2009-05-07

Meeting discusses links to Oak Park cancer

'We can't leave here and not do anything,' resident says

Concern over an April 23 Acorn story about a spike in the number of cancer cases in Oak Park prompted 150 people to attend a public meeting last week at Mae Boyar community park. Fears surfaced that the disease might be linked to chemicals from Rocketdyne’s former rocket engine and nuclear testing at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, only about […]

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Allergy symptoms can be overcome



An increasing number of people of all ages are experiencing allergies. Can foods be related to environmental allergies? Yes. Eating the wrong foods for your body type can create hypersensitivity of the digestive system and the immune system over time. So the reactions to dander, pollen, trees, and grass allergens are strongly linked to the common foods that we eat. […]

Zeitgeist group adds new members

Tutors work in inner city

Four students from Viewpoint School in Calabasas— Jared Stern, Michelle Germain, Alex Van Trigt and Cassidy Case—formed the Zeitgeist Committee in 2006 to mentor and tutor children in the Crenshaw district of South Los Angeles and to help with fundraising. The group now includes Valerie Pitsch, John Anderson, Nicole Lotte, Cherish Pichetrungsi, Hunter Pritchard and Jonathon Stav. The Zeitgeist Committee […]

Author helps families affected by Alzheimer’s



The colorful oil paintings that hang throughout the Westlake Village home of Bob Bublitz were created by his mother, Olive Mae Bublitz. But, although she admired them, for the last five years of her life she didn’t remember that she was the artist. Olive Mae had Alzheimer’s disease. Bob Bublitz cared for his mother throughout her illness until her death […]

Use less, pay more



We just received our April 2009 bill from the Las Virgenes Water District, and we are puzzled. Compared to the April 2008 bill, same periods and number of days, our current year consumption of the commodity was 20 percent less. Lo and behold, our 2009 bill was a few dollars higher than 2008’s. Let’s repeat: less usage, higher bill. Similar […]

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Flowers can help sell a house



Realtors say curb appeal is one of the most important tools to help sell a home. “Planting flowers is one of the least expensive ways to make the front of your house look inviting,” said Bayer Advanced garden expert Lance Walheim, co-author of “Landscaping for Dummies.” “It’s like putting out a welcome sign that entices buyers.” Don’t just run out […]

Support book drive



The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will have a new and used book sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., May 16 and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., May 17 at The Oaks mall, second floor next to Macy’s Women’s store on Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. All proceeds from the sale will go toward programs of support and education […]

Yerba Buena kids walk with mayor




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