Keeping it cool at Kids’ Adventure Garden in Thousand Oaks

Why weren’t the libraries a

Why weren’t the libraries a combined effort? Hello, my name is Kyle Rhatigan. I am a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 745 and am working toward my Eagle Scout. Right now I am earning a merit badge required for Eagle Scout, which requires me to write a letter to an editor on an issue that as a citizen I […]

Change your clocks on Sunday

Sun., April 4 marks the beginning of daylight-savings time. Remember the old adage "Spring forward, fall back." You must turn your clocks ahead one hour this weekend. Most people make the change before they go to bed on Saturday night. Daylight-savings time begins for much of the country at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April. Time reverts to […]


Take control, test your thyroid

Did you know that an estimated 27 million Americans are affected by thyroid disease, more than the number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes and cancer combined? Because the thyroid produces hormones that regulate metabolism in essentially every organ, tissue and cell in the body, thyroid disease requires expert monitoring and tight control. Out of growing concern for the number of […]

More Summer Activities

Summer is a great time for experiential learning. Whether it’s a homestay with a Spanish family, an ecological adventure or a camp where robots are built, students can find a way to explore their interests. There are several programs that might appeal to students who are interested in the environment. The Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute at Hobart and William […]

What to do when teenagers use drugs

A new effort launched by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign hopes to reduce teen drug use by enlisting the power of parents and peers to intervene with young people who have already begun drug use and underage drinking. Research shows that teens look to their friends and parents when it comes to problems with drugs. By taking early action, […]

Speeders are out of control on Eagleton

Speeders are out of control on Eagleton The vehicle traffic speed on Eagleton Street (in Agoura Hills) is out of control. Some drivers are unfriendly and rude. This is sometimes detrimental to the residential properties and perhaps one day to the lives of the property owners. There was an accident about two weeks ago. We got lucky or maybe blessed […]

Rotary Club hosts annual Street Fair

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com While the temperature outside was on its way to hitting a record 90 degrees, it didn’t stop early risers from running Sunday in the Westlake Village Rotary Club’s 10th annual Street Fair, which included a 5K run or walk for kids. With live entertainment, food, drinks, face painting and craft displays, there was plenty to do […]

Explore spring skies this month

The magic of a spring night will be explored during April at the Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State University Northridge. Every Friday in April the planetarium will run two shows to give the public an opportunity to view different aspects of the evening skies. Each Friday at 6 p.m., the first presentation will be the "Spring Sky Show," which offers […]