2002-07-18

Strummin’ summer fun



Nutrition is important for children, parents can incorporate education into their everyday experiences



For more and more parents who are concerned about the quality of their children’s nutrition, mealtime has become the central battlefield in a campaign to teach the lessons of good health. A good strategy is to extend nutrition education beyond the dinner table and make it part of your child’s everyday experience. It’s never too early to teach kids how […]

WAGS celebrates big victory

JOAN P. CIMINO/The Acorn

SUPRISE–WAGS (Westlake/Agoura Girls Softball)14 and Under Thunder teammates stand outside a stretched Navigator last Wednesday at Westlake High School. The coaches suprised the team with the limo and dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe at Universal City Walk to celebrate their Western District Championship victory. From left to right in the back row are Kelly Mead, Lisette Mosqueda, Hara Dahl, […]

‘Life’ is subject at church this week



"Life" is the subject of this week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., July 21 at the Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from Psalms 36:9. Sunday School for youth up to age 20 is also 10 a.m. Testimony meetings are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Childcare is provided both days. […]

If words could Talk



By Bill E. Brock Three little words. Think how many things you can say in three words. Nice things, naughty things, funny things and sad things. Try it for a moment. Women have the edge over men because supposedly men use 5,000 words a day and women 20,000. Think about that one and draw your own conclusions as to whom […]

A taste of dreams come true

Local ice cream store joins nonprofit group
Make-A-Wish Foundation to help children who are illT.O. Acorn Editor


Local ice cream store joins nonprofit group Make-A-Wish Foundation to help children who are ill T.O. Acorn Editor Simi Valley resident Aaron Ruebhausen, 4, suffers from leukemia. Although he’s currently in remission from the life-threatening illness, his plight caught the attention of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a nonprofit group that grants the wishes of children who are gravely ill. Aaron had […]

Stay safe, happy––and out of the ER this summer



Summertime is here and the great outdoors awaits the millions of people ready to partake in summer sports and other warm weather activities. If you’re like nearly 80 percent of Americans polled in a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive, safety and wearing appropriate protective gear is on your mind when participating in summer sports. Yet, despite this finding, statistics […]

Testing expert measures success of education reform

President
Education Testing Service


Testing expert measures success of education reform President Education Testing Service The passage of the No Child Left Behind Act was a watershed event in the national education reform movement. The president and members of Congress pulled together to make this happen without regard to party affiliation, recognizing the public’s demand that educating all our children is the nation’s top […]

Improv to be presented at Stage Door



On the Trail

Lawn Lust

When I arrived on the property that was going to become my new home, the side yard contained a small pie wedge-shaped sod lawn—sort of. Long neglected and heedlessly over-watered by a rare Southern California wet winter, this lawn was a sod-gone-berserk spectacle. Cats, dogs, small children and Volkswagen Beetles were consumed by its verdant depths, never to be seen […]


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