Dialysis patients can lead full lives

The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) has taken the initiative to increase the positive perception of dialysis, a treatment option for people with kidney failure. AAKP’s nationwide campaign, "AAKP Says I Can!" was created to raise awareness about kidney disease and dialysis, while at the same time demonstrating that those who require dialysis do more in life than dialyze. […]

10,000 teens need permanent homes

According to the Children’s Bureau, there are more than 10,000 youth (14 and older) in out-of-home care in Los Angeles County, many desperately wanting a permanent, safe and loving place to call home. The Children’s Bureau, a licensed private foster care and adoption agency, is seeking those special individuals and families who are willing to bring an older child into […]

Girls’ softball tournament coming

Girls’ softball tournament coming The 16th annual Tourney by the Sea, a national qualifier girls’ fast-pitch softball tournament, has been scheduled for June 4 to 6 at Camino Real Park in Ventura. The tournament should attract some of the best travel teams from California and throughout the Western states. Teams could qualify for the USSSA World Series to take place […]

School counts chickens before they’ve hatched

Unless silently, without a public hearing, regional planning (of L.A. County) has approved the application and conditional use permit for the Heschel Day School to start construction in Agoura Hills, we are all being misled with a representation being made to the public by an ad and article in The Acorn dated March 25 that the Heschel West Day School […]

New members join CLU honor society

Rebecca Lewis of Westlake Village, a psychology major at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, was among eight new members named to the Scholastic Honor Society, the highest academic honor at CLU during the Honors Day Convocation ceremonies on April 30. Students qualify for the honor society by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.75 or by being […]

Area high school students earn B of A scholarships

Area high school students earn B of A scholarships Local high school seniors were among the winners in the finals of the 2004 Bank of America Achievement Awards program in the Gold Coast region, West San Fernando Valley and Antelope Valley area. First-place winner Jonathan Kommemi of Simi Valley High School won a $2,000 scholarship. Second-place winners Sujing Qiu of […]


A Green Talk Horticulturist Izhsholt Selegi will be guest speaker discussing gardening in Oak Park when Oak Park Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. in school library at Oak Hills Elementary School, 1010 Kanan Road, Oak Park. (818) 889-3533 Chamber Mixer Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce hosts networking mixer at Cisco’s, 925 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village at 5:30 p.m. featuring […]

Parent conference celebrates the family

Conejo Coalition for Youth and Families and Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning will present "Celebrate the Family," a conference for parents, teachers and childcare providers, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., May 22 at Newbury Park High School, 456 Reino Road, Newbury Park. Among the workshops attendees will be able to choose from are the following: "Practical Parenting/Discipline," "Bringing […]

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Budget will hurt kids with special needs

Budget will hurt kids with special needs United Parents is a Ventura County-based nonprofit organization of families and professionals that are devoted to children and adolescents with emotional, mental and behavioral disorders. Due to severe budgetary issues facing county agencies from state cuts, vital services to the students in our county will be affected. Our children have educational needs that […]