2004-06-17

Mobil station keeps gas prices high on purpose



Mobil station keeps gas prices high on purpose By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The owner of the Mobil gas station at 24025 Calabasas Road in Calabasas said he’s intentionally keeping his gas prices high to make up for the higher wholesale costs he must pay. John Rabi, who’s sold Mobil gas at his station for more than 10 years, said his […]

Help kids stay healthy by focusing on ears, nose and throat

More than
7 million children were diagnosed with hay fever
in 2001


More than 7 million children were diagnosed with hay fever in 2001 To help your children stay healthy, it may be wise to keep an eye on their ears, noses and throats. Children suffer from illnesses of the ear, nose and throat more than any other part of the body. In fact, otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat specialists) report that: […]

AHS class of 2004



Stephanie Paula Abrams, Diba Adami, Anne Elizabeth Adams, Yarin Adi, David Lloyd Ahmadi, Ariana Kristina Ajir, Bryan Stephen Alaynick, Jaclyn Elizabeth Allen, Nicholas Irving Allen, Nicole Jacqueline Alsop, Gregory Forrest Altmann, Jamie Lee Anderbery, Kate Nicole Antoine, Megan Antoine, Amy C. Antonsen, Joshua Eli Arita, Gabrielle Antionette Armstrong, Tara Marie Ashton, Jonathan Paul Avnon, Justin Alan Avnon, Solana Reneé Azus, […]

Acting workshops available for kids with autism



Producer/director Joey Tra-volta is sharing his knowledge of acting and filmmaking with children suffering from autism. He heads Entertainment Experience, a digital filmmaking and acting workshop company for children. Recently, Travolta collaborated with Alisa Wolf of Wolf & Associates, a company that develops and provides programs for children on the autism spectrum. In addition to developing a curriculum for these […]

Likes Bush, not Kerry



Likes Bush, not Kerry Sept. 11: Not since Pearl Harbor have we experienced such a tragedy. Talked about and remembered or not, some want to forget and some carry a heavy pain of loss. My heart goes out to those poor people. Remember the heroes, the fire and police departments, Rudy Giuliani and even the President. Now, a few years […]

Board of supervisors agrees to remove cross from county seal



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday against conducting a public vote on whether or not the county should fight a lawsuit that demands the cross be removed from the Los Angeles County seal. If voters had decided to keep the cross, an inevitable lawsuit might have found its way to the U.S. […]

THURS., JUNE 17



Let’s Get Acquainted Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks hosts an orientation for newcomers from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Adults 50+ can learn about the many activities and services offered at the Center and have a guided tour and receive information packets. Reserve: (805) 381-2744 Garden Greenbacks Oak Park Gardeners to discuss future fundraising projects at […]

East County All-Stars rough up the West, 31-6



By Kyle Jorrey Acorn Sports Writer It didn’t take long for visitors to last Saturday’s 31st annual Ventura County High School All-Star Football Game to figure out the offensive strategy of the East County team and its quarterback quartet of Bryan Walker (Agoura), Cody Holland (Moorpark), Chris Owens (Thousand Oaks) and Nolan McNair (Oak Park). Take the snap, drop back […]

James E. McNeil



James E. McNeil passed away Monday, June 7, 2004 at 5:18 p.m. in Ojai Valley Hospital. He grew up in Maine, experienced WWII as a paratrooper and lived in our Malibu Canyon neighborhood for over 30 years. He spent the last few years in an Alzheimer’s facility in Ojai. He was a loving husband to Nancy McNeil, who preceded him […]

Higher education too expensive



Getting a college education these days is a very important thing and a very expensive task. You might be thinking I’m talking about going to a UC/CSU school, which can cost in excess of $15,000 and is being increased by those in Sacramento, but I am actually talking about California’s community colleges. When I graduated from high school in 2003, […]


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