2003-02-27

Groveman was unfairly criticized



In letters in both the Feb. 13 and Feb. 20 issues of The Acorn, there were claims that Barry Groveman and his wife had not voted in recent elections. After personally looking at the information available from the Registrar of Voters, I feel these claims were intended to mislead the readers. A check with the Registrar of Voters reveals that […]

After 10 years, OPUSD honors, says farewell to Lippiatt



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer At last week’s Oak Park Unified School District’s board meeting, Brookside Elementary third graders gave a sample of their performance "Let’s Hear it For America," singing songs that celebrate the heroes in our country’s history. As the meeting proceeded, a contemporary person was honored as each boardmember praised Marilyn Lippiatt, who has served as […]

Speaker labels media neither friend nor foe

Thousand Oaks Acorn Editor

The media is neither friend nor foe, only a tool to be wisely used said a guest speaker who was addressing a recent meeting of a local women’s club. Michael Emerson, media professional and lecturer, presented his thoughts during a recent meeting of the Thousand Oaks Republican Women Federated at Westlake Inn. Emerson is the former host of "Face to […]

Volunteers needed for diabetes study



UCLA researchers are seeking pregnant women to enroll their newborn in a trial to reduce insulin-dependent diabetes in the genetically at-risk, also called TRIGR. Insulin-dependent (type I) diabetes must be present in one of the newborn’s immediate family members—either the mother, the father or a sibling—in order for the baby to be eligible for the study. Researchers hope to learn […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

Story of the Week In 1978, the National League announced that its annual stolen base leader would receive the Lou Brock Award, making Brock the first active player to have an award named after him. The greatest base-stealer the game of baseball had produced to that time, Lou went on to break Ty Cobb’s modern career record of 891 with […]

Familial Dysautonomia found in Jewish lineage



Familial Dysautonomia found in Jewish lineage Familial Dysautonomia (FD) is a genetic disease that occurs almost exclusively among individuals of Eastern European (Ashkenazi) Jewish descent. According to the Dysautonomia Foundation based in New York City, it’s estimated that one in 30 individuals of Eastern European Jewish ancestry is a carrier of the gene for FD. Children with FD often do […]

Groveman will preserve Calabasas



Groveman will preserve Calabasas We support Barry Groveman for the Calabasas City Council. We feel the city needs his energetic, professional leadership. The city is facing many new and complex issues (Ahmanson, continued future growth) which will require the council to work together as a team of professionals to help maintain our quality of life here in Calabasas. Groveman can […]

One more look at Deerhill Park



One more look at Deerhill Park Ken and Cindi Marino (The Acorn, Feb. 13) do not clearly remember the community debates over Deerhill Park. Anyone who was on our Parks and Recreation Planning Committee at the time (which includes me) should vividly remember how neighbors near Deerhill and Doubletree insisted they wanted a park that looked nice, but would not […]

Pipeline project underway in city of Calabasas



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Work is in progress on a new $4.5 million pipeline project that will greatly improve water delivery in Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD), officials said. As the water district grew in stages over the years to meet customer demand, a pipeline "bottleneck" resulted where the water lines created a jog from the south […]

Calabasas Council wants tougher law on campaign practices



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Similar to recent action by the Agoura Hills City Council, the city of Calabasas wants to crack down on mailers and other campaign literature that circumvents city election laws. Calabasas City Councilman Michael Harrison at last week’s city council meeting suggested a new ordinance that would require more disclosure about campaign contributors. With Election […]


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