OPUSD coordinates relief for victims of tsunami disaster

Donations collected will go
to U.N. Children

Donations collected will go to U.N. Children’s Fund By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com The Oak Park Unified School District has coordinated a district-wide tsunami relief effort that asks students to help victims of last month’s disaster in South Asia. "Sadly, as is typical in these occurrences, it is the desperately poor and the children who suffer most," said district Superintendent Tony […]

Citibank donates $6,000 to Many Mansions program

Citibank donates $6,000 to Many Mansions program Citibank has donated $6,000 to the Homework/Literacy program at Many Mansions. The Homework/Literacy program serves up to 70 school-aged, limited-income children a night, offering them assistance with school projects, daily homework and one-on-one tutoring. Students in the program increase their reading and writing skills, improve their computer skills and build their self-esteem. "We’re […]

Los Robles art exhibit spotlights works of artist born at the hospital

The Healing Arts Gallery at Los Robles Hospital will host a solo exhibit of the work of David Heyman, 24. The Thousand Oaks resident is the gallery’s first exhibiting artist who was born at the hospital. Twenty-five of Heyman’s pieces, including oils, watercolors and photographs, are on display. Most of his work depicts landscapes and animals. Several works depict scenes […]

Motley brings strong passion to the pool

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com First-year Oaks Christian girls’ water polo coach Laura Reardon came to the young program just a few weeks ago with a primary goal in mind—bring about positive change to a team that finished just 3-16 a season ago. To do so, she knew it would have to start with a change of approach—a necessary shift from […]

Ballroom dancing takes seniors back to their youth

Seniors are invited to revisit the good old days of Glen Miller, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack by participating in a monthly ballroom dancing program at the Oak Park Community Center, on Kanan Road just west of Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park. The Tuesday afternoon classes will begin Jan. 18. No partner is needed. Sessions will feature […]

Nutritionist has recipe for health

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com A proper diet can help everyone, especially women dealing with stress, according to clinical nutritionist Monika Klein of Calabasas. Klein is an author, lecturer, and health and wellness spokesperson who’s published many articles on alternative approaches to good health through nutrition. She’s currently the host and producer of "Total Health Talk," a public television health program […]

Plein Air artists take to the hills

Garden Club’s anniversary lunch is Feb. 1

Garden Club’s anniversary lunch is Feb. 1 The Westlake Village Garden Club’s 36th anniversary lunch will be 11 a.m. Tues., Feb. 1 at the Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento Dr., Calabasas. Attendees will be seeing a condensed version of seven-time Tony award-winning Broadway play "The Quilters," a musical about the history of the female pioneer settlers of Kansas, Texas and […]


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