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If Words Could Talk

A Weighty Problem

If you answer "yes" to one of the following questions, you may want to consider a diet: 1. Has your fork ever suddenly disappeared while eating? 2. Do people take the next elevator––even when you hold the door? 3. When on a cruise, does the captain order you to stay in the center of the ship? 4. Within the last […]

Family strengthening project proposals invited

First 5 Ventura County, administered by the Children and Families First Commission of Ventura County, has re-released a request for applications for family strengthening projects. The total funding available under this initiative is $707,809 on an annual basis. Family strengthening projects will implement strategies that empower and support parents so their children (prenatal to five) receive the nurturing necessary to […]

Dogs, owners unite to fight Alzheimer’s

Upcoming Memory Walk events benefiting programs of the Alzheimer’s Association of Ventura County will be on Sun., Sept. 29 at San Buenaventura State Beach Park, Ventura, and on Sun., Oct. 13 at Conejo Creek Park, Thousand Oaks. Those interested in participating may bring their leashed dogs on the walks. The "honorary chair" for the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walks is "Rosie," […]

Hands-on learning a hands-down success

Projects like an erupting volcano earn good grades

Hands-on activities, such as building an erupting volcano in science class, are getting good grades from students and teachers. A newly released study shows that these types of activities actually help elementary school students learn better. The Academic Value of Hands-on Craft Projects in Elementary Schools, one of the first studies ever to investigate the impact of hands-on projects and […]

Comedy about family squabbles comes to Stage Door

Play will open at 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 27

Comedy about family squabbles comes to Stage Door Play will open at 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 27 A comedy about family relations, "Squabbles," will open at 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 27 at the Stage Door Theatre, 28311 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills and run through Nov. 9. Written by Marshall Karp and directed by Bill Martyn, the play revolves around Alice […]

Incentives available to purchasers of vehicles that use alternative fuels or are hybrids

The California Energy Commission, in partnership with the manufacturers of Ford and Honda vehicles and the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) has launched its Efficient Vehicle Incentive Program. It will promote the use of efficient gasoline and alternative fueled vehicles, which emit fewer air pollutants. According to Mike Villegas, air pollution control officer of the Ventura County APCD, […]

‘Traveler’ visits Malibu stage

Special to The Acorn

"Fellow Traveler," currently playing at Malibu Stage Company, is a first-rate production. Starring Harold Gould, the play deals with the struggles of a Hollywood writer coming to terms with the demise of communism in Soviet Russia. It asks the question, "What happens when the ideals you have based your existence upon crumble?" Harold Gould (Arnold Priest) is a "Fellow Traveler," […]

Discovery Club program enriches early learning skills

The Discovery Club morning enrichment program for pre-schoolers is currently accepting applications for current sessions. The Discovery Club is at Mae Boyar Park, corner of Kanan and Conifer in Oak Park and is under the sponsorship of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. This program will feature exploration of colors, utililization of children’s senses through games, activities, crafts, stories […]

Coalition offers free support groups

The Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence will offer free support groups for survivors of incest and molestation. The groups are open to women 18 and over, and provide a supportive and comforting environment where survivors can come forward. These groups are free and completely confidential. The groups will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Friday. Registration […]