2004-09-02

For the record



A line added at the end of a letter last week was false. Northridge Hospital Medical Center on Roscoe Boulevard and its trauma center in Northridge are not closing. It’s the Sherman Way campus of Northridge Hospital in Van Nuys that will be closing. The article last week detailing the race for the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) inadvertently […]

All ages, levels invided to ‘Chess Chums’



The Westlake Village Library invites all ages and levels of chess players to join "Chess Chums," the chess club they are sponsoring. The program will be presented from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays beginning Sept. 18 at the library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. Participants are asked to bring their own chessboard. For more information about joining the chess […]

Scholarships awarded to local students



Scholarships awarded to local students Seventy-seven recent high school graduates from 41 local high schools have each been awarded $500 scholarships by the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF). Scholarships amounting to $38,500 were raised by VCCF’s Scholarship Fund for Ventura County in partnership with the Ventura County Star and more than 180 donors, including HAAS Automation, which contributed $25,000. "The […]

Pet of the Week



WAITING FOR YOU—Harvey is a 9-year-old, neutered male, black-and-tan shepherd/Akita mix. He’s good on a leash, likes to play fetch and loves water. Adopt him at the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. Ask for identification No. A3228875. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 or visit animal control.co.la.ca.us first. The shelter currently needs laundry […]

Bay Area comedy duo to perform



A San Francisco Bay Area duo will make their local debut at 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 12 in the Gindi Auditorium of the University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive in L.A. Karen Schilling-Gould and Linda Merriweather are the Shlepperellas performing in a 90-minute comedy-musical revue exploring the challenges of being a woman, mom, wife, lover and businessperson. Schilling-Gould and Merri-weather, […]

OPUSD seeks oversight committee members for D4 parcel tax



The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education is seeking applications for membership in the Measure D4 Parcel Tax Oversight Committee. Applicants must be registered voters residing within Oak Park Unified School District. The committee will be comprised of five citizens selected by the board of education. They’ll serve two-year or three-year terms, with three members selected for two-year […]

Attract birds to your backyard



Bob Sussman, owner and operator of Matilija Nursery, will share his knowledge on how to landscape with native plants, using them to attract wildlife to your backyard, at 1 p.m. Sun., Sept. 19 at Wild Birds Unlimited, 22110 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. "Going native" enables gardeners to save water, reduce pollution from pesticide use and to spend time enjoying their […]

OCHS girl a national scholar



OCHS girl a national scholar Westlake Village resident Lauren Klosinski, a student at Oaks Christian High School, was recently selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. To qualify, students must have posted a record of superior academic achievement. Society members may qualify for scholarships, networking, events, publications and other opportunities.

Agoura Hills



Agoura Hills Power tools and two temporary power boxes totaling a loss of $1,500 were stolen from both an unlocked home and an unlocked pickup between Aug. 14 and 16 in the 28900 block of Crags Drive. A possible suspect was named. Between Aug. 13 and 16, four DVDs valued at $80 were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the […]

Young people need to be aware of

U.S. service options

I read with interest and then growing concern the front page article by Stephanie Bertholdo and then the anti-military cartoon on page 4 of your Aug. 19 edition. In combination, the message received is that The Acorn is opposed to the armed forces and therefore opposed to a strong defense. It seems reasonable in a voluntary environment that our young […]


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