2006-08-17

Calabasas wants to know what people think about polystyrene ban

Debate brewing over plastic cups and other uses

Between July and August, Calabasas successfully contacted 58 out of 71 business owners in the city about whether they would back a ban on the use of polystyrene. The city surveyed businesses that might be users of the material, according to Alex Farassati, Calabasas environmental services manager. Often called Styrofoam, a trademarked name for the plastic polymer widely used to […]

‘A Chorus Line’ needs actors



Cabrillo Music Theatre has announced that auditions for “A Chorus Line” are slated for Sat. to Mon., Aug. 26 to 28. Set on the bare stage of a New York theater, “A Chorus Line” follows an eclectic group of young dancers hoping to land a job in the chorus of a Broadway show. Performances will be held from Oct. 27 […]

Community service helps combat peer pressure



Does community service hold the key to combating peer pressure? A new survey suggests there may be a possible relationship between kids’ involvement in community service and being less likely to yield to peer pressure. The survey, commissioned by Start Something, a free character education, volunteer service and career exploration program from Target and the Tiger Woods Foundation, revealed that […]

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Agoura Hills A Hispanic man allegedly entered a home while the residents were asleep and stole two laptop computers, a cellphone and a pair of shoes. The incident occurred on Thousand Oaks Boulevard Aug. 4 and the loss was about $1,000. Someone attempted to drill open a safe at the Warehouse Discount Center store on Canwood Street Aug. 1. Burglars […]

Lowe’s endorsed by former mayor



As a former mayor of Westlake Village, I choose to support projects selectively and I am careful to disseminate only truthful information to my fellow residents. Opponents of the Town Center are using scare tactics in the hopes that some will settle for another office complex. I hope I can clarify a few issues and help voters understand why the […]

Top 10 reasons that fluoride should not be added to our water



Many parts of the country began adding fluoride to tap water 50 years ago because it was said to help prevent tooth decay. That’s why it’s also in many brands of toothpaste. Thanks to fluoridated water, people get fewer cavities. As reported recently in The Acorn, minute amounts of fluoride will soon be placed in Southern California tap water. There […]

Bonnie Kronfeld



Chuck Leko and Michael Schaller, owners of Century 21 Adobe Realty, congratulate associates for outstanding production for July. Recognized for Top Listings was Bonnie Kronfeld, Top Sales was Donna Cheney and Top Gross Closed Commission was Mary Culp. “All of our associates are working very hard to

Fairy tales and fantasy



PRINCESS AND THE PEE WEE-Princess Telephone, played by Julie Wagg, leads 6-year-old audience member Ella Fortney of Westlake Elementary School on a hound hunt during the Gypsies in a Trunk production of “The Raggle Taggle Gypsies, Oh” at Foxfield Park recently.

Mental illness: learn the facts about causes, symptoms, treatments



A recent survey by the American Psychiatric Association found that many people know little or almost nothing about the warning signs, causes and effective treatments for mental illnesses-even though in any given year, one in five Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder. Each year, more people suffer from a mental illness than from cancer and diabetes combined. Research shows […]

Honor roll



+James Henry Neshek, a sophomore pre-business administration major from Agoura Hills, and Beth Gail Glazer, a junior undeclared major from Calabasas, were named to the 2006 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Oregon. To receive the honor, students must have a 3.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. +Andrew Sorkin of Westlake Village was named to the […]


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