Agoura Hills 9-year-old enjoys ride to the top

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Long-distance equestrian racing has become a time-honored tradition at the Zontelli household in Malibou Lake. Boyd Zontelli, a local realtor and an avid horse owner, is a three-time winner of the Tevis Cup 100-Mile Endurance Race in California, but recently it was his granddaughter who stole the family spotlight. Sierra, 9, was the top […]

Microwave ovens can pose a health risk

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Radioactive waste dumped at the Calabasas Landfill has been a safety concern lately, but what about the radiation that leaks from your microwave oven? Experts agree that leaks from microwave ovens can be dangerous. Every year millions of people—of all ages—including children and pregnant women, stand too close to an operating microwave oven and […]

Dance the night away

Always yearned to learn how to dance? Now there’s no more excuses. Various dance lessons are available at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Register in person or if desiring to pay by credit card, please call (818) 880-2993 to have a form faxed to you. For general information, please call (818) 880-2159. "Swing and Salsa" […]

Science projects can be fun for all

By Claude Mayberry, Ph.D. Science education, especially in the early elementary grades, can help to improve reading, writing, speaking, math and critical thinking skills. Parents and guardians can help reinforce this improvement by playing an active role in creating simple, fun science activities all year long. They can start by recognizing that children are born natural scientists. Children are curious […]

Nominees sought for Human Rights Awards

The general public and community leaders are invited to nominate individuals or organizations to be honored at the Human Rights Awards luncheon on Sun., Dec. 8 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Oxnard to celebrate United Nations Human Rights Day. The Baha’i communities in western L.A. County and Ventura County have sponsored this celebration for the last 11 years. Areas of […]

YMCA program enhances dad and daughter bonding

I want to say to everyone in this community how much the YMCA Indian Princess program benefited me and my daughter last year. I’m signing up again this year with my youngest child. Like many dads, I am busy as heck. But I had no idea what a positive impact it would have on my relationship with my 5-year-old (now […]

Volunteers needed to clean up the beach

The 18th annual Coastal Cleanup Day sponsored by the California Coastal Commission will run from 9 a.m. to noon Sat. Sept. 21 as volunteers young and old participate in a statewide beach cleanup. The goal of the event is to encourage Californians to clean their local beaches, shorelines and inland waterways while raising awareness about the connection between inland neighborhood […]

Jewish Family Service’s Conejo Valley office offers a variety of fall support groups in Thousand Oaks

Jewish Family Service’s Conejo Valley office offers a variety of fall support groups in Thousand Oaks Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles will offer the following support groups this fall at their Conejo Valley office, 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. 130, in T.O. A women’s support group for ages 60 and up will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, […]

Learn to be creative at CVAS

Among the wide variety of classes offered by Conejo Valley Adult School (CVAS) are the following classes for those with artistic inclinations—or those who may not yet know that they possess a flair for the arts. All classes are offered at CVAS, 1025 Old Farm Road in T.O. For details on the following classes or others available, call the school […]

Tips offered to prepare preschoolers for success in school

Tips offered to prepare preschoolers for success in school The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching surveyed more than 7,000 kindergarten teachers to learn about the school readiness of children. They found that 35 percent of children in the United States are not ready for school and 42 percent of teachers say the situation has deteriorated in the past […]