Practice makes perfect

How to find a pediatrician

Finding the right pediatrician is not always an easy task. Many managed-care plans limit your choices. Furthermore, many families will live in several different towns before their children are grown up, making it necessary to choose a new pediatrician more than once. But once you locate a pediatrician that makes both you and your children feel at ease, you’ll know […]

Sermon topic: ‘A New Year Means

New Hope

Sermon topic: ‘A New Year Means Pastor Gary Alan Dickey’s communion message is titled "A New Year Means New Hope" for the 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sun., Jan. 2 at United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The 8 a.m. service is casual and meets in Alton Hall. Special music will be presented at each […]

Polish Jews can find their roots

Writer and genealogy expert Warren Blatt will discuss "Polish-Jewish Genealogical Research" during the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles at 1:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 23 in Klein Hall at University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Poland’s excellent system of civil registration of vital records began in 1808. Most of these records have survived, and they […]

Clean up your personal slate for the New Year in a ‘Burning Bowl’ ceremony

Clean up your personal slate for the New Year in a ‘Burning Bowl’ ceremony Unity Center Church, Gold Coast Plaza, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., will conduct a special "Burning Bowl" ceremony at 10 a.m. Sun., Jan. 2, which involves the symbolic shedding of bad habits in order to make plans and goals for the new year. The Burning Bowl […]

Multi-parish University offers many courses

Celebrating its fourth year, the University is a multi-parish adult education program offering more than 60 courses dealing with the Christian faith and moral living. Topics range from "The History Behind the Passion of Christ" to "Create the Marriage of Your Dreams." "The broad range of courses we’re offering shows just how relevant our faith is in our lives today," […]

Agoura Hills

A car was keyed while the owner was at work in the 29200 block of Trailway Lane on Dec 9. Damages were estimated at $2,000. Someone stole a $320 jacket from a restaurant in the 30100 block of Agoura Road on Dec. 12. Graffiti was found on county-owned signs at the corner of Mullholland Highway and Waring Drive on Dec. […]

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School district focused on student achievement in study session

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Student achievement was the focus of a recent study session conducted at the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) office. Principals, teachers, district administrators and members of the LVUSD Board of Education participated in the third annual "Single Plan for Student Achievement" session at the district office on Dec. 8. LVUSD Assistant Superintendent of Education Joe […]

Young California artists honored

The most promising young artistic talents in California have been selected to participate in 2005 ARTS Week, sponsored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, from Jan. 1 to 16 in Miami, Fla. At stake are individual cash awards of up to $10,000 and the opportunity to share in a $3-million college scholarship package. Participating are young actors, […]