2011-05-12

Sign up for charity golf tournament



Hospice of the Conejo will host an 18-hole charity golf tournament on Mon., May 23 at the Sunset Hills Country Club, 4155 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. Check-in is 11 a.m., with a barbecue lunch at 11:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Social time will follow the tournament at 5 p.m., with an awards dinner, raffle and silent auction […]

Grow your own



There is no reason that a Prop. 215 medical marijuana law patient needs to be dependent on a clinic to buy their medicine. High quality cannabis is quite easy and inexpensive to grow in your garden, windowsill, or greenhouse. Grown among tomato plants, it is impossible to detect. Matt Horns Los Angeles

Youth Naturalist Program to welcome younger kids



Mountains Restoration Trust has expanded its Youth Naturalist Program to include 5 to 7 year olds. Both the existing program, for 8- to 12-year-olds and the new program provide an environmental education at the Nature Center at Headwaters Corner, 23075 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The goal of the Youth Naturalist Program is to help children become aware of local natural history, […]

Co-dependents to meet



The Co-dependents Anonymous Women’s Meeting takes place at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2949 Alamo St., Simi Valley. Co-dependents Anonymous is a Twelve-Step fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is recovery from codependence and the development and maintenance of healthy relationships. For more information, call Sandy at (805) 750-9841 or email codasandy@gmail.com or go to […]

Still septic



At the April 27 Calabasas City Council meeting there was discussion surrounding the nowinfamous On-site Wastewater Treatment Ordinance, or OWTS. Those few residents with septic tanks have always supported the belief that everyone¹s system should be working properly. Yet the city’s punitive enforcement of this 40-plus page ordinance, followed by expensive and ongoing prosecution of city residents, is viewed by […]

Agoura Youth Basketball taking sign-ups



The Agoura Youth Basketball Association is taking summer league sign-ups through Wed., May 18. Girls’ and boys’ leagues are available, with divisions for first grade through adult. A travel league and, for the first time this summer, a VIP special needs league will be offered as well. The cost is $65 per player. AYBA puts money back into the community. […]

Cancer support, education and hope



EACHING OUT—With its professionally led support groups, educational programs, stress management classes and social events, the Thousand Oaks- based Wellness Community helps improve the quality of life for cancer survivors of all ages. “When you have cancer, The Wellness Community is your lifeline to beating the disease,” says Bob Ferber, a Wellness participant. “The doctors keep you surviving, but The […]

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.

Exotic encounters



Remember that movie “The Sixth Sense” where the kid says he sees dead people? Well, yours truly sees zebras in parking lots. One ordinary Thursday while on a mundane errand to a copy store in Thousand Oaks I found a trio of zebras idling in the parking lot. They were tethered in one corner of a super-sized horse transport hitched […]

Churches gather for day of prayer




Adults, teens and children filled rows of white chairs under the shade of trees and tents last week for an hour’s pause from busy lives. The gathering commemorated the National Day of Prayer, a decades old U.S. spiritual tradition. In 1952, President Harry S. Truman signed a joint resolution by Congress establishing an annual national day of prayer. In 1988, […]


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