2008-01-10

Westlake High students march in Rose Parade



There were some familiar faces marching up Colorado Boulevard in the 119th Tournament of Roses Parade, held New Year’s Day in Pasadena. Four Westlake High School students were among the 240 members of the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band. Lauren Alkazian, Richard Nebens, Michael Boisvert and Jeff Ross, all Westlake Village residents, auditioned for various sections in […]

Giving gout the boot

Nuts, legumes and even purine-rich vegetables like cauliflower have no influence on gout, so eat hearthealthy doses

David was a 32-year-old teacher who came to our office with a sudden onset of an excruciatingly painful right foot without any history of trauma. He pointed to the big toe joint and thought he had a bunion like his wife’s. The good news, I told him, it was not a bunion- the bad news was he had gout. He […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’



The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Maybe there was a close call with danger, and perhaps your pet became a hero. Or maybe you just want to tell us […]

Favorite small business pushed out by landlord



In our society apparently everything has to be homogenized, corporate and/or upscale with outrageous rent, including what is the only original compound with character in Agoura Hills: Whizin’s. When we learned that our favorite store, the Paper Post, was a victim of a large rent hike several months ago with perhaps another on the way, we knew the community was […]

The Best Mortgage Moves In A Slowing Housing Market



Given the recent changes in the mortgage and housing markets, many current and potential homeowners are asking themselves the question of what to do next in regards to their home financing situation. Whether you are looking to purchase your first home or are already a homeowner and want to maximize your investment, there are a number of home financing options […]

Triunfo YMCA launches Model United Nations

Teamwork, public speaking, leadership and negotiation skills are developed

Teens in sixth through ninth grade are invited to become part of the Triunfo YMCA’s Model United Nations program for 2008. The first meeting will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 17 at the YMCA facility at Sumac Elemen tary School, 6050 N. Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. Meetings will be held more frequently as the teens prepare for […]

Busy adults can eat right



Hectic lifestyles can make it a challenge to eat right, but a few well-chosen snacks can help Americans maintain their busy schedules without depriving their bodies of nutrition. Busy schedules can prompt many people to choose fast-food options that are usually high in calories, fat and sodium over balanced nutritional options or to skip meals altogether- but that’s not necessary. […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Burglars smashed a $300 car window and stole a backpack valued at $50 from a vehicle parked in the 29200 block of Roadside Drive on Dec. 19. Someone smashed a car window and stole a car stereo, an iPod and bolt cutters from a vehicle parked in the 28500 block of Driver Avenue on Dec. 18. The loss […]

City must make room for lowincome residents



I am responding to letters from James Prieger and Shari Goodman (Dec. 20). My main purpose for writing to The Acorn on Dec. 13 was to object to the lack of humanity and social justice on behalf of Edwin Locke “the Scrooge”- it was not so much to contest the fact that the middle class pays most of the taxes. […]

Resident’s photo wins National Geographic prize

First place in 'people' category

A haunting portrait of two Tibetan children peering out of a rustic wood-framed window landed Old Agoura resident Jean-Claude Louis first place in the prestigious 2007 National Geographic Society’s international photography contest. Louis’ portrait was selected as National Geographic ‘s top photograph in the “people” category. Contestants from China and Maryland captured first-place recognition in the animal, landscape and photo […]


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