2011-04-21 E-Edition

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Ernie Wallengren appreciation

I am writing to thank The Acorn for the generous support they have shown us year after year by publishing articles featuring stories on my late husband, Ernie Wallengren and Hoopfest, an annual event we put on to raise money for ALS research at Calabasas High School. This helps us to not only promote community involvement and to register players, […]

Teen programs in Calabasas

Teen programs were briefly discussed by the Calabasas City Council during last week’s meeting. The council wants to determine whether the city should provide casual, supervised activities for teens who don’t participate in programs offered by the parks and recreation department. City programs are either feebased or cater to young volunteers who want to earn community service hours. “I want […]

Historical society members will be ‘charmed’

The Calabasas Historical Society will host its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wed., April 27 at the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. The meeting will begin with the election of officers for the upcoming year. The guest speaker is Phyllis Hansen, a freelance writer whose book about charm bracelets won top honors at the 2010 National DAR convention in […]

Strawberry festival offers sweet tunes

The 28th annual California Strawberry Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun., May 21 and 22 at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. Following are the groups and starting times. Sat., May 21/Festival Stage 10:30 a.m., Unkle Monkey, Jimmy Buffet-style pop. 12:20 p.m., Jeanne Tatum, R&B. 1:50 p.m., Dakota, hits of […]

Honor roll

Acorn Bits

• Agoura Hills resident Kianna L. Mirtorabi, an undeclared major, was named to the academic dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University. Dean’s list students are honored for a fall semester 2010 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. •Adam James Russak was named to the dean’s list for academic achievement for the fall 2010 semester at the University […]

Dangerous jogging

To my fellow residents in the Oak Park area, I often leave for work before sunrise. At that time, there are people walking or running in the road or bike lane. Mostly, this occurs on Kanan Road but sometimes on the side streets. I applaud them for getting in shape or trying to stay in shape. However, it doesn’t seem […]

Community, Los Robles Hospital pay tribute to health care pioneer

Donald Pruner, founder of Pruner Ambulance and Health Care Services, was so charismatic and energetic that when he died of a heart attack at the age of 69, shock waves spread through his wide circle of friends and family. Now that Pruner’s likeness has been captured in a bronze monument at the Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand […]

Roots on oaks and pines

Q: After reading my column in the Acorn last month, Dave of Thousand Oaks contacted me with a question. He wonders how the large oak trees that have lived in the surrounding hills of the Conejo Valley for hundreds of years get their water, especially in the long hot summers. A: To answer, let me provide some background. For several […]

Parasites waiting to harm dogs

Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and many bacteria and viruses love humid and warm climates and they are expected in abundance this year. Fleas cause skin irritation and flea allergy dermatitis manifested by itching and scratching. They commonly transmit tapeworms in dogs and cats. Recently hatched fleas live on residues and dirt while adult flea’s diet consists solely of fresh blood. Fleas […]

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