House catches on fire in Agoura Hills

For the record

For information about an Oaks Christian High School baseball camp involving major league players, please call (805) 449-3604. An incorrect phone number was provided to The Acorn in last week’s edition.

CSUN leads teacher training

Demonstrating the strength of its teacher training program, Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) ranked once again as California’s leading public university in preparing students to receive a teaching credential, according to a state Commission on Teacher Credentialing report. More CSUN graduates were issued California teaching credentials during the 2000-2001 fiscal year than graduates from any other Cal State campus, and […]

Comedy juggling duo to entertain young and old

Performances to Grow On will present the Gizmo Guys, a team of comedy jugglers, at 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 25 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Their performance features comedy, deft juggling and entertainment for the whole family. They’re known for their high energy and high jinks. The pair […]

Murdock sweetens the deal, buys Dole Foods

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer David Murdock reached an agreement this week to purchase the 76 percent of Dole Food Co. stock he doesn’t already own for $33.50 per share in cash, completing a transaction that began in September when the Lake Sherwood billionaire offered stockholders $29.50 per share. Murdock, the 79-year-old chairman and chief executive officer of Dole […]

American Red Cross provides assistance, services at VA hospital

American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles volunteers provide a number of support services to patients in the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Los Angeles. Services provided include letter writing, shopping, conduct bingo and other recreation activities, library work and other general ward help and information. The Red Cross program for veterans includes: giving information about the type of benefits […]

Sports Junkie

Quick Take

It was the most bizarre football game in NFL history. The division-leading Steelers were 7-4-1 and hosting the 3-9 last place Texans. How much money would you have bet on Pittsburgh, at home, vs. Houston on Dec. 8, if you knew that Pittsburgh would have 24 first downs to Houston’s three, would out-rush them 128-37, would out-pass them 294-10 and […]

Members of Westlake Art Guild to show their work

Members of the Westlake Village Art Guild (WVAG) will present a showing of their work from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays, from Sat., Jan. 4 through Sun., Jan. 26, at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. From 2 to 5 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 26, an art poster sale and artists’ reception will be […]

NASA can tell the source of our precipitation

NASA can tell the source of our precipitation A new NASA computer model can now tell exactly where in the world rain or snow originated. Scientists can use this "water vapor tracer" to improve rainfall and drought forecasts and gain a deeper understanding of climate change. The model simulates water movement in the atmosphere around the world, and traces it […]

Students put a wrap on Christmas