Age-related macular degeneration the leading cause of blindness for those over 50

It’s the leading cause of legal blindness in people over 50—age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The disease can progress in just a few months and can render people functionally blind within two years. But AMD may be treatable if detected early.  While the overall prevalence of AMD is low among those under age 40, it rises dramatically with age, putting baby […]

Other local football matchups

Agoura (6-3) vs. Calabasas (0-9)

Agoura (6-3) vs. Calabasas (0-9) Last week’s results: Agoura held down Newbury Park, 21-7. Calabasas couldn’t stop the high-powered Simi Valley offense and lost handily, 57-32. Outlook: In a must-win game for the Chargers, Agoura is a heavy favorite to finish out the season with four straight wins and hand Calabasas its 21st consecutive loss. The Chargers, the Marmonte’s No. […]

Kids can enjoy library events during book week

Kids can enjoy library events during book week To celebrate Children’s Book Week, the Agoura Hills Library will present a program open to all ages at 4 p.m. Tues., Nov. 16 at the library, 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. Participants may drop by and make their own book and other book crafts. For further details, call Grace Bernard, Youth Services […]

Take Your Acorn On Vacation

‘Mansionization’ worries some residents of Calabasas

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com A phenomenon known as "mansionization," the effect of enlarging a dwelling (such as adding a second story), is getting negative attention again in Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes. On Wed., Dec. 1, the Cala-basas City Council plans to review a request to build a 1,985-square-foot two-story addition to an existing home in the 4200 block of Park Alisal. […]

Getty invites public to submit personal photos

The Getty Center is issuing an open call to amateur shutterbugs to submit their personal photographs online for an ambitious, large-scale display of family pictures on the web. This virtual album will pay tribute to the humble snapshot and its artistic and social value, a theme explored in the new exhibition "Close to Home: An American Album," which opened recently […]

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Website provides genetics answers

How does DNA make me who I am? What does it mean if a medical condition "runs in the family"? What does genetics have to do with mad cow disease? Genetics Home Reference (http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/), a new website from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), is a great place to start looking for answers to your genetics questions. Created for patients […]

The Acorn’s Fall Sports Playoff Preview

It’s postseason time and a bevy of local teams remain alive and in contention for a shot at prep glory. Check out below to see which teams will try and crown themselves CIF-SS champions. By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Volleyball Who’s competing: Oaks Christian (Div. IV-AA) and Westlake (Div. II-A). Early results: Oaks Christian (21-5) defeated Westridge 25-19, 25-13, 16-25, and […]

Psychologist to speak about battle of sexes with humor

Licensed clinical psychologist and humorist Bruce Christopher will present a program titled "Why Are Women So Strange and Men So Weird?" from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., Nov. 20 in the auditorium at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Christopher is described as "America’s foremost ‘Enter-Trainer,’ with 20 years’ speaking and training experience" and delivers more than […]