2003-01-02

Women’s club to hear about female pioneers



Anne Schroeder, a fifth generation Californian who grew up in Conejo Valley and attended Timber School until 1959, will speak on the pioneer women of the Conejo during the Westlake Women’s Club luncheon meeting beginning 10 a.m. Tues., Jan. 14 at Westlake Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake. Schroeder’s latest book, "Branches on the Conejo," depicts a slower time when the […]

CPAs announce a merger



CPAs announce a merger Thousand Oaks-based accounting firms Steele & St. John, LLP and Susan E. Cohen, CPA, have merged their practices. The firm will continue to serve businesses, individuals and nonprofit groups throughout the Ventura County area, providing a full range of audit, accounting, consulting and tax services.

Agoura Hills



Agoura Hills A BMW convertible, a purse and keys totaling a loss of $20,063 were stolen. The purse (which contained a receipt for valet parking) had been left at a dining room table of a restaurant in the 28000 block of Agoura Road while the victim went to the bar. An imposter claimed the vehicle (and stole it) the evening […]

Wants to keep the portable basketball boards



Wants to keep the portable basketball boards On Dec. 5 an article in your paper reported about the supposed danger to teenagers playing basketball with portable hoops and backboards on Evanwood Avenue. Apparently some homeowners petitioned the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council to remove the portable hoops from the street. Who were these homeowners who petitioned the advisory council? How […]

Seminole Springs keeps its property



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors said no road widening is necessary at the site of a proposed luxury home development on Mulholland Highway in rural Agoura. Developer James Rasmussen of Calabasas plans to build eight luxury estates across the highway from Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park and part of the project includes […]

Osteoporosis may be on the rise



In the United States an estimated 8 million women aged 50 years and older suffer from osteoporosis and another 22 million are at risk for developing the disease, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). Yet, recent studies show that nearly 72 percent of the five million women aged 65 years and over with osteoporosis haven’t received a bone density […]

Christian ministry for disabled expands



Joni and Friends, a worldwide outreach program founded by Joni Eareckson Tada dedicated to advancing the Christian ministry and community leadership within the disability community, has acquired a 27,000 sq. ft. office building in Agoura Hills for a three-fold expansion within the city, according to DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services. The ministry has scheduled a January 2004 occupancy of its […]

Predictions for 2003



What do you think about the prospects for 2003? We have mixed feelings, but here are our fearless predictions for the New Year: •The economy will slowly begin to improve. •It will be a normal winter for rainfall; wet, but not excessively so. •Nobody will emerge as the leading Democratic presidential candidate until 2004. •Californians will get no breaks on […]

Park overview process in Calabasas begins to take shape



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The city of Calabasas and residents started an eight-month parks planning workshop in December. The city’s general park plan is eight years old, according to Mayor Lesley Devine, and it’s time to renew it. Residents and officials began the process with a walk on two undeveloped parklands, including a parcel next to De Anza […]

Antibiotics are a matter of taste



As every parent knows, bacterial infections, such as ear infections and strep throat, are very common in children. In fact, two of three children will have at least one ear infection before their third birthday. Perhaps because viral respiratory infections like a cold or the flu often precede these kinds of bacterial infections, kids do seem to get sick more […]


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