2016-01-28 E-Edition

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Chamber dresses up

BUSINESS SAVVY—Jacqueline Souza, left, receives an award from state Sen. Fran Pavley’s representative, Sarah Tamor, for her service as chairperson of the 2015 Calabasas Chamber of Commerce. For a full story and information about the new chair, see Page 12.

Says cursive not crucial

Regarding your front page story last week, handwriting matters— but does cursive matter? The research is surprising. For instance, it has been documented that legible cursive writing averages no faster than printed handwriting of equal or greater legibility. It has been documented that cursive does not objectively improve the reading, spelling or language of students who have dyslexia/dysgraphia. As a […]

Talk about tough to swallow

Other Side of 50

My father has an appointment with the gastroenterologist. He says he’s having trouble swallowing some foods, especially cheeseburgers, which are a favorite of his. Difficulty swallowing is not new for my father. When he was in his early 70s, my parents frequently visited my sister in New Hampshire. On those visits, my father would have difficulty getting his food down […]

Happy New Year of the monkey

The Conejo Chinese Cultural Association will offer a cultural event to celebrate the lunar New Year, the Year of the Red Fire Monkey, at 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 6 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. The association has been organizing these celebrations for almost 40 years. Two award-winning artists from the Shanghai Hongkou Yue Opera […]


Calabasas gives gym a workout

Mayor wants new Park Sorrento business to go back under review

A Calabasas official issued a rare Call for Review order requesting the City Council to reconsider approval given by the city planning commission for a fitness club at the Avanti development. At a Jan. 13 City Council meeting, a group of disgruntled residents asked the city to overturn the planning commission’s approval of a spin- focused health and fitness studio […]

Defending rollerhockey deal

I am writing in response to the letter in the recent Acorn concerning the roller-hockey program at de Anza Park. I am very proud of Jeff Rubin for sticking to his guns about the benefits of the program as it exists and for renewing it at least for a short while. The old adage “ if it ain’t broken why […]

Surf the net before surfing the waves

The seminal 1966 surf film “Endless Summer” follows a pair of California surfers as they travel the world to keep one step ahead of winter in their quixotic pursuit of finding the perfect wave. A running joke in the documentary has the duo arriving at beaches along the Australian coastline to find the waves have eluded them. Surfers the world […]

Insights into eye surgery options

COMMENTARY /// Aye, eye doc

Q: Are there newer alternatives to Lasik in 2016? A: Yes, there are newer alternatives to Lasik eye surgery: implantable collamer lens (ICL), Kamra inlay, superficial Lasik, PIE (presbyopic implant in eye) and topography-guided laser vision correction. Q: What is ICL? When can it be used? A: The most common indication is for people with high nearsightedness, those people with […]