Your Student Has Style

Based on his observation of thousands of patients in his practice, 20th century developmental psychologist Dr. Jean Piaget concluded that humans are born with a drive to learn. Put any infant in an environment and he, unless seriously disturbed, will explore his environment with the intention of understanding it, Piaget said. Give him any kind of object and he will […]

Author to speak on global peace

Global peace activist and author Azim Khamisa will be the guest speaker to kick off the Season for Peace and Nonviolence at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 26 at the Center for Spiritual Living Westlake, 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. V, Westlake Village. Khamisa has appeared on the “CBS Morning Show,” and the “Today Show” and in O magazine and People magazine. […]

Chabad request

The Acorn may be a little inconsistent in its recommendations for Chabad of Oak Park. In a July 29, 2010, column, The Acorn urged “just a modest increase” to the 70-member maximum occupancy number that the county granted 16 years ago. But just six months ago, the paper recommended a higher number of 127 attendees, the same compromise previously worked […]

Workshop to address reconstruction following mastectomy

Women who face a mastectomy due to cancer should learn everything they can about breast reconstruction before their surgery. Many women, however, are unaware of the options available to them because they don’t receive adequate information at the time of their diagnosis, according to Oak Park resident Lori Monkarsh. Monkarsh, 48, was diagnosed with invasive ductile carcinoma about two years […]

Conversation is often the best medicine

Imagine you’ve lived a rich, rewarding life. What would be most important to you in your dying days? Before reading further, think of at least one thing. If you answered avoiding suffering, being with family, having the touch of others, being mentally aware, or not becoming a burden to others, you are of similar mind to those surveyed who had […]

Come to comedy fundraiser

Stand Up For Cancer Survivors Comedy FUNdraiser for the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will be at 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 20 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The evening will feature stand-up comics Randy Lubas, Dennis Blair, Joanie Fagan and Jamie Alcroft courtesy of the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club. The show is for […]

Elite Merchant Solutions Sponsors Toy Drive

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By the numbers

Fans of numerology will appreciate the uniqueness of the year 2011. Four times this year— twice already, on Jan. 1 and Jan. 11—the day, date and year will all be made up of the same number: 1. The dates are Jan. 1 (1-1- 11), Jan. 11 (1-11-11), Nov. 1 (11-1-11) and Nov. 11 (11-11- 11). Even Europeans, who give the […]