Oak Park CERT needs insurance

By Billie Owens Acorn Staff Writer The volunteer Oak Park Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) needs money to pay for its liability insurance coverage or risk falling behind in preparedness. The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) wants to help but first wants to know what it will cost. The panel voted at last week’s meeting to postpone a request […]

Literacy drive seeks children’s books

Literacy drive seeks children’s books Libraries throughout Southern California have teamed up with Huntington Learning Center to create community sites where families can drop off books their children no longer need. The Book Drop for Literacy begins this month, which is Library Lovers’ Month, and continues as long as books are delivered. Locally, the drop-off site is at Gelson’s at […]

Recognizing symptoms can speed treatment, recovery from rare disorder

If you began to experience burning or tingling in your hands and feet and a decreased ability to sweat when overly hot, would you think of the rare genetic illness known as Fabry disease? Would your doctor? Unfortunately, because Fabry disease is so rare, it’s easily missed. According to the National Kidney Foundation, patients are often initially misdiagnosed, their symptoms […]

Warriors get revenge against the Lancers

Acorn Sports Writer

The Westlake girls’ soccer team beat Thousand Oaks, 4-0, to avenge an early league-season loss of 3-2 and keep the Warriors in the driver’s seat for a Marmonte League championship. "I think the first time they just wanted it more," said Ashley Jones, who scored the first goal this time for Westlake. "We came out focused and played strong and […]

Family organization has guidelines for raising healthy kids

The Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC), a private, nonprofit community service, training and research corporation, offers the following guidelines for parents, grandparents and child caregivers to improve the quality of children’s lives. •Give warmth, acceptance and respect. •Enjoy child development and be alert to special needs. •Use firm and fair leadership. •Avoid spanking and verbal abuse. •Prepare […]

Recycling aluminum little more than a new tax

Recycling aluminum little more than a new tax The California Redemption Value (CRV) is a euphemism for just another tax on canned and bottled beverages. We are paying at least 2 ½ cents on each item with almost no possibility of redeeming those items for a full amount of 2 ½ cents. Have you ever tried to get your alleged […]

Other action taken by

Oak Park

Oak Park’s MAC Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks told the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) last week that county supervisors voted to hike Oak Park’s trash hauling rate by $2 in the middle of town. This will enable the same rate of $21 throughout Oak Park. Parks said she voted against it. Dedication of the new Oak Park Library […]

Virtual World Café has open mikes

Acorn Staff Writer

Virtual World Café has open mikes By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Teens, families, businessmen and women, grandparents and even young children share a common bond at the Virtual World Café in Agoura Hills. It’s in the Agoura Meadows Shopping Center at 5653 Kanan Road. It offers a unique setting that combines a comfortable retro coffee shop atmosphere where friends […]

UCLA seeks women for cancer research

Healthy women are being sought by researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center for a study that seeks to shed light on why many breast cancer survivors suffer from fatigue. Researchers are seeking women ages 25 to 70 for the study. "Many cancer survivors are fatigued after treatment. It could be the treatment causing that fatigue or it could be other […]

Chargers get big wrestling victory

Acorn Sports Writer

The Agoura wrestling team defeated Simi Valley, 41-35, in a match that went down to the final pair of wrestlers last week at Agoura High School. With the Chargers leading, 38-35, Agoura’s Devin Conroy, wrestling at 127 pounds, beat Simi Valley’s Dan Organ, 8-5, to clinch the victory, which improved Agoura to 3-3 in Marmonte League while dropping Simi Valley […]