2004-11-18

The Acorn celebrates its 30th anniversary



By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com The Acorn is celebrating an important milestone this week—30 years of serving the community. Owners Jim and Lisa Rule want to thank readers and staff members for their loyalty and dedication. "The paper connects you and makes you feel like you’re part of something special. We love the people and seeing the community grow," Lisa Rule […]

Local man cares for his world



By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Equipped with a pair of grabbers and a bright orange safety vest, Bob Hitner spends several days a month voluntarily removing litter in the Liberty Canyon area of Agoura Hills. This modest task could easily conceal the adventurous spirit of Hitner, a world-traveled scuba diver, avid tennis player and retired insurance claims investigator. Hitner said that […]

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GOP VIP Bill Bennett, former Democrat, speaks in T.O. By Steve Ames
Special to The Acorn


GOP VIP Bill Bennett, former Democrat, speaks in T.O. By Steve Ames Special to The Acorn He may have spent much of his life as a Democrat, but Bill Bennett’s message last week to a Thousand Oaks audience was strictly from the Republican point of view that he’s held since 1986. Appearing at the Civic Arts Plaza Fred Kavli Theatre […]

Community leaders share breakfast



Agoura Hills



Unknown persons smashed out the rear window of a vehicle parked near a hotel in the 30000 block of Agoura Road. The suspects stole two flat panel computer monitors valued at $500 each, a black leather briefcase valued at $400 and one Sony Laptop computer valued at $2,500. The incident also caused $400 in damages to the vehicle. It occurred […]

International singing star to perform in Thousand Oaks



International singing star Noa will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 28 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. This is the only Southern California appearance on her North American tour and is sponsored by Temple Beth Haverim of Agoura Hills. "We’ve been trying to get Noa to come here for years," said […]

Early deadlines



Thanksgiving on Thurs., Nov. 25 will affect deadlines at The Acorn Newspapers for the issues of Nov. 25 and Dec. 2. Real estate advertising for the Thanksgiving issue must be reserved by noon today. Real estate advertising for the issue of Dec. 2 must be reserved by noon Wed., Nov. 24. The display advertising deadline for the Thanksgiving issue is […]

Westlake man travels hard road to marathon



By Heather West Special to The Acorn Steve Kisor of Westlake Village completed all 26.2 miles of the New York City Marathon on a recent Sunday, in the company of more than 36,500 runners and 2 million spectators. Four years ago Kisor, 44, an aviation insurance expert, lost 55 pounds in his quest to regain good health. "I smoked on […]

Group hosts Thanksgiving social



Casa Pacifica Angels and Amigos Auxiliaries launched connect@casapacifica at a Thanksgiving social last Thurs., Nov. 11 at Boccaccio’s Restaurant in Westlake Village. Casa Pacifica helps abused, neglected or at-risk children and their families in Santa Barbara, Ventura and L.A. counties. The event launched a campaign to connect potential donors and volunteers who live between Camarillo and Calabasas to the kids […]

Helping Students with Learning Differences Succeed in College



For students with ADHD and/or learning disabilities, making a good college match means looking beyond a school’s size, curriculum or location. It’s important to identify a student’s special needs and to find schools that provide the services that will enable that student to be successful in college. Learning disabilities don’t need to stop students from attending college. In fact, over […]


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