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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 […]

Truck crash gridlocks eastbound 101

Don’t let backpacks become a pain in the neck

Overloaded backpacks used by children have received a lot of attention from parents, doctors, school administrators and the media in the past several years. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were more than 21,000 backpack-related injuries treated at hospital emergency rooms, doctors’ offices, and clinics in the year 2002. Injuries ranged from contusions, to sprains and strains […]

“Big Fish”

"Big Fish" Directed by: Tim Burton Starring: Albert Finney, Ewan McGregor, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Danny DeVito and Steve Buscemi Rated: PG-13 (slight mythical nudity, some fisticuffs and mildly scary moments) Running Time: 122 minutes Best Suited For: fable lovers and dream weavers and believers in magic—a great family flick Least Suited For: iron-plated realists and the […]

Two planning commissioners retire in Agoura Hills

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Diane Walker and Ray Shackelford, two long-term planning commissioners have retired from the Agoura Hills Planning Commission. The surprise announcement was made at last month’s meeting. The two-year terms of the remaining three commissioners have also expired, which sparked interest by potential new commissioners. The Agoura Hills City Council is scheduled to take action […]

Red Cross offers ways to support U.S. troops

Red Cross offers ways to support U.S. troops In addition to responding to disasters, overseeing more than half of the nation’s blood supply and providing first aid and CPR training, keeping the American people connected with their loved ones serving in the U.S. military is a fundamental mission of the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross supports the U.S. […]

Protect yourself from high energy costs

Count on it—this winter, energy prices are going up. Last August the U. S. Department of Energy predicted this winter’s natural gas prices will increase more than 13 percent above those from last winter. Pacific Gas & Electric has already announced that natural gas bills for homeowners this September were 38 percent higher than they were one year ago. The […]

After-school program needs an instructor

The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is currently seeking a qualified instructor for its Study Zone program. Responsibilities will include facilitating an after-school homework program. Candidates should be able to understand and provide helpful study instructions, maintain an orderly classroom and tutor middle-school students in various subjects. Qualified individuals are encouraged to call the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at […]

Village Voices will host auditions soon

The Village Voices Chorale will host open auditions for their spring concert beginning Mon., Jan. 12 in Westlake Village. Choral singing experience and good sight-reading skills are a plus for those planning to audition. Men and women singers from throughout Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley are encouraged to call (805) 495-2701 for additional information and to schedule an […]

‘I don’t want to get it tangled, Dad’

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