Put disease on the mat

When she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Jennifer Parkinson decided to come out swinging. Parkinson, a Newbury Park resident, was diagnosed with the condition when she was 32. She’d started showing symptoms two years before that, and by the time she was diagnosed she could barely walk and had to leave her career as a nurse because of the disease’s […]

Last week’s top performers

Jason Heller, WR, Westlake: The Warrior scored four touchdowns while racking up 205 receiving yards against Sierra Canyon. Trent Butler, QB, Agoura: In his first varsity start, Butler threw for 217 yards, two touchdowns and notched a win vs. Channel Islands. Jackson Messick, CB, Agoura: The senior snared an interception and deflected two passes. Editor’s note: Coaches, please upload stats […]

Problems with wildlife bridge

Oh, how I wish I could be assured a land bridge for wild animals going over the 101 Freeway would work. If I thought it had the slightest chance, I would try to send a little money, too. I don’t have much, but I could send a little. Per The Acorn, the L.A. gangs are now dumping bodies in the […]

Girl Scouts roll out new gluten-free cookie

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast and Girl Scouts of the USA recently announced that a new cookie, Caramel Chocolate Chip, will join the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season lineup. Caramel Chocolate Chip is gluten-free and features caramel, semi-sweet chocolate chips and a hint of sea salt in a chewy cookie. The new cookie joins classics like the Thin Mints, […]

At risk for hepatitis? Medicare can help with screenings, treatment

COMMENTARY /// Personal health

Did you know viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver, causes more than 1 million deaths per year worldwide? That’s about the same number of deaths caused by tuberculosis and HIV combined. Hepatitis is contagious. The Hepatitis B virus (HBV) spreads through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. People can also get infected by […]

Week 0 scores

• Oaks Christian 31 Chaminade 13 • Westlake 35 Sierra Canyon 30 • Agoura 30 Channel Islands 25 • Peninsula 42 Oak Park 21 • Fillmore 49 Viewpoint 22 • Camarillo 51 Rio Mesa 7

Understand the facts

I am compelled to respond to two letters published in The Acorn related to the wildlife crossing planned for the Liberty Canyon area, and another protecting our mountain lions and livestock. First, understanding the project of building a wildlife bridge will become clearer by checking the website #SaveLACougars.org. You will learn that no taxpayer money or government funding will be […]


Get out and love the ocean The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a “Love Our Oceans” presentation from noon to 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 1 at 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. The event is an interactive family activity for all ages aimed at building support for September’s Coastal Cleanup Day. The public is invited. Organized by the […]

A healthy spirituality

Group combines exercise with belief

Monique Reynolds lived a sedentary lifestyle in the year following her breast cancer diagnosis as she underwent chemotherapy and five surgeries, including a double mastectomy. As the Newbury Park mother of two began to recover from her medical ordeal, she knew she needed to address her general well-being. She liked the idea of a faith-based fitness group, so she joined […]

The stars have aligned

Five seniors and special rookie class intend to lead Lions to glory on greens

The stars have aligned for Oaks Christian High’s girls’ golf team. Five seniors, including co-captains Gabriella Gonzalez and Alana Deluccia, return from last year’s squad that narrowly missed advancing past the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division Team Championship round. The Lions also welcomed three talented freshmen, Charissa Shang, Catherine Rao and Eden Tan, all of whom are Toyota Tour Cup players. […]

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