2011-12-08

Seven tools for handling diabetes



Of the 26 million Americans with diabetes, more than half are not meeting medical targets established by the American Diabetes Association. Another 79 million Americans are at risk for developing diabetes. With the right knowledge and support, people with diabetes can feel good and live healthy lives. David Edelman, president and co-founder of DiabetesDaily.com—an online community for people with diabetes—receives […]

A strange sign



I recently wrote The Acorn about a street sign on Las Virgenes Road near the freeway that could not be read. I thought it would be interesting to see if I, a resident of Calabasas, could get some attention. I think it said, “adopt a creek,” or something like that. But why would anyone put up a sign with letters […]

At The Library



Agoura Hills Library, a branch of Los Angeles Public Library at 29901 Ladyface Court, will present these activities in December. All events are free and at the library. For more information, call (818) 889-2278. •The fifth annual Victorian Holiday Tea Party will be at 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 10. The afternoon of refreshments and entertainment will be for all ages. […]

Scholarships available



The Ventura County Community Foundation will award $370,000 more in scholarships than it did last year. The Merfeld Family Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors who have a parent with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). The Merfeld fund will award four scholarships averaging $2,500 each. Semiconductor manufacturer Semtech offers a scholarship for students studying physics, engineering, chemistry, math […]

Musical extravaganza



Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills will kick off its year-long 50th anniversary celebration with a musical extravaganza, “50 Years of Music,” at 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 10 at the temple, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be a walk down memory lane of the greatest hits from the last five decades. […]

Learn about wildfire preparedness



The Ventura County Fire Department has released a new publication designed to help agricultural operations prepare against wildfires. The new brochure is an extension of the department’s award-winning “Ready, Set, Go!” program. “ Most of our agricultural properties are located immediately adjacent to natural vegetation or within a mile of it, the area we call the Ember Zone. This brochure […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A $300 purse containing credit cards and an I.D. was stolen from a car parked on Cornell Road Nov. 26. The culprit caused $200 in damage breaking in to the vehicle. A burglar stole three computers valued at $3,000 and a $1,000 television from a business in the 29100 block of Roadside Drive Nov. 26. A thief stole […]

Stay safe during the holidays



The awareness and vigilance of citizens during the busy holiday season is an important part of crime prevention. Remember to remove valuable property from vehicles and to leave cars and vans locked and secure. Never leave valuables in plain view while away from a vehicle; such items are a tempting target to criminals. With the increased holiday crowds, keep an […]

Agoura’s children show inventiveness




Young inventors from Agoura Hills’ elementary schools showcased their creativity at the second annual Invention Convention at Yerba Buena Elementary School on Nov. 28. Yerba Buena, Sumac, Mariposa and Willow elementary schools participated in the event, which was launched last year by Yerba Buena principal Christina Desiderio. Gigi Velluso, a second grader at Yerba Buena, invented shoe covers to solve […]

Company presents traditional carols, selections from Gillbert & Sullivan operettas



The Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company will present “A Holiday Night at the Opera” from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 10 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The event will feature holiday music and selections from operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Sigmund Romberg, presented by many […]