2017-04-27 E-Edition

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Calabasas sued for $50 million over Lost Hills botulism

Complaint alleges interchange construction made two children sick

An attorney has filed a pair of claims asking $25 million each from the City of Calabasas alleging that two children contracted botulism last year as a result of soil being disturbed by construction of the Lost Hills freeway interchange. Infant botulism is a rare, but serious disease that often sends its victims to the hospital, the California Department of […]

How to raise independent kids

Children don’t have to be good at everything, expert says

In an age when parents hover over their kid’s every move and activity, one psychologist says there are better ways to keep children safe and help them grow into strong, confident, responsible adults. Empowering kids to make trustworthy decisions on their own was explored at a free seminar at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center on April 6. Dr. […]

Media literacy forum to explore truth in the news

The Lyndon B. Johnson and Ronald Reagan presidential libraries will present “Truth in the News: A Media Literacy Forum” in partnership with Pepperdine University from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Sat., May 6 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The program will provide an historical overview of partisanship and bias in the news as well as an […]

Expo on good aging for seniors

Free shuttle from Westlake Village

The cities of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village will present a free Healthy Aging Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed., May 3 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. The event will feature presentations on neuroplasticity, bone health and happiness for active adults 60 and over. In addition, businesses and organizations that provide services […]

Kids put artistic talent on display with Acorn Draw Mom contest

To celebrate Mother’s Day, The Acorn invites kids to draw pictures of their moms. These funny, but heartfelt drawings depicting Mom through the eyes of a child will be published in The Acorn and online the Thursday before Mother’s Day, which is Sun., May 14. Kids, use the template on Page 22 or download a template at www.theacorn.com/ styles/DrawMomTemplate.pdf, complete […]

Give blood and books for sick kids

Remedy Skin + Body will host a blood and book drive to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues., May 9 at 3723 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. At the event, nurses from CHLA hospital will do blood draws in the Max Mobile. Donors must be at least 18 years old, weigh a minimum of […]

Song circles abound all around

Songmakers is a group for lovers of acoustic music and includes singers, instrumentalists, songwriters and listeners of all levels of ability. These song circles are open to guests at no charge. For driving directions or details, call the respective leader or go to Songmakers.org. Simi Valley Song Circle meets from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Wed., May 3 in a private […]

Cookies against cancer

WORTHY CAUSE—Left, ninth-grader Abby Nadell, a member of the Calabasas High School Cookies For Kids’ Cancer Club, staffs the sweets table April 22 at The Commons in Calabasas. The club hosted a bake sale to raise money for childhood cancer research. Above, fellow club members Philip Kaufman, Adia Fadaci, Taylor Pichhadze and Maya Zuckerman, all ninth-graders, collect donations that will […]

Opponents go to court to stop Cornerstone development

Opponents have filed suit against the Cornerstone shops and homes in Agoura Hills, the first major development planned for the city’s new Agoura Village. The Doron Gelfand project received approval in March when the City Council voted 3-2 in favor of the 35 residential units and 69,000 square feet of commercial space at the intersection of Agoura and Cornell roads. […]