Early deadlines coming

The Acorn Newspapers will have early deadlines because of Labor Day on Mon., Sept. 1. The issue date of Sept. 4 will be affected. Real estate advertising for the Sept. 4 issue must be reserved by noon next Thurs., Sept. 28. All editorial material, including press releases and letters to the editor, must also be received by noon, Thurs., Sept. […]

For children, teenagers, parents and teachers, it’s back-to-school time

Dog ownership a lifetime commitment

Like the bonds of matrimony, getting a dog is a lifetime commitment. They offer unmatched devotion, loyalty and friendship, but they require more than just food and shelter in return. They also need healthy doses of exercise, training and––most of all ––love and attention. Steps to a happy and long-lasting relationship with your dog include the following: Find the right […]

Financial stress continues to plague American employees

An American Express national survey reveals that employees are seeking retirement plan advice

The economic uncertainty of the past few years is weighing on the minds of workers, according to a survey recently published by American Express Financial Advisors, Inc. Sixty-one percent of those surveyed said they were experiencing moderate to high levels of financial stress, and one-quarter felt that this stress had escalated in the last 18 to 24 months. The survey […]

Budget cuts create more suffering

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer An agency that helps needy people is hurting in Thousand Oaks. Due to grants being cut in half to Lutheran Social Services (LSS), two programs will be shut down. LSS is one of the leading agencies that helps the needy in Conejo Valley. "We must watch our expenditures very closely," said J.R. Jones, program […]

All drivers can contribute to safety on the road

Drivers use cell phones, but say they

On today’s roads, it seems like many motorists are more concerned with making "record time" than they are with arriving safely, according to the fifth annual "Nerves of Steel" aggressive driving survey, conducted by TheSteelAlliance. The survey reports that America’s motorists are becoming more dangerous and increasingly rude. The 2003 title winners include: •New York City: the rudest drivers •Chicago: […]

Timetable set for Kanan interchange improvement

Work on the $25 million Kanan Road interchange improvement is set to get underway in April, officials in Agoura Hills announced last week. Caltrans is expected to give its approval to the interchange project report and environmental documents sometime this month, officials said. Recent pavement work on the interchange on-ramps and off-ramps was unrelated to the upcoming project, officials pointed […]

Senior citizen prom night planned

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will host its inaugural "Senior Prom" for senior adults from 7 to 10 p.m. Fri., Sept. 12 at the Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Guests are invited to "dance the night away" to the live music of Pete Lippman and the Sophisticats. The event will feature appetizers plus a raffle drawing with "fantastic" prizes. […]

Birds need help

Despite popular belief that wintertime is when birds need human help to secure food and water, ornithologists have concluded otherwise. Birds can use your support during the summer too, they say, when bird activity is at its peak. When temperatures rise and the days are hot and dry, both food and water are harder to find. While providing food from […]

Westlake Homestore Inc. reports loss, settles lawsuit

Westlake Homestore Inc. reports loss, settles lawsuit Westlake Village-based Homestore Inc., the No. 1 online home-listings company, recently reported a second quarter net loss of $97.1 million, or 78 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $52.3 million, or 44 cents a share, in the same quarter last year. The online company also just settled a stockholders’ lawsuit […]