2004-10-07

Future Foundation focuses on how things will be funded

First of two parts

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com First of two parts "Financing Our Region’s Future" was the focus of a colloquium sponsored by the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation (CLVFF). The event was conducted last week at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Calabasas City Councilman Dennis Washburn, a chairman of the colloquium, called the evening session "earthquake preparedness for your money." He added […]

Learning about local fauna



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Cal State Northridge now accepting applications for spring semester



Upper division transfer students interested in attending Cal State University Northridge next spring still have time to send in their applications. The new state budget has made it possible for university officials to consider applications from eligible students beyond the initial filing deadline. Students interested in attending Cal State University Northridge in spring 2005 are encouraged to apply as soon […]

Family adventure coming to L.A.



Family adventure coming to L.A. The next Children and Family Adventure at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 30 on the Arboretum grounds at 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia when the Arboretum will host "Pumpkin Decorating—The Natural Way!" Halloween costumes are optional. Children ages 3 to 8 must be […]

“Shark Tale”



"Shark Tale" Directed by: Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, Rob Letterman Starring (voices of): Will Smith, Robert DeNiro, Renée Zellweger, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black and Martin Scorsese Rated: PG (mild crude humor and mild animated violence) Running time: 92 minutes Best suited for: animation junkies Least suited for: those for whom one pixilated fish tale was sufficient Acorn’s Rating Guide: 3-1/2 […]

Pichotta drops out of Oak Park MAC race



Jennifer Pichotta, a candidate for the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC), has announced she’s no longer actively seeking a seat. Pichotta indicated she entered the race because she wanted to contribute to the community and she was concerned about Oak Park MAC members being appointed because of a lack of challengers. But seven candidates qualified for the ballot and […]

Tailgating tips score big with football fans



With football season under- way, fans are also getting ready for the "game before the game," a weekly feast that one expert calls "the last great American neighborhood." We’re talking about tailgating. Just like the contest on the field, tailgating is a game that requires practice, sure hands, quick reflexes and the ability to work as a team. To help […]

Tips on cat-proofing your home



Cats may be known and loved for their independent spirit and natural curiosity, but that same curiosity can sometimes put them in harm’s way. Keeping cats indoors is generally thought to be the best way to avoid serious injury. What most cat owners don’t realize, however, is that indoor life is not totally risk-free. Just as one should "child-proof" a […]

Quick Take



Ridiculous defines Tyler Hou-ston’s column in the Sept. 26 Las Vegas Review-Journal. He accused Shawn Green of letting down the Dodgers and their fans by not playing on the most holy of Jewish dates, Yom Kippur. Sandy Koufax did the same thing in 1965 during the World Series. He did it because it was important to him, just as Shawn […]


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