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Academy nominees named

U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) was to host a reception on Feb. 19 at the American Legion Post in Reseda for the candidates he nominated for admission to the Naval, Air Force and Military Academies. Nominees from the Conejo Valley area are: Agoura: Ryan McFadyen (Air Force); Jonathan Lim (Navy); Kevin Cornwell (West Point) Hidden Hills: Jacob Seror (Navy) […]

MDs to get more training in communications

In response to changing attitudes in healthcare and concerns over whether doctors are able to meet society’s expectations of them, medical schools are placing a greater emphasis on the importance of doctor-patient communication in medical education. Communication refers not only to the verbal and written exchange of ideas, but also developing a context in which a doctor and patient can […]

Panthers get past Coyotes in playoff soccer

Acorn Sports Writer

The Calabasas boys’ soccer team was defeated, 2-0, in the first round of the playoffs by future Marmonte League foe Newbury Park (19-3-4) in a game played at Calabasas (16-7-2) last Friday. The Coyotes had finished first in the Frontier League, thus earning a bye last Wednesday. The Panthers of Newbury Park had to win a wildcard game last week […]

‘The Boyfriend’ to open soon

PRACTICE—Jake Singer, 11, left, and Ashley Strumwasser, 12, rehearse a scene in the musical "The Boyfriend" on Monday at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills. The production opens Feb. 27 at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks. Tickets are available at the school office; call (818) 889-2134.

The rules are not oppressive

The rules are not oppressive Regarding the letter by Florence Amrany on Feb. 7, her complaints about the CC&Rs of Country Vistas III in Oak Park appear to be self-serving, and in my opinion and the opinion of most of my neighbors, unwarranted. She complains that the rules and regulations are too oppressive. Specifically, she’s unhappy that habitual barking dogs […]

Consultant calls Home Depot a financial gamble

Acorn Staff Writer

Whether or not the Agoura Hills anti-big box initiative, Measure H, passes on March 5, the proposed shopping center containing Home Depot might already be doomed financially, according to consultants close to the project. A letter obtained by The Acorn dated last May informed Home Depot Real Estate manager Gregory George that in order to meet the company’s pro forma […]

Creative Options Day coming soon

The Thousand Oaks branch of American Association of University Women, in conjunction with the Women’s Resource Center at California Lutheran University (CLU) will present the 23rd annual "Creative Options: A Day for Women," a daylong event on Sat., March 2 on the CLU campus, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The event provides educational experiences for women through workshops and […]

Little-known disorder needs compassion

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by severe muscle contractions and sustained postures. Its many forms affect different parts of the body, such as the neck (cervical dystonia), the vocal chords (spasmodic dysphonia), the eyelids (blepherospasm), the hand (writer’s cramp) or limbs (generalized dystonia). This neurological movement disorder affects people of all ages, ethnic groups and sexes. The pain […]

Eagle girls advance with big first round CIF playoff win

Special to The Acorn

The first round hurdle was easy enough for the defending California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Division IV-AA champion Oak Park girls’ basketball team as they warmed up for last night’s second round game at Rosamond High. Playing at home against the Pomona Catholic Pacers last Saturday, the Eagles won easily, 88-40, as Shir Raanan scored 19 points followed by Michelle […]

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