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Eagle football game
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Eagle football game was disappointing Friday, Nov. 7 I brought my family to our first Oak Park Eagle football game. Having lived in Oak Park for close to eight years, we had never brought our girls—8 and 9—to a local football game. Growing up watching and playing football in the San Fernando Valley with rivalries between Taft and El Camino […]

Fate of Oak Park parcel tax will be decided on Monday

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Oak Park Unified School District board members are close to making a final decision on whether or not to place a parcel tax measure on an election ballot next spring. A recent poll of 300 Oak Park residents revealed enough support to consider the parcel tax proposal, but not enough to ensure that it […]

Experts say stress can be avoided during holiday season

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The holidays don’t have to be stressful this year. Experts offered suggestions to make the season more enjoyable. Some people set themselves up for disappointment because they aren’t realistic. "Lower your expectations," said Kim Cary, community liaison director of the behavioral health unit at Los Robles Regional Medical Center. "Anticipate likely problems and delays." […]

Diabetics can take small steps toward healthy holidays

Whether you’re in charge of planning an entire meal or simply faced with bringing a dish to pass, food is in the spotlight during the holiday season. And for the 17 million people with diabetes and those who love them, navigating holiday eating occasions doesn’t have to be a "Bah, Humbug" experience. For many living with diabetes, the holiday eating […]

Play reading to benefit Beit T’Shuvah

Addiction treatment center presents play about pre-trial interrogations of Nazi criminal Adolph Eichmann

Beit T’Shuvah is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that provides substance abuse treatment, prevention and community outreach for all of Southern California and is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation. From 1:30 to 3 p.m. this Sun., Nov. 30 at Beit T’Shuvah, 8831 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, a dramatic reading of award-winning playwright Donald Freed’s play "The White Crow" will […]

School board challenger got bad advice

School board challenger got bad advice I would like to congratulate Terilyn Finders and Pat Schulz on their reelection to the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education. They won on the merits of their good characters and excellent performance during the past four years of service to all of the constituents of the district. I would like to […]

Longtime city councilwoman to step down in Agoura Hills

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer After 16 years of public service to the city of Agoura Hills, City Councilwoman Louise Rishoff is retiring from office. When Rishoff moved here in 1982, Agoura was just another Los Angeles County suburb. Just four months later, it incorporated as the city of Agoura Hills. At that time, Thousand Oaks Boulevard didn’t connect […]

Amgen called family friendly

The city of Thousand Oaks and Thousand Oaks-based Amgen were among 10 employers honored as the 2003 Family-Friendly Employers of Ventura County for successfully implementing policies and practices that support their employees and their families. In addition, Project Work/LIFE recognized Amgen and the city of Thousand Oaks as model employers for their innovative and flexible work policies, practices and benefits […]

Support group offered at CLU for overeaters

Support group offered at CLU for overeaters A free support group will be offered at California Lutheran University for community members who are recovering from eating disorders. Co-sponsored by the CLU Health and Counseling Center and the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), the meetings will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays in the "F" building […]

Adat Elohim hosts Holiday Boutique

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