Councilman says city’s general fund is short by $3 million in Calabasas

Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem Michael Harrison said earlier this week that the city’s general fund is short $3 million and he doesn’t know why. Harrison has complained in the past about poor accounting procedures regarding the Ahmanson litigation, a battle against Washington Mutual’s 3,050-home development proposed for Ahmanson Ranch, north of Calabasas in Ventura County. But even that waste, he […]

Garden Club welcomes new officers

The Conejo Valley Garden Club recently held its annual installation luncheon at Bauducco’s restaurant in Moorpark. The officers for the coming year, which begins in September, were installed by Robin Pokorski, third vice president of the California Garden Clubs, Inc., and are as follows: President, Beverly Switzer; First Vice President/Programs, Joyce Reid; Second Vice President/Membership, Jackie Cushman; Secretary, Margaret Strachan; […]

Study reveals many Americans suffer from bipolar disorder, but it’s hard to diagnose

A next door neighbor––a coworker––a friend––a relative––these are some of the people you know who may have bipolar disorder but may not know it. Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) is a chronic, sometimes progressive illness characterized by distressing and disruptive mood swings ranging from high (manic) to low (depressive) states. If ignored, bipolar disorder can have serious, harmful […]

AHS senior gets award

God, man to be sermon topic

"God the Preserver of Man" is the subject of this week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., June 15 at the Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from Psalms 55:22. Sunday School for youth up to age 20 is also 10 a.m. Testimony meetings are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Childcare […]

Telecommuting can reduce freeway gridlock

Telecommuting can reduce freeway gridlock There is a much simpler and more cost-effective solution to the traffic congestion on the 101. The answer is "telecommuting." Many thousands of jobs can be performed from a remote site, either from home or from a satellite office. The technology is there. We need our thinking to catch up with the technology. We need […]

MAC to look at cellular antenna proposed for church site

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer At a recent Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting, Doug Kearney, a planning specialist with SBA Network Services, proposed a plan to install an antenna for Cingular Wireless at Church of the Epiphany on the corner of Churchwood and Kanan Road. It’s the best option in Oak Park, he said, because it’s the […]

Long time Acorn writer says goodbye

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Claire Malis had no interest in journalism as a young woman—the thought of working at a newspaper had never crossed her mind. But life has a strange way of surprising you—Malis was in the newspaper business for more than 40 years and she loves the work. She retired last week from The Acorn Newspapers, […]

Spare change can create cures for blood diseases

Every five minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer: leukemia, Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or myeloma. Every nine minutes, someone dies. Although progress has been made against blood cancers, the leading cause of disease-related deaths among children remains leukemia. Lymphomas are the most common blood cancers with incidence increasing with age, and myeloma has a […]

Elks’ scholarship winners announced

Bob Holm, scholarship committee chairman of B.P.O. Elks Lodge 2477, Thousand Oaks, recently announced that the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge 2477 scholarship winners advanced to win California-Hawaii Elks Association (CHEA) and Elks National Foundation four-year scholarships. For the first time, Thousand Oaks Lodge 2477 had the No. 1 winner at the CHEA level. Winners Jacquelyn Chou: Oak Park, 1st Place […]