2004-01-08

White House takes a look at LVUSD’s drug program



White House takes a look at LVUSD’s drug program By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Unified School District’s drug education/counseling program, “Choices,” caught the attention of White House cabinet member John Walters, director of the office of national drug control policy, who visited LVUSD to learn about the program. A meeting was conducted on Monday at district headquarters. […]

Study shows hotel would generate slightly less traffic than office building



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer The 125-unit Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel that was recently approved by the Agoura Hills Planning Commission would generate slightly less traffic than the previously conceived office building, according to city officials. The project would be part of the Oak Creek development on the north side of Canwood Street, east of Kanan Road. Agoura Hills […]

Group seeks people to help abused kids



Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a program of Interface Children Family Services, is looking for a few people (especially men) who want to be "a powerful voice" in the life of an abused or neglected child. CASA will begin a 52-hour training for volunteers on Tues., Feb. 24. Training will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights for five weeks and […]

Financial Aid Basics



Many high school seniors have spent winter break polishing college applications in the hope of getting into that dream school. Now it’s time for their parents to spend hours hunched over intimidating forms because getting into college is one thing, paying for it is another. Very few families can pay $40,000 a year for a private college. That’s why the […]

Kids’ concert series scheduled



The Music Center Education Division will present its fourth annual Pillow Theatre series at 10:30 and 11:45 a.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 6 and April 10 in the new Walt Disney Concert Hall at the Music Center, 111 S. Grand Ave., at the south end of the Music Center Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. Performances are for […]

Guest opinion

Public health activists want to take away your right to drink alcohol

Hold on to your barstool. After considerable success with tobacco, where they’ve managed to restrict advertising, impose excise taxes and strip tobacco companies of the class action defenses afforded to most every other defendant, the "public health" activists are now coming for your beer. Armed with a slew of junk science studies, anti-alcohol advocates are finding receptive audiences in state […]

Newcomer to city council appeals plan for hotel in Agoura Hills



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer New Agoura Hills City Councilman John Edelston has appealed the unanimous decision of the city’s planning commission that would allow construction of a 125-unit Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel on Canwood Street, east of Kanan. The proposed hotel is part of the Oak Creek residential and commercial subdivision and would be built on the eastern […]

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Local residents are proud that son, daughter are serving the U.S. By Michael Picarella
Acorn Staff Writer


Local residents are proud that son, daughter are serving the U.S. By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas resident John DeBrauwere, a Navy pilot who fought in the Korean War, never encouraged or discouraged his two kids from joining the armed services. DeBrauwere’s son, Doug, 24, is a Special Forces medic with the Recon Marines. DeBrauwere’s daughter, Nicole, 23, is […]

‘Habitat’ offers orientation



Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County will present new volunteer orientations at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month and at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at 167 Lambert St., Oxnard. The next in the series of these orientations will be this Sat., Jan. 10. Needed are individuals to provide skilled and unskilled hands […]

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