2012-08-23

Judaica classes offered for families



Jewish Studies with Jodi Spindel will kick off its third year of classes, providing a foundation of Jewish education to unaffiliated Jewish families throughout the Conejo Valley and the surrounding areas of Camarillo and Moorpark. Classes in Hebrew and Judaica are offered for children in grades three through seven. Individual training to prepare students for bar/bat mitzvah is also available. […]

Exercise for seniors



Pierce College’s Encore Program will offer two free exercise classes for adults over 55 in the fall semester starting at the end of August. The class on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will offer low-impact aerobic activities to improve stamina, coordination, daily function and resistance for muscle strength, balance and posture. Participants must […]

Oaks Christian

Change at the top won’t cause concern for Lions


Head coach: Jeff Woodruff (first season) 2011 results: 11-3 (8-1 in league); lost in CIF final The Lions are embracing change. After winning seven CIFSouthern Section titles in 12 seasons, Oaks Christian High football marches forward without the architect, face and outsized personality of the program, Bill Redell, who stepped aside to guide Occidental College, his alma mater. Following a […]

Responders were too slow



I agree that any responsible, organized and customer serviceoriented organization should not have taken more than seven hours to clear the freeway of the Aug. 11 accident on the 101 Freeway in Calabasas. The delays occur because the agencies involved simply do not care how long it takes. The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, Agoura Hills fire departments and CHP actually […]

Oak Park woman creates ‘good news’ web broadcast




When she was 12, Oak Park resident Sandy Pedeflous thought television news needed an overhaul. She despaired of the constant flow of violence, war and other bad news that her parents watched night after night and announced to her father that one day she would create a show that focused only on good news. Her father warned her that nobody […]

Entries sought for annual artistic competition



The Buenaventura Art Association, in partnership with the California Gold Coast Watercolor Society, will host the fourth annual Watercolor and Aqua Media Open competition for professional and amateur artists from Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties. The exhibition of selected entries will run from Sept. 19 through Oct. 22 at BAA’s Harbor Village Gallery, 1591 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. One […]

Program on Holocaust refugees



Temple Ner Ami of Camarillo will screen the film “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” at 6:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 25 at 5800 Santa Rosa Road, Ste. 112. The film details the story of child refugees who were transported to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust. Camarillo resident Lee Edwards, who was part of the Kindertransport as […]

Safety tips for trampoline use



Trampolining can be an exciting activity but it also can create hazardous conditions. Orthopedic surgeons and ER staff treat more than 100,000 trampoline-related injuries each year. The most common injuries are sprains and fractures, which result from falls on the mat, frame or springs; collisions with another jumper; stunts gone wrong; and falls off the trampoline. “Trampolines can be fun […]

Thousand Oaks

Lancers want to turn small steps into big success


Head coach: Mike Leibin (sixth season) 2011 results: 8-5 (5-4 in league); CIF semifinalist Every year, the Thousand Oaks High football team tries to get a little better. The Lancers get a little faster, a little stronger, a little tougher. In his sixth season as head coach, Mike Leibin has TOHS ready to rock—and not just to the raucous music […]

Parents talk the talk, ducks walk the walk



I rarely write letters to The Acorn, but felt a response was necessary to a letter in the Aug. 16 paper. Children should and need to play outdoors and collect pollywogs, wade in yucky water, etc., as I know I did as a kid and wish more children would do so today. I don’t think poking sticks at ducks is […]


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