Communication is key to building a positive reputation at work

Communication is key to building a positive reputation at work What you say and how you say it can make or break your image at the office, a new survey suggests. Nearly half (49 percent) of workers polled said a person’s communication style has the greatest impact on his or her professional reputation. How employees conduct themselves while the boss […]

Studies show pesticides dangerous to pets

Statistics compiled by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center confirm that July and August are the most dangerous time of year for companion animals. According to 2001 data, the Center received about 7,000 calls in July, making it the month with the highest volume of cases for the year. The data found that more than 48 percent of the cases […]

Grouping of students by intelligence a bad idea, IQs overrated

I’m unsure of how to respond to William O. Felsman’s letter to the editor in the June 20 Acorn. He might be pulling our leg, much like Jonathan Swift did in 1729 when he recommended that the Irish eat their own children to, among other things, increase the economic output of the poor. Nobel laureate Richard Feynman, upon returning from […]

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 […]