2003-07-03

Keep the minds of children busy during summer



Keep the minds of children busy during summer For parents looking to keep their children’s minds active during the school break, education experts offer the following fun summer learning activities: Play the game of math. Using games and activities is a fun way to encourage math discovery in children. Problem-solving skills are developed through games like TriOminos and Connect Four, […]

Enjoy the Fourth, but be especially careful with your independence



Enjoy the Fourth, but be especially careful with your independence Americans, for the most part, are law-abiding, good-natured people. But we love to express our freedom. On July Fourth, in fact, many Americans like to show their "independence" from obeying the rules. We have the freedom to choose what laws we obey, but we also must be ready to pay […]

Calabasas city manager will retire



by the end of the year By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas City Manager Donald Duckworth said after a city council closed session meeting last week regarding his performance review that he will retire in the next six months. He wants to spend more time with his family, he said. During a council meeting last month, Mayor Pro Tem […]

Local people elected to Scout board



At their recent annual meeting, the Girl Scouts of the San Fernando Valley elected nine people to serve two-year terms on their board of directors. Among those elected were KarenJo Goodwin of Calabasas and Joyce Isaac and Scott Sachs, both of Agoura Hills. Since 1964 the organization has provided Girl Scouting for thousands of girls and young women from Sylmar […]

Attack those allergies before they can attack you



Here are some easy things you can do to help manage seasonal allergies for you and your family during the warmer months. Allergy Alert Tips: 1. Stay indoors early in the morning and on sunny, breezy days, when the pollen levels are highest. 2. Keep windows shut at home and in the car, and run the air conditioner. 3. Avoid […]

OCHS looks for JV coach



Oaks Christian High School is seeking a junior varsity water polo coach for next year. If you’re interested, please call the school at (818) 575-9900.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ is coming to Pepperdine University



‘The Wizard of Oz’ is coming to Pepperdine University Chamberlains’ Performing & Fine Arts Academy will present "a spectacular family performance" of "The Wizard of Oz" at 7 p.m. Tues. through Thurs., July 22 through 24, and Wed. through Fri., Aug. 13, 14 and 15 at Smothers Theater on the Pepperdine University campus, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. The cast […]

Guest opinion



Why no state budget? By Fran Pavley, State Assemblymember On July 1, the statutory deadline, it’s very unlikely that California had a budget. California’s credit will be in even more serious jeopardy than it is already. Vital services that people count on may be cut off. I came from local government. I was a four-term mayor and councilmember in Agoura […]

Leave pyrotechnics to pros, say local firefighters



Statistics from a recent U. S. Consumers Products Safety Commission (CPSC) report show that fireworks annually cause tens of millions of dollars in property damage and thousands of injuries, as well as some deaths. Improper use of illegal fireworks can result in deaths, blindings, amputations and severe burns. Children are at greatest risk from fireworks, whether as spectators or active […]

Chamber Singers need baritone



The Oaks Chamber Singers are seeking a baritone/baritone soloist to perform in the "Mozart Requiem." For more information, please call Annette Murphy at (818) 225-0108 or visit the Website at www.oakschambersingers.com.