2013-10-10

Prevention best resource for heart health



Oaks Christian School has partnered with UCLA Health in Thousand Oaks to offer preventive resources for cardiac health. “ Hearing about the tragic death of 16-year-old swimmer Justin Carr at Harvard-Westlake was a call to action for our middle school nurse, Leslie Heimbuch, and me,” said Linda Lathamm, Oaks Christian High School nurse. “We saw this as a way to […]

Education redefined?



Education in California underwent a seismic shift last week when Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 484, which eliminated the STAR testing system used in the state for the past 15 years and opened the door to the new Common Core nationwide standards. So far, 45 states and Washington, D.C. have adopted the standards. But why are we drastically changing what […]

Rock Life anti-bullying campaign is underway

Presentation on Oct. 18 to help participants build self esteem, navigate the ups and downs of life with courage and confidence


Self-confidence and self-acceptance give people the ability to persevere despite bullying or exclusion, say organizers of the Rock Life anti-bullying campaign, which will launch a fourstep program called “Happy to Be ME!” at the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center on Fri., Oct. 18. Founded by former NBA player and Olympic gold medalist Mitch Richmond; his wife, Juli; and creative strategist […]

Dancing with the star Chargers



Students join in thefight to end hunger



The community-based Manna organization has started its Students Stamping Out Hunger food drive program. The program provides an opportunity for young people to meet school-required community service hours while helping Manna receive food items. Students register their food drives, distribute fliers about them and collect food. The items can then be dropped off from 7: 30 a. m. to 2 […]

Dr. Susan Love to speak



Talia Emery, M.D., medical director of Remedy Skin + Body in Westlake Village, will host a talk by Dr. Susan Love, a women’s health specialist and a “founding mother” of the breast cancer advocacy movement. The community service event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 15 at Remedy, 3723 Thousand Oaks Blvd. “Dr. Love has dedicated her professional […]

A solution for a problem that doesn’t exist

Guest opinion Three Springs water tank

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Director Charles Caspary wrote a very misleading, in fact, dishonest recent guest opinion in The Acorn. Mr. Caspary suggested that spending nearly $9 million on an unnecessary water tank would cost ratepayers nothing. I’m confident you can see through this absurdity. Last year, LVMWD funded a formal rate study by the Raftelis Financial Consulting firm. […]

On the Trail



Dog-friendly destinations for local hikers With the temporary closure of many popular trails on federally owned and operated parkland in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, outdoors enthusiasts who enjoy hiking with their dogs may be in a bit of a bind. Among the popular parks shuttered are Paramount Ranch, Cheeseboro/ Palo Comado Canyons and Zuma/ Trancas Canyons. State […]

High School Hi Lights



Agoura ChargersFri., Oct. 11: HomecomingFall pep rallySat., Oct. 12: Homecomingdance/8 p.m.Wed., Oct. 16: PFC meeting/Agoura Hills Library/9 a.m.College Knowledge Night/Calabasas High School/5:30 p.m. Calabasas CoyotesWed., Oct. 16: College Knowledge Night/performing arts education center/5:30 to 9 p.m. Oak Park EaglesFri., Oct. 11: Homecoming rallyAssembly scheduleSat., Oct. 12: Annual cheerclinic/pavilion/9 a.m.Mock ACT/G9/9 a.m.Homecoming dance/gym/7p.m.Tues., Oct. 15: Board of Education meeting/G9/6 p.m.Wed., Oct. […]

Teens invited to decorate cupcakes



Friends of the Westlake Village Library will present Teen Cupcake Decorating Contest at 4 p.m. Tues., Oct. 15 at the library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. In celebration of Teen Read Week, this year’s theme is “Seek the Unknown.” Prizes will be given for best on-theme and best overall cupcake design. Cupcakes and decorating supplies will be provided. The […]


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