Korean Garden Festival coming Saturday to Arcadia

The second annual Korean Garden Festival will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat., May 22 on the Ayres Hall lawn at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Celebrating the 101st anniversary of Korean immigration to the U.S., the event will feature several Korean garden displays designed by local Korean landscape […]

Seniors: Beware of sleeping, eating changes

Disturbances in normal eating and sleeping routines are warning signs of depression in older adults, according to Dr. Nitin Nanda, medical director at St. John’s Geriatric Center of St. John’s Regional Medical Center, and these disturbances can swing either way (causing too much or too little food or sleep). People may get insufficient sleep because of difficulties falling asleep, staying […]

Free program helps women adopt healthy habits in 12 weeks

The American Heart Association introduces a 12-week program to help women get—and stay—healthy and happy. The program, called Choose To Move, is a free guide for women who want to lower their risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death for women. By adding exercise and making simple dietary changes, women can reduce their […]

Acorn writers, look out: Third-graders want your jobs

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Third-grade students at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills created the Little Acorn newspaper as part of their social studies class. The teacher, Arlene Wilkoff, said that each student covered different aspects of the community, from history and education, to sports and the Great Race. Beau reported on "The Many Types of Communities." He wrote, […]

Sports Junkie

Quick Take

Quick Take This week’s column is dedicated to my beloved dog, Cruiser, who recently had to be put to sleep. She was much more than a pet to me during her 17 years. I loved her and miss her very much. My Sports Junkie Website article dated 5-20-04 is devoted entirely to Cruiser. Story of the Week There have been […]

Depriving baseball to 1,000 kids due to litigation makes no sense

Depriving baseball to 1,000 kids due to litigation makes no sense In response to Martin Atkinson-Barr’s letter in the May 6 Acorn, I am appalled. First, the representation of the situation is not true. In the many baseball games I have attended at the Lupin Hill facility, I have never seen anything remotely similar to the behavior described by Mr. […]

Vows exchanged in Sacramento

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kissling, Jr. of Agoura Hills have announced the marriage of their daughter, Rebecca, to Steven Brown, the son of Stan and Chris Brown of Sacramento. The bride is a 1995 graduate of Agoura High School and a 1999 graduate of UC Davis. She works for Mercury Insurance. The groom grew up in Sacramento. He is a […]

Learn about boating safety on Saturday

You can witness victim rescue demonstrations and learn about water safety during Boating and Safety Week, taking place throughout Channel Islands Harbor on Sat., May 22. Activities will be hosted by the Channel Islands Harbor Department, Ventura County Fire Department, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Ventura County Sheriff’s Department’s Search and Rescue. Events begin at 9 a.m. with a victim […]

Volunteers sought for study on depression

UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute researchers are seeking individuals suffering from depression. Eligible volunteers 18 to 65 years of age suffering from major depression are needed to study whether an additional drug can speed the effectiveness of the antidepressant medication Celexa (citalopram). The volunteers will receive six weeks of treatment with Celexa, and each will be randomly assigned to receive one of […]

OPHS grad going into graduate studies

Michael Tohl, a 1999 Oak Park High School graduate, has recently been accepted as a Producing Fellow for graduate studies at the American Film Institute in L.A. Tohl graduated from Cal State University Northridge last December with a bachelor’s degree in cinema-television and currently is a location scout for AMCI. While attending Oak Park High School, Tohl produced the school’s […]