2003-10-30

Southland endures strongest brushfires in 10 years



By Saria Kraft Acorn Staff Writer Following the worst wildfires in a decade, area residents began taking stock of the damage and looking at what could be a long road to recovery. Crews from the U.S. Forestry Service and other mop-up teams continued to put out embers and ensure against flare-ups in Simi Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday, said John […]

‘Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond’ starts taking donations



If you’re looking for a place to donate items for the Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond food and toy drive, the Agoura Hills Podiatry Group will accept them. The office is at 28240 Agoura Road, Ste. 101, in Agoura Hills. Together with the Agoura/Las Virgenes Optimist Club, the office will be collecting nonperishable food, toiletries and new, unwrapped toys […]

Exercise crucial to prevention of teen obesity



Too little exercise, not overeating, is responsible for obesity among adolescents, according to a recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Given rising obesity rates among children and adults, experts are searching for the right combination of dietary or physical activity changes needed to prevent obesity and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Lisa Sutherland, a research […]

Agoura beats Royal, improves to 6-1 overall, 3-1 in league



Agoura beats Royal, improves to 6-1 overall, 3-1 in league The Agoura football team improved to 3-1 in Marmonte League play—third place behind undefeated Westlake and Moorpark—when it defeated Simi Valley, 35-0, in a game played at Agoura last Friday night. The Chargers held Simi Valley running back Laydel Shelton to 83 yards on 20 carries and overall the Pioneers […]

Annual ‘Pumpkin Run’ well attended



Vote for Bruno



I’m writing a letter to support Jim Bruno for Westlake Village City Council. If there is anybody who cares about the community of Westlake, it’s Jim Bruno, and if there is anybody who is a role model and a wonderful committed Christian, Jim is. I’m asking people to give Jim the support he needs. I’ve known him for a long […]

Smoke clouds make an eerie sight



Help find ‘A Cure for Kimmy’



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Westlake High School senior Kimberly Thorne is battling a third round with Hodgkin’s disease, and according to a Website dedicated to raising awareness of Thorne’s condition, her family and friends are waging a full blown campaign to help her continue a path of healing. "A Cure for Kimmy" is taking many forms at the […]

Alzheimer’s Association to host a conference



The Central Coast chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will present its annual education conference, "Families, Staff and the Person: What Really Matters in Dementia Care," from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri., Nov. 7 at the Radisson Hotel, 600 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard. The conference will offer information for families and caregivers. People who’ve been recently diagnosed or who are […]

Oak Park loses first in football vs. Nordhoff

Acorn Sports Writer

Oak Park loses first in football vs. Nordhoff By Wayne Harrison Acorn Sports Writer The Oak Park football team suffered its first loss of the season when Nordhoff held on to beat the Eagles, 18-10, in a game played in Ojai last Friday night. Oak Park (6-1, 2-1) battled back from an 18-3 deficit and had a chance for a […]


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