Residents take snake problems into their own hands

Acorn Staff Writer

It’s rattlesnake season again and things are beginning to heat up. The poisonous snakes are expected to come out in high numbers this year because of the unusually dry weather, but that doesn’t mean there should be cause for alarm, experts say. Both professional and volunteer wranglers are available to remove the snakes from your home and either destroy them […]

Event raises $600,000 for cancer research

ANOTHER FUNDRAISER –Calabasas residents (from left to right) David Kronemeyer and Judith Gasson, Ph.D., director of UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center, visit with Dennis Tito who hosted an event at his Pacific Palisades hilltop estate that raised $600,000 for cancer research. About 275 guests attended the Asian-themed dinner.

SCORE seminar

From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wed., July 3, SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, will present a "Publicity, Promotion, Advertising and You!" seminar at the Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Information Center, 3600 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. L-100, Los Angeles. This new seminar is especially designed to enable business owners to make their community aware of their business and […]

Sheriff’s blotter Agoura

Sheriff’s blotter Agoura A storage container and safe were broken into ($580 damages) in the 30100 block of Mulholland Highway at a construction site. Stolen between 4 p.m. June 11 and 7 a.m. June 12 were tools and lawn-care equipment valued at $1,605. Agoura Hills An industrial-sized irrigation controller valued at $2,500 was stolen from outside a building in the […]

Not everyone opposed the proposed site for the middle school

"First they didn’t want it. Now they’re clamoring to get in." Excuse me? I’m not sure which group of people Mr. Loesing is referring to, but the group of us with whom he spoke after we addressed the LVUSD board on June 11 was not comprised of those who didn’t want the new middle school sited at its present spot. […]

The rattlesnake wranglers

Contact the snake experts at the following telephone numbers: Bruce Freeman, removal and education volunteer: (818) 707-7228 Dan Giovanelli, removal and education volunteer: (818) 865-9540 Bo Slyapich, poisonous and non-poisonous snake location and removal service, professional: (818) 880-4269

Family karate class offered in Calabasas

Family karate class offered in Calabasas The city of Calabasas Community Services Department is offering an eight-week "Parent and Child" karate class from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Fridays beginning June 28 at De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas. Participants will learn how to develop self-defense strategies while also learning basic karate techniques through basic Shotokan Karate as […]

Global coaching project offers important guidance

To help people around the world get back in the game––whatever their game is––members of one nonprofit association are donating their time as coaches for those affected by Sept. 11 and subsequent events. The International Coach Federation (ICF) has started a Global Pro-Bono Coaching Project to help people move forward in their lives by setting better goals, making better decisions […]

Local youth called to Torah

Local youth called to Torah Local youth who recently became Bar Mitzvahs at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks include Bryan Brown, son of Marc and Amy Brown of Oak Park; Justin Wheeler, son of Jeannie and Brooke Wheeler of Agoura Hills; and Stuart Halpern, son of Andy and Bonnie Halpern of Agoura Hills. Both honor students in the seventh-grade, […]

If Words Could Talk

Talking about animals

This is the Dr. Doolittle column with items gnawed from morsels about animals that have scurried across my desk. "You dirty rat," was uttered by James Cagney in Paramount’s 1931 gangster film "The Public Enemy." The screenwriter, Kubec Glasmon, could have scribbled, "You dirty giraffe" or "You dirty armadillo." But, giraffes and armadillos aren’t thought of as public enemies, right? […]

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