Local Independence Day parade tradition continues

By Vanessa Anik Special to The Acorn On the morning of July Fourth, kids, parents and pets gathered at the Westlake Urgent Care Outpatient Center parking lot, prepared for a four-block parade in celebration of Independence Day. Just before 10 a.m., the buzzing crowd started to organize in a line headed up by a police car, four young horseback riders […]

Protecting pets also protects families

Whether you’re tossing a Frisbee to your dog or just lounging with your cat on the front porch, warmer weather means more outdoor fun with pets. However, pet owners should be aware that warmer wea-ther also signals an increased risk of infection from harmful parasites. "While most pet owners do provide their pets with proper protection from various infectious conditions, […]

Brother, sister high achievers in academics

Brother, sister high achievers in academics The France family has set an academic precedent. Cassandra France graduated with high honors as a CSF Gold Seal Bearer from Agoura High School’s Class of 2004 recently. Her brother Eric, who graduated with high honors from Agoura High School in 2000, graduated from UC San Diego the following day. At Agoura High, Cassandra […]

Leonis Adobe Museum offers fun for kids

Children ages 2 to 8 and their families are invited to help feed the ranch animals from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 24 at the Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, in Old Town Calabasas. They may feed sheep, goats, poultry, horses and two longhorn steers. Following morning chores, children may participate in sing-a-alongs and old-fashioned children’s games […]

It’s back to the same old routine in Sacramento

It’s back to the same old routine in Sacramento The editor is trying to stay away from sharp objects this week because he wrote an editorial in the May 20 Acorn that was headlined "Budget gridlock terminated in Sacramento." If the editor is feeling suicidal, that’s what he gets for trusting politicians. In an overly optimistic mood, The Acorn praised […]

Taking too little time for vacation a big mistake

Employees planning personal travel this summer may want to tack on a few extra days, a new survey suggests. Forty-three percent of workers polled said the biggest mistake they made with their last vacation was taking insufficient time off. The survey was developed by OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in highly skilled administrative professionals. It was conducted by responses […]

Vows exchanged in Calabaas

Westlake Soccer Camp kicks off with summer fun

The mother of Landon Donovan, the USA’s young World Cup soccer hero, was recently quoted as saying that if Landon didn’t have fun playing soccer, he should quit. Landon has fun, and his skills lit up the national team’s performance in Korea. There’s plenty of soccer fun in Westlake this summer, where local youngsters of all ages have been lugging […]

Yoga teacher featured at Mothers and More meeting

Yoga instructor Suzanne Strachani will be featured when the Conejo Valley Chapter of Mothers and More has its monthly chapter meeting tonight, Thurs., July 8. It’s recommended that participants wear comfortable clothes for the meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Conejo Church of Christ, 2525 Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. For more information about the chapter, please call […]

For the record

U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) is minority leader of the Senate, not the House.

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