Calabasas to meet with L.A. regarding possible annexation

Acorn Staff Writer

Calabasas to meet with L.A. regarding possible annexation By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Representatives of Calabasas will meet with city of Los Angeles officials regarding a possible annexation of the Leonis Adobe property and the Sagebrush Cantina restaurant and bar in Old Town Calabasas. The two sites are currently zoned as city of Los Angeles properties. L.A. city council […]

Climb to test editor’s limits

T.O. Acorn Editor

Training for an extreme hike takes extreme measures. My weeklong expedition starting Sept. 13 up Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa will be more like a grueling mountain climb than a hike. And as project director for the Prostate Cancer Climb, the nonprofit group sponsoring the event, I’ve told the members of the team they’ll have to be in the best shape of […]

Local doctor discusses ‘Mediterranean Diet’ benefits

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Dr. Jack Gindi, an Agoura Hills internist whose holistic approach to medicine, which combines the best of traditional Western medicine with such Eastern techniques as acupuncture, has been focusing his attention on nutrition. Proper diet, he said, can control the symptoms of many medical conditions. And the results, he said, are remarkable. Gindi’s "Modified […]

Temple Judea offers two locations for worship

Temple Judea, a warm and vibrant Reform synagogue in the San Fernando Valley, is one of the few temples in the country to offer its congregants a choice of two locations for study, worship and community, with campuses in Tarzana and West Hills. The goal is for Temple Judea to serve as a spiritual beacon, welcoming the public to celebrations, […]

‘Annie’ coming to West Valley

Ann and Mike Monahan, creators of the Showboat Youtheatre musical theatre workshops, will conduct a series of workshops leading to a performance of "Annie" for the West Valley Jewish Community Center’s (WVJCC) ongoing theatre programs, beginning Thurs., Sept. 18. Workshops will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 18 through Dec. 11, culminating in a final performance tentatively scheduled […]

Outdoor expert offers tips on yellow jackets

The yellow jacket problem this year is the worst I have experienced in more than 60 years in the Santa Monica Mountains. The yellow jacket, the size of a bee with yellow and black body design, is of the species including wasps, bees and ants, but build their nests underground. When my brother and I camped or crawled under the […]

Girls just wanna have fun

Oak Park man returns from Iraq

Neighborhood welcomes back John Garofolo, who was called to duty last December to serve in a Navy defense unit on the border of Iraq and Kuwait

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer John Garofolo of Oak Park returned one week ago from serving in Iraq for eight months and was welcomed by his entire block of neighbors with American flags, balloons, banners and a huge barbecue block party on Sunday evening. A lieutenant commander in the Coast Guard Reserves, Garofolo was called to duty last December […]


THURS., SEPT. 11 Gem of a Meeting Conejo Gem & Mineral Club will screen a video, "Gem Stones of America" at 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Arts Center, 403 Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. (818) 707-9972 FRI., SEPT. 12 A Prom for Senior Set Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas hosts a "Senior Prom" for senior citizens from 7-10 […]

Kol Tikvah Temple to host open house

Jewish families, interfaith couples and singles seeking affiliation with a reform temple will have an opportunity to meet the clergy and professional staff of Temple Kol Tikvah at their Sabbath Lights open houses for prospective members on Fridays, Sept. 12 and 19, at 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by services at 7 […]

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