2004-02-12

Lions are playing well under new co-head coaches

Wharrison@theacorn.com

The Oaks Christian boys’ basketball team beat Malibu, 76-43, last Friday night in a home game in Westlake Village, improving the Lions to 19-4 overall and 6-0 in Frontier League games. Mike Hornbuckle, a senior, led Oaks Christian with 21 points, including five 3-pointers, and his brother, sophomore Matt Hornbuckle, added 20 points. The Lions also improved to 9-1 since […]

The ‘traffic improvements’ are dangerous in Calabasas



The ‘traffic improvements’ are dangerous in Calabasas I am writing in response to the letter from the Mulwood Heights resident in Calabasas regarding traffic mitigation measures. We have lived in the Malibu Canyon area for 30 years. The residents in our area of Calabasas are also victims of the overzealous, poorly planned traffic "calming/beautification" projects this year. An island was […]

Residents launch preemptive strike against project in Calabasas

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Residents launch preemptive strike against project in Calabasas Environmentalists are already at work attacking a development before a formal plan is even submitted in Calabasas. A developer hopes to build (among other possibilities) a hotel and restaurant complex on the "Old Farmhouse property" at 5539 Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. The Calabasas Planning Commission and the Calabasas City Council will […]

Have a big heart, adopt a special pet



Love comes in many forms. Sometimes it arrives on four legs and with a wagging tail, or purrs and favors catnip. For anyone who’s been looking for this type of love in all the wrong places, volunteers from the L.A. County Animal Shelter in Agoura invite you to visit them at Center Court in The Oaks shopping center from 10 […]

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Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Anuar Pinto-Velasco helped make improvements to a Bahraini school during a port visit to Bahrain while assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg. More recently, Pinto-Velasco and fellow sailors answered a distress call from an Iraqi freighter in the Arabian Gulf. After responding to the call, members of Pinto-Velasco’s unit transported an Iraqi seaman, […]

People get jobs through contract or project work



Getting a foot in the door has long been the goal of enterprising job seekers. A new survey shows employers also embrace this approach. Sixty-three percent of chief information officers (CIOs)said it’s beneficial for potential new hires to work on a project or contract basis before being offered a full-time position. One in five executives said this strategy was very […]

Coyotes play for championship

Wharrison@theacorn.com

With a 63-52 win over Agoura last Friday night in a game played at Calabasas, the Calabasas boys’ basketball team remained undefeated (9-0) in Marmonte League games as it gets ready to face Thousand Oaks in the championship game today in Simi Valley at 7:30 p.m. Drew Housman, a junior point guard, scored a game-high 23 points and Steve Saunders, […]

She’ll be missed



We are deeply saddened by the very sudden loss of a beloved lady, Elsie Asher, who was our friend and neighbor. Ms. Asher was also known to hundreds of students who have attended and presently attend Yerba Buena Elementary School as a caring and loving yard supervisor. She will be dearly missed by all who grew to know and love […]

Long-awaited library officially opens in Oak Park

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During the spring of 2000, the community of Oak Park began to have a faint vision of a new library after a groundbreaking took place. Everyone expected to see the new library the following year, but instead the contractor abandoned the project and construction was delayed. Due to steadfast community leaders, the Oak Park Library conducted a Grand Opening Celebration […]

A Valentine’s Day suggestion: Dinner, movie for two

Special to The Acorn

As Valentine’s Day approaches, some guys still don’t understand one basic concept. It isn’t about money. It’s about romance. It’s about attentiveness and appreciation and maybe a little cuddling. My suggestion? How about an intimate, at-home dinner and a movie this Feb. 14? I can’t help much with the dinner, but I can offer some suitably cuddle-prone films to set […]