Not all flat feet are treated equally

By Michael Zapf, DPM Almost every week an adult patient comes into the office with a complaint that his feet have flattened. Sometimes called fallen arches, adult flatfoot is surprisingly common. An adult flat foot hurts to walk, with pain in the arch and inside of the ankle without recollection of any damage or trauma. The cause is usually traced […]

Agoura still the surprise of Marmonte League

Acorn Sports Writer

Under first-year Coach Joe Riccio, Agoura’s boys’ basketball players have exceeded most people’s expectations. However, most members of the Charger team aren’t surprised by the success they’ve had—even if others are. Adam Allegro, a senior who leads the team in scoring (15.1), said after a recent practice, "We’ve got a lot of experience. I give a lot of credit to […]

Kudos to Acorn for LVMWD story

Your masterful journalism in the article about the recent meeting of the Las Virgenes Board of Directors is to be commended. No doubt your reportage of that meeting and its effects will be of decided benefit to the water district, its board of directors and the entire community. Thank you very much. Vernon M. Padgett, M.D. Calabasas Padgett serves on […]

The Perfect Home for Summer

The Perfect Home for Summer Ready for the lazy days of summer? Picture yourself sitting in the private yard, sipping your favorite beverage by an attractive pool and spa trimmed in brick. Designed for comfort and efficiency, this ideal single-level home is at the end of a cul-de-sac siding to open space in a distinctive neighborhood of Thousand Oaks. Highlights […]

Agoura Hills has never been in better shape, the mayor says

Acorn Staff Writer

"I know you all came to hear me speak and not Mr. Cooley," said Agoura Hills Mayor Ed Corridori after newly elected Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley swore in the new members of the Agoura/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. Corridori, the keynote speaker, discussed the State of the City; Agoura Hills’ past, present and future. He […]

Ecological study released for public comment

L.A. County Department of Regional Planning has released the "Significant Ecological Areas Update Study," a biological study of plant and animal habitat in unincorporated portions of Los Angeles County. The public review period will be open until April 30. The purpose of the study is to re-evaluate conditions of existing SEAs (signficant ecological areas) and to identify new areas which […]

Mae Boyar Park site of upcoming programs

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District has announced a series of programs to be offered at Mae Boyar Park in Oak Park. "Professional Makeup Techniques" will be taught from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 5 and March 5. Professional makeup artist Monique Powers will conduct these two workshops. The cost of each class is $45. Students must bring […]

Assistance League helps preschoolers see

Vision problems that can interfere with future academic progress affect more than 20 percent of pre-school children. The sooner these problems are detected, the easier they are to correct. Assistance League of Conejo Valley (ALCV) is addressing this problem through a new program called "Screening Eyes Early" or SEE. It provides yearly vision screening for children ages 3 to 5 […]

Pepperdine to celebrate

NCAA basketball, a traditional pep rally and bonfire, a barbecue lunch, family picnic and sports’ clinics are all part of Pepperdine University’s annual Homecoming Celebration on Fri. and Sat., Feb. 2 and 3, on the campus in Malibu. Parking will be available throughout the campus for homecoming. For information on scheduled events, please call (310) 506-6580.

On the Trail

The Zen of Sweeping

Everybody’s got a pet peeve about less-than-soothing sounds. For some, it’s the sound of fingernails on a blackboard, the high-pitched whine of a dental drill, the shrieking of a colicky baby, the yapping of a dog, or the blasting of a boombox. To a sound-sensitive soul like myself, intrusive noise is hard to bear. If the clamor can be controlled […]

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