Keeping it natural

Calabasas recreation brochure coming soon

The city of Calabasas Community Services Department has announced that the winter 2004 "Recreation Programs and Community Events" schedule will be available starting Wed., Dec. 3. Schedules will be mailed directly to all residents with a city of Calabasas ZIP code. They’ll also be available to the community at many local businesses, schools and other organizations. If you are unable […]

Managing grief difficult during the holiday season

The holidays are normally a time of celebration, but for someone experiencing the recent loss of a loved one, this time can be overwhelming. Sometimes anticipation of a holiday can be more difficult than the arrival of the day itself. For help managing your grief or the grief of loved ones during this season, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care®, the nation’s […]

Interface seeks volunteers, offers training to assist troubled families

Interface Children Family Services will host an orientation for potential volunteers at 2:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 3 at its offices, 1305 Del Norte Road, Camarillo. It will serve to introduce the variety of opportunities available at Interface. Volunteers are needed to assist in providing: information and referral; outreach crisis counseling intervention to runaway and troubled youth and their families and […]

If Words Could Talk

White House Turkeys

White House Turkeys Okay, I know that in your carbohydrate-induced stupor you’re wondering exactly what happens to the turkey donated to the White House every year for the grand ceremony in the Rose Garden where the president pardons the lucky bird. Is it dropped from a helicopter over Camp David? Is there a turkey fight in the basement? Is there […]

Offices closed

The Acorn Newspapers will be closed today and tomorrow to observe Thanksgiving weekend. We will reopen our office on Mon., Dec. 1. Have a nice holiday weekend, and if you’re traveling, please drive defensively.

Bonsai group seeks members

Conejo Valley Bonsai Society will host a beginning meeting at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Hawthorne Savings and Loan, 973 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The group is seeking new members of all skill levels. Members share information, techniques, ideas, resources for plant material, pots, classes and anything else needed to create living works of art. […]

Hearing loss screenings important for infants

There’s good news for babies born with hearing loss each year in the U. S. As of July 2003, mandatory newborn hearing screening programs have been implemented in 38 states and the District of Columbia. With new screening laws, more infants are being screened for deafness or hearing loss, usually before they leave the hospital. Why is newborn screening important? […]

CLU to host festivities for holidays

California Lutheran University will usher in the holiday season with a variety of festive events, all of which are free. For details, please call the school at (805) 493-3151. All events are on the campus at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. CLU Christmas Festival: The CLU Choirs and Symphony will perform Christmas music from around the world at 8 […]


I’ve never consumed alcohol or experimented with drugs in my entire incredibly bland life, but I have been known to become giddy. From stares, slack jaws and scowls of consternation, it’s become obvious to me that the giddy phenomenon must be not unlike the tippler’s tipsy phenomenon. "What’s she on?" "What’s gotten into her?" "There oughta be a law against […]