2011-04-28

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Ideas that make a difference



Holy Week marred by hate graffiti at Calabasas High School

Three teenagers arrested


Three students at Calabasas High School have been identified as the ones who spread hateful graffiti all over the campus last weekend. On the morning of Sat., April 23, High school maintenance workers found swastikas and other graffiti spray-painted on campus doors, walls, lockers and sidewalk. The crime occurred Friday evening at the height of the holy week for Jews […]

Thieves among us

When caregivers turn bad


Lauren Garner, an Agoura Hills resident, wanted the best for her 83-year-old mother, an invalid who has needed 24-hour care ever since she was injured in a rapid transit train accident many years ago. “The best” meant helping her mother live independently for as a long as possible. Garner decided if she hired a caregiver to help with shopping, cooking, […]

Ride on, young people



L.A. County warns of meningococcal outbreak



Area residents are told to watch out for an increase in meningococcal disease being reported from different parts of Los Angeles County. Seven cases have been reported since mid-March, according to the county Department of Public Health. Meningococcal disease is a serious, life-threatening bacterial illness that can cause meningitis and blood infections. Public Health is monitoring the cases and is […]

Congratulations, you’re one of The Acorn’s Top 25 People



People make the world go ’round, and in the Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes, there are many folks who stand out. Our community includes educators and actors, scientists and thinkers. There are small business owners, large business owners, CEOs and billionaires. Some are full-time volunteers—and others just work hard for a living. We have brains and we have brawn, and we have […]

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Don’t speak for us



The board of directors at Steeplechase Homeowners Association would like to comment on a recent article that appeared in The Acorn, “Footbridge leads to controversy in community.” Specifically, the opinions expressed in the article are those of an individual resident of the association and are not shared by the current board of directors. Although residents of the Steeplechase community are […]

Suffering patients denied medical pot



Regarding the April 22 article, “Westlake Village Bans Medical Pot Dispensaries,” cancer is hell. Chemotherapy is its waiting room. In an evil twist, not only does chemotherapy induce nausea, vomiting and explosive diarrhea, but antiemetics—drugs meant to stem these—often exacerbate them. Chemotherapy’s side effects can sometimes be controlled with medical marijuana. We were lucky. Our family didn’t have to brave […]