2007-08-02

Fiction writers keep it short and sweet



If you think you have a knack for writing, put your creative juices to work this summer in The Acorn’s newest contest, “Fiction in a Nutshell.” Entries already are rolling in. Here’s how it works: In 100 words or less, write a short fiction story and e-mail it to newstip@theacorn.com. You may also send it by mail to the address […]

Lupus support group to meet next week



The Conejo Lupus Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 7 at One Baxter Way, Westlake Village. The free meeting will feature a family night. Those who have lupus, their family members and other supporters are welcome to attend. The topic will be “living with lupus.” For more information, call Lupus International at (888) 532-2322 or Mary Weyand […]

Rancho Simi offers senior classes



Senior classes for people 50 years and older will be offered this fall through the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. All classes are held at the Oak Park Community Center unless stated otherwise. •Computers for Beginners will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays from Oct. 4 to Nov. 8. The fee is $90. The class will be held […]

Author to discuss eating disorders



Author Jenni Schaefer will give a presentation on “Declaring Independence from Eating Disorders: A Personal Journey,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wed., Aug. 8 at A Step in Time School of Dance, 4504 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. The event is sponsored by Center for Change and hosted by Step In Time director, Dawn Smith-Theodore. Schaefer is the author of “Life […]

GENTLE-



Alfie, 10, a male orange tabby cat, needs a home. Alfie can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Alfie home, ask for ID No. A3690144. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http:// animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

Miss California, opera company to sing show tunes at church



Miss California 2006 and members of the Center Stage Opera of the San Fernando Valley will perform selections from classic operatic and musical theater repertoires at 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 19 at St . Patrick’s Episcopal Church, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks. Dr. Eric Kinsley, parish music director, will accompany at the keyboard. The concert is presented by The Arts […]

This Home Features A Large, Flat Lot And Has Plenty Of Room For A Pool



In a wonderful neighborhood, this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home features a large, flat lot with plenty of room for a pool. It backs to open land with unobstructed views of the Moorpark Hills. As you walk in, you are bathed in light from the large picture windows. The feeling of openness is derived from the vaulted ceilings in the formal dining […]

Upgrades for Calabasas Road



Drivers who travel Calabasas Road may have noticed an improvement in traffic flow since the city installed a new striping pattern to help move cars along. Turning lanes have been placed in front of Calabasas’ Bob Smith BMW and 101 West Acura automobile dealerships. The eastbound traffic and bike lanes have been shifted toward the dealerships to allow for “safer […]

Woman cooks up idea for kids’ book of recipes



Yvette Garfield never hesitated to hop on a plane to visit friends studying overseas. Whether she traveled to India during her college years or went to China for a children’s rights conference, Garfield relished bringing home souvenirs for the family, in particular native cookbooks for her many cousins, aged 3 to 12, who loved to help their parents in the […]

Oak Park rallies against crime with annual event

Neighborhoods to host potluck get-togethers

About six neighborhood groups in Oak Park will host potluck gettogethers to celebrate the second annual Oak Park National Night Out Against Crime on Sat., Aug. 4. Oak Park residents who aren’t already attending events in their neighborhoods are welcome to join the potluck block party from 5 to 8 p.m. at 6481 Smoketree Ave. Residents attending these events can […]


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