2003-08-14

PAUSE4kids helps disabled young people



The following programs are offered and special events are planned by PAUSE4kids, a nonprofit organization that supports children with disabilities. "Real World Social Skills." For kids with special needs ages 4 to 18, this program provides children with instruction in developing social, communication and friendship-building skills in a community setting. It’s presently being offered in Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Simi […]

AHS student on dean’s list



Carrie Neal, the daughter of William and Doris Neal of Westlake Village, earned honorable mention dean’s list for the spring semester at Lynchburg College, a private college in central Virginia. She’s a 2000 graduate of Agoura High School and a senior English major at Lynchburg.

Interfaith Labor Day service scheduled



Interfaith Labor Day service scheduled The San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council, Inc. and Valley Labor Political Education Council invite the public to attend the 15th annual Interfaith Labor Day service on Mon., Sept. 1 at Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd., between Plummer and Lassen. All are welcome to attend. The event will open with a complimentary family barbecue […]

On the Trail

Empty Headed
(or, The Dumb Beast Blues)


Empty Headed (or, The Dumb Beast Blues) Those brewski barons really hand me a laugh. They advise people to "drink responsibly" as if that didn’t qualify as one of the most glaring oxymorons ever coined. I’m a non-drinker, but believe me if I did imbibe, the first reason I’d drink was to forget about being responsible and having responsibilities. They […]

Chamber of Commerce honors local law enforcement



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Whether it’s keeping tabs on local traffic issues or trying to get to the bottom of a complicated crime, deputies from Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station work hard to preserve the safety of local communities. On Tuesday, the Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Deputy Appreciation ceremony at The Canyon in Agoura […]

Plans complete for adobe renovation



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer A $1.1 million renovation of the Reyes Adobe historical site in Agoura Hills is set to get underway in November, city officials have announced. Plans for the 170-year-old adobe house and 50-year-old barn were unveiled last week and include a complete, museum-grade renovation along with landscaping, walkways and a running stream. "We’re not purists, […]

Senior health fair comes to Agoura Hills



Sports Junkie

Quick Take

Quick Take The recent NFL Hall-of-Fame induction ceremony was super as usual. The great running back, Marcus Allen, was rightfully inducted into the Hall. He gave credit to lots of people for having had an influence on his brilliant career. And the epitome of class was when he thanked Al Davis for drafting him into the Raiders organization. This is […]

World Vision reaches needy school children



Millions of children around the world can’t go to school, simply because they lack essential supplies. There’s a hands-on opportunity for individuals, families, churches and youth groups to help address this need. A Christian humanitarian organization called World Vision has created a program called "SchoolTools." The program helps students overseas by asking Americans to assemble low-cost SchoolTools kits containing pencils, […]

Davis in deep trouble



Davis in deep trouble A miracle might save Gray Davis from being recalled. On second thought, forget it. It wouldn’t be enough. His unpopularity in California is setting new records. It’s hard to make graphs that show minuses that low. Right or wrong, Davis has been blamed for many things and some of them are actually his fault. The biggest […]


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