July 30, 2009 RSS feed / Family

Beware of playtime

Parents, be advised: Playgrounds are dangerous. I'm the father of a 5-year-old boy who loves playing at the playground. More...

Make-A-Wish to host wine tasting, auction

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles will host the 16th annual Uncork A Wish Wine Tasting and Auction Fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 9 at the Bel Air Bay Club, 16801 Pacific Coast Hwy., Pacific Palisades. More...

Pet of the Week

MY WISH IS YOUR COMMAND—Basil, an 8-year-old domestic shorthair gray-and-white cat, was surrendered by his owner. Basil can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Ask for ID No. 3645484. More...

Skink stars at adoption event

LIZARD LOVE—Gretchen Mayer, an Agoura Hills resident, left, gives an up-close look at a blue-tongued skink lizard to Happy Teeth Animal Cleaning representative Gabriele Sellars, a Thousand Oaks resident, during the fifth annual Hugs, Slurps a More...

Beach quiz tests sand knowledge

It's summer and time to hit the beach. How much do you know about the beach and the sand you walk on? Take the 2009 Cool Summer Quiz, provided by American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, to find out. • How is sand formed? More...

Augie doggie goes Hawaiian

A TIME TO DANCE—Oak Park resident Mike Verner dances to reggae music with his dog Augie at the Tropical Daze musical celebration in Thousand Oaks last Sunday. More...

Author-screenwriter to discuss new book

Author Grey Taylor will discuss and sign his new book "Killer Pizza" at 7 p.m. today, July 30, in the children's department of Barnes & Noble in the Westlake Promenade. More...

Serving In Uniform

Air Force Airman Grant B. Homan has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Keep children engaged during summer

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell offers his annual top 10 tips to help parents keep their children active and engaged in learning during the traditional summer recess. More...

Take Your T.O. Acorn on Vacation

Don't forget to share your vacation with other readers of the Thousand Oaks Acorn . It's easy. Take a front page of any edition of the Thousand Oaks Acorn the next time you go on vacation. More...

Squirrel campaign to help protect vehicles

When it comes to car versus squirrel, the car usually wins. More...

Girls need strong female role models

According to educators and researchers, girls need strong female role models to succeed at school and in life. More...

Make-A-Wish needs donations of toys

The MakeAWish Foundation grants the wishes of children with lifethreatening medical conditions and is always in need of certain types of toys used as "first gifts" when meeting Wish Children and at Wish Presentation Parties. More...

The wonder of bubbles

SOAPY FUN—Camarillo resident Charles Gill plays in the bubbles bin with his 1-year-old daughter Saranna at the inaugural Tropical Daze Festival in Thousand Oaks on Saturday. More...

Orchid group will picnic

In lieu of the August meeting the Conejo Orchid Society will attend a picnic given by Cal Orchids on Aug. 16 in Santa Barbara. Members and their guests are invited. More...