2003-12-11

Need for parcel tax in LVUSD is genuine, officials say



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is looking ahead to the 2004/2005 academic year with trepidation. Without a $98 per year parcel tax, the district will face the daunting task of shaving off $3 million from an already lean budget, according to administrators. Last spring, the district faced a similar scenario but was spared […]

Auto Mall collects food, toys for the needy



Timing is everything when it comes to strokes



What’s true for humor and romance is also true when it comes to dealing with stroke: timing is everything. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain either becomes blocked or bursts. When part of the brain is deprived of blood, it’s also deprived of oxygen. When that part of the brain lacks oxygen, it […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

Story of the Week Las Vegas cannot and will not support major league sports, and I do mean period. As a resident of Las Vegas, I find it humorous that the local media imply that Vegas is a potential big league sports venue. Forget it! I totally agree with local writer Joe Hawk and his commentary on the subject—he planted […]

Survey of pre-teens reveals peer pressure comes early



Contrary to popular opinion, today’s "tweens" aren’t as worried about being cool or making new friends during the school year as they are about having harder homework, getting good grades and making their parents proud. A recent national survey of more than 800 pre-teens also reveals that peer pressure is one of the top three concerns pre-teens are "very worried" […]

Clothes needed for orphan boys



The Calabasas/Agoura Hills and Warner Center Rotary clubs are collecting gently-used and new clothing for the boys in the Ranch San Juan Basco Orphanage in Tecate. Needed are tennis shoes, jeans, T-shirts, jackets and sweaters for boys who range from 2 to 18 years old. For further information, please call Phil Habegger at (818) 884-4511.

Hanukkah starts a week from Friday night



Businessman honored



In recognition of "his lifelong commitment to the environment and his championing of ethical business and community interests and concerns—both nationally and locally," the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) will honor Thousand Oaks resident and Calabasas businessman Alan Ungar, CFP, as the 2003 recipient of the Harmon Ballin Award for Community Service, according to VICA chairman Fred Gaines. Ungar […]

Hospice lights its tree at Oaks Mall



Oak Park reaches championship game by beating Carpinteria

Will play in CIF finals for first time ever in school historyAcorn Sports Writer

Will play in CIF finals for first time ever in school history Acorn Sports Writer The Oak Park football team defeated Carpinteria, 48-7, to advance to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section championship game for the first time in school history. The Eagles, now 12-1, will face Oaks Christian (11-2) in a game slated for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at […]


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