2003-08-14

Upgrade of cable TV to cause service interruptions



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Adelphia Communications is modernizing its cable service, but the improvements will cause temporary service interruptions. Officials with Adelphia recently announced that the company will soon begin upgrading its Oak Park cable system, which will affect TV and Internet services for Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Oak Park. Adelphia will install a fiber optic system, […]

Naked freeway stroller arrested on various charges in Agoura Hills



A man allegedly under the influence of drugs shed all of his clothes and took a walk on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills before being wrestled to the ground by sheriff’s deputies. At 11 a.m. on Aug. 3, Crescentio Gamboa, a 41-year-old Granada Hills resident, was found walking naked in the middle of the westbound freeway between Kanan and […]

Program encourages women to care for their bones



How do you motivate women to care about a health issue that often goes unnoticed? Each year the number of fractures related to osteoporosis in women is greater than the combined number of heart attacks, strokes and cases of breast cancer. Yet, the vast majority of the 8 million women with osteoporosis haven’t been tested or treated for it. When […]

Oak Park HS student to attend summer art school



Manzi De Young, the daughter of Gypsi and Cliff De Young of Oak Park, was selected to attend the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSA), in their animation department. The young artists recommended for the CSSA-Innerspark program are designated "California Arts Scholars." Manzi was one of the 20 artists accepted in the Ventura County area, and along with […]

St. Paschal to pray for sick



At 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 21, Father Jim Clarke will say a special Mass that will include the "Anointing the Sick" Sacrament at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Praise and worship services will precede Mass at 7 p.m. Clarke is chairman of the St. John Seminary Department of Spiritual Theology and spiritual director […]

Vote no on recall



Recall—I don’t get it. A couple of years ago some cronies of the administration in Washington extorted money out of each and every one of us by shutting down electrical plants and hiking the totals on our bills. In the course of this robbery, hundreds, maybe thousands, of businesses left California or simply shut up shop. When our governor asked […]

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Sufferers should avoid the triggers of asthma



More than 17 million people in the U.S have asthma. Asthma is also the most common chronic disease among children, affecting five million in the U.S. alone. It’s the leading cause of school absences due to a chronic disease among children ages 5 to 17, causing more than 10 million absences each year. Asthma also accounts for more hospitalizations than […]

Kids enjoy shopping spree



On Sat., Aug. 9 a group of local students were among the nearly 15,000 children nationwide to receive $100 each to shop for their back-to-school clothes and shoes during Mervyn’s 11th annual ChildSpree event. ChildSpree was created in 1993 to help underprivileged children look their best and feel more comfortable and confident as they go back to school. Mervyn’s location […]


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