2004-09-02

Newcomers to host annual coffee



The Conejo Valley Newcomers Club (CVNC) invites all new and long-term residents of Agoura, Calabasas, Camarillo, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village to a free daytime coffee from 10 a.m. to noon Wed., Sept. 8 at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Guests can learn about the club and […]

Parents’ cancer topic of program for kids



The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura has created "Kids Circle," a weekly program for children who have a parent or grandparent with cancer. Realizing that tremendous stress affects a child when a parent or close relative has been diagnosed with cancer, a Kids Circle program of "jump into art and other creative activities" has been scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m. beginning […]

A.C. Stelle student wins musical medals in competition



Matthew Weisman, an eighth-grader at A.C. Stelle Middle School in Calabasas, recently earned two silver medals and one bronze medal in the variety competition at the 2004 World Championships Performing Arts event at the Burbank Airport Hilton. Students from around the world participated. Matthew played the marimba, xylophone and piano during the competition.

Jewish athletes participate in Olympic-style competition



During the recent national JCC Maccabi Games, which took place during August in Columbus, Boston and Washington, Los Angeles swimmers won 43 total medals, and 150 student athletes from L.A. brought home 118 total medals after competing against more than 40 other delegations from across the nation. The JCC Maccabi Games is an Olympic-style sporting competition taking place each summer […]

Resident thanks teens concerned for her safety



Good deeds rarely get the recognition they deserve these days. The news is full of hate, crime and war. Tonight (Aug. 23), around 11 p.m., I was reminded that there is still a tremendous amount of good right here in our own community, especially among the young. Tonight, three young men, who do not know me from Adam, came to […]

Acorn writer directs second feature movie



By Michelle Knight knight@theacorn.com Michael Picarella has been destined for a career in moviemaking, it seems, ever since he was young. By the time he was 15 he asked his parents to buy him a video camera. But five years before that, Picarella, a Valencia resident and writer for the Acorn Newspapers, had already been making his own commercials using […]

New Medicare discounted drug program focus of lecture



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services Senior Program will host a lecture on "The New Medicare Discount Drug Card" at 11 a.m. Tues., Sept. 7 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Admission is free. New Medicare legislation was passed by Congress last November. It contained a provision that allowed private companies to sell […]

2004 Marmonte League Preview



It’s that time of a year again and the league returns with something it hasn’t had in recent years—parity. The title still goes through defending champ Westlake, but a slew of improved teams and determined newcomers are standing in line to take over the crowd. See pages 40 and 41.

Chabad plans to offer High Holiday services at Hyatt Westlake Plaza



Chabad plans to offer High Holiday services at Hyatt Westlake Plaza The Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Westlake Plaza will turn into a sanctuary for the holidays when Chabad of the Conejo observes its High Holiday services. Rosh Hashanah will be celebrated from Wed. evening, Sept. 15, through Fri. evening, Sept. 17. Yom Kippur will begin on Fri. evening, Sept. […]

Thanks, Old Agoura



My family and I want to thank the equestrian community within Old Agoura for their outpouring of friendship and support last week following the death of my sister, Kathe Flinders. This past Friday evening, Ron Troncatty and Larry Brown organized a memorial ride down Driver to the equestrian center. Kathe’s horse, Thor, led by one of her sons, Ashton, was […]


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