2004-04-01

What to do when teenagers use drugs



A new effort launched by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign hopes to reduce teen drug use by enlisting the power of parents and peers to intervene with young people who have already begun drug use and underage drinking. Research shows that teens look to their friends and parents when it comes to problems with drugs. By taking early action, […]

Speeders are out of control on Eagleton



Speeders are out of control on Eagleton The vehicle traffic speed on Eagleton Street (in Agoura Hills) is out of control. Some drivers are unfriendly and rude. This is sometimes detrimental to the residential properties and perhaps one day to the lives of the property owners. There was an accident about two weeks ago. We got lucky or maybe blessed […]

Rotary Club hosts annual Street Fair



By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com While the temperature outside was on its way to hitting a record 90 degrees, it didn’t stop early risers from running Sunday in the Westlake Village Rotary Club’s 10th annual Street Fair, which included a 5K run or walk for kids. With live entertainment, food, drinks, face painting and craft displays, there was plenty to do […]

Explore spring skies this month



The magic of a spring night will be explored during April at the Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State University Northridge. Every Friday in April the planetarium will run two shows to give the public an opportunity to view different aspects of the evening skies. Each Friday at 6 p.m., the first presentation will be the "Spring Sky Show," which offers […]

Organ donation, a lifesaving gift



For 80,000 Americans on the national waiting list for lifesaving organ transplants, tomorrow may never come. According to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), only one out of three on the waiting list will ever receive a transplant due to the critical shortage of organ donors in the U.S. Seventeen people die each day while waiting. April is National Donate Life […]

Special events to help build new weight room at AHS



Special events to help build new weight room at AHS The Agoura High School Charger Club will host a fundraising golf tournament on Sun., April 25 at Lost Hills Country Club. A "Casino Night" event is planned at a private home on Fri., April 23. Both events are benefits to raise funds for improvements to the high school’s weight room. […]

Make sure your children reap the benefits of reading



Reading without comprehension is like eating without swallowing. You taste the food, but your body doesn’t benefit from any of the nutrients the food provides. For this reason, it’s important that parents not only practice reading skills with their children but also focus on comprehension. Fortunately, parents can improve their child’s comprehension by reading with them 10-15 minutes each day, […]

A different reaction at the market



A different reaction at the market I don’t doubt Ms. Lavelle’s account of what happened when she returned to her local grocery store (after the strike ended) and was greeted with what sounds like a rude reception. I just want to mention how different my experience was and to thank Calabasas Ralphs’ employees for their kindness. When I went to […]