Oak Park woman fights for her life, place to live

By Sylvie Belmond Acorn Staff Writer Although she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer over two years ago, Robin Josephson went scuba diving off Catalina Island recently. Her will to survive and thrive has led her to stay positive in spite of remarkably trying conditions. Josephson, a teaching nurse who was working in Saudi Arabia, was initially told she had […]

Haven Hills seeking volunteers

Haven Hills is a nonprofit agency in Canoga Park working to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing services directly to victims and survivors of abuse as well as educating the community on domestic violence. It mans a 24-hour crisis hotline that in a recent 30-day period received 1,960 calls from people seeking domestic-violence-related assistance. In addition to the […]

Rescued greyhounds make great pets

Cliff Samuels, founder and president of Greyhound Productions, has announced the official launch of Adopt-A-Star Greyhound Rescue, a nonprofit organization dedicated to placing retired racing greyhounds in loving, caring homes in Malibu and the greater Los Angeles area. The organization is rescuing young racing greyhounds from tracks in Arizona, Mexico and Colorado. Once off the track, the greyhounds live in […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Rio Mesa Spartans (2-0) at
Agoura Chargers (2-0)

Rio Mesa Spartans (2-0) at Agoura Chargers (2-0) Tonight, 7 p.m. By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com The Agoura Chargers entered the 2004 season with the attitude that this year they were the team to beat in Marmonte—and through two games they’ve played that role better than Al Pacino did Michael Corleone in "The Godfather." After dismantling Buena, 38-16, in week one, […]

Sukkot activities planned

Chabad of the Conejo will present "The One Stop Sukkah Shop" from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 27 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. All the holiday needs for Sukkot (Festival of Booths) will be available, including decorations, palm branches and esrog and lulav sets. Frames by Lee will be selling supplies so that individuals may easily construct their […]

Says duck feeding not the cause of dirty water

Says duck feeding not the cause of dirty water This weekend, a flyer was distributed around Lake Lindero asking residents not to feed the ducks. Although it was never stated explicitly, the anonymous writer’s chief concern appears to be the pea-soup appearance of the water and the dirty sidewalks. As a 24-year lakeside resident, I can attest that the poor […]

Time to go native with these Soka University green events

Wildlife and gardening enthusiasts Trish and Chris Meyer will present a visual chronology through video and digital photography on how they transformed a one-third-acre hillside into a natural haven for more than 50 species of birds and butterflies by using native, low-maintenance plants in their landscape during a "Wildscaping with Native Plants" workshop from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wed., Sept. […]

Free computer training offered to qualifying companies

The Employment Training Panel (ETP), a state training agency based in Sacramento, is commissioned to assist California companies to meet out-of-state competition by providing upgrading training for their employees. This program is funded through the Unemployment Insurance tax base into which the company has already contributed. "So, in a sense, the company is being reimbursed a portion of its own […]

Local girls walk for juvenile diabetes cure

Local girls walk for juvenile diabetes cure By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com On Valentine’s Day, 2003, 10-year-old Laura Miller had gone to the movies with her family, finally had her ears pierced, and received a call from the doctor that would change her life forever. Laura had gone to the doctor often over the course of the year. She suffered from […]

Weekend schedule

Hart at

Hart at Westlake Thursday, 7 p.m. Mojave at Oak Park Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Chaminade at Calabasas Thursday, 7 p.m. Camarillo at Thousand Oaks Thursday, 7 p.m. Burbank at Oaks Christian Friday, 7:30 p.m. Viewpoint at Fairmont Prep Saturday, 7 p.m.

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