2008-03-06

Louisville High School students direct micro-loans to the poor



Students in Louisville High School’s social justice classes are given the opportunity to explore moral questions on issues such as sweatshops, poverty, war and hunger. Last year, teacher Michael Bates of the Woodland Hills school had a group of students who wanted to make a real impact on poverty and to better understand the issues that surround the world’s poor. […]

Alzheimer’s Association offers more office hours



The Alzheimer’s Association is offering additional hours the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help reach those caregivers who are caring for a family member or other loved one with dementia and are not able to visit during business hours. The office is at 1339 Del Norte Road in Camarillo. The Alzheimer’s Association offers […]

High School Highlights



All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to e-mail newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., March 7: Film festival/G building/7 p.m. Mon., March 10: Music booster meeting/J-3/7 p.m. VICE ticket sales/AAC Tues., March 11: Def poetry rehearsal/G building/3 p.m. Charger Club meets/A-1/7 p.m. VICE ticket sales/AAC Wed., […]

Temple Aliyah rabbi meets the pope



Shaking hands with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican in January was very moving for Rabbi Stewart Vogel, spiritual leader of Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills. Vogel was in Rome with an interfaith group of Catholic, Muslim, Protestant and Jewish religious leaders from Southern California. The 27 clergy members on the weeklong trip met with Vatican officials before continuing on […]

Taking stock in Mary Pallant



Thank you, reporter Sophia Fischer, for reminding voters about Mary Pallant’s race for Congress in the Acorn Newspapers of Feb. 28 and 29. There’s an alternative for change and that real change in Washington begins with real change at home. Pallant’s announcement that she is challenging longtime incumbent Elton Gallegly for the 24th Congressional District sets into motion what promises […]

This Home Features An Updated Front Door



This home has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms and has nearly 1900′. The single family-single story residence features an updated front door through which the formal living room can be seen. Adjacent is the informal dining area flanked by a family room and bright kitchen. The informal family room features slider to rear and a brick gas/ wood-burning fireplace. […]

CHP to teach driver safety course

Participants also hear from accident investigators

The California Highway Patrol, West Valley Area will host a Start Smart driver safety course by appointment only beginning at 6 p.m. Tues., March 11 at the West Valley CHP, 5825 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills. CHP officers will discuss traffic collision avoidance techniques, collisioncausing factors, driver/parent responsibilities and seatbelt usage. Also, officers who have investigated fatal collisions involving teens […]

Former pro dancers form new troupe



Ronald Reagan Foundation offers senior scholarships



The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation has announced its ninth year of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Scholars Program. The program rewards high school seniors in Ventura County who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and strong character throughout their four years of high school. This year the Reagan Foundation has increased the number of scholarships it will grant, as well as […]

Expanded Scandinavian Festival coming to CLU



The Scandinavian Festival will return to the California Lutheran University campus from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 19 and 20 with an expanded area for crafts, games and other family activities. The event will include food, entertainment and demonstrations highlighting the Nordic cultures of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland and the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. For […]


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