Services held for local violinist

Special to The Acorn

A memorial service was conducted on Sun., Oct. 6, at Pierce Bros. Valley Oaks Mortuary in Westlake Village for violin virtuoso/composer Shony Alex Braun who succumbed to pneumonia in Los Angeles on Fri., Oct. 4. Braun is survived by his widow, Shari, of Los Angeles; daughter, Dinah Griffin of Thousand Oaks; son, Dr. Robert Braun, MD, of West Hills; grandchildren, […]

Alzheimer’s caregivers’ workshop available

Instruction available tonight, next week

  A comprehensive program tailored to instruct caregivers how to communicate most effectively with memory-impaired loved ones will be conducted from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Oct. 10 at Senior Concerns Adult Day Center, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Center supervisor Maureen Symonds will lead the seminar along with Sue Lindemann, an experienced family caregiver. The presentation, latest of […]

Take a gamble, hear a show tune at fundraiser

The organization Pause4Kids will host a "Betting On Broadway" fundraiser for children with special needs at 6 p.m. this Sat., Oct. 12 at Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Attendees are invited to dress as their favorite Broadway character, star or as a theatergoer while gambling for charity. The event will feature prizes, raffles, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment […]

Fall semester begins at Conejo Jewish Academy

The fall semester of adult education classes at Conejo Jewish Academy gets underway Tues., Oct. 15. The community at large is invited to participate in courses on a wide variety of Judaic subjects. Most courses are offered at the Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Class fees may range from $12 to $36. To register for classes or to receive […]

New traffic study is imperative

What a joke! After years of denial, Washington Mutual and its pal, Ventura County Supervisor Frank Schillo, are finally fessing up to the truth that Ahmanson will create a traffic nightmare on the 101 Freeway and local streets surrounding the project. The pressure to expose the truth about Washington Mutual’s new city is finally starting to show results. It is […]

Relax and try crochet

Calabasas resident Caroline Miller, an intervention instructor at Tarzana Elementary School, is also known as the "Crochet Diva." From 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., Oct. 16 at Soka University, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, Miller will teach men and women how to crochet inexpensive, washable, warm, soft "and gorgeous" winter wrap-around scarves at a "Crochet Workshop." Miller considers her passion […]

Prostate cancer screenings set for fairgrounds in Pomona

Prostate cancer screenings set for fairgrounds in Pomona Prostate cancer rates are 13 percent higher in the Los Angeles suburban area than the national average, according to the National Prostate Cancer Coalition (NPCC) of Washington, D.C. Lives may be saved through early detection and awareness of prostate cancer. The NPCC is partnering with the RV industry to bring 10 days […]



THURS., OCT. 10 Dazzling Dinosaurs! Conejo Gem & Mineral Club hosts Marcus Eriksen discussing "Dinosaur Paleontology" at 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (805) 498-4220 Mothers & More Conejo Valley Chapter of Mothers & More support group for sequencing women discusses "Keeping Your Marriage Healthy After the Children Arrive" at 7:30 p.m. at Cameron Center, […]

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: Shaun Birnbaum, son of Lisa and Rick Birnbaum, became a Bar Mitzvah on Aug. 17. Shaun is an eighth grader at Lindero Canyon Middle School where he plays alto saxophone in the band. Oak Park: Rachel […]

This wasn’t a responsible parent

This wasn’t a responsible parent On Mon., Sept. 23 at 10:45 a.m. I was in the North Ranch Pavilions shopping center. It was the beginning of an extremely hot day. As I was entering the shop of a local merchant, I thought I heard an infant crying. I looked around and to my horror I found a 2-year-old little girl […]

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