2009-04-23

Oak Park worries about cancer cases



A group of Oak Park residents is speaking out about what they feel is a spike in the number of cancer cases recently diagnosed in their community, but cancer clusters are difficult to prove, experts say, and fears that the disease might be linked to the former rocket engine and nuclear testing site at the nearby Santa Susana Field Lab […]

Make a ‘date’ with The Acorn



The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly Datebook calendar. Datebook is devoted to announcements of local events that are offered free of charge to the public or require a minimal fee; exceptions are made. The types of items we welcome would include club meeting notices, garage/bake sales which benefit a worthy cause, […]

Students win National Merit Scholarships



National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of the first group of winners in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship program. Carl Chen of Oak Park received the National Merit New York Life Family Scholarship. He attends Oak Park High School Carolyn E. Yoo of West Hills received the National merit Xerox Foundation Scholarship. She attends Calabasas High School. More than […]

Mother’s Day Boutique promotes world peace



A Mother’s Day Boutique for Peace will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., April 26 at 4930 Calle Robleda, Agoura Hills. A portion of the proceeds will go to Salaam Shalom Educational Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Agoura Hills dedicated to promoting peace in the Middle East. “Salaam” i s Arabic for peace and “shalom” is […]

Too much political correctness



I completely agree with the Acorn’s editorial about political correctness gone awry with the renaming of Easter eggs as “spring eggs.” Doesn’t freedom of religion entitle those who believe in a particular religion to celebrate it with the customs and terminology that are a part of that religion and not have it renamed by those who don’t share the same […]

John and Marena Murray



Keller Williams Realty Westlake Center welcomes John and Marena Murray to its office led by Terry Moerler, owner, and Terri Arias, team leader. “We understand what it means to have a successful and supportive company behind us. Keller Williams Realty actually cares about the individual people that they work with and service. They put their agents and customers first, instead […]

Ready behind the wheel



A free traffic safety seminar for teens preparing to obtain a driver’s license and their parents will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. Mon., April 27 in the theater at Calabasas High School, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. The program “Is Your Teen Road Ready?” is sponsored by the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station and Calabasas High. The program will feature […]

Oak Park High hosting barbershop contest



Matthews goes from walk-on to wanted man

Agoura grad's stock continues to rise as NFLDraft approaches

This weekend in New York, a second member of the 2003 Agoura High football team will be drafted by an NFLfranchise. The first was Joey LaRocque, an ’04 AHS grad selected by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round, pick No. 243, of last year’s draft. LaRocque, a linebacker, appeared in three games for the Bears as a rookie, logging […]

CLU to host prayer breakfast

Interfaith event brings people together

The 10th annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast will be from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thurs., May 7 at the Gilbert Sports Center at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Invocators from different faiths will be speaking at the breakfast. Participants are The Rev. Craig Beeker, Westlake Lutheran Church; Pastor Dave Crouse, Christian Church of the Hills; The Rev. Elroi […]


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