Inspired by story, librarian delivers 1,000 paper wishes

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer Nearly half a century ago, a 12-year-old girl in Hiroshima died of leukemia. She was 2 when the atomic bomb was dropped on that city, one of the thousands who died from radioactive fallout. Her name was Sadako Sasaki, and her story is well known to the children of Oak Hills Elementary School, thanks […]

Fundraiser at Santa Monica Pier helps Children’s Hospital

Tickets are currently available for the third annual "Party on the Pier!" event benefiting Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. The family fun day will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Sept. 22 at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. It will feature unlimited rides, carnival booths, snacks, entertainment and music. Tickets are $50 adults, $20 children ages […]

Attention Deficit

Hyperactivity Disorder Has
Become Increasing Concern

Hyperactivity Disorder Has Become Increasing Concern Problems of attention, learning and behavior are common among school-age children and some adults. They often occur together in a single individual and are characterized primarily by poor focus, short attention span, distractibility and impulsivity. These programs are most commonly diagnosed as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Lately, medical professionals and the public alike […]

A sparkling good time

Playwright’s ‘Private Life’ on public display

Special to the Acorn

"Private Life", now playing at Malibu Stage Company, is a one-man performance that deals with playwright Noel Coward and his struggle to cope with bad reviews. The play takes place in Coward’s suite at the Plaza Hotel where he struggles with deep emotions in the face of negative press. Coward, an actor, playwright, composer, entertainer and author, is realistically portrayed […]

Consumers perceive utilities as being more ‘honest,’ more ‘ethical’

Consumers perceive utilities as being more ‘honest,’ more ‘ethical’ Despite the energy industry’s continuing struggle with controversy, satisfaction levels of electric utilities by residential customers have actually increased, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2002 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. On average, consumers of the 74 largest utilities in the country are more satisfied across four out of […]

College students at risk for meningitis

A number of parents are getting together to protect the college-age children of others. One of them is Lynn Bozof. She says her son Evan did not have to die. She made sure he had every vaccine necessary before he started college, but no one told her about the vaccine to prevent meningococcal meningitis. If she had known, Evan would […]

New location opening for Therapies West Physical Therapy Total Body Fitness

Cheryl Wertheimer and Therapies West Physical Therapy Total Body Fitness will launch their new Westlake Village location with a grand opening celebration and open house from 2 to 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 16 at 3275 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Featured at the grand opening will be ongoing demonstrations of the Pilates body-conditioning program. Pilates is a total body-conditioning program that […]

Pet diet is important

Have you got a pudgy pooch? Is your kitty a little too fat a cat? If the answer is "yes," it’s important to help your furry friend lighten his load-and you may want to watch your weight while you’re at it. Doctors say more than 60 percent of American adults are overweight and 50 percent of the pet population is […]

Autry Museum hosts Mexican fiesta, rodeo

Experience the excitement of a charreada, or Mexican rodeo, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 24 on the south lawn of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 4700 Heritage Way, opposite the L.A. Zoo in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park. Before the charreada begins, enjoy the charreria tradition of hearing the charro anthem and watching a Jarabe Tapatio […]