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Art class offered

The city of Calabasas is offering a Young Rembrandts preschool drawing class for kids 3 to 5.

Young Rembrandts instructors provide a positive, nurturing environment for children eager to learn. Classes, which are held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursdays, begin on July 1 and continue through Aug. 5. For more information, please call (818) 880-6461.

Balance is key to healthy family life

High carb, low carb, low fat, high fat, no fat—people are constantly looking for a quick fix to shed those extra pounds. But in today’s dieting world, it’s often difficult to distinguish fact from fiction and know what weight maintenance plan really works. The simple truth? It’s time to go back to basics, experts advise. Losing weight and staying healthy […]

Westlake cut short of championship in volleyball

By Kyle Jorrey Acorn Sports Writer Been there before. Three words often used in sports to talk about the role "big-game" experience can play in the outcome of a pressure-packed contest. Take, for example, last Friday’s California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division I volleyball championship between Westlake and Loyola. Loyola (22-2), the defending CIF champion with seven previous Southern Section titles […]

Top Jewish entertainer to perform in Thousand Oaks

Dudu Fisher, a leading Jewish entertainer who has appeared on Broadway in "Les Miserables," will perform the premiere of "Showstoppers," a "Jewish musical journey," at 7:45 p.m. Tues., June 15 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.   "Showstoppers" is intended to take audiences on a musical journey through the streets of the […]

Controversial ridgeline ordinance clears first hurdle in L.A. County


Controversial ridgeline ordinance clears first hurdle in L.A. County By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Los Angeles County Planning Commissioners approved and added some modifications to a proposed grading and significant ridgeline protection ordinance for the Santa Monica Mountains last week. The item will return to the commission later this month for a second reading. A second public hearing regarding the proposed […]

Tennis coach imparts wisdom

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com Former Canadian junior tennis champion Mila Horak of Westlake Village has turned her focus to teaching in recent years. But Horak not only shows her students how to hit a ball, she also tries to impart some of life’s values that she’s picked up from the game. "You really learn self-discipline," said Horak, a native of […]

You can reduce risk of birth defects

By Jeffrey Ellis, M.D. Good news: awareness about the importance of folate during pregnancy is on the rise. The bad news: almost 70 percent of women of childbearing age (18 to 45) don’t get enough of this essential B vitamin. The March of Dimes, the leading organization for the prevention of birth defects in the U.S., has long recommended that […]

Oaks Christian girls now poised for repeat

By Steve Ames Special to The Acorn Finding the softball field in Irvine won’t be any challenge for the Oaks Christian team. Once again the Lions (33-1) will return to play at Deanna Manning Stadium at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, behind city hall, on the corner of Alton Parkway and Harvard Avenue, for a CIF Division IV […]

Malibu Stage Company to present ‘Side Man’

Malibu Stage Company will present Warren Leight’s 1999 Tony Award-winning play, "Side Man," from June 4 through July 18 at 29243 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. Covering a span of time from 1953 to 1985, this "lovely and poignant" play, filled with music and "brilliant trumpet solos," unfolds through the eyes of Clifford, the only son of Gene, a jazz trumpet […]