New year uncertain for grocery workers

By Saria Kraft Acorn Staff Writer When the labor dispute between grocery workers and market chain owners reached Thanksgiving, officials from the United Food and Commercial Workers union predicted the organization’s health fund would be broke by the end of the year. Not only is the union’s fund facing possible insolvency in the next 30 days, but many grocery store […]

Blinded Veterans Association aids vets

Otis Scott, a decorated World War II veteran and native of Ohio, was just 23 years old when he contracted glaucoma and nearly lost his sight in 1945. Scott could have felt anger and self-pity. Instead, like a remarkable number of this nation’s veterans, he took personal responsibility for his future. "As they released me from the hospital after several […]

13-year-old violin virtuoso to perform next week

Thirteen-year-old eighth-grader Laura Ha, a multiple-award-winning violinist, will be the featured performer in a show at 11 a.m. Tues., Jan. 6 in the Gindi Auditorium at the University of Judaism located at 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. As part of the Young Artists Concert Series sponsored by University Women, Ha will perform classical selections. The violinist won the grand prize […]

Agoura Hills Planning Commission approves hotel construction

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Construction of a 125-unit Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel in Agoura Hills has been approved by the Agoura Hills Planning Commission. The development is part of the Oak Creek residential and commercial subdivision located on the north side of Canwood Street, east of Kanan Road. The planning commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit (CUP) […]

Website assists vets in healthcare matters, new features on the way

A new Website is making it easier for veterans to take an active role in staying healthy. The new site, My HealtheVet (MHV), linking veterans with the information they need to better understand, maintain and manage their health, was launched on Veterans Day 2003 by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Once fully implemented, the new veteran health portal will […]

Musical drama coming to

West Hills
this month

West Hills this month The West Valley Jewish Community Center (JCC) Players will present the musical drama "I Always Wanted to Love You" at 8 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 24 and 31 and at 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 at the center, located on the Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. The adult family […]

Calabasas may promote monthly Walk to School days

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas might have a Walk to School event every month following the opening of A.C. Stelle Middle School on Jan. 5. During a recent traffic and transportation commission meeting, city staffers suggested that the first Wednesday of each month could be a Walk to School Day. Officials hope to reduce the number of vehicles […]

SAT., JAN. 3

SAT., JAN. 3 Post Polio Support Post Polio Support Group meets 1:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Fireside room, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. (805) 581-1939 If Oaks Could Talk Peter Strauss Ranch, 30000 Mulholland Hwy. (at Troutdale Drive), Agoura: Meet 10 a.m. at ranch house for a docent led easy paced stroll among the oaks, ferns and mosses and […]

Chamber music concert scheduled

Sepulveda Unitarian-Universalist Society will host a chamber music concert featuring the Foothill Trio Plus One at 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. 18 at the Society’s structure known as "The Onion." "The Onion" is located at 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Clarinetist Ruby Luban, violist Jo Ann Hakonsson, cellist Francine Chapman and pianist Steven Schneider will perform chamber works by Bruch, Milhaud, […]

Sign of things to come