2003-11-06

Calabasas captures $8.2 million in grant for new city library

The city, after
trying to get a
major grant
for its new library for more than two years, finally
hits the jackpot
Acorn Staff Writer


Calabasas captures $8.2 million in grant for new city library The city, after trying to get a major grant for its new library for more than two years, finally hits the jackpot By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The city of Calabasas last week was awarded a state grant in the amount of $8.2 million to construct a new municipal […]

A star is born in Westlake Village



Donate bone marrow and be a hero

November is National
Bone Marrow Awareness Month


November is National Bone Marrow Awareness Month More and more, seriously ill patients are getting a second chance at life. It’s due to more than 5 million generous people and a network of donor centers, transplant centers, collection centers and cord blood banks. This November, the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) will celebrate patients who received a second chance at […]

Volunteers sought to teach parenting skills



Interface Children Family Services offers a 10-week series of Positive Parenting classes that focus on effective discipline techniques, building children’s self-esteem, effective communication and developing cooperation and family rules. Volunteers are needed to provide this service. Training will be provided to those interested in "helping to make a positive impact on the next generation," according to the agency. For more […]

Experts warn that first rainfall carries pollutants, trash to beaches



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The rainy season is coming and local agencies are asking residents to remember basic tips to keep storm drains clear of trash, litter and debris so that such waste doesn’t wash down the creeks and onto the beaches where it can harm ocean life and swimmers. The first rain of the season often dumps […]

Local library group to help food drive



The Friends of Agoura Hills Library and "Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond" will present an inaugural Book Exchange/Food Collection program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 15. The two groups will join hands in "educating, enriching and inspiring" the community this holiday season. "Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond" and Friends of the Library are asking the […]

THURS., NOV. 6



THURS., NOV. 6 White Oak Fun White Oak Elementary School, 31761 W. Village School Road, Westlake Village hosts Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Families and friends invited to play games. (818) 889-1450 Get Clogging Now Conejo Valley Cloggers teach all ages, all levels, at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays (no class Nov. 27) at Old Meadows Park, […]

Help us help ‘Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond’



Readers will find an entry blank below for a voluntary subscription to The Acorn. The cost is only $15 per year and the offer is limited to addresses already getting The Acorn. Forty percent of the proceeds will support the "Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond" food drive. "We’re hoping to raise awareness," said Jim Rule, publisher of The Acorn […]

API scores high in Las Virgenes



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Unified School District earned top 2002/03 Academic Performance Index (API) scores, qualifying most of the schools for monetary awards. LVUSD scored 845 out of the possible 1,000 score this year, showing a 19 point increase over the previous year’s API score. Ninety-nine percent of all students were tested. Every school in LVUSD […]

Learn how to serve tea Japanese style



Soka University will host Chado, the "Spirit" of Tea, traditional tea ceremony, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. this Sun., Nov. 9 at the Soka campus at 26800 W. Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. Admission is free, but reservations are required and can be made by calling (818) 878-3741. At the Chado, participants will "experience the elaborate etiquette and ritual of a […]


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