2003-08-21

Buses seen as possible solution to Calabasas school traffic problem



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Excessive traffic on many Calabasas streets during mornings and afternoons has been a common complaint. City Councilman Barry Groveman wants a school bus program to help reduce it. Groveman and city staff recently met with Durham school bus representatives and discussed, among other ideas, transportation services to take kids and parents out of their […]

New voters must register by Sept. 22 for recall election



New voters must register by Sept. 22 for recall election The deadline for voter registration in the Oct. 7 governor’s recall election is Sept. 22. For the Nov. 4 general election, the last day to register is Oct. 20. Recall election voters will be asked about two items: 1. Should Gov. Gray Davis be recalled? and 2. Vote for a […]

Mt. Boney shows winning ways at fair



The Newcastle-wary Ventura County Fair barred live chickens this year, but that didn’t stop 4-H member Katherine Trockey of Newbury Park from entering poultry "showmanship" at the annual event—and ruling the roost by using a toy bird for her talk. She and a bevy of Mt. Boney 4-H members brought home awards recognizing their innovative efforts at everything from baked […]

Baseball tourney benefits disabled



Dodger and Angel fans may not recognize the game, but teams of disabled and able-bodied players will take on one of America’s favorite pastimes during the 11th annual "Over the Line Tournament" at Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) on Sat., Aug. 23. "Over the Line" is a form of baseball that has been developed for both able-bodied and disabled individuals. […]

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Quick Take

Quick Take What chance do I have of climbing Mt. Whitney upside-down and backwards? The very same chance the U.S. Olympic hockey team had of winning the gold medal in 1980. But that U.S. team, comprised mostly of college players, was coached by a great mind and motivator, Herb Brooks, and he brought them in against incredible odds. Brooks was […]

FEMA launches campaign to reduce fire deaths of children



The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced a campaign to raise awareness about the increased risk of fire death for young children and to teach parents and caregivers how they can avoid the tragedy. The campaign’s message emphasizes installing smoke alarms, securing lighters and matches, and developing a fire evacuation plan under the theme: "Prepare. […]

Calabasas kids encouraged to walk to school



Calabasas kids encouraged to walk to school Calabasas kids encouraged to walk to school Calabasas is at least trying to solve one of the biggest problems around here. We’re talking, of course, about all of us who drive our kids to school, even if the campus is across the street. Since Caltrans has screwed up just about everything else that […]

Loesing becomes T.O. Acorn editor



Loesing becomes T.O. Acorn editor John Loesing is the new editor of the Thousand Oaks Acorn. He accepted the position late last week. Before being promoted, Loesing wrote for The Acorn and covered the city of Agoura Hills and Las Virgenes Unified School District, among other assignments. Loesing has more than 20 years of experience in radio, television and print […]

Water agency goes on campaign to reduce pollution, improve water quality



California’s Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), the agency responsible for preserving the quality of the state’s water, has launched a two-year, $5 million public education campaign to reduce harmful storm water pollution in Los Angeles County and improve the region’s coastal and inland communities. The Erase the Waste campaign encourages residents to take ownership of their own communities, help reduce […]

Eagle Scout project underway in Oak Park