City of Calabasas to award service grants

Wildlife rehabilitation groups, Meals on Wheels, women’s domestic violence shelters and arson prevention agencies are among the nonprofit organizations that have benefited from grants in Calabasas. Community service organizations must submit applications for grants by next Wed., Feb. 4. The city will give up to $5,000 to qualified groups, according to city officials. This funding cycle is the second round […]

Sign up now for ArtWalk ‘04 set for June in Thousand Oaks

Sign up now for ArtWalk ‘04 set for June in Thousand Oaks Artists, musicians, food concessionaires and volunteers are invited to participate in ArtWalk ’04, a fine arts and designer crafts outdoor exhibition that’s observing its 17th year in Conejo Valley. Sponsored by the Conejo Valley Art Museum with the assistance of the Conejo Recreation and Park District, the exhibit […]

Chargers need consistency in soccer

Acorn Sports Writer

The Agoura boys’ soccer team lost an important Marmonte League matchup vs. Thousand Oaks, 2-1, last Friday, dropping the Chargers to 2-4-1 in league (5-9-2 overall) and hurting their chances to make the playoffs. The Lancers win improved them to 4-1-1 in league and 16-3-1 overall as they try to contend for a league title. Recently, Agoura head coach Andrew […]

Conejo Players to host comedy auditions

Conejo Players Theatre, Inc. will host auditions for "Cash on Delivery," described as "pure British farce," at 7 p.m. Sun., Feb. 1 and at 7:30 p.m. Mon.-Tues., Feb. 2-3 at their theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Actors and actresses should be prepared to show off their best British accent. The play features "lots of slamming doors, mistaken identity […]

Boys & Girls Club opens new facility

Acorn Staff Writer

Boys & Girls Club opens new facility By Michelle Knight Acorn Staff Writer Happy parents and students joined local school and government officials for the grand opening of the Boys & Girls Club at Los Cerritos Middle School in Thousand Oaks last week. The 10,000-square-foot facility—the first of six clubs expected to be built in the Conejo/Las Virgenes area—offers a […]

Tips help seniors reduce medication errors

For many seniors, taking medication is part of their daily routine. And the last thing that seniors need is to worry about a medication error. Unfortunately, errors do occur, but they can be prevented through special attention and careful monitoring. As part of its work in patient safety, United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has created a list of "Tips" for seniors […]

Eagles continue winning streak

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oak Park girls’ basketball team won its 34th straight Tri-Valley League game last week when it beat La Reina, 72-34, in a game at La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks. Emily Medders scored 18 points, Shir Raanan had 17, Jamie Rauchwarger had 12 and Amanda Ruland had 11 for the Eagles in the victory over the Regents. Oak […]

Moviegoer fed up with commercials on the big screen

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Commercials in Theaters

Special to The Acorn Commercials in Theaters American capitalism 101—here’s how it works: Network television pays for itself by selling you orange juice, Hyundais and Ronald McDonald. Cable TV (HBO, The Movie Channel, Cinemax) pays the bills by charging a monthly fee for advanced previews and special features. Fair enough. No complaints. Movie theaters have always belonged to the latter […]

Council says Calabasas won’t close preschool that sits on city-owned parkland

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer A rumor that the city of Calabasas would shut down Klubhouse Preschool at Creekside Park attracted many concerned parents to last week’s city council meeting. The school at Creekside Park, 3655 Old Topanga Canyon Road in Calabasas, seems to be popular (judging by comments made at the meeting). The city council tried to make […]

New resource offers hope to psoriasis patients 4.5 to 7 million Americans suffer from the condition

New resource offers hope to psoriasis patients 4.5 to 7 million Americans suffer from the condition Imagine having a chronic disease that causes your skin to be red and scaly and shed at an abnormal rate. For the 4.5 to 7 million Americans with psoriasis, this condition is a reality, which often leaves them feeling embarrassed and depressed. Fortunately, help […]