2002-08-01

Resource center offers support for men



By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer The West Coast Men’s Center is for men who want to change their lives, and lately, business has been good. Center director Wayne Levine, who has a master’s degree in clinical psychology, said that such a resource center for men is extremely rare; adding that there are support centers for women who need help […]

Tomorrow’s workforce puts family first



America’s future workforce has clear-cut priorities when it comes to balancing career and family, it’s family first. In a recent survey conducted by Adecco, a staffing service company, about 95 percent of the children polled said spending time with the family is more important than earning a large salary. The survey, conducted at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Melville, New […]

Follow Futtermen to feast on some really wild food



Follow Futtermen to feast on some really wild food Hilla Futterman will teach "Wild Foods in the Summer," a course that informs participants on identification, preparation and storage of edible wild plants found in the Santa Monica Mountains, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Aug. 3 and 10, at Los Angeles Pierce College Extension, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. […]

Westlake Lutheran Church services announced



Westlake Lutheran Church Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. at 2630A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Childcare is provided all morning. For more details, please call (805) 497-4888 or visit the Internet Website at www.westlakelutheran.org.

Not the best site for a school



Have you noticed the large sign proudly stating "Future Home of Yerba Buena Elementary School" displayed on Lindero Canyon? Then you probably have also noticed that the proposed school site is either directly underneath or in close proximity to Southern California Edison’s 66,000-volt transmission lines. Many studies have been conducted in our nation and around the world on power line […]

Tips offered for small businesses



By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer The devil might call Hades home, but in the business world he’s in the details—and amid the day-to-day operations of a small business, it’s easy to lose track of those details. Warren Cooley, manager of the Gold Coast Small Business Development Center (SBDC), spoke last Thursday at the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon […]

New report says Sept. 11 events had

major effects on young girls

New report says Sept. 11 events had major effects on young girls A new report by the Girl Scout Research Institute indicates that 46 percent of San Fernando Valley girls were still fearful of their family’s safety several months after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. More than half of the girls in the study had an overwhelming desire to […]

Support for stay-at-home moms



A local chapter of the international nonprofit organization "Mothers & More" is forming to serve the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas. The group’s first meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 8 at Cameron Center, 288 Green-meadow Drive, Thousand Oaks. Mothers & More is described as an organization supporting "sequencing women," mothers who have altered their career paths to […]

Local rabbi earns an honor



Rabbi Alan Greenbaum of Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, was awarded a doctor of divinity degree, honoris causa, by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) for 25 years of service at the commencement exercises of the 127th academic year of the institution. Founded in 1875, HUC-JIR is the nation’s oldest institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual […]

Many groups have enhanced the education of kids in Calabasas



I have been asked to clarify an apparent misunderstanding contained within your July 4 story about the Calabasas Education Commission. Your readers should understand that the city of Calabasas is very proud of the broad range of education-related programs that have been established by the city over the years. These efforts have been funded by city councils that have been […]