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Gift-giving ideas offered at boutique

Gift-giving ideas offered at boutique An outdoor community event, "Among Friends: A Spring Boutique," is being planned for Fri., April 23 to provide gifts for upcoming seasonal occasions such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation and the end of the school year. The 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. event will be at 31552 Rustic Oak Drive in Westlake Village. Local […]

Skin reflects internal, external issues

Orthodox medicine, which still insists that diet has nothing to do with acne and other skin disorders, subjects its patients to strong antibiotics, especially tetracycline, and recommends irradiation or treatment with cortisone-based (steroid) medication. Holistic wellness, on the other hand, approaches skin disorders as more comprehensive and more than just "skin deep." Holistic thinkers believe that dietary abnormalities (excesses and […]

AHS Jazz A Band a finalist in competition

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Jazz musicians at a local high school will participate in a national competition. Agoura High School (AHS) was among 15 high schools named finalists in the ninth annual "Essentially Ellington" High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival. The event will be hosted by Jazz at the Lincoln Center, and the AHS band will attend the three-day […]

Tot program offered at Agoura Hills library

The Agoura Hills Library will offer a Spring Story Time program for children ages 2-3 at 11:15 a.m. Mondays, April 19 through June 16, at 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. A preschool story time for children ages 3-5 will be presented at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The programs feature stories, music and crafts. For more information, please call […]

Local vet sustains bike injuries, fund created to help

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Ken Coscarelli, a veterinarian at the Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital in Thousand Oaks, was severely injured on Mon., April 5, while mountain biking in Sullivan Canyon, an area of the Santa Monica Mountains between Tarzana and the Pacific Palisades. Coscarelli, 44, broke his spine in two places, endured multiple fractures to his ribs, and suffered from […]

Couple hosts monthly concerts–at home

Lori Porter

Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com What’s the best way for a music lover to hear live music once a month? The answer is a concert at home. Oak Park residents Russ and Julie Paris decided to do just that in February 1997, and they’ve been having monthly concerts in their home ever since. In 1996, a friend of Russ and Julie invited […]

Hormone therapy seminar scheduled

Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center will host a free community education seminar titled "HRT—Is It Right for You?" at 7 p.m., Wed., April 21 in the hospital auditorium at 18321 Clark St., Tarzana. For most postmenopausal women, choosing whether or not to use Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a very important health decision. Making such a decision involves carefully weighing both […]

Help send AHS Jazz Band to New York

It’s expensive to send 25 students and a teacher to New York for three days. Now that Agoura High School’s (AHS) 25-student Jazz Band, directed by John Mosley, is one of 15 finalists in the ninth annual "Essentially Ellington" High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival, the school and local businesses are rallying to raise between $25,000 and $30,000 to […]

Children’s fair to celebrate art, nature

The National Park Service will present a free children’s art fair with the theme "Finding the ART in nATuRe" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 24 at Paramount Ranch on Cornell Road in Agoura. The event is a Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) 25th anniversary education event. Described as "a bring-your-own-picnic celebration of art and nature" […]

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