Local health resources are plentiful

Often when a family member is diagnosed with a disease, disability or disorder, we don’t know where to turn. But there are a variety of support groups and facilities in the Conejo and San Fernando valleys designed to assist families and their loved ones in their time of need. Melissa and Jack Berenstein of Thousand Oaks (jacknmelis@adelphia.net) organize an email […]

Marmonte girls’ golf squads ready to tee it up again

A SWING AND A DRIVE- Westlake’s Charlotte Gibson crushes a shot during last week’s first Marmonte League Tournament at Simi Hills Golf Course. Gibson shot a 40 on the afternoon to help lead the Warriors to victory with a total team score of 211. Agoura (218) finished second, followed by Royal (219), Newbury Park (224), Simi Valley (224), Moorpark (256), […]

Scary costumes delight young and old

SPOOKED- Willow Elementary School first-grader Julian Dunaux, 6, and mother Stacey get the season’s vibe at Confetti The Halloween Store in Thousand Oaks on Sunday. Confetti The Halloween Store is back for another frightening season with an ample supply of props, costumes, wigs, masks, accessories and makeup for sale. Confetti is in Park Oaks Shopping Center, corner of Janss and […]

Smoking just isn’t neighborly

No one should have to breathe a neighbor’s secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke does drift from one apartment to another, with the apartment getting the offending smoke with no recourse to keep the air in their apartment clean and fit to breathe. Children especially should be protected. People who smoke are certainly not able to decide for them selves whether their […]

Shipmates Gather For A Dilbeck Family Picnic

“Ahoy, matey,” was the call at Dilbeck Realtors GMAC’s annual family pirate picnic, which took place recently in Pasadena’s Brookside Park. This year’s event featured all the normal stuff with a little additional pirate stuff thrown in. Let’s see, there were treasure hunts for all the kids, softball, volleyball, climbing wall, water wars, inflatable rides, game booths, great food and […]

Cafeteria food tastes great, less filling, experts say

School menu gets a makeover

Oak Park students are eating healthier at school but they might not realize what’s changed in their cafeteria menu. According to school officials, the food is nearly completely free of nitrates, additives, hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, preservatives, and artificial colors and flavoring. Organic, natural, whole selections and more locally produced items are being offered instead. Kids are eating turkey wraps and […]

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival expands to two days this year

For the first time, Calabasas residents can enjoy the city’s Pumpkin Festival all weekend long. Because of the popularity of the 35yearold event, organizers decided to expand the fest to both Saturday and Sunday. The Pumpkin Festival, put on by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, the city and the Calabasas Arts Council, kicks off Sat., Oct. 20. “We expanded the […]

Unique health facility opens in Oak Park

A new health center in Oak Park has only been open one month but clients are already saying they can tell a difference in the way they feel and look. The Hesed Wellness Center, which officially opened Sept. 19 in the Oak Park Shopping Center, features equipment such as TurboSonic vibration therapy trainers, a far infrared sauna, a body composition […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Oak Park Eagles (4-2) at Oaks Christian Lions (4-2) Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Bill Redell and Dick Billingsley are acting too nice toward each other. Oh sure, the two veteran high school football coaches, Redell of Oaks Christian and Billingsley of Oak Park, can still get after it via the media, as evidence by these recent over-the-phone examples: Redell: “Listen, I’d love to vacation with Dick on an island and then leave his […]

Yoga for Youth fundraiser

Worldrenowned yoga instructor Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa is coming to True Yoga in Westlake Village on Sat., Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. to help raise money for the nonprofit Yoga for Youth. The Temple Bhajan Band will lead guests in Kirtan (singing and chanting), followed by a Kundalini yoga practice with Khalsa. The evening will include a vegetarian meal and silent […]

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