2003-03-27

Calabasas pays tribute to deputies, volunteers



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The moment Joann Piszker observed two men prowling near her neighbor’s home, she knew something was amiss. A short while later Piszker saw one of the men exit the Calabasas residence with what appeared to be stolen goods, but she had already placed a 911 call to the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station and within […]

Local scientist reveals new findings about Alzheimer’s



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer A breakthrough study recently completed by Agoura Hills doctor Jorge Barrio and a group of fellow UCLA scientists has concluded that common painkillers such as Ibuprofen and Naproxen can dissolve the brain lesions leading to Alzheimer’s disease. Using a new chemical marker injected into the body, Barrio discovered that the over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs bind […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

Story of the Week Sinatra and "the voice," B.B. King and the blues, Martin and Lewis, Abbott and Costello, Burns and Allen, Lucy and Desi, Steve and Edie. Las Vegas and long, hot summers. They’re all linked together in our minds and always will be—and rightfully so. So, too, are Ruth and Gehrig; just ask the teams they faced. I’ve […]

Oaks Christian performs classic



Students from Oaks Christian High School, Westlake Village will present "West Side Story" at 7 p.m. tonight, Thurs., March 27 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Additional shows will be at 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat., March 28 and 29 with a 2:30 p.m. matinee also on […]

Shooting doves should be illegal



California Assemblyman Joe Nation (D-San Rafael) should be praised for introducing legislation (AB-1190) that would ban the hunting of mourning doves and white-winged doves. The measure is needed because hunters kill more than 2 million mourning doves and nearly 70,000 white-winged doves each year in California. A substantial number of birds are also crippled from gunshot wounds. AB-1190 would make […]

Officials worry over fragile state budget



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer California will face a "significant" cash flow problem that will require the government to borrow at least $10 billion by June, the state’s legislative analyst told officials at a briefing in Agoura Hills last week. As they scramble to shore up the state’s $28 billion budget deficit, lawmakers fear they’ll have to turn to […]

Skin sensitivity a hallmark of lupus



At the next meeting of the Conejo Valley Lupus Support Group at 6:30 p.m. Tues., April 1 at the Westlake Village Urgent Care & Occupational Health Center in Westlake Village, guest Laura Boswell, manager of Sun Precautions retail store in Santa Monica, will show a variety of 30+ SPF sun protection clothing for children and adults. Lupus is a term […]

Coyotes pumped after win over Panthers

Senior Justin Klipp struck out seven
in five inningsSpecial to The Acorn


Senior Justin Klipp struck out seven in five innings Special to The Acorn Calabasas looks like an early season baseball winner in the tough Marmonte League. Head coach Rick Nathanson believes his team could even contend for the league championship. After the Coyotes 9-3 come-from-behind victory over the Newbury Park Panthers last Friday, he said he’s impressed with the CHS […]

Agoura High School to perform ‘Les Miserables’



The music and theater department of Agoura High School (AHS) will present the high school edition of "Les Miserables" at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Sat., March 29 in the G Building on the campus at 28545 Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. There are 48 students in the cast and many others working behind the scenes on sets, lighting, make-up, costumes, etc. […]

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Las Virgenes a great place to live

Several weeks ago you had a photo of a lonely pelican at Lake Lindero. It must have been about the same time I took this photo of four pelicans sunning and grooming themselves along the end of the same waters. What a beautiful sight! We are definitely in God’s country. Trudy Willauer Agoura Hills


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