2015-08-27

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In case of emergency . . .



The next time you slip in the tub, take a fall or face an emergency at home alone, you might want to have this column somewhere close by: It might just save your life. A few weeks back, I wrote about choking, wondering if I might be found alone and dead because I didn’t know how to react properly. A […]

Getting grandparents in on the act

Parenting today


With two busy parents in a household, it can be difficult to give children all the attention they need. More and more, parents are asking their own parents for help with occasional babysitting or regular daycare. There are many benefits: What grandparent wouldn’t want to spend more time with the grandkids? But there are also some precautions to take. Whether […]

Synagogue opens first Jewish infant care center in Ventura County



Temple Etz Chaim’s Early Childhood Education Center has opened an Infant Care Center at 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. This is the first Jewish infant daycare center in Ventura County. The new facility provides part-time and full-time child care options care for up to 21 children from newborns through 18-months-olds. The fully- licensed center provides small class sizes, low […]

Lock those doors



The Aug. 20 issue of The Acorn listed 21 crimes in the Sheriff’s Blotter. Of these, 12 involved burglaries from cars. Why people continue to leave items in locked vehicles in plain sight continues to amaze me. Leaving cars unlocked is just plain stupid. Some of these crimes might be avoided by using common sense and taking a few extra […]

Perfect summer for lacrosse club



NET RESULT—The West Coast Lacrosse Club finishes the summer a perfect three-for-three in tournament play. The boys were champions of the U-13 Elite division at the Lake Tahoe Summit Classic, the San Diego Pacific Lacrosse Festival and the Irvine Tribez Tournament. The team coach is Mark Reel, back row second from left.

Youth and Government program kicks off



The Triunfo YMCA—serving Agoura Hills, Oak Park and Westlake Village—will kick off its Youth and Government leadership program for teens with a barbecue from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 3 at Sumac Park, 6000 Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. Youth and Government is for high schoolers interested in how government works and in developing leadership, public speaking and networking skills. […]

Temple to host High Holidays family services



Temple Etz Chaim, a conservative synagogue, will host family prayer services for the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah services will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 14 and Yom Kippur from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 23 in the Paskow Sanctuary at 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Leading the […]


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