2004-04-08

Athletes encouraged to protect eyes



From major league stadiums to small-town courts, America’s favorite pastimes make great memories. But for more than 40,000 athletes, those memories are ruined by eye injuries, the vast majority of which were preventable. In recognition of April’s designation as Sports Eye Safety Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and eye doctors across the nation urge all athletes to wear appropriate […]

For the record



The name of the junior middle blocker on Agoura’s volleyball team is Curtis Cohun, not Cohen.

“Dawn of the Dead”



"Dawn of the Dead" Directed by: Anthony Minghella Starring: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber and Ty Burrell Rated: R (for adult language, blood and gore, graphic violence and nudity) Running time: 98 minutes Best suited for: hardcore zombie addicts Least suited for: the living Acorn Rating: Don’t get me wrong. I love a flesh-eating zombie as much as the […]

Oak Park woman charged with insurance fraud



Ventura County District Attorney Gregory Totten announced recently that Alexa Briana Reeves, a 32-year-old Oak Park resident, has been arrested and charged with five felony counts of disability and unemployment-insurance fraud. The prosecution follows an investigation conducted by the state of California Employment Development Department (EDD). Reeves filed three separate disability and unemployment insurance claims with the EDD in 1998, […]

La Leche League a breastfeeding support group



La Leche League of Agoura Hills will meet at 2:30 p.m. Fri., April 16 at Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. For questions or information, call Jenn at (818) 597-2674. La Leche League of Thousand Oaks will meet at 10 a.m. Wed., May 5 at Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. For information, call […]

Finished first and second



Community center helps promote local bands



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Not all teenagers are hanging out on the streets—some are promoting their music or supporting local youth bands at the Teen Rock Shows presented from 7 to 10:30 p.m. two or three times a month on Fridays at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. Several famous bands, including Incubus, Hoobastank and Linkin Park, have roots in the […]

Budget still bleak for LVUSD



By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com A second interim budget report named "Dances with Wolves It Isn’t, Chapter II" highlighted the precarious financial status of Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) due to state budget problems and other issues. LVUSD Deputy Superintendent Donald Zimring presented his findings at a recent school board meeting, armed with information that nailed down a firm financial […]

Clean out the garage, turn a profit



Clean out the garage, turn a profit The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will have its annual community garage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., May 15 at the center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Booth space is available for a limited time for those wishing to sell items. Registration may be made by calling (818) 880-2993 or visiting […]

New herbal business offers health formulas



A new herbal business is offering the exclusive and exciting herbal formulas of spiritualist-herbalist Djehuty Ma’atRa, who’s helped hundreds heal themselves from diseases that rob people of their natural birthright—optimal health. Herbalist Ma’atRa’s health advice and herbal remedies, such as his famous full body detoxification program, have been accessed by celebrities such as singers Stevie Wonder and Brandy, and actors […]


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