2003-04-24

Black student at CHS a victim of racism



Black student at CHS a victim of racism By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Ferrari Brown, an African-American student at Calabasas High School, thought it was ironic that Americans should be sacrificing their lives to prevent oppression in Iraq when hatred and racism are still alive and well in the U.S. She speaks from experience, having been a recent victim […]

Local hairdresser creates unique cutting technique



Award-winning hairdresser Judaysia created Volumtechnics, a unique haircutting technique, to build "incredible" body into fine limp hair. Her technique "releases" the hair and builds volume. Any type of hair, even long hair, as well as any style can benefit from Volumtechnics. Hair is cut so it’s allowed to use its own shape and "stream of flow," according to Judaysia, who […]

Hawaiian Club arrives at CLU in Lu’au with music, food



The Hawaiian Club of California Lutheran University and Student Programs will sponsor the fifth annual Lu’au from 8 to 10 p.m. Fri., April 25 in Kingsmen Park, on the campus at 60 W. Olsen Road, T.O. The club includes more than 25 students from Maui, Oahu and Kauai. Entertainment will be provided by the CLU Polynesian Dance class and a […]

Temple Beth Haverim to present a variety of educational, artistic events in May



Temple Beth Haverim to present a variety of educational, artistic events in May Temple Beth Haverim, a Conservative congregation, will present the following special programs and events in May. The temple is at 29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. For more information, please call their office at (818) 991-7111 or visit the Website at www.templebethhaverim.org. As part of its ongoing adult […]

Thoughts on racist incidents, political gridlock in Sacramento



Thoughts on racist incidents, political gridlock in Sacramento No place on planet Earth is immune from racism or other forms of prejudice. A recent racial slur directed at a black Calabasas High School student proves that Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes isn’t perfect. And if that wasn’t enough, someone added fuel to the fire by writing some equally disturbing remarks on a […]

Acorn Sound off –– Michael Picarella

How do you think

Acorn Sound off –– Michael Picarella the media covered the war?

Shelter volunteer receives pat on the back



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Sally Sakai, the Agoura Animal Shelter Volunteer of the Year for 2003, just might have the longest track record around. Sakai, who’s the shelter’s volunteer director, has been cuddling cats and picking up after pooches for 23 years at the facility on Agoura Road. Lately, she’s focused her duties on the shelter’s lost and […]

Fifth graders to learn at Hyatt Westlake Plaza



On Thurs., May 1, fifth-grade students from Westlake Elementary School will participate in Camp Hyatt Career Day at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Camp Hyatt Career Day was created to give kids an introduction to the travel and tourism industry. On Camp Hyatt Career Day, the fifth graders will "work" alongside hotel employees in a […]

Film ‘The Long Way Home’ to be presented at Holocaust Memorial Service



Film ‘The Long Way Home’ to be presented at Holocaust Memorial Service Conejo Jewish Academy will host an evening of remembrance and inspiration in honor of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) at 7:30 p.m. Tues., April 29 with the screening of the film "The Long Way Home" and a memorial service led by Rabbi Moshe Bryski at Westlake Village Cinema, […]

In defense of Proposition 13

State Senator


Just for fun, take the current value of your home and multiply it by 2.67 percent. Look hard at that number, and then imagine paying it this year as property tax. This isn’t a theoretical exercise—if not for Proposition 13, that’s what you would now owe to the county tax collector. Prop. 13 made two critical changes in California property […]


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