New citizen celebrates her first Fourth of July

New citizen celebrates her first Fourth of July HURRAY FOR AMERICA – Westlake Village resident Margarita Perez recently became an American citizen. She’ll happily celebrate next Tuesday, no doubt, her first Independence Day as a citizen along with millions of other Americans. Enjoy the holiday, but drive defensively. And if you drink alcohol, choose a designated driver.

Wellness Community gets grants

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, which provides free programs of emotional support, education and friendship for cancer patients and family members, has received a $25,000 grant from the Fanny and Svante Knistrom Foundation, which will be used to continue and expand the nonprofit organization’s programs. Wellness Community now serves about 600 people monthly at its Westlake Village facility and satellite in […]

St. Paschal Baylon celebrates 40 years  

St. Paschal Baylon celebrates 40 years   Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, the oldest and largest Catholic church in the Conejo Valley, celebrated its first 40 years with a huge multilingual Mass and barbecue that took place at the church last weekend. During the Mass, prayers were said in Spanish, French, German, Vietnamese and Portuguese to reflect the diversity of […]

Fireworks can terrify your pets

The Fourth of July is a wonderful holiday, but a serious risk for pets. The explosive sounds of our celebrations: fireworks, etc., make our pets extremely frightened. In response, they often bolt outdoors, afraid and confused, and become lost. The Fourth of July is one of the busiest days at our animal shelters because of all the lost pets. Some […]

Early deadlines start today

The Acorn newspapers will have early deadlines for the issue of Thurs., July 6 because of Independence Day next Tues., July 4. All deadlines move forward by 24 hours. Real estate ads for the July 6 edition must be reserved by noon today, Thurs., June 29. For display advertising, the deadline will be noon Fri., June 30. All other deadlines […]

Medical center hosts health fair

Church plans a gathering

The Baha’is of Oak Park and Agoura will host an evening of fellowship and informal discussion regarding the Baha’i faith at 7 p.m. on Fri., July 7. Guest speaker Charles Howard will share his reflections on "Unity in Diversity." The community is invited to attend. Dinner will be served. For details or directions please call (818) 889-7037.

There Goes the

There Goes the Neighborhood! By Jason Love Surf Rats When we see clips of people surfing in California, the sun is out, reggae is in the air and life is hunky-dory. The reality is kind of like that, but the exact opposite. Today, there are so many people in the water that surfing is one-quarter recreation and three-fourths competition. Unlike […]

Enjoy an extraordinary evening at the Inn

Enjoy an extraordinary evening at the Inn Renowned for its beautiful and enchanting setting of gardens, flower-fringed paths and grounds adorned with rose arbors and European statuary, the Westlake Village Inn has hosted celebrities, dignitaries, industry leaders and travelers from all over the globe. The Inn is also notable for its wonderful fare. At 7 p.m. on July 11 in […]

Gardening can be great exercise

Now that summer is here, garden enthusiasts are working hard to keep their gardens in top shape. What many may not realize is that they’re keeping themselves in great shape, too. Digging through soil, raking and hoeing are all demanding, physical activities that can be terrific exercise. Most people easily enjoy all the health benefits of gardening; others are not […]

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