2003-02-06

Contemplating a career



Verbal abuse carries dramatic overtones

Play written
and directed by
Oak Park studentSpecial to The Acorn


Play written and directed by Oak Park student Special to The Acorn It’s been said that a writer writes of what he knows. But that’s not always the case. When Stephen Crane penned "The Red Badge of Courage," he never saw firsthand the horrors of the battlefield, but his now-classic tale moved Civil War veterans to tears and still resonates […]

Reading, retention skills taught



Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a class for children in second and third grades to help them better understand the subject of which they’re reading and to retain the important and specific parts of the text. This goal will be accomplished by reading various short books together and independently and by discussing each book chapter by chapter so […]

Big Brothers, Sisters seek mentors



Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ventura County is looking for "Bigs" to become mentors for youth in the community. The Big Brothers/Big Sisters program reinforces positive attributes in children from single-parent families by matching them with caring, responsible adult volunteers from the community who can help strengthen their sense of self-worth. For more information about participating the program, please call (805) […]

No need for

Boys, Girls Club

Why does Oak Park need a Boys and Girls Club? What is the Oak Park Community Center going to be used for? According to a previous article in The Acorn, the Oak Park Community Center was going to feature a teen room, which included pool tables, game tables, televisions, etc. Are not the students a part of the community? The […]

Homeowners’ group endorses Groveman



Calabasas Park Homeowners’ Association (CPHA) sponsored a city council candidate forum last month and they’ve endorsed city council candidate Barry Groveman, although council policy states that sponsors of forums shouldn’t make endorsements. The council previously discussed the matter and tried to decide if the CPHA forum tape would continue to air on CTV. It’s scheduled to be telecast several times […]

Ruttenberg-Kessler take vows



Kit helps cities, school districts to work cooperatively



Here’s good news, for a change, about education in America. A major program to improve public education in cities of all sizes has been set up by officials of the National League of Cities (NLC). The oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments, it’s created an information kit for mayors and other elected city officials around the country. The […]

Charity concert plays heartfelt music



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Agoura musician Kiki Ebsen and friends go on stage this Sun., Feb. 9 in the San Fernando Valley for a charity fundraiser called "Have A Heart II." In a similar concert last year, the event raised money and awareness for disadvantaged children. The "Have A Heart" concerts are the brainchild of Music Heals, a […]

Ahmanson fight is about traffic



Ahmanson fight is about traffic In all due respect to Glen O. Wilcox (who will be totally unaffected by the Ahmanson Ranch project) I could write a book in response to his letter but I will just reiterate what most people that I know are worried about (and justifiably so)––traffic, traffic, traffic, and more traffic. Opening up Victory Boulevard (for […]