County health pulls CBD products from local store

Cannabidiol in legal gray area

After suffering a concussion in January, Conejo Valley resident Christine Robert turned to cannabidiol, a cannabis derivative, to help her heal. She had seen research that looked promising, and use of the drug produced the results she was looking for. But on a recent trip to Lassens natural food store in T.O. to buy the CBD supplements she’d been taking […]

Send Mom a Love Note

Mother’s Day is Sun., May 12, and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she so deserves. Visit theacorn.com and click on the “Send Mom a Love Note” box at the upper right. In 100 words or fewer, please write and tell us why your mother is special. Whether it’s a poignant memory, a small story you’d like […]

Opera talk at library

The Friends of the Platt Library will host an L.A. Opera talk at 6:15 p.m. Tues., May 14 at 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. A representative of the opera company will discuss Verdi’s “La traviata” starring soprano Adela Zaharia, the 2017 winner of Operalia, the World Opera Competition. Admission is free and no reservations are required.

Keb’ Mo brings bluesy style to CAP

Over the past few years, blues musician Keb’ Mo’ has been busy collaborating. His 2017 album with Taj Mahal, “TajMo,” earned him a Grammy Award last year for best contemporary blues album and a Blues Award for album of the year. And last fall, he and Rosanne Cash teamed up to record the single “Put a Woman In Charge,” an […]

Honoring a Holocaust survivor

Clara Knopfler, a Holocaust survivor who lives in Thousand Oaks, was honored with an award at a ceremony April 2 in Canoga Park. Due to illness, Knopfler could not be present. Michael Berenbaum, who oversaw the creation of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., accepted the award for her. Knopfler was born in Romania and later lived in […]

Chambers of Commerce play CEO shuffle

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce is looking for new leadership after CEO Pamela Kissel unexpectedly stepped down from the job last month. While the Chamber’s board of directors searches for a new CEO, a familiar face has stepped in to fill the vacancy: former Chamber exec Bridget Karl, who led the organization for four years before leaving the post in […]

Bobcat family gives hope for the future

A young bobcat, B-362, that was captured, collared and released a day before the Woolsey fire started last November recently gave birth to four kittens designated as B-364, B-365, B-366 and B-367. Using tracking information from B-362’s collar, biologists from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area located the young female bobcat in a dense area of vegetation in a large […]

Documentary explores social media’s downside

While Snapchat, Facebook and other such apps have done plenty to keep friends and family connected, social media’s darker side is coming under increasing scrutiny. Oak Park Unified School District screened the IndieFlix documentary “Like” for a full house on April 11 at its performing arts center on the Oak Park High School campus. The film explores the pitfalls of […]

The songs, sounds of Laurel Canyon

Live from Laurel Canyon celebrates the artists of Laurel Canyon (1965-1975) with music and stories at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., May 4 at the Scherr Forum, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The show is a 90-minute journey through a special time in American popular music that celebrates the music of The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Carol […]

Artwork brings Jewish history to life for youth

Art Shabbat with Leora Raikin, executive director of the David Labkovski Project, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 26 at Congregation Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. The exhibit, “Documenting History Through Art from Jerusalem of Lithuania, to the Gulags of Siberia, to Israel and America: The Life and Journey of Art and Artist, David Labkovski,” […]