2003-12-18

Credit card debt drops in U.S.



Credit card debt drops in U.S. According to the annual Credit Card Survey by Myvesta.org, a nonprofit consumer education organization, the average amount of credit card debt carried by individuals has dropped by 29.4 percent. The average American is now carrying $2,294 in credit card debt, down from $3,250 in 2002. Wallets are slightly lighter, with Americans now carrying an […]

Seniors welcomed to help community



Senior adults are invited to make a difference in the local community by sharing their time, skills and energy to help area residents. Conejo Valley Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is recruiting men and women ages 55 and over to volunteer at a wide variety of local nonprofit agencies. Among the many opportunities available are the following. The 50+ […]

Heschel West celebrates Chanukah



Family holiday concert will be Saturday



The San Fernando Valley Master Chorale’s annual "Holiday Concert for the Family" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 20 at the Theater on the Hill on the Pierce College campus, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Directed in traditional style by Terry Danne, the choir will sing the Christmas portion of Handel’s "Messiah," with soloists Sisu Raiken, Catherine Davis […]

Holocaust survivor a victim of hate crime



Holocaust survivor a victim of hate crime By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Although Holocaust survivor Victoria Monina, 71, of Westlake Village is far removed from the horrors of World War II, a ghost from her past came to her home early Sunday morning and burned a flag hanging above her garage that read "Happy Hanukkah." "When I saw it, […]

Vacationers warned about bringing home illegal souvenirs



Visiting the Caribbean? Be careful when it comes to souvenir purchases, warns World Wildlife Fund. Every year, U.S. law enforcement officials seize thousands of illegal items from travelers returning from vacation and sometimes impose fines on violators. Many illegal souvenirs are made from endangered species; often, wildlife products sold overseas cannot be brought into the U. S., or require permits […]

Is Hypnosis the Right Choice



Is Hypnosis the Right Choice for You? Kim Baccigaluppi is a board certified hypnotherapist with a practice at 22231 Mulholland Drive, Ste. 202, Calabasas. She invites residents to learn whether hypnosis may be the right course of treatment to help with the following: stress/daily coping skills, anger management, depression, insomnia, domestic violence issues, addiction, co-dependence, self-esteem, smoking cessation and weight […]

Oak Park boys’ cross country team finishes No. 2 in the state

Acorn Sports Writer

Oak Park boys’ cross country team finishes No. 2 in the state By Wayne Harrison Acorn Sports Writer The Oak Park boys’ cross country team finished second in the state championships this year after having won the state title last year. The Eagles boys’ team under head coach J.J. Castner did, however, take home a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship […]

Christmas music to be presented at service



The Chancel Choir and Celebration singers will present special Christmas music on the fourth Sunday of Advent at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services on Sun., Dec. 21 at United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The choir and brass will begin with "Fanfare for Christmas" by Lloyd Pfautsch. The singers will perform Daniel Pinkham’s "Christmas Cantata" with organ […]

Calabasas Players won’t perform ‘Scrooge, The Musical’ this year



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Calabasas Players won’t perform its production of "Scrooge, The Musical" this year. The city-sponsored theater group hasn’t put on a show since last year’s performance of the holiday story, according to Calabasas Mayor James Bozajian, who performed in two of the group’s five productions. The Calabasas Players, founded in April 1999, will most […]


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