2013-06-13 E-Edition

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On Father’s Day The Acorn salutes dads who do it all

This Sun., June 16 is Father ’s Day. As a tribute to the man of the house we tip our hat to these local pops—the husbands, parents, bread-winners and glorious team dads—who qualify unabashedly as Acorn Super Dads. Derek Ross As the father of two preschool daughters, Derek Ross says it’s his goal to provide a nurturing environment that will […]

Book discusses relationship between absent father and his daughter

For a child with an absent father, the day dad reappears in their life can be a real stunner. Virginia Kamhi, a Thousand Oaks resident and elementary school teacher in Oxnard, explored the family dynamic in her first children’s book, “Calling Him Dad: The Summer My Father Appeared Out of Nowhere.” The story centers on a 10-year-old girl named Brianna, […]

Children’s club has some new wheels

Lots of fun at Boys & Girls Club camps

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley offer a variety of summer camps for kids. Campers can choose from musical theater camp; sports camps; science, technology, engineering and math summer school; and traveling camps. Camp out adventures are available at Camp Elk in Wrightwood in the San Gabriel Mountains and Mammoth Camp in the Mammoth Lakes area. The […]

Photo Studio for Newborns Opens in Agoura

Upon entering Maxine Evans Photography’s newest location in Agoura Hills, it’s immediately apparent this isn’t your typical children’s studio. Forget the staged photos of baby on mom’s lap with a blue background. Maxine Evans Photography offers a completely unique type of newborn photos that are exquisite. Each newborn photo session gets a unique setting designed by Maxine, with the goal […]

New emergency care options in Calabasas

Two new offices offering emergency care have opened in Calabasas. Executive ER, located at 26777 Agoura Road offers the community easy access to board-certified emergency medicine doctors without the wait usually encountered in hospitals. The facility offers an onsite pharmacy, diagnostic lab, X-ray and full suite of additional services. Canyon Medical Center at 4937 Las Virgenes Road also offers urgent […]

Fundraiser T.H.E. Event of the year

Without warning, first-year Las Virgenes Unified Superintendent Dan Stepenosky grabbed a microphone, climbed off the main stage and headed out into the tightly-packed sea of tables arranged on center court at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. The off-the-cuff move by the local chief of schools caught the evening’s master of ceremonies, Chris Harrison, host of ABC’s “The Bachelor” and […]

Nance Crawford named president of writers’ club local branch

West Hills resident Nance Crawford, 72, was recently elected president of the San Fernando Valley branch of the California Writers Club for a two-year term which begins July 1. The local branch of a statewide club was founded in 1909 by Jack London and friends. The club meets monthly at the Motion Picture and TV Fund Country House in Calabasas. […]

Country music is in air

The second annual OakHeart Country Music Festival will run from 1 to 10 p.m. Sat., June 15 at Conejo Creek Park South, 1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. No re-entry after 6:30 p.m. The scheduled musicians are: Tracy Lawrence, Jason Michael Carroll, Steel Magnolia, Herrick and the Shoemaker Brothers, and Thousand Oaks native Ann Marie. Marie is a singer and […]

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