Heart to Heart

By Sandy Wisler, RN, CCRN Cardiovascular Coordinator I will never forget this selfless act of kindness. When I worked as a cardiac educator, my job was to instruct patients before they had open heart surgery and give discharge instructions classes. One morning, at the same time that one of our 70 year old patients was prepped and in Surgery for […]

Oak Park summer slow pitch softball registration

The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District will offer Adult Slow Pitch Softball leagues for men and coed from June 20 through August 19 in Oak Park. The men’s leagues will play Monday and Tuesday evenings and coed is scheduled for Wednesday evenings. All games will be played at Valley View Park. League fees are $400 per team and include […]

Calabasas tennis team hoping for a home court advantage

By Stephen Dorman Special to The Acorn Its playoff draw is tough, but the Calabasas boys’ tennis team says it’s prepared, focused and excited about today’s Division I Southern Section first-round match at home against Esperanza High. Led by the trio of senior Greg Kipnis, junior Matt Chung and sophomore Eric Lee, the Marmonte League champion Coyotes (15-2, 13-1) enter […]

Attorney to host family seminar

Attorney Diedre Wachbrit of Thousand Oaks will speak to Conejo Valley parents on how to protect their families at a free seminar at 6:30 p.m. Tues., May 24 at the Agoura Hills Library, 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. She will discuss "Five Steps to Choosing Your Child’s Guardian" and healthcare directives to protect parents from a situation like Terri Schiavo’s. […]

A taxing issue

Regarding the article in the May 5 edition regarding Property Tax Proposition 90: The Ventura County Board of Supervisors wants to eliminate Proposition 90, which now allows anyone over 55 to keep their old property tax base when selling their home in any county and buying another home in Ventura County with certain price restrictions. The elimination of Proposition 90 […]

Going the Extra Mile

By Nancy Hendrickson, RN 3N Charge Nurse While I was working in OB, I met a couple having trouble conceiving. After they finally did, they, sadly, lost the baby. They tried again, and were successful. But once again, they lost the baby. They became pregnant a third time, and delivered a full term baby, who was born with biliary atresia, […]

CLU professor earns award

Sigmar Schwarz, Ph.D., a professor in the English Department at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, received the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award on April 29 at the University’s Honors Day Banquet. The award was created by CLU President Luther S. Luedtke in 1995 to recognize teachers who are held in high esteem by the university. On the CLU staff since […]

OPHS netters hoping to make a statement in the playoffs

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Since the start of the regular season, head coach Meredith Mangum has challenged the Oak Park boys’ volleyball team to find out what would happen if they put together one perfect match—a match where the squad would exchange individual flashes of greatness for one complete, mistake-free team performance. Mangum thought she saw that kind of play […]

There’s still time to sign up the kids for summertime fun

Roxanne Diesel, local drama and manners instructor and owner of Creative Acting Theatre School (CATS), will offer a variety of camps for different interests this summer. All camps are in partnership with local recreation districts and range from half-day to full-day camps. Registration is currently underway for the camps. "Camp Broadway Bound" drama camp for ages 7 to 12 will […]

Thanks . . .

Thanks . . . To our many relatives, friends and acquaintances and especially our Oak Park and St. Maximilian Kolbe communities, the Griffin family would like to thank all of you for your thoughts, prayers, masses and generous donations to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Janet Griffin. We really appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love and understanding you […]