THURS., MARCH 6 Career Faire Conejo Valley Unified School District Career Faire, 6 to 8 p.m., main ballroom, Westlake Hyatt Plaza Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. Local companies host displays, provide information about careers, internships, jobs. For CVUSD students grades 8 to 12. Cita Ricafort (805) 498-3676, ext. 1101. Don’t Forget To RSVP Reservations due for Westlake Women’s Club business-luncheon […]

Women’s club donates $75,000

Westlake Women’s Club donated almost $75,000 during the past year to area charities and causes. Recipients include Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning, Many MansionsStoll House, Court Appointed Special Advocates for children-Ventura County, Painted Turtle Camp in HughesElizabeth Lakes, Veterans Administration, Hospice of the Conejo, Ventura County Search and Rescue, and National Disaster Search Dogs Foundation. Money was also given to […]

Lifestyle changes can reduce cancer risks

According to the American Cancer Society, cancer related deaths are on the rise. Up to two thirds could be prevented by simple lifestyle changes. •Nourish the body: Having a diet based mostly on plants, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans, can reduce the risk of cancer by as much as 30 percent to 40 percent. Aim for one […]

Fundraiser will help women in Sierra Leone

Young women in that region are denied access to school, may fall victim to violent crime

Oak Park High School’s Comedy Sportz team will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Women’s Partnership for Justice and Peace in Sierra Leone at 7 p.m. Sat., March 8 in the Pavilion at Oak Park High School, 5701 E. Conifer St. At a peace studies symposium in Thailand last year, Comedy Sportz coach Natasha Arnold met Gladys Gbappy-Brima, who talked […]

Easter activities slated at Reagan Library

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum will hold the fifth annual Easter event beginning at 10 a.m. Sat., March 8 at the library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Games for children ages 3 to 10, separated by age group, will begin hourly starting at 10:30 a.m. The games will include egg roll, Easter crawl, egg race and bunny hop […]

And now, here’s the back story

The Feb. 21 Acorn featured a story about Christopher Leps’ new film “Ed & Vern’s Rock Store.” The film extols the nearly 100-year-old property as a mecca for local history as everything from a stagecoach stop to a celebrity motorcycle bar. But wait, why would there be a stagecoach stop or a store of a bar in a remote Santa […]

School chiefs bemoan state budget cuts

Worst in 15 years, says superintendent

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com Area school district chiefs met last week at the Ventura County Office of Education to discuss pending budget cuts in Sacramento and how to deal with a loss of funding that could severely impact the quality of education in local classrooms. The school superintendents aren’t the only ones upset over the possibility of losing billions of […]

Deputies, firefighters and volunteers honored at public safety day

Calabasas city tradition began in 1994

Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and citizen volunteers received a hearty thanks from the community at a Feb. 26 public safety employees appreciation luncheon in Calabasas. The city has been hosting the event since 1994. It was held at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. The idea was started by Calabasas Mayor James Bozajian, who was then a member of the Calabasas Police […]

Winter rains encourage new life in the garden

This winter is giving us more rain than we’ve seen in several years, and although it may cause traffic accidents, disrupt your commute and force you to finally change your windshield wipers, the frequent downpours are a treat for your landscaping. Not only does the rain provide moisture, which saves money on your water bill, it also leaches out the […]

Learn health benefits of drumming

The UCLA Arts and Healing program will offer a workshop on the health benefits of drumming, including scientific evidence from integrative medicine, from 7 to 9 p.m. Mon., March 10 at the Semel Institute Auditorium, Room C8-183, 720 Westwood Plaza on the UCLA campus. Author and music therapist Christine Stevens is the leader. The program consists of experiential exercises and […]