At The Library

The Calabasas Library summer reading program will continue through Aug. 14. The library has programs for all ages. By keeping track of the books read each week patrons of all ages can earn prizes. For more information, call the library at (818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/ library.html. The Calabasas Library is at 200 Civic Center Way. All shows are free […]

Guest speaker at Alzheimer’s caregiver support group

The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group will host guest speaker Max Fuhrmann, PhD, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., Aug. 16 at Oakview Assisted Living, 3557 Campus Drive, Thousand Oaks. Fuhrmann is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive practical experience in assessing and treating older adults. He provides screenings for depression and anxiety in the elderly and assesses memory and cognitive […]

Student teaches computer skills to elderly

Kyle Gronich, a 17-year-old incoming senior at Oak Park High School, wanted to do something different this summer. While out of school, he decided to share his computer knowledge with the seniors at University Village in Thousand Oaks. Through a series of free, halfhour private lessons, the residents are learning from Kyle the ins and outs of email, the Internet, […]

Middle class blues

Doesn’t it bother people that our representatives at federal and state levels make decisions that only affect the people that they represent (supposedly) and don’t affect them? As an example, there is speculation about a plan to cut Medicare benefits, Social Security, programs that affect middle class—which is the majority of us—and we are the ones most likely to be […]

Wonderelles are wondrous

Concert Review

The most wondrous thing about The Wonderelles, who performed last week at Berniece Bennett Park, is the high-octane energy of their act. The show was part of the Westlake Village TGIF series offering live events on Fridays throughout the summer. The Wonderelles—those four ponytailed, poodle-skirted, saddle shoed stars—are a throwback to the girl-group sound of the ’50s and ’60s, although […]

Co-Dependents Anonymous to meet in Agoura

12-step program for men and women

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. A CoDA group meets Sundays at 6:30 p.m. at Westlake Lutheran Church, 29295 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. CoDA is a nonprofit organization supported by the voluntary contributions of attending members.

Educators from three counties attend summer literacy program in T.O.

Speaker discusses importance of vocabulary

The California Reading and Literature Project hosted its inaugural summer literacy workshop for educators titled “ Literacy Empowerment for Universal Access” on June 28 at California Lutheran University. The seminar offered a variety of workshops related to literacy in K-12 classrooms. More than 180 educators from Ventura, Kern and Los Angeles counties attended the all-day event. Dr. John Shefelbine, professor […]

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 […]

Bulletin Board

THURS., JULY 28 Camarillo Community Band Concert 7 p.m. at Community Center Park, Carmen Drive and Burnley Street, Camarillo. Directed by Julie Judd. For all ages. Bring lawn seating and picnics. Free. Contact: Dan Rhymes. Phone: 805.484.8050. Emai l : camarillocommunityband@lafn.org. Web: www.camarillocommunityband.com. Calabasas Summer Theater Program 7 p.m. July 28, 29 and 30 at Calabasas High School theater, 22855 […]

The sound of silence is spiritual healing