2005-03-23

Calabasas commissioners are needed



The city of Calabasas needs a new planning commissioner to replace Jonathan Wolfson, the newly-elected city council member who took office on March 23. The city also is seeking a volunteer for the Calabasas Design Review Panel, a separate planning group. The five-member planning commission meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month and gives the council recommendations and […]

Growing roses not so challenging with these pro tips



There’s just something about roses that captures the imagination. According to the California Cut Flowers Commission, Americans buy more than a billion stems of roses annually. And millions grow roses in their gardens. Roses have been around for a long time. Confucius had a 600-book library on rose care. George Washington was the first person known to breed roses in […]

District writing workshop encourages creativity



By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Teaching students how to write with flair, emotion and depth was the focus of a recent workshop for Las Virgenes Unified School District middle school teachers. Two teachers from Willow Elementary and Yerba Buena Elementary also participated in the workshop. Fred Wolf, a former teacher-turned-trainer with Great Source Professional Development, a nationwide educational firm that develops […]

Church to host Easter celebration



In His Presence Church will present an "Easter Celebration" on Sun., March 27. This inspiring, festive service will incorporate live music, professional dance and an uplifting message dedicated to celebrating the Easter holiday. Featured during the service will be singer/songwriter Jonathan Butler, dancer Lora Anderson of the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes plus various artists from different parts of the […]

Citizen fortunate to know Behringer



I read with tremendous interest and confirmation Jim Kalember’s letter in the March 10 issue, "Behringer worked behind the scenes for Oak Park." There is no more I can add to the memory of this fine gentleman. Jim did not write the letter as Kent’s father-in-law. He wrote the letter as I am doing, as a fortunate citizen of Oak […]

Local People of 2005



Our communities make us proud. From Thousand Oaks to Hidden Hills and all points in between, we enjoy a beautiful environment, have excellent schools and benefit from strong businesses. Very few people who live here will tell you they’d rather be somewhere else. Today, The Acorn presents the Top 25 People of 2005, our inaugural tribute to the local men […]

Use of medical marijuana increases

Fewer restrictions make the drug easier to prescribe

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com In the nearly 10 years since California legalized medical marijuana, the stigma associated with the use of the drug has decreased. A greater number of patients are using it, more facilities are providing it and, after a new state bill was passed last year offering guidelines for law enforcement, patient use and physician protection, more doctors […]

A dog’s perspective wins essay contest for Spivack



By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com An essay that illuminated the details of the Lewis and Clark expedition from a dog’s perspective was the winning entry in a recent American history essay contest. The contest, which was part of History Day L.A., was sponsored by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. "I love dogs, so I thought I’d […]

Wild West weekend



Reader questions minibikes on streets



Reader questions minibikes on streets I would like to find out from other parents or local authorities where I can get the legal permission necessary to allow my kids to ride their fully equipped minibikes on the streets, sidewalks, and parks in Oak Park and Agoura Hills. Judging by the numbers seen, it appears to be permissible for the loud […]


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