Eight tips on living a much happier life

Finding balance and simplicity in life need not be an ongoing struggle, although many feel time pressures, physical challenges and emotional hardships rarely let up enough to allow us to take control. Fortunately, making a few simple changes could transition how you feel about many areas of your life. Following a combination of these environmental, emotional and nutritional tips could […]

Art Store Instructor Returns to the Studio

Art Store Instructor Returns to the Studio The Art Den was established by Sue Pierson in 1997. Instruction is offered for ages 3 through adult in a range of styles from drawing, painting, pastels, animation art to sculpture, with an emphasis placed on artistic expression and individualism. All mediums are explored, from watercolor to oils. Pierson, who founded the Art […]

Photography on display at library

Church lists upcoming services

The Melody Makers choir, comprised of 14 third to sixth graders, will present the musical, "Oh, Jonah!" as a sermon in song at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sun., April 28 at United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Directed by Nancy Phillipson and accompanied by Jane Chapman, the youth will bring to life the story […]

Finds hypocrisy among Ahmanson Ranch critics

Archie Bunker was right when he called Rob Reiner "Meathead." His campaign against the Ahmanson Ranch development is typical of "environmental wackos" trying to keep property owners from using their property as they have a right to do under our Constitution. If he and his followers are so intent on protecting open space for the red-legged frog as well as […]

The stork comes to Station 125

Acorn Staff Writer

Laurie Ireland of Agoura Hills knows that firefighters do more than just fight fires. At 12:06 a.m. on April 17, the men of Los Angeles County Fire Station 125 in Calabasas delivered a baby. It was Laurie’s. The then-expectant 36-year-old mother said her water broke at about 11:15 on the evening of the 16th, and that about 15 minutes later […]

Inhalants can be a deadly high

Experts claim up to 1,000 household products can be used as "inhalants"-airplane glue, rubber cement, paint thinner, nail polish remover, bleach, kerosene, felt tip markers, butane, gasoline, dry cleaning fluid, spot remover, vegetable cooking spray, and propane. And parents often don’t know about it. Inhalants may be the first substance a child uses, before marijuana, tobacco or alcohol, often in […]

High wire act

Spring classes underway at Conejo Jewish Academy

Conejo Jewish Academy has opened the spring semester. Adult education classes are available to the community at large on various Judaic subjects. Most courses are taught at the Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. There’s also an annex in Calabasas. The Chai Teen Center, Agoura Hills, also offers programs and courses for Jewish teens. For information on teen programs, please […]

A possible link between shots, autism still being investigated

Kudos to John Loesing and The Acorn for the wonderful article on autism. It provided a realistic peek into the very difficult and complex lives of families with special needs children. Considering that this disorder affects one in every 250 children in our community, I would encourage Acorn readers to learn more about the complicated educational, legal, social and financial […]