2007-09-06

Children empowered to feel good and stay healthy



Kids need to be taught healthy habits, and Aly Covington wants to be the one to do it. Covington and her partners recently opened a children’s gym in Westlake Village called The Empowered Place. The facility features exercise equipment, and nutrition and fitness classes all designed for young people from age 2 and up. The goal is to prevent childhood […]

Safety first for roadster ride



When it comes to sports cars, even those drivers with a need for speed are starting to brake for safety. An estimated 34,000 people are killed in auto crashes in the United States each year. Whereas sports cars are most often associated with sleek exteriors and hip convertible tops, some of today’s roadsters offer the most sophisticated, reliable safety features […]

California Oaks Bank welcomes new president/CEO



California Oaks State Bank recently announced that John A. Nerland has joined the bank as president and chief executive officer. Nerland brings more than 20 years of community banking experience in California and a vision of building California Oaks State Bank into the premier business bank in Ventura County. Nerland was previously president/CEO of Solano Bank of Vacaville, Calif., and […]

Curtis replaces Schillinger as director of pupil services



Susan Curtis is the new director of pupil services for the Las Virgenes Unified School District. She brings to the post a 28-year background in special education. Curtis replaces Mary Schillinger, who has been promoted to assistant superintendent of education, a position that had been held by Joe Nardo, who retired after 41 years with the district. He will continue […]

Other local football matchups



Ventura (0-1) at Agoura (0-0) Outlook: It’s safe to assume Ventura will enter this contest with a chip on its shoulder after losing to Camarillo 28-21 at home during last weekend’s season opener. That loss, coupled with Agoura’s 14-7 win over Ventura a year ago, means the Chargers can expect a fired up group of Cougars on Friday night. AHS […]

Join in fun day for families



The Shalom Institute will host a free Family Fun and Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 at 34342 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu. Families can participate in safety workshops, arts and crafts, climbing wall, nature trails, zip line and a children’s playground. Lunch will be provided, plus baby-sitting for children under 5. For information or to register, […]

Thanks from new Learning Center



Thank you Acorn for the opportunity to express our appreciation to the many public officials and school district employees who helped make the Las Virgenes Community Learning Center a reality. To the members of our local school board, thank you for the vision and courage you’ve shown in approving a new school that offers an alternative approach to education. To […]

Donna Benevento



Donna Benevento of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage starts her fourth year as SchoolTeam sponsor for Wildwood Elementary School. SchoolTeam builds stronger communities by creating a partnership between local schools, their families and real estate professionals. School-Team manages the “adopt a school” and “adopt a realtor” program to create a winwin grassroots relationship at no cost to the school. Typically, member […]

‘Petfinders’ reality show casting families



A Los Angeles casting agency is looking for people to appear on a new family reality show called “Petfinders” for the Animal Planet network. The TV show will be shot during the next two months. “We are still looking for families who want a new animal in the home, whether it’s because they’ve had a pet that passed away or […]

Mountains Restoration Trust offers fall hikes



The Mountains Restoration Trust has organized the following hikes for September. The hikes will take place at Cold Creek Preserve. 9 a.m. Sat., Sept. 8- Flowers still bloom along this 2-mile trail through a shady canyon that passes by artifacts of early settlers, passes through chaparralformed tunnels and crosses streams and rivulets. Bring water and a snack. Meet at the […]


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