Tai Chi taught at Oak Canyon Park

Acorn Staff Writer

Even though David Chang is Chinese, it’s only been in last six years that he’s taken an interest in Tai Chi and became a Tai Chi instructor at Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park. Tai Chi is a series of moves that brings the body, mind and breathing together, but the key to this exercise is consistency. "It’s like […]

Greeting card campaign begins

Interface Children, Family Services has announced its 17th holiday/greeting card sale, an annual fundraising event. Proceeds from the sale of cards will enable Interface to continue to provide critical services to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Division. Purchase standard cards or Interface’s own cards — drawings by children involved with Interface and beautiful fine art cards from original art by Ventura […]

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Help Lines Information and Referral Interface Help-Line (800) 339-9597 (hearing impaired callers should use) (800) 278-4388 Poisoning Poisoning Control Center (800) 876-4766 Poison Control Centers (800) 777-6476 or (213) 222-3212 Child Abuse Child Abuse Reporting (805) 654-3200 Child Abuse and Neglect (805) 485-6114 Court Appointed Special advocates (805) 654-3597 ELDER ABUSE Adult Protective Services (805) 654-3200 Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program […]

Jewish War Veterans award scholarships to local high school students

The Jewish War Veterans Bernard Becker Post 123 has awarded $500 scholarships to students who have achieved high scholastic and academic grades and volunteered toward the betterment of their communities. Scholarship recipients include Chandra Jacobs of Westlake High School, Daven Savla of Thousand Oaks High School, Amy Meng of Newbury Park High School and Amber Lee Stuteville of Camarillo High […]

Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah services set for August

Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah services set for August at Temple Etz Chaim in T.O. Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks will conduct the following Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah services in August. Rabbi Richard Spiegel, spiritual leader of the temple, and Cantor Jeff Cohen will officiate. Ryan Stomel, son of Terri and Ted Stomel of Westlake Village, will celebrate his […]

No sympathy for animal abuse

No sympathy for animal abuse There had to be some reply to the front page story concerning Dan House in the June 29 Acorn. While bestiality is a misdemeanor, the restraints he used for his protection amount to cruelty and there is evidence from examinations by local veterinarians, equipment left behind and injuries that simply do not happen during normal […]

Amy LeVan Cimino

Sales associate Amy LeVan Cimino was recently congratulated by Chuck Leko, broker and owner of Century 21 Adobe Realty, for her outstanding production during the first half of this year. Cimino, who began her career in real estate in 1998, has earned the coveted Century 21 International Centurian Award for her high quality of professionalism. Her primary goal is to […]

New West Symphony appoints Deaver as director of development

The New West Symphony has announced the addition of Amy Deaver as director of development. Previously, as campaign associate for the University of Dallas Office of Institutional Advancement, Deaver oversaw the annual campaign raising more than $1 million to support scholarships and general operations. Deaver’s prior posts include that of executive director of the Hutchinson/Reno County Cultural Commission, manager of […]

‘No bird seed delivery-again!’ LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

‘No bird seed delivery-again!’ LISA ADAMS/The Acorn ‘BOY, AM I HUNGRY!’ – This handsome fellow was spotted sitting on an Oak Park mailbox perhaps waiting for his birdseed to be delivered. With everybody ordering stuff on the Internet, this is probably the best place to be when a dove gets hungry.

Keep blood vessels healthy: Exercise

The blood vessels of older athletes behave like those of people half their age, according to a new study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers studied sedentary individuals and athletes, both young and old. The athletes were long-distance runners, cyclists and triathletes, who combined running, cycling and swimming. Both groups of young people, sedentary and athletic, averaged […]

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