Community Center teaches dancing MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Community Center teaches dancing MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn ONE STEP AT A TIME––John and Angie Medina of Agoura watch their steps during a salsa and swing class at the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center. The four week class is instructed by MC Callagham. For more information about classes or other activities, please call (818) 880-2159.

Golf tourney to benefit youth

Visions for Recovery and Optimist Clubs of Conejo Valley are collaborating to present a $2 million hole-in-one competition, a golf expo and craft faire and golf tournament with a $1 million hole, a Harley Davidson motorcycle hole, a $10,000 putting contest plus other special prizes. Visions for Recovery, based in Westlake Village, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities […]

Another reason to garden: Good health

Though some beautiful flowers may only last a few weeks, the benefits of gardening can last a lifetime. "Many everyday activities, especially gardening, can serve as an excellent form of joint-healthy exercise," said Dr. James Rippe, associate professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. "Gardening provides an adequate and challenging workout, but is not as stressful to the body as […]

Upcoming activities at church available

Following are special classes and workshops available this summer at the Westlake Church of Religious Science, 2649 Townsgate Road, Ste. 500, Westlake Village. For more information on these events, please call (805) 495-0105. "The Chemistry of Creation." Rev. Sue Rubin leads this class from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, July 24 through Aug. 14. Topics of discussion are "From […]

There Goes the Neighborhood!

Book Me

There Goes the Neighborhood! I’m a greedy reader. Throughout the day, I snatch every occasion to break out a book. In line at the supermarket, I enjoy standing behind that guy who’s shopping once and for all: more time to read. I loiter so long in Borders that they want to charge me for the knowledge I take from the […]

Fatal accident claims local teen

Ryan Brockett, a 19-year-old Conejo Valley man, was killed at about 12:30 a.m. the morning of Wed., July 11. According to officials, his passenger, Trenton Anthony Rossi, also 19, a Westlake Village resident who suffered only minor injuries, was treated and released from Los Robles Regional Medical Center. Just east of Kensington Drive in the westbound lanes of Avenida de […]

Theatre helps in teen’s fight for life

Acorn Staff Writer

The owners of the Agoura Stage Door Theatre last week hosted a fundraiser to benefit the younger sister of one of their theatre family. The evening raised almost $1,000 to help fund 15-year-old Adrienne Wilson’s fight for life against an overwhelming opponent; liver cancer. "We wanted to do something," said Mike Monteleone, Stage Door owner. "This was the only way […]

Books can be like magic to your kids

When you’re a kid, summer seems full of endless possibilities for fun, with the lure of beaches, movies and amusements parks. All of which can put a major dent in a parent’s pocketbook. Cal State Northridge professor Barbara Hill suggests one way parents can take their kids on a wild adventure without spending a lot of money. "Introduce them to […]

Church in the Canyon to host Family Fun Fest

Church in the Canyon is celebrating summer with their annual "Family Fun Fest" throughout this month. This series of free, fun-filled events include food, music, skits and games for the entire family. Open to parents and their children of all ages, the events are held from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, 4235 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. For […]

Telecommunications benefit businesses

The Bush administration, responding to pressure to clean up the environment, has launched a pilot program that will benefit employers who allow some of their personnel to work from home. Under the program, companies in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver, Houston and Washington, D.C., can begin tracking auto-emissions reductions from telecom-muting to receive government credits. Companies can then sell those credits […]