Tiger Woods golf tournament in T.O. to feature world’s best

Tiger Woods golf tournament in T.O. to feature world’s best This weekend at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks is an opportunity to catch some of the PGA’s best in action as they compete in the Target World Challenge, hosted by golf superstar Tiger Woods. Some of the golfers in the field of 16 includesVijay Singh, Jim Furyk, John Daly, […]

‘A Christmas Carol’ comes to T.O.


‘A Christmas Carol’ comes to T.O. By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Charles Dickens’ timeless tale "A Christmas Carol" is dear to Anne Lockhart, whose grandparents and mother were featured in the original 1938 film of the classic story. Gene and Kathleen Lockhart played Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit and their daughter, June Lockhart, was Belinda, one of the Cratchit daughters. Following in […]

Oak Park water company may buy surplus water tanks to save money

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com To save money, Triunfo Sanitation District (TSD), which owns Oak Park Water Service, might buy surplus water tanks from the city of Santa Barbara. The surplus water tanks are cheaper than other storage options, but they might not be available because another buyer may have already bought them. An existing water tank with a capacity of […]

Avoid home-cooking fires

With the approaching holidays and preparation of festive meals, safety experts are warning about the dangers of cooking fires in kitchens. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 96,200 home structure fires were associated with cooking equipment. These blazes killed 331 people, injured 4,183 others and caused $511.3 million in property damage. "Three out of every 10 reported home fires […]

Oak Park couple helps organize

ADL event

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Michael and Stacey Garfinkel of Oak Park are making a difference in their community and in the world. The couple are co-chairs of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) 2004 Los Angeles Celebration on Sat., Dec 18 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. "We’re honored to be able to assist with this year’s dinner and dance while promoting the […]

Look-A-Like features ladies accessories

The Look-A-Like is a one-of-a-kind ladies’ accessories store that carries purses, briefcases, jewelry, overnighter, hats, wallets, shoes, accessories and more. They also feature a great variety of scarves and items inspired by and comparable to such designers as Coach, Chanel, Gucci and others. The Look-A-Like purse party is available to individuals or charity groups. The store will provide refreshments and […]

Sports Challenge

1. What football team had 75 percent fewer women try out for its cheerleading squad after it

1. What football team had 75 percent fewer women try out for its cheerleading squad after it won only one game in 1989? 2. What Olympic sport includes fencing, swimming, shooting, running and riding? 3. Who, in 1993, became the first PGA Tour golfer to win three straight tournaments since 1980? 4. What team won its first of many Super […]

Learn how nature plays role in crafts

Curator Kevin Wallace, an authority in the field of contemporary craft art, and more than 20 of the exhibition’s featured artists will conduct a dialogue in the gallery of "Celebrating Nature: Craft Traditions/Contemporary Expressions" at 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 18 at the Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. "Celebrating Nature," presenting both an expansive vision of […]

Impaired drivers create major threat during holidays

An important nationwide initiative may drive down the rate of alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that impaired drivers kill someone every 30 minutes, nearly 50 people a day and almost 18,000 citizens a year. What’s more, last year, there was a more than two percent increase in fatalities of motorcyclists in alcohol-related crashes. […]

VIPs meet at area woman’s club

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