2003-03-06

Voters elect one incumbent and a challenger in Calabasas

Washburn, Groveman to take seats

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer In a race that stayed true to early returns from Tuesday evening, the majority of Calabasas voters ultimately elected incumbent City Councilman Dennis Washburn and newcomer Barry Groveman to fill two seats previously occupied by Washburn and City Councilwoman Janice Lee. Negative mailers marred the campaign during the last few weeks, leaving some observers […]

The Great Race is back on track



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Of all the obstacles the Great Race of Agoura has faced in its 17-year history, the biggest challenge was last year when the event almost got canceled. But Danny Greenberg, an Oak Park resident and the publisher of Los Angeles Sports and Fitness Magazine, took over responsibility for the race and saved it from […]

A mother’s vaccines also protect her newborn



A mother’s vaccines also protect her newborn Why does neonatal tetanus kill 215,000 infants a year worldwide, yet virtually none in the U.S.? The answer illustrates the importance of being a healthy, prepared mother. Dr. Stanley Gall, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, points to two main reasons neonatal tetanus is so […]

Lions to play for girls’ basketball championship

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oaks Christian girls’ basketball team beat Brentwood, 68-64, last Saturday night at Crossroads High School in Santa Monica to advance to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division IV-A championship game this Saturday night vs. Bell-Jeff. The finals will be played 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Long Beach State’s arena, The Pyramid. In the semifinals vs. Brentwood, which was […]

ACTION will lend support to ‘high risk’ teens, parents



ACTION, a nonprofit support group for parents and teens, provides counseling services and ongoing support for families in crisis. The group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Oak View High School, 5701 E. Conifer St., Oak Park. There is no charge to attend. Local school districts utilize the program as an alternative to suspension programs and ACTION is […]

Repeal of utility tax gets nowhere in city of Calabasas



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas voters on Tuesday decided to continue paying a 5 percent utility user tax to the city on telephone, electric and gas bills when they voted no on Measure A, which would have repealed the tax. The defeat of the repeal is a victory for preserving the city’s quality of life, according to opponents […]

Oak Park MAC buries Boys, Girls Club while community garden grows



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer The decision to lay to rest any hope for a Boys and Girls Club anywhere in Oak Park became official during a recent Oak Park Municipal Advisory (MAC) meeting. Oak Park has received a letter from Boys and Girls Club President Ronnie Hewett, indicating that the club has withdrawn any interest in Oak Park […]

Helpful tips for parents with sick children



Parents always want to do their best to take care of their children. This is especially true when they are ill and need to take nonprescription medications. Parents want to make sure they are giving their child the right medication in the correct amount. They can learn more with the "Got a Sick Kid?" brochure available from the U.S. Food […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

Sports Junkie By Irv Lippel Story of the Week A recent article I read by Steve Hirdt peaked my interest on the subject of foreign-born athletes in our major sports. It started with Yao beating out Shaq for the starting spot in the NBA All-Star game and it keeps going. The impact that foreign-born players are having on North American […]

How to explain war to children



What is war? As the nation prepares for the possibility of war with Iraq, many parents, particularly those with young children, may find themselves in an uncomfortable position of explaining what war means. Professors at California State University Northridge (CSUN) have some advice for parents that may make explaining war to their children a little easier. "The main job of […]


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