2009-08-06

Big laughs for the little guy



University offers counseling



The Community Counseling Center at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks sees families in need of counseling who are struggling financially. Yet counseling services are one of the first things that are eliminated from a tight budget, when a family may be most in need of psychological help. Some families experience economic strain more than others and are seeing an […]

Editorial was one toke over the line



One line in your editorial of July 29 struck me as especially odd, particularly coming from a newspaper. That line was “we agree that cities should be able to pick the businesses they want and prohibit those that might cause problems.”  Provided that a business is otherwise conducting legal activity, is there any legitimate basis where a city can justify […]

Cut-athon to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

Event is at Panache Hair

Panache Hair Studios will sponsor a fundraising cut-athon between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sun., Aug. 24 at the salon, 2900 Townsgate Road, Ste. 100, Westlake Village. Proceeds of all haircuts will go directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County.  Appointments are recommended. For more information, e-mail Terri Felix at tfelix@bbsvc.org or call (805) 484-2282, ext. 23. For […]

Health Conscious People Shouldn’t Underestimate the Power of Yoga



Agoura Power of Yoga is a studio that is designed to enhance the lives of practicing yogis but also accommodate those who have always considered yoga but have not taken the plunge.  Drorit Rudin, a longtime resident of Agoura Hills, set up a place to practice yoga that would be inviting to those who are looking for a workout and […]

Summer theater group will present ‘Grease’

42 local children to perform

Kids Acting OutWest Summer Theater Camp presents “Grease School Version” at Adventist Academy, 180 Academy Road, Newbury Park. The performance at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 6, is free. The show at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 7, is $7 general admission. This is a Conejo Valleybased children’s performing arts summer camp. The production has a cast of 42 children from the Thousand Oaks, […]

Celebrate cancer milestones



Every year, Suzanne Lindley’s family gathers to celebrate a major milestone that increasing numbers of people are observing, even if they don’t have a name for it yet. On this particular day, Suzanne celebrates her “cancerversary,” the day she was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer 10 years ago and told she had six months to live. Other people affected by […]

Party animals in Hidden Hills



Regarding “Hidden Hills party condemned” of July 30, thank you, Karen Mullin, for putting on paper the feelings in my heart. I too was filled with disgust, indignation and yes, even sadness as I read the article about the so-called charitable fundraiser in Hidden Hills. Yeah, right. If The Acorn got their facts right, $75,000 raised divided by 1,000 gifts […]

Au pairs working in the area celebrate Midsummer holiday with host families



Twenty-five local au pairs and their host families from Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park gathered to celebrate the traditional Swedish holiday of Midsummer on July 26. Swedish au pair Linnea Ekblad and her host family came up with the idea when meeting with Emily Davis, their childcare coordinator, shortly after Ekblad arrived […]

Treat Yourself at Day Spa



In celebration of the Body Sanctuary Spa and Wellness’ third anniversary, the day spa will be joining with Sarah Horowitz Parfums to provide a day of wellness, pampering and inexpensive mini-treatments for the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Aug. 8 in the lower courtyard at the Water Court, 850 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. A portion of the proceeds […]


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