2009-07-02

Baha’i meeting marks one-year anniversary of imprisonment of seven



The imprisonment of seven members of the Baha’i Faith in Iran has not been forgotten by local Baha’is. Followers of the religion who live in Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks and Calabasas met on June 25 at Westlake Village City Hall to mark the oneyear anniversary of the imprisonment of Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Behrouz […]

Playgrounds are no fun when children get hurt



As a mother, I love to take my daughter to our local park and play on the swings and slides and dig in the sand together. But as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, I’m also aware of the inherent danger that playgrounds can pose to young children. It’s not uncommon for us at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles to have to treat […]

Synagogue program to help youngsters with social skills



Temple Adat Elohim Early Childhood Center in Thousand Oaks and educator Penni Seller present a program called Social Skills for Preschoolers designed to facilitate social interactions and turn taking for children ages 3 to 5 and also to expand their interests and develop peer relationships. Classes meet weekly. The group is limited to eight children with two facilitators led by […]

“The Proposal”



Directed by: Anne Fletcher Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White Rated: PG-13 (partial nudity, adult situations, adult language) Running time: 107 minutes Best suited for: the noexcuses romcom lover Least suited for: those looking for anything remotely original Predictable, predictable, predictable. Didn’t care, didn’t care, didn’t care. Lightweight, nonsensical, exaggerated, formulaic, recycled and oh, […]

For the record



In a tease on last week’s front page of The Acorn, it was stated that an Oak Park High School guidance counselor was leaving her post. Tess Wilkoff will be returning to OPHS next year. A June 11 article about the Benson House incorrectly identified the home’s architectural style. The style is called deconstructivism.