2005-02-09

Activities for seniors



Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District will offer a number of recreational activities this winter for senior adults at the Oak Park Community Center, 1000 Kanan Road, Oak Park. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fri., Feb. 11 a Valentine’s luncheon will be presented featuring music, lunch and beverages. Two workshops will be offered in February and March. "Scam and […]

Sticker shock  



Sticker shock   Your savings continue to languish and your 401K never bounced back after the 2001 meltdown, but the huge equity in your home has more than made up the difference and now you’re feeling pretty good about life again, correct? Not so fast, the experts say. They’ve studied the recent run-up in local housing prices and predict a […]

Candidates begin election debate

Challengers say incumbents no longer

Challengers say incumbents no longer ‘civil’ By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Calabasas residents heard six candidates in the upcoming council election talk about issues such as traffic, schools, environment and the new civic center during a televised forum last week sponsored by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters. Candidate Vern Padgett failed to appear, citing other […]

City history celebrated



The Calabasas Anza Heritage Association will host its 20th annual "Anza en Calabazas" historical presentation and festivities from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 27 at the Sepulveda Adobe in Calabasas on Mulholland Highway west of Las Virgenes Road. Admission is free. During the presentation, cast members will describe the 1776 journey commissioned by the viceroy of New Spain to […]

Link found involving obesity, eye disease



Here’s news that may inspire you to look to lose weight. You’ve probably heard a lot about the dire consequences of being overweight—which 60 percent of Americans are—and now research from Harvard suggests that those extra pounds may be bad for your eyes. Researchers think some nutrients needed in the retina in the eye may not get there because people […]

With Marmonte League title back in hand, Agoura water polo team eyes bigger trophy



By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Following a 22-6 clobbering of Moorpark on Tuesday, coaches and players in the Agoura girls’ water polo program rested comfortably knowing that the Marmonte League title was back in the hands of the Chargers after a one-year hiatus. Led by junior Meghan Corso’s five goals, Agoura (21-5, 11-0 in Marmonte) steamrolled its way to its 11th […]

Jay Leno to perform at Casa Pacifica’s Angels Ball



Jay Leno of "The Tonight Show" is the featured performer and live auctioneer at Casa Pacifica’s 16th annual Angels Ball from 6 p.m. to midnight Sat., Feb. 12 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. The event is a fundraiser for Casa Pacifica, to support the facility’s mission to bring hope and help to abused, neglected and at-risk children and […]

Take Your Acorn On Vacation



A touch of Valentine’s



Local watercolorist has what it takes



By Billy Martin It is something known but intangible. When something works, it works because the artist has it. Of course, it is not limited to artists. We all know what it is, we just can’t put our finger on it. It can’t be learned. You’ve either got it or you don’t. Joe Cibere has it. As a watercolor artist […]


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