County fire department to accept applications for prospective firefighters

County fire department to accept applications for prospective firefighters By Stephanie Bertholdo and Lori Porter For the first time in seven years, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD) is accepting applications for new recruits. Maria Grycan, a representative with the LACFD, announced the department’s intent to fill spots at its training academy at last week’s Agoura Hills city council […]

Debutantes to be honored

The San Fernando Chapter of the National Charity League will host its 39th annual charity ball, "Unforgettable," at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Sat., Nov. 27. Fourteen young women from throughout Las Virgenes and the San Fernando and Conejo valleys will be honored for giving nearly 4,000 hours to philanthropic organizations. The 2004 debutantes include the following from local […]

Childhood bullying can impact a lifetime

By Mike Magee, M.D. Kids just being kids? Not any more. Bullying is pervasive in America’s schools and it causes more damage than many people realize. About 30 percent of sixth- through-10th-graders are involved in some type of bullying—either as a bully, as a target of bullying or both. Bullying is a unique form of aggression because it causes long-term […]

Enjoy meals in European style

In Italy, stylish dining has long been embraced as a relaxing way to unwind after a busy day. So before you order takeout and eat in front of the television, take a cue from the Italians and make each meal a treat. Whether dining alone, with family or with your closest friends, turn an otherwise hurried meal into a chic […]

Palestine unlikely to become a nation with Israel

An article in last week’s Acorn quotes Ferial Masry, a history teacher and assembly candidate, as suggesting that Israel should become a combined Jewish and Palestinian state. This is about as realistic as suggesting that Jeffrey Dahmer become a vegetarian. To quote a satirist, "Think of all the Arab countries as a football field, and Israel as a pack of […]

Metrolink holiday toy train to visit Simi, Moorpark

The Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) announced that the annual Metrolink Holiday Toy Express Train will visit the Moorpark Metrolink Station from 7:45 to 8:15 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 5 and the Simi Valley Metrolink Station from 5:15 to 6 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 11. The train, which consists of a modern locomotive and passenger coaches, is decorated with thousands […]

National Charity League to present debutantes

The Conejo Valley Chapter of the National Charity League will host its 23rd Annual National Charity League Debutante Ball on Sat., Nov. 27 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel in Westlake Village. At the ball, this mother/daughter philanthropic organization will formally present 14 debutantes, all of whom have begun their freshman year at colleges and universities. At a formal event […]

Westlake High competes in marching band event

Westlake High competes in marching band event

Kids learn bike safety

Spitting spit

Tennis players don’t spit on the court. Golfers don’t spit on the course. Swimmers don’t spit in the pool. Football players don’t spit on the field. Boxers don’t spit in the ring. But baseball players spit spit everywhere except on the umpires. Can you imagine what it must be like slippin’ and sliddin’ in the dugout? Now we know why […]

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