2000-07-13

Take The Acorn along



Okay — your bags are packed and you’re sure you’ve got absolutely everything in there, right? That old suitcase is stuffed so full you and the wife and the three kids and the dog have to sit on it to close it securely. But wait! There’s just one more thing to squeeze inside. What about taking along a copy of […]

Blood vessel genes may protect arteries Why can some people eat a high-fat diet without developing the fatty deposits in their blood vessel walls that lead to heart disease, and others can’t?



Blood vessel genes may protect arteries Why can some people eat a high-fat diet without developing the fatty deposits in their blood vessel walls that lead to heart disease, and others can’t? One answer may be a gene that causes blood vessels to secrete a protective protein, researchers report in a recent Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "The […]

Danielle Dryer

Acorn Staff Writer

Leaving home and heading for college in Santa Barbara this September, Calabasas resident Danielle Dryer will be standing on her own two feet for the first time. The 18-year-old athlete knows better than most what that really means. Dryer, a member of the Division IV Coyote softball championship team, spent the early part of her life in and out of […]

Calabasas High grad brings innovative performance to Venice



Brian Shapiro, a 1986 graduate of Calabasas High School currently pursuing his doctorate in communication/performance studies at the University of Texas in Austin, will return to Southern California to present "And You Come From Where…?" at 8 p.m. on Sat., July 22 and 2:30 p.m. on Sun., July 23 at the Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice. Accompanied by veteran […]

Summer walk training offered



The Children’s Nature Institute is sponsoring a course in summer walk leader training involving educational field trips for families with babies and children to 8 years of age, disadvantaged and disabled children. The classes, scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mon., July 24 through Fri., July 28, will take place at Topanga State Park. For more information or to […]

Red Cross pleas for blood donations



Red Cross pleas for blood donations American Red Cross Blood Services, Southern California Region, has issued an emergency appeal for blood. Group O blood supply is near a crisis level due to nationwide shortages. The Red Cross currently has 29 percent of the desired inventory of O+ blood, and 52 percent of the O- blood to maintain a one-day supply. […]

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ coming soon



Play starts July 28 in T.O. Cabrillo Music Theatre will close its season of musicals with performances of "Fiddler on the Roof" from July 28 through Aug. 6 in the Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Blending comedy, drama and music, "Fiddler" was a multi-award winning Broadway hit […]

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Exercise program targets women regarding fitness



Exercise program targets women regarding fitness The American Heart Association (AHA) is inviting women ages 25 and older across the country to join its new free program, Choose to Move. The 12-week program helps women increase their daily physical activity level in practical and innovative ways. Developed by the AHA and the Cooper Institute in Dallas, Choose to Move focuses […]


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