2003-01-30

Citizens chip in to buy Cold Creek parcel



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Some local residents cherish their open space so much that they’re willing to pay for it themselves. Recently, a group of 22 residents from Calabasas and Malibu donated $50,000 to make the down payment on a parcel of land in the Cold Creek Preserve. The Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT), the largest landholder in the […]

Oak Park Theater Building Committee to meet on Tuesday



The Oak Park Theater Building Committee will host a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 4 in Room G-9 at Oak Park High School, 899 N. Kanan Road, to discuss a request that the funds be used for the Multipurpose Building being constructed on the high school campus. "With the Multipurpose Building becoming a reality, the committee has been […]

Lions ranked third as league season begins

Acorn Sports Writer

Brothers Mike and Matt Hornbuckle combined for 42 points in leading the Oaks Christian boys’ basketball team to 92-52 win over Arrowhead Christian in a game played at OCHS in Westlake Village last week. In the win, which should have solidified the Lions status as the No. 3 ranked team in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division IVAA, brothers Craig […]

Auditions set for February



Conejo Players Theater, Inc. will host auditions for a family musical, "Tom and Huck," at their facility, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Audition dates and times are 5 to 9 p.m. Sun. and Mon., Feb. 16 and 17 and 5 to 7 p.m. Tues. and Wed., Feb. 18 and 19. No appointment is necessary. All roles are open. There […]

Caveat emptor



How many of us have gift certificates lying around in drawers? Many have been received over the holidays and many will be purchased as gifts for Valentine’s Day. Shoppers beware! Gift certificates bring immediate revenue to the merchant and make gift giving easy. Another big advantage of gift certificates is that many are never redeemed for services and become pure […]

Plan should help preserve, protect Malibu Creek State Park



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Close to the hustle and bustle of Calabasas and the San Fernando Valley, only a few miles from the 101 Freeway, in fact, lies Malibu Creek State Park, a 4,000-acre preserve that offers a quick getaway for city dwellers looking to relax. The riparian forests and deep canyons of the park are home to […]

For the record



In a story last week about a man with multiple sclerosis, the article said that Copaxene is a trial medicine. The product is in fact available by prescription; it’s no longer experimental.

Westlake girls stay undefeated in soccer

Acorn Sports Writer

The Westlake girls’ soccer team, coached by Frank Marino, improved to 7-0 in Marmonte League play when it beat Moorpark in a 1-0 thriller at home at Westlake High School last Friday. The win gave Westlake (10-0-1 overall) a perfect record through the first-half of league games. Though Moorpark ended its first half of league games at 2-5 (10-8-2 overall), […]

‘Comedy Nite 2003’ at Pierce College



Hillel at Pierce and Valley Colleges will present "Comedy Nite 2003" at 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 1 at Pierce College’s Theater on the Hill in the Performing Arts Building, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. The evening’s honoree will be Laraine Newman, a character actress and comedienne from the original cast of "Saturday Night Live" who has appeared in many films […]

Senior citizens get ripped off



Senior citizens get ripped off My compliments to Jerry Monkarsh for his letter in the Jan. 16 Acorn: "Stop helping the rich and start to help senior citizens." My wife and I suffer this problem along with many other seniors in our community. Thanks to former President Bill Clinton, who raised the limit [on percentage of Social Security benefits taxed] […]


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