Westlake Village City Council says no to Boys, Girls Clubs

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer Westlake Village residents will have to wait for a community center and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes must wait for a new facility along the 101 Freeway corridor after the Westlake Village City Council turned down a proposed joint venture between the nonprofit organization and the city—at least for now. […]

Friendship Force to meet

Former First Lady Rosyln Carter is the honorary chairman and her son Chip is the president of a nonprofit organization called the Friendship Force, committed to promoting cross-cultural understanding between people through home stays in different nations. The organization is active in more than 60 countries. Its motto is "A world of friends is a world of peace." Locally, the […]

Calabasas Now

Has Curves
for Women

Has Curves for Women Sisters Angie Harper and Mayme Paul-Thompson opened their first Curves for Women fitness club in Northridge. After eight months they have more than 400 members and have now opened their second club in Calabasas. Northridge members have lost a total of 3,655 inches and 1,250 pounds. Inspired by these results, the sisters—owners/operators of the two clubs—are […]

‘Silent disease’ claims 40,000 lives yearly

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of death from cancer among American men. In fact, a man is diagnosed with the disease every 2 ½ minutes and nearly 200,000 are diagnosed annually. Nearly 40,000 Americans lose their lives to prostate cancer each year. Despite these statistics, Timothy Wilson, […]

Rummage sale to benefit WHS musicians

Westlake High School’s Instrumental Music Department will sponsor a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., Sept. 28 in the north parking lot of the school, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. All sales are to be cash only, and no bills larger than $20 will be accepted. Those attending are asked to park on the street. For […]

Called to the Torah

Called to the Torah The following youth were called to the Torah at Temple Adat Elohim of Thousand Oaks, the Reform temple of the Conejo Valley. Agoura Hills: Kyle Micah Fradkin, son of Gary and Reggie Fradkin, became a Bar Mitzvah on July 20. Rabbi Alan Greenbaum officiated the service. Kyle is a student at Lindero Canyon Middle School (LCMS) […]

Scandinavians celebrate Autumnfest

Resident named ASCE VP

Calabasas resident Norm Buehring has been elected vice president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Buehring, a former professional engineer who’s the director of resource conservation and public outreach for Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, will be installed Nov. 6 during ASCE’s annual business meeting in Washington, D.C. The term is for two years. "I’ve been active in […]

Born Learners Adopts Program to Help Build Character

Born Learners school in Agoura for children ages 3 through 6 has always stressed the importance of developing a positive self esteem in its students. Now, through a program called "Character Connection," the school is providing students and their families with guidelines to communicate about values and feelings. This is accomplished by focusing on a character trait (i.e., civility and […]

Generic drugs offer you distinct advantages

An estimated 44 percent of all prescriptions in the United States are filled with generic drugs. These products carry all the medicinal qualities (and side effects) of their brand-name counterparts, but generics tend to have one additional benefit: lower cost. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a generic drug is a copy that is identical to a […]

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