Ways to stop the sniffing and sneezing during allergy season

Spring is the peak of pollen season and Southern Californians find themselves dealing with the discomfort of seasonal allergies. Cherlin Johnson, M.D., founder of Exer More Than Urgent Care, an ER alternative, says her medical teams have seen it all when it comes to allergies. Johnson has grouped the most common cases and created a “How To” guide for avoiding […]

Calabasas mom brings culture to life

Bantu art is a family affair for Calabasas resident Marianne Bema and her children, who enjoy sharing their vibrant Central African culture with others. A single mother of four who grew up in Cameroon and lived in Europe before she and her family came to the U.S. in 2012, Bema said she strives to give her children the best opportunities […]

The 101 on stamp collecting for adults

Learn what’s valuable and have a collection appraised

Adults who want to learn more about stamp collecting or get an idea of what their collections are worth can do at the second annual Adult Education Stamp Collecting Seminar and free stamp collection review and evaluation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., May 6 in the Bonaventure Community Building, 10949 Telegraph Road, Ventura. The Ventura County Philatelic Society […]

Conference educates women about living a healthy lifestyle

EDUCATION IS POWER—Dr. Leena Nathan, OB/GYN, center, greets the attendees at the UCLA Women’s Health Conference on April 18 at the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center on the Cal Lutheran University campus in Thousand Oaks. Nathan moderated and organized the conference that UCLA Health hosted. The event educated women on such topics as stress relief, nutrition, menopause and cardiovascular and […]

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 […]

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