2008-11-13

Nominations for Gibbs award



The members of the Calabasas Environmental Commission are looking for the next Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award honoree. The award, which symbolizes commitment to California’s environment, recognizes the voluntary activities of individuals, businesses, municipalities, government agencies and other organizations that work to benefit the environment. Carl Gibbs, who died in February 2006, was a prominent Calabasas environmental commissioner and one […]

Workshop to cover cancer reconstruction



As part of the ongoing Breast Cancer Connection series, The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura presents “Breast Reconstruction: Understanding your Options” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mon., Nov. 17 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The speakers are Gil Kryger, MD, and Zol Kryger, MD. This workshop will cover the various reconstructive options in simple terms, explaining the differences as well […]

Weekend schedule



Chadwick at Viewpoint Friday, 2:30 p.m. Agoura at Calabasas Friday, 7 p.m. Thousand Oaks at Newbury Park Friday, 7 p.m. Oak Park vs. Bishop Diego Friday, 7:30 p.m. (at Santa Barbara City College) Nordhoff at Oaks Christian Friday, 7:30 p.m.

‘Twilight’ books inspire reading craze



Move over, Harry Potter. The “Twilight” book series, about the impossible love between a vampire and a teenage girl, has ignited a reading craze among middle school students similar to the decadelong devotion to the Potter book series that ended in 2007. Local librarians are seizing the opportunity to promote reading by hosting lunchtime “Twilight” events. At A.C. Stelle Middle […]

Thanks, teach



LVUSD teachers: ya’ done good. As election mania was in full force, kids all over our community were discussing issues, understanding the process, and even doing “kid votes” in our schools. It’s astounding to see how many kids not only understood many of the issues, but in many cases, understood them better than many adults. And these were kids of […]

Collect e-waste



In addition to its monthly paint and oil collection event, Calabasas will host two free monthly electronic waste collections. On the first Saturday of each month, the Albertsons parking lot at 26521 Agoura Road will be home to an e-waste collection from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A second will be held on the third Saturday of every month in […]

Candles commemorate those with Alzheimer’s



Sunrise Assisted Living will light “candles of care” to remember and honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related illness at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Nov. 13 at Sunrise Assisted Living, 3101 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. The sixth annual National Commemorative Candle Lighting is an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. […]

Marmonte standings



Picnic bash, silent auction to raise funds for Cambodian orphanage



A small group of local men and women are attempting to make a big impact on Cambodian orphans. A fundraiser called “The Feast 3.0” will be hosted by Agoura High School alumni Aaron Horwitz, 25, and Carly Croick, 26, along with Bryan Wiedenheft, a graduate of Oak Park High, and Atlanta, Ga., resident Hannah McCoy, 24. The event will take […]

Your turn to speak



Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thoughts and concerns on any matter you wish. Anonymous letters, however, will not be published. After sending us your letter—which should […]


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