Calabasas to hike preschool tuition

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Parents of Calabasas Klub-house Preschool students will pay more this fall. Last week, the Calabasas City Council voted to increase tuition by 8 percent. The Calabasas Klubhouse is at 3655 Old Topanga Canyon Road in Calabasas. The facility opened in 1999, and since that time, the school has been unable to break even financially, according to […]


Braille Institute mobile van coming to town

Braille Institute’s Mobile Solutions, a specialized van that brings the institute’s programs and services to people who are not able to travel to the Santa Barbara Regional Center, will be at the Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fri., July 23. The Mobile Solutions van is equipped with high-powered […]

Tips to tell if reading is emphasized adequately

While most parents take a dedicated interest in their children’s schooling, particularly the first few grades, many may not be aware of what’s considered proper curriculum, and whether their children’s schools are teaching at an appropriate level. This can be especially important in terms of reading, where American schools lag behind their foreign counterparts and the country’s literacy rate continues […]

Kids’ career choices cover a wide range

Young people report that family members wield a lot of influence when it comes to choosing a career. They also think super hero, whale trainer and princess are still some of the coolest jobs around. These are some of the key findings revealed in a survey conducted by Adecco, the world’s largest staffing company. The survey asked 245 children ages […]

‘Close your eyes and I’ll cool you down’

Local businesswoman finds success at home, work

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com For most of us, juggling work and family can be trying at times. Not for Rhonda Sapirstein. The Oak Park resident and owner of a Westlake Village business appears to have it all. Sapirstein is happily married and has one child and another on the way. The secret to her success is simple. "When I have […]

Colon cancer screening stressed for 50-year-olds

We know we should do it, but we just don’t. Americans are avoiding a simple test that can save their lives. According to a Gallup survey, while most people know that once they’re 50 years old they should have a colon cancer screening test, nearly half of adults in that age group aren’t doing it. Colon cancer is the second […]

Conejo Valley All-Stars triumph as District 13 champs

By Kyle Jorrey Acorn Sports Writer Just minutes after his third inning home-run shot put the Conejo Valley All-Stars ahead comfortably, 10-0, over Pt. Hueneme, shortstop Danny Leon took the now-scuffed ball, which will almost certainly find its way to a bedroom mantle, and handed it to his proud mother. This simple act of gift-giving in the waning moments of […]

Granny Family Science Night planned at senior center

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology will sponsor a "Granny Family Science Night" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., July 22 at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Grandparents or any adults are invited to bring their grandkids or children for a night of discovery. The Goebel Center will be "transformed into a jumbo […]