2007-08-30

Oak Park High alumnus becomes pro dancer



A little more than a year ago, Christian Denice was triumphantly tossing his cap in the air at the Oak Park High School graduation ceremony. Now, he’s reflecting on a year of travels with the Odyssey Dance Theatre, a professional contemporary jazz dance group. At an audition last summer, Denice was offered a position in the Salt Lake Citybased company. […]

Living and loving with cancer



Wendy Basil, MA, will lead a free workshop addressing the intimacy issues of couples facing cancer diagnosis and treatment. The workshop will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 10 at The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Basil will lead a discussion that will explore the emotional and physical aspects of intimacy,changes that can occur […]

Girls rule in this litter



PUPPY LOVE- Carly Forgrave, a fourth-grade student at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas, has her hands full with six sheltie puppies. The all-female litter, born on July 11, is keeping the Forgrave family busy this summer.

Wrong impression of Southeast Asia



In the Aug. 23 Acorn you carried a story of a local resident who spent four months exploring Southeast Asia. Among his cherished adventures he cites a street vendor in Vietnam threatening to kill him if he doesn’t purchase a cigarette lighter. I find this encounter very hard to believe. I had the opportunity to work for my father in […]

Carolyn Herrera



The award for top producer in June 2007 for Prudential California Realty’s Oxnard/Channel Islands office went to agent Carolyn Herrera. Herrera manages her successful career while earning various real estate designations. She has acquired the accredited buyer representative designation and also has her Prudential fine homes designation, which enables her to handle the specific intricacies of uppertier property transactions. Most […]

Team Xpress strikes a victory for the Chamber



BETTER BOWLERS- The Xpress Strikers accept the CAL Cup trophy for their victory in the second annual Calabasas Chamber Bowling Tournament held at the AMF Woodlake Lanes recently. From left, Jerry Magel, Steve Brevidoro, Stephanie Warren, Marcel Gheta, Steve White, Shedd Fowlks, Tom Haugh, Bill Haugh and Doug Ridley. Proceeds from the event benefit the Chamber’s Education Committee, which promotes […]

Top 10 weight loss tips for teens



According to the American Obesity Association, 30.4 percent of children ages 12 to 19 are considered overweight, 15.5 percent are classified as obese and the prevalence of obesity within this age group has more than doubled over the past 25 years. Yet, there is hope. “The good news is that adolescents can achieve a healthy weight by making simple lifestyle […]

L.A. County animal agency is largest in country

More than 28,000 pets adopted last year

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care is now the largest animal adoption agency in the United States. The department placed 28,309 animals last year, an increase of more than 600 animals from the 2005-06 fiscal year. “Our staff and volunteers work diligently to place abandoned animals into new, loving homes,” said director Marcia Mayeda. “They should be recognized […]

Conspiracy theory



At the risk of being called crazy, I wish to voice my concerns over the white streaks appearing in the skies above us. I know you’ve seen them. So far everyone I speak to thinks these are perfectly normal contrails from commercial air traffic, which, of course, is the official stance on the matter. After seven months of observing, photographing […]

Fall Into Your Home Spruce Up



After the pool toys and picnic baskets have been put away, it’s time to head inside. As you look around your home you may see that a busy schedule of summer pool parties and neighborhood barbecues have taken their toll on the aesthetics of your home. With the promise of cool weather, calm earth tones and the aroma of warm […]


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