‘Riverdance’ to spill into Civic Arts Plaza

"Riverdance," the acclaimed celebration of Irish music, song and dance, will run from Tues. to Mon., Jan. 20-26, at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The production focuses on the evolution of Irish dance and its similarities to, and influences on, the dance of other cultures. Show times vary; please call the Civic Arts Plaza box office at (805) 449-2787. […]

Calabasas acquires new public transit vehicles

The city of Calabasas has taken another step to reduce traffic and protect the environment. Calabasas previously requested federal funding through U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) to purchase five new shuttle buses and a trolley. The congressman delivered. Sherman announced last week that he’s bringing home the bacon—nearly $800,000 for the vehicles. The five shuttles have arrived and are […]

Rheumatoid arthritis victims get back into their gardens

Experts say gardening combats symptoms of RA, improving bone strength, density, flexibility

From the arid climate of the Southwest to the variable conditions of the Northeast, many Americans relish a muddy workout among the marigolds and hyacinths. Some turn to gardening as a form of exercise and emotional peace. However, for many of the 2 million Americans who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), bending, stretching and gripping gardening tools can be painful. […]


Opposition to

Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club isn’t universal According to Tracy Sklar ("Letters" Jan. 8), the Boys & Girls Club is unwelcome in Oak Park. Ms. Sklar expresses her own opinion, not the consensus of the community. Having served six years on the Municipal Advisory Council, eight years on the school board and 13 years on the Parks and Recreation Planning Committee, I […]

State park user fees going up

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer As expected, California will be raising state park user fees on July 1. Campgrounds, museums and boat docks will be affected. The California State Parks Department is increasing its fees to offset a $15 million cut in the state budget. The parks department already has coped with $35 million in cutbacks the last four […]

Cancer patients sought for clinical trial

Cancer centers across the country are looking for patients with advanced colorectal cancer to participate in two new studies that are currently underway. Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women in the U. S. Worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, there were nearly 1 million cases of colorectal cancer last year and nearly […]


The loss was $1,850 after a computer and fax machine were stolen from a home’s garage on Voltara Court between 9:15 and 9:45 a.m. Dec. 26. The garage door had been left open. Oak Park The loss was $480 when a digital camera and a memory card were stolen between 10 p.m. Dec. 31 and 6 p.m. Jan. 6 in […]

Why has

Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club changed its tune? Are our public parks available to be given away to private, nonprofit organizations? That is the real question in the hoopla over Cal Johnston and Ronnie Hewitt wanting to take over a park in Oak Park on which to build a facility. And that was the big question at the Municipal Advisory Council’s […]

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