New buses help keep air clean in Calabasas

New buses help keep air clean in Calabasas By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Two new clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) buses are on the streets in Calabasas and the trend might not end here, according to Calabasas Assistant Transportation Planner Tom Gdala. The city of Calabasas intends to buy three more CNG buses. "These buses are 95 percent cleaner […]

Senses play role in guiding those suffering from ‘diabetic neuropathy’

By Michael Zapf, DPM Remember walking through a House of Mirrors at a carnival? It was very disorienting. You were never sure of what you were looking at. To navigate the maze, you’d start to rely on other senses, like touch, instead of just your eyes. Diabetes is similar to that House of Mirrors. Without the sensation of pain as […]

Agoura high grad mixes science with law

Tenaya Rodewald, daughter of Jill and Richard Rodewald of Agoura Hills, recently received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. Her doctoral research, in the area of learning and memory, was conducted at the Scripps Institute in La Jolla and was supported by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Foundation. Rodewald attended Lindero Canyon Middle […]

10th annual World Day of Prayer will be conducted on Thurs., Sept. 11

10th annual World Day of Prayer will be conducted on Thurs., Sept. 11 Hundreds of thousands of people will join in a sacred and united partnership of prayer during an interfaith event, which is open to people of all faiths and all walks of life. The event, the 10th annual World Day of Prayer, takes place Sept. 11. This year’s […]

Enjoy ice cream and banjo music

The San Fernando Valley Banjo Band will perform at the West Valley Jewish Community Center (JCC) for a "Banjo Band & Ice Cream Social" at 2 p.m. Sun., Aug. 24 on the Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. The cost is $7 for JCC members or $10 general public. Early sign up is suggested and may […]

City fights speeding drivers

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas traffic calming workshops began in April and they’ve been very productive, according to Calabasas Traffic and Transportation Manager Robert Yalda. As a result, there have been changes, some of which might become permanent. The workshops, designed to slow down excessive speed on city streets, have focused on 12 residential regions of Calabasas and […]

Wellness Community hosts special programs

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will begin another eight-week "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction" course at 6:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 22, with orientation for this class at 6:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 15. The course is based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Pre-registration is required. Jay Udani, M.D. will present a workshop titled "Preparing and Recovering from Surgery—An […]

Biola’s Extension campus open for registration

Biola University’s adult degree program for bachelor of science in organizational leadership preview registration is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tues., Aug. 19 on the extension campus at 625 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. This program is designed especially for working adults to attend one night per week for less than 24 months and complete the bachelor’s degree. For more information […]

Bishops endorse textbooks

Until now, Catholic schools have had to choose between using secular history textbooks or reproducing old, out-of-date history textbooks previously written for Catholic schools. But now that’s changed. The brainchild of a frustrated headmaster who couldn’t find suitable history textbooks for his students, the Catholic Schools Textbook Project was established to respond to the exhortation of the Second Vatican Council […]

Public outcry may have been a factor on postponement of big store vote

Public outcry may have been a factor on postponement of big store vote I think one of the reasons the city council decided not to discuss the amendment at the Aug. 6 meeting was because they received many e-mails over the last three weeks from citizens who told them that we do not want a retail store over 60,000 square […]

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