Red Cross unveils new Ventura County fundraiser

The Ventura County Chapter of American Red Cross has kicked off its inaugural "Save the Day" fundraising campaign in conjunction with March’s designation as "Red Cross Month." With a total goal of $70,000 the campaign aims to raise funds to support nearly 60 local disaster responses annually. The "Save the Day" campaign seeks sponsorship gifts of $1,500 or $3,000 each, […]

Don’t be fooled by phony mailings

Consumer fraud is a big business. Based on the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s receipt of about 75,000 consumer fraud complaints each year, fraud remains a constant threat to the American consumer. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the primary law enforcement agency that investigates mail fraud, encourages consumers to be aware and educated-not duped. They offer the following schemes as examples […]

Aspirin dose is low as preventive measure

The American Heart Association recommends aspirin for the prevention of recurrent heart attacks and stroke. However, many of the 26 million Americans who are on aspirin therapy for its cardiovascular benefits may be taking more than they need. If you are taking one regular-strength aspirin, which is 325mg (milligrams), you are taking four times as much aspirin as you need […]

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Stressed out? Aquarium

Stressed out? Aquarium fish are a good help when emotions become drained Aquarium fish may be the latest stress-reducing, calming and decorating trend in offices, schools and medical facilities, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA), the nation’s leading not-for-profit pet trade association that educates consumers about the health benefits associated with pet ownership. From children’s classrooms to […]

Conejo Players to host auditions for new play

Auditions will be at 7 p.m. on Sun., March 31 and at 7:30 p.m. on Mon. and Tues., April 1 and 2, at Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, for "Down Along the Brazos," a new play by Ellsworth Schave. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. No appointment is necessary. "Down Along the Brazos" […]

Thanks, Acorn

Thank you so very much for the wonderful coverage The Acorn gave to our Commemoration of Feb. 22, 1776, the day that the Anza Expedition camped in Calabasas. The event is historically significant as it initiates the establishment of San Francisco as well as a Presidio in the Bay Area and several missions. Your photographer caught the true essence of […]

Calabasas honors law enforcement personnel

At its annual Deputy Appreciation Day event held recently at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, the city of Calabasas recognized citizens, community volunteers and employees of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department who have contributed to improving the quality of life in Calabasas. The following individuals were honored this year: Citizen of the Year: Calabasas resident Roberta Havens; Community Volunteer of […]

Oak Park CERT continues training

JUST PRACTICING—The Oak Park Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) practices first aid techniques on Judith Jasperson on Sunday at Ventura County Fire Station No. 36 in Oak Park. CERT members learned how to immobilize a patient for transportation elsewhere in the event of local disaster.

Birth announcements raise hospital morale

HERALDING A BIRTH—New dad Greg Gurin holds the phone for his wife, Pam, while she announces their new baby Alyssa’s birth through the hospital by playing a brief recording of Brahm’s Lullaby over the in-house paging system. Los Robles Regional Medical Center volunteers, left to right, Gloria Tracy, Pat Van Acker and Debbie Gibbs developed and sponsored the "Lullaby Baby […]

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