Survey reveals key decisions that teenagers make as they mature

By 12th grade, more than three-fourths of all teens are drinking and engaging in sexual activity, and almost half report using drugs, a new national survey reveals–while offering some time-targeted strategies that parents can use to help keep their children safe from such destructive behaviors. Providing a rare glimpse into the thinking of today’s teens, the "Teens Today 2002" survey […]

Job seekers need competitive edge

In a tight job market, competition is fierce. Most positions attract a swarm of resumes. Still, many job seekers are oblivious to the job seekers around them. A good dose of competition, however, can be your best job-search tool. It can be the extra push you need to get to the interview early, practice answers to tough questions and send […]


SAT., DEC. 28

SAT., DEC. 28 Recycle That Tree! Oak Park High School Grad Nite 2003 sponsors Christmas tree pick-up and recycling fundraiser during morning or afternoon hours today and tomorrow and also Sat.-Sun., Jan. 4-5. Proceeds benefit safe and sober graduation. No flocked trees, and trees must be free of ornaments and stands and left at curb. $15. To arrange pick-up: (818) […]

Keep holiday travel from dampening a kid’s enthusiasm

Visiting friends and family during the holiday season doesn’t have to be stressful for the many children who routinely wet the bed nor for their anxious parents. Bed-wetting, or nocturnal enuresis, affects five to seven million children in the United States, ages six to 12 and beyond. Whether it’s due to genetic or individual causes, bed-wetting can lead to feelings […]

Calabasas population went up, but crimes didn’t

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The population of Calabasas has increased 15 percent since 1992, but the crime rate has dropped, according to Calabasas Mayor Lesley Devine and Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station statistics. Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station reports on crimes, law enforcement incidents and arrest records each year and separates them in three categories: Part I crimes—criminal homicide, forcible […]

2003 predictions to be made at NAWBO meeting

2003 predictions to be made at NAWBO meeting The Ventura County Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners’ (NAWBO) monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 16 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village will feature Mary Griffin of Sacramento moderating a discussion titled "A Forecast for Small Businesses in California: Legislation and […]

Acorn Sound off –– Michael Picarella

Acorn Sound off –– Michael Picarella What are your New Year’s resolutions?

Resolve to lower your cancer risk

This year, for your New Year’s resolutions, be sure to include some that can help lower your overall cancer risk. The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation-formerly the Cancer Research Foundation of America-recommends four simple steps. • Get your body moving. Physical activity can help keep your weight in check and make your body stronger and more flexible. •Keep your weight […]

More than $400,000 in federal grants now available in Ventura County from FEMA

Nearly $405,000 in federal funds is now available to Ventura County nonprofit agencies or organizations under Phase XXI of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). The EFSP is a federal program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The local EFSP board will distribute $405,259 appropriated by congress to help expand the capacity to provide food and shelter […]

Upcoming events planned for T.O.-Westlake Village Chamber

Upcoming events planned for T.O.-Westlake Village Chamber Upcoming events planned for T.O.-Westlake Village Chamber The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a T.G.I.F. Connections Breakfast on Fri., Jan. 10 at the Clarion Palm Garden Hotel, 495 N. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Each Chamber member is invited to make a 30-second introduction. Chances will be sold at […]