2004-03-04

Pilates Studio to host health fair



BetterBody Pilates Fitness Studio will host a free health fair and osteoporosis workshop on Sat., March 6 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at their studio at 622 Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park (next to Ralphs). The Arthritis Foundation will be presenting the workshop on osteoporosis at 2 p.m. Ella Cranny and Camille Torgeson, certified instructors from the foundation, will talk […]

Matthews added to Lions’ staff



Clay Matthews, the 19-year NFL star who most recently was the defensive coordinator at Agoura High School, has joined the coaching staff of Oaks Christian High School’s football team, according to Lions’ head coach Bill Redell. "As you know, we have a really good coaching staff and adding someone of Clay’s expertise and background, we feel very fortunate," said Redell. […]

Community partnerships nurture love for reading in kids

Read With Me: The Community Reading Challenge seeks to motivate children to read
through good role models


Read With Me: The Community Reading Challenge seeks to motivate children to read through good role models To become successful readers, students need positive reading role models both in and outside the classroom. Increasingly, community members are stepping in to fill that role and support the work parents and teachers are doing to encourage children to read. "Children become successful […]

If Words Could Talk

In Memory of

In Memory of I read that how civilized a society is can be measured by how it treats it dead. Well, we really seem to care for our dead. We may not care quite as much when they’re living—but let them die and the sky’s the limit. Pre-planning for death isn’t high on most people’s agenda but there are steps […]

Fireworks firm under fire



Calabasas City Councilman Barry Groveman doesn’t want the city to contract with companies that are environmentally reckless. He and the city council asked staff to write a policy requiring companies that do business with Calabasas to disclose any relevant environmental information as part of the bidding process. This issue came up after Groveman, an attorney who’s handling a water case […]

Debate to address U.S. military



Debate to address U.S. military Is a military draft fair? Is a voluntary military fair? Should universities and colleges have ROTC programs? Is military reserve duty justified in what it requires of reservists? A panel of Cal State University Northridge faculty will examine these and other questions during a special discussion, "The Draft vs. a Voluntary Military and Other Moral […]

Psoriasis seminar to feature doctor, patient



Psoriasis seminar to feature doctor, patient The public is invited to participate in a free psoriasis seminar on Sat., March 13, at the Hilton Woodland Hills, 6360 Canoga Ave. in Woodland Hills. Dr. Frank Lusher will discuss brand new treatments for psoriasis, and Michael Johnson, a psoriasis patient and leading dermatologist in the area, will describe experiences when living with […]

Sports Junkie

Quick Take

Quick Take Last week was the first time I received 100-plus e-mails. It was a combination of The Acorn and my Website and I’m most gratified. Thanks for reading the Sports Junkie. Story of the Week For those of us who lived in L.A. in the early 50s, this article will be nostalgic. We had the Pacific Coast League prior […]

Short-term homes for youth are needed



Interface Children Family Services needs volunteers interested in providing evening and weekend short-term shelter for youth in need. "Cool Homes" are created when special people with just a little extra space in their homes open up their doors and their hearts to help a youth in distress. Providing shelter and a caring environment gives the child and his or her […]

What We See



Once upon a time my city-bred brother came on a hike with me to a waterfall. It was a short trek from the Backbone Trailhead on Kanan Road at Newton Canyon (just before Tunnel T-1), about a mile south of Kanan’s junction with Mulholland. This wasn’t a challenging hike except maybe to a three-pack-a-day, cream-filled-donut-inhaling individual whose idea of exercise […]


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