2011-02-24

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Endorsements for Calabasas City Council election



It took Calabasas 12 years and three tries to become a selfgoverning community in 1991. In the 20 years since, we built and nearly fulfilled all the goals and objectives of our first Calabasas General Plan, and then reinvented ourselves over nearly two years of a general plan update process and aimed ourselves at 2035 with the same vision and […]

Discovery Center hosts a whale of a lecture



The Discovery Center for Science and Technology will present “What Whales Tell Us About Our Oceans” by Brent Nixon from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thurs., March 3 at Baxter BioSciences, 1 Baxter Way, Westlake Village. Nixon will talk about successful efforts to bring humpback whales back from near extinction. Nixon is a researcher and the CEO and president of “Nature […]

Acupuncture an option for spinal pain




Can acupuncture help my spinal and joint pains? How much can it help? At acupuncture clinics, generally seven or eight out of 10 patients find significant relief within the first four visits. The significant result is the amount of improvement the patient notices. When there is a reduction of more than 25 percent, you will agree that it is significant. […]

CROP Walk helps to halt hunger



The 33rd annual Conejo Valley CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk will take place on Sun., March 6 starting at the California Lutheran University Sports Complex in Thousand Oaks. No-cost registration begins at noon and the walk starts at 1 p.m. Groups and individuals can participate. The event is a fundraising walk of 6.2 or 4.5 miles throughout […]

Masters of their domain



The following Marmonte League wrestlers have locked up spots in this weekend’s CIF- Southern Section Masters meet at Temecula Valley High. Schools and weight classes are in parenthesis. Daniel Opferman(Agoura, 103)Richie Vaillancourt(Moorpark, 112)Scott Haskell(Agoura, 125)Jesse Lyga(Royal, 125)Austin Braddock(Simi Valley, 130)Ryan Thompson(Moorpark, 130)Samuel Duchene(Simi Valley, 140)Nathan Kidd(Westlake, 152)Justin Veditz(Royal, 160)Shane Laguna(Westlake, 160)James Wondra(Newbury Park, 189)William Gockel-Figge(Simi Valley, 189)Ethan Rieder(Agoura, 189)Mason Medina(Royal, […]

Got a beef?



E-mail or fax your letter to the editor to the addresses on page 4. The Acorn strives to print all letters.

Messy olives



Q: Ann from Oak Park writes that she has a large olive tree in her front yard that in the last few years did not produce many olives. This year, however, it has produced thousands of olives that have dropped all over her lawn and sidewalk, creating a really big mess. Her question: “Is there something I can do so […]

Easter Seals opens therapy center in T.O.



Easter Seals Tri-Counties has opened the new Thousand Oaks Therapy Center at 223 Thousand Oaks Blvd. for children and adults with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, and other special needs. Programs offered at the center are occupational therapy to accomplish daily living activities and develop fine motor skills; physical therapy to improve gross motor skills, balance and coordination; […]

Unity Church to offer class on transitions



Unity of the Oaks Church will host a new class, “Finding Yourself in Transition,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., March 3 to 31 at the church, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 113, Thousand Oaks. The course is designed to provide guidance to people finding themselves after divorce, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job […]