in experience with the graduation of the Smiths —Grant and Nick—and Monte McNair, but second-year head coach Ed Chevalier is optimistic for the Eagles this season. Oak Park, 3-1 after taking fifth place in the 18th annual Simi Valley Tipoff Classic last week, played the Agoura Chargers on Tuesday and will […]

Advent event set



St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church will host an Advent Penance Celebration at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Dec. 17 at 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The liturgy will include Scripture Readings, a homily and music. More than a dozen priests will participate and be available to hear confessions. All Catholics are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to prepare for […]

Letter was full of misinformation



Martin Spiegel’s letter in support of the Heschel West Dayschool displays a surprising level of ignorance on the real issues and an expected amount of misinformation. Old Agoura is actually quite late in the act of acquiring outside professional assistance. In 1998, the Heschel board hired Roger VanWert as an "expeditor" for their project. VanWert is a developer consultant now, […]

Swedish Christmas tradition observed in Westlake this Saturday

Annual Swedish Sankta Lucia Pageant will feature singing and dancing

Swedish Christmas tradition observed in Westlake this Saturday The Vasa Order of America Oakleaf Lodge No. 685 will present the 34th annual Swedish Christmas Sankta Lucia Pageant at 4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 14 in the First Neighborhood Center, 31830 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. A boutique will precede the program at 3:30 p.m. The event will feature singing and dancing […]

Westlake Village Inn a ‘heart safe’ zone



Westlake Village Inn was recently applauded by the Ventura County EMS Agency for installing two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on their premises at 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. The American Heart Association strongly encourages communities to establish a public access defibrillation (PAD) program, and Westlake Village Inn was saluted for being one of the first in creating a "heart safe" […]

Westlake beats Oxnard, advances to CIF title game

Acorn Sports Writer

The Westlake football team defeated Oxnard, 24-21, last Friday night in Oxnard, to advance to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship game against St. Bonaventure, in a game that will be played at Moorpark High School tomorrow night at 7:30. Trevor Connor, Westlake’s senior place-kicker, connected on a 38-yard field goal with 2:00 remaining in the game to provide the […]

Baha’i hosts 12th annual human rights awards

Special to The Acorn

The Baha’is of Ventura County sponsored the 12th Annual Baha’i Human Rights Awards luncheon last Sunday at Embassy Suites, Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard, honoring individuals who have served others in the spirit of the 30 articles found in the Declaration of Human Rights. Dec. 10 was the 54th anniversary of the adoption and proclamation of the Declaration of Human […]

Size of

Heschel West kept
getting larger


Heschel West kept getting larger As a resident of Old Agoura, I read with amusement the same rhetoric that Heschel respects its neighbors and offers compromises. Interestingly, when residents of Old Agoura were first approached by Heschel about a modest campus to accommodate 300 to 400 students, K-5, they proposed a campus nestled back against the hillside. Many residents were […]


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