2004-01-01

Spirent spirit



Calabasas-based Spirent Communications and its employees donated over 50 stuffed toy kittens to patients at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks for the holidays. Kris Carraway Bowman, Los Robles director of marketing and public relations, expressed gratitude to the company for their donation, which she said served to cheer pediatric, adult and senior patients who had to spend […]

Thanks for helping the annual holiday food drive



Thanks for helping the annual holiday food drive The 24th annual Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond was once again a monumental success. This remarkable event was due to the generosity of so many members of our community that donated groceries, turkeys, grocery store scrip, money and gifts and toys. The program is operated by an unpaid staff of volunteers. […]

Boys & Girls Club facility opening soon

Acorn Staff Writer

Boys & Girls Club facility opening soon By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer At least 50 percent of families in Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes live in two-income households, according to data gathered from the latest U.S. census. With both parents working, that means that about 20,000 area children go home to empty houses each day after school. They’re called latchkey children. […]

Football all-star game features local talent



By Wayne Harrison Acorn Sports Writer The 5th annual CaliFlorida Bowl, which features the best senior football players from California pitted against the best from Florida, will be played at Moorpark College Friday night at 6 p.m. After four years without a home, the college will be the game’s permanent venue. Local coaches and players who are taking part in […]

Public transit needs work



It is nice to know that we have new council members in Agoura Hills and a Calabasas city manager (Dec. 4 Letters) with declared commitments and programs for the betterment of the area and nearby communities. Being new government officials, they may have time to look into the needs and problems that call for action which past government officials overlooked […]

Planning Commission process explained



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Misconceptions from some Agoura Hills residents regarding the public notification process of planning commission meetings prompted members to explain the procedures and legal responsibilities of various governmental bodies at the Dec. 18 meeting. Four people, three of whom were Agoura Hills residents, expressed concern that the public wasn’t notified in proper time to attend […]

Sports Junkie

Quick Take

Quick Take Brett Favre is a stud! The guy played under terribly adverse circumstances in Week 16, just one day after his father died unexpectedly. Farve was a one-man wrecking crew against Oakland and that game speaks volumes to his grit and the obvious respect he enjoys in the NFL. Story of the Week "He" wasn’t faster than a speeding […]

Agoura Hills potential not fully utilized



Agoura Hills potential not fully utilized As a mom who shuttles three kids to and from school, sports and other activities, I would love to trade jobs with any one of the city council members for a week. I am sure their priorities would change. Can they possibly be that clueless? I read in The Acorn about how much the […]

Volunteers needed for local bird count



Volunteers needed for local bird count The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will host its annual Christmas Bird Count on Sun., Jan. 4. Described as a "very important" inventory of birds in the local area, it will form part of a national census that has been conducted by the National Audubon Society for a century. Volunteers of all skill levels are […]

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