Deputies shoot, kill Calabasas man who threatened officers

A Calabasas man, Joe Pasko, was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies last Wed., May 9, after he threatened to shoot the officers who feared for their lives, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s homicide detectives are still investigating the deputy-involved shooting that occurred around 11 p.m. in the 23700 block of Mulholland Highway. Detectives report that […]

Visit Terra Bella Soon

FUN PLACE TO SHOP––A store offering Mediterranean home and garden enrichment as well as a catalyst for refreshing ideas, has opened recently at 3320 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. It offers fountains, statuary, hand-forged ironworks, unique velvet bedding, gifts, silk florals, plus a luxurious line of European bath and body potions. Terra Bella provides free garden design consultations, accent pieces and […]

Prostate cancer forum to take place in Oxnard

The Bethel AME Church and the American Cancer Society will host the third annual prostate cancer forum, "Let’s Talk About It," from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sat., June 2 at the church, 855 S. "F" St., Oxnard. The event is held in conjunction with June’s designation as "Prostate Cancer Awareness Month." Guest speakers include a medical oncologist, radiation […]

Teen travel program available Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a new teen travel program for students in grades 6 through 9.

Teen travel program available Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a new teen travel program for students in grades 6 through 9. In each two-week session, the participants will be on the road each day visiting such places as Universal Studios, Hurricane Harbor and the L.A. Zoo. Tuesday is "beach day" at Santa Monica Beach. The teen travel camp […]

Dalai Lama to speak in L.A.

Dalai Lama to speak in L.A. The Dalai Lama, exiled spiritual and political leader of Tibet, will present "Inner Peace for World Peace" at 6 p.m. on Sat., May 26 in UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, located on the campus in Westwood. Born to a peasant family, the child known as Tenzin Gyatso was recognized at age two as the reincarnation of […]

Thieves steal local charity donations

Acorn Staff Writer

Do you know what happens to your charitable contributions when you leave clothing or other items on your doorstep for pick up? Agoura Hills resident Erica Kane thought she did when she left a lot of expensive children’s clothing on her porch for pick-up by a battered women’s shelter Friday. But the clothing, instead, was taken by crooks, who Kane […]

Tips on Rug Maintenance, Stain Removal Offered by Golden Rugs

Preserve the life of your rug. An oriental rug is a purchase for a lifetime and when properly maintained will last for generations. Professional cleaning is recommended every three to six years. A professional oriental rug cleaner should be your first choice when cleaning your rug. Trained professionals have the materials and experience necessary to remove stains, prevent shrinkage and […]

Scleroderma patients sought for study

UCLA researchers seek scleroderma patients for a new study using a strong anti-inflammatory drug (Cytoxan) compared with a placebo (an inactive substance) in helping reduce or prevent lung damage from the disease. More than 40 percent of scleroderma patients develop symptomatic lung problems––the leading cause of death for this patient population. "This is a very serious life-threatening disease with no […]

Youths named for Red Cross

Five Ventura County high school students have been named to the executive committee of the American Red Cross of Ventura County’s Youth Emergency Services (YES) including Westlake High School students Ana Gohmann (secretary) and Laura Billings (social director). YES members will be discussing, making plans for and participating in local community projects and providing other Red Cross services. High school […]

Listen to Latin Fusion band and learn to dance Salsa on Saturday

Dance instructor Ken Baldwin will teach people how to salsa while listening to the group Latin Fusion perform from 3:15 to 6 p.m. on Sat., May 19 at Peter Strauss Ranch in Agoura. He will teach traditional and modern salsa dances. The concert by Latin Fusion and dance lessons are free, in an event sponsored by the National Park Service. […]