Israeli and American exchange students broaden their horizons

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Students from Israel aren’t afraid to be traveling to the United States in these troubled political times. But a group of students who recently visited Calabasas say that in some respects Israel is safer than America right now. The 10 students and two teachers spent 10 days in Southern California as part of a […]

You Can Get Rid of Rattlesnakes

Bo Slyapich is a rattlesnake wrangler. The diamondback rattlesnake, indigenous to Southern California, is one of the most dangerous of the viper genus. As suburbs grow, humans are encroaching on native rattlesnake territory. Slyapich began by helping the entertainment industry; clearing film sites prior to shooting, then patrolling to keep the same areas clear of returning snakes. Slyapich doesn’t believe […]

Local students recognized as academic standouts at their respective educational institutions


Jasmine Joy Johnson of Agoura, a graduate of Agoura High School, was named to the Dean’s List at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, honored for her fall 2002 semester standing of 3.5 or better grade point average. Agoura Hills Amy N. Lawrence of Agoura Hills, majoring in elementary and early childhood education at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, […]

Chabad hosts special visitor

Chabad of the Conejo will host a Scholar-in-Residence weekend on Fri. and Sat., March 28 and 29 featuring Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson as the guest speaker. Jacobson is known for his "profound wisdom, deep intellect, inspiring stories and spirited prayer services" according to Chabad. The first session will begin 6 p.m. Fri., March 28 and will include prayer services and […]

Welcome to the Ahmanson fight

I applaud California Attorney General Bill Lockyer’s joining the legal opposition to Ahmanson Ranch’s 2,800-acre development being planned for eastern Ventura County. Washington Mutual’s spokesperson, in defending his company’s position, again neglects to mention the glut of traffic this project will dump on Los Angeles County streets and freeways. Why is that? I mean, beyond them not giving a darn […]

Raffle to benefit Senior Concerns

A raffle that will deliver a 2003 Lexus ES 300 to the holder of the winning $100 ticket among no more than 2,003 to be sold is underway in the Conejo Valley. "These are spectacularly short odds, and a ticket is fully tax-deductible," said Randy Strong of the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise, which is co-presenting the fundraising event […]

Look out for sneaky eye disorders

By Dr. Yvonne M. Johnson Most of the time, our bodies tell us when we are sick. If we have a cold or the flu, we run a fever and suffer from hot flushes and cold chills. Our skin feels clammy. A sore throat? It hurts to swallow. Allergies? Our eyes are red and itchy. We may sneeze a lot. […]

WHS students fight hunger

‘Matter’ is subject of

Bible lesson, sermon

"Matter" is the subject of this week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., March 23 at the Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from Psalms 97:5, 6. Sunday School for youth up to age 20 is also 10 a.m. Testimony meetings are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Childcare is provided both […]

CHS principal shows no class as coach departs

CHS principal shows no class as coach departs The March 6 Acorn article regarding selection of the new football coach at Calabasas High School barely mentioned the 23-year tenure of departing head football coach Larry Edwards. What disturbs me is the lack of any substantive comment by the school district and, more notably, the administration at Calabasas High School about […]