Learn to play bridge in eight-week class

Hetty Kallman will be teaching an eight-week duplicate bridge course from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, starting Aug. 14, at the Westlake Village Community Center, The cost is $5 for senior residents and $35 for non-seniors or non-residents. Kallman has been teaching this class for five years. She is an ACBL accredited teacher and life master of bridge. Students represent […]

Stress is blamed for pesky gray hairs

Cell stress, that is

Can you blame annoying jobs, unruly kids and family emergencies for a silverstreaked head of hair? It turns out that those evermultiplying graying hairs that tend to crop up with age really are signs of stress, reveals new research recently published in the science and medical journal Cell. However, the stress in question is stress on cells in the body, […]

Pet of the Week

Hidden Hills party condemned

It’s so sad to read that the equestrian community of Hidden Hills had no public comment for a man who thinks having wild parties where exotic animals are exposed to drunken loud obnoxious partying predators is okay. Why human beings think exposing wild animals (the menagerie included a rhinoceros, giraffe, camel, cougar, panther, alligator, monkeys and birds), their own horses […]

Local kids to compete in motocross race

Five of the area’s fastest kids on wheels have qualified for the 28th annual Amateur National Motocross Championships next week in Tennessee. Dirt-biking heroes Carson Mumford, 7, of Simi Valley; Tyler Weyman and Sean Cantrell, 10, of Thousand Oaks; Zac Commans, 12, of Camarillo; and Dillan Epstein, 14, of Agoura Hills will compete in the world’s top race for amateurs […]

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Susie Hansen Band At Gardens Of The World

5 to 6:30 p.m. at Gardens of the World, across from Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks. Violinist Susie Hansen and her band play Latin, salsa music. Free admission. Parking along T.O. Boulevard. Bring picnic baskets, blankets, lawn chairs. No smoking, glass containers or pets. Phone: 805.557.1135 Contact: Ken Email: Coulson @hoganfoundation.org Time: 5:00 p.m. Date: 8/2/2009 FRI., […]

Calling all wildlife volunteers

An orientation for wildlife rehabilitation volunteers will take place at 7 p.m. today, July 30 at 330 Charro Ave., Thousand Oaks. The event is sponsored by Squirrelmender Wildlife Rehabilitation. Wildlife rehabilitators are permitted through the California Department of Fish and Game to rescue, rehabilitate and release native wildlife. Many areas of volunteering are available, from hands-on care, support care at […]

Editor flunked his school commentary

Once again The Acorn editorialist is complaining about having to pay for schools, Oak Park in particular. He would like to see the Oak Park Unified School District absorbed into the huge Conejo Valley school district. He states the schools simply aren’t willing to try to save money. Let me assure you, budget cuts are almost all our OPUSD administrators […]

Inner city kids and children with disabilities dream of a better world

Agoura Hills resident Jonathan Dunker makes summertime a little happier for underprivileged kids and children with disabilities. Dunker is the founder of Learning Through Doing Adventures (LTDA), an organization which benefits homeless children. Dunker works with the School on Wheels Downtown Learning Center in Los Angeles to offer field trips, outdoor education and other learning opportunities to homeless children and […]

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