2003-12-25

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Assisted living gaining in popularity



With increased longevity and healthier lifestyle habits resulting in an increase in the over-65 population, assisted living is becoming the habitat of choice for older Americans. Before choosing an assisted living facility (ALF), according to Denise Talbot-White, a gerontologist at the MetLife Mature Market Institute, "It’s important to understand which services may or may not be offered and how to […]

Topic at United Methodist to be what we receive from Christmas



"What Did You Get From Christmas?" is the title of Dr. Gary Alan Dickey’s message at the 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. services on Sun., Dec. 28 at United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Special music will be provided at each service. Sunday School classes for all ages meet at 9 a.m. Care for infants and young children […]

Take Your Acorn On Vacation



Thank you for participating in our annual ‘Take Your Acorn on Vacation’ photo contest. We’ll continue to publish your entries in upcoming issues––so watch for yours. And don’t forget to take your Acorn with you on this year’s vacation!

Survey on health of local children completed, analysis to follow



Survey on health of local children completed, analysis to follow By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer The "California Healthy Kids Survey" (CHKS), which poses questions to students in grades five, seven, nine and 11 on topics ranging from drug and alcohol use to bullying, has been completed, according to Jim Nielson, director of secondary education in Las Virgenes Unified School […]

Chanukah continues



Possible link between brain cancer, pollution to be studied



The Brain Tumor and Air Pollution Foundation, created and funded by the Air Quality Management District (AQMD), has launched a research project to explore a possible link between brain cancer and air pollution. The study will be led by Keith Black, M.D., a neurosurgeon and director of the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Division of Neurosurgery in L.A. The […]

Christian Science is sermon topic



"Christian Science" is the subject of this week’s Bible-Lesson-Sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., Dec. 28 at the Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, T.O. The keynote text is from Psalms 119:12, 18: "Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes. Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law." Sunday […]

Calabasas installs new chief financial officer



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Gary Lysik, who took the newly created job of chief financial officer in Calabasas earlier this month, is expected to solve problems. Lysik will find three problems to solve right away: 1. The city has lacked a finance director since last December when Cindy Borchard resigned for a better job. 2. In June, Calabasas […]


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