For the record

Those Thousand Oaks businesses where residents were told in last week’s edition that they could dispose of household batteries will only accept vehicle batteries, not household batteries. For complete information about the Thousand Oaks battery and waste disposal program, call (805) 449-SAVE (7283).

WHS student-athlete keeps busy

By Billie Owens Acorn Staff Writer Westlake High School senior Adam Markowitz has made his bid for a bright future and the good life. He’s a straight-A student, top athlete and enthusiastic community volunteer. Now all he has to do is maintain his furious pace of excellence and wait for word from some of America’s top universities. Adam plans to […]

Hurry to register for CSUN’s fall semester

Deadline is drawing
near for transfer and
post-baccalaureate students

Deadline is drawing near for transfer and post-baccalaureate students Upper-division transfer students interested in attending Cal State Northridge next fall should submit their applications as soon as possible. The campus is approaching the maximum number of applications it can accommodate in this category for the fall semester, and university officials said they may be forced to close the admissions process […]

A little bit of excercise for children can go a long way

Concerns about childhood obesity and health have spread rapidly across the United States since studies showed that childhood obesity levels have doubled in the last 20 years and may lead to the first generation of U.S. youth to lead shorter lives than their parents as a result of obesity-related disease. Dr. James Marks, director of the Centers for Disease Control […]

Californians lack a voice in presidential primaries; why no ad campaign for Prop. 57?

Californians lack a voice in presidential primaries; why no ad campaign for Prop. 57? Californians lack a voice in presidential primaries; why no ad campaign for Prop. 57? We’re still more than a month away from the California primary election and the nation is watching states like Iowa, New Hampshire, Missouri, South Carolina, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Delaware, North Dakota […]

Qualifications of teachers questioned by NCLB

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer California teachers in all grade levels must prove that they’re "highly qualified" under the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" (NCLB). The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) enacted in 1965 has been reauthorized under NCLB to ensure that all students are taught by highly qualified teachers by the end of the 2005-06 […]

Lawnmower exchange program announced

The Air Quality Management District (AQMD) has announced another series of lawnmower exchange events this year where residents of L.A. County can turn in their old gasoline-powered mowers for discounted non-polluting electric mowers. Last year’s event, "Mow Down Air Pollution 2003," resulted in a total of 3,500 operable gasoline mowers exchanged for new non-polluting electric models. "The exchanges help remove […]

World Series a hit for fathers, sons

Special to The Acorn

Almost every boy loves to go to the World Series and so do dads. What’s special about Bob Sherwin of Agoura Hills and his son, Rob Sherwin of Fort Worth, Texas, and Gary Faulkes and his son, Garrett Faulkes, both of Westlake Village, is that they played on a team that won a World Series. Playing in the Father and […]

Family sketch hike scheduled for Soka University

The Spike Dolomite Ward of the Arts in Education Aid Council, Inc. will lead a family sketch hike from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat. Feb. 21, at the Calabasas campus of Soka University, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway. During the hike, children and adults can "walk, talk and sketch" what they observe. Participants should bring their own picnic lunches, […]

Take Your Acorn On Vacation

Thank you for participating in our annual ‘Take Your Acorn on Vacation’ photo contest. We’ll continue to publish your entries in upcoming issues––so watch for yours. And don’t forget to take your Acorn with you on this year’s vacation!