2010-04-29

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College biotech workshop promotes excitement in the classroom, economy



A recent workshop at Moorpark College taught secondary school instructors the latest trends in biotechnology. Now the teachers can introduce the topics to their students at middle and high school campuses. The program’s goal is twofold: Provide teachers with exercises that excite and engage students, and offer professional development to enhance and expand their technical skills and knowledge of biotechnology. […]

Tobacco ordinace lit a fire under one Calabasas resident



I just finished reading the front page article “No tobacco near Calabasas schools.” This article is about the Calabasas City Council passing a law barring the sale of tobacco products within 500 feet of schools. While I am in favor of not having tobacco sales near schools, I can not think of a single retail outlet within 500 feet of […]

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College students take spring break and help in the rebuilding of New Orleans



Several local college students forfeited a relaxing (read: partyfilled) spring break to travel to New Orleans and rebuild homes that had been ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Alexis Rosenthal of Westlake Village, Danny Fischer of Oak Park and Benjie Baker of Calabasas attend UC Santa Barbara, and Oak Park resident Brianna Fischer attends UCLA. The students are members of […]

Senior Concerns encourages ‘rewiring,’ not retiring



Senior Concerns will present a free information seminar titled “Don’t Retire, Rewire,” for seniors, middle-aged adults and family members from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., May 11 at the Senior Concerns Adult Day Center, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Andrea Gallagher, a certified senior advisor and founder of Rethinking Your Future, will provide information on new ways to retire, how […]

Agoura ComedySportz winners get last laugh



Some funny kids at Agoura High School beat 74 other teams at an improvisational comedy competition earlier this month. On April 17 at the National Comedy Theatre in Hollywood, the Agoura High ComedySportz team won the final match against Chaminade High School and came in first place. The games, as the individual ComedySportz competitions are called, pit two improvisational comedy […]

Your turn to speak



Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thoughts and concerns on any matter you wish. Anonymous letters, however, will not be published. After sending us your letter— which […]

‘Autism Sings’ to light up The Canyon club



Thousand Oaks filmmaker Keri Bowers and Joanne Lara of Autism Movement Therapy Inc. will present “Autism Sings!”, a musical performed by artists with autism to benefit children with special needs, from 7 to 10 p.m. Wed., May 5 at The Canyon club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. The house band for the evening will be Jack Mack & the Heart Attack. The […]

Park design talks upcoming



The c ity of Westlake Village will sponsor a series of community outreach workshops to receive input on the location and design of the above-ground elements of the new park. The workshops will meet at the Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. The dates are 10 a.m. Sat., May 8; 7 p.m. Tues., May 11 and 7 p.m. […]


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