2004-04-29

Services set for United Methodist



Dr. Gary Alan Dickey will give the message at the casual 8 a.m. worship service on Sun., May 2 at United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The Melody Makers choir of third- through sixth-graders will present the musical "Rescue in the Night" during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services. The musical by Tom Long and Allen Pote […]

Not against

Heschel West,
but opposes its
proposed location


Heschel West, but opposes its proposed location I would like to thank Larry Mouchawar for so beautifully illustrating what I said in my last letter. He speaks of slander but his letter is completely devoid of anything but ad hominem slander. In a fashion that has typified Heschel’s advocates, he refuses to address one single fact of the many that […]

Searches unsuccessful for missing man



Searches for Agoura Hills resident Timothy Perryman, 53, who was reported missing by family members on March 29, have been unsuccessful, according to Detective Diane Harris of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Division, Missing Persons Detail. Perryman was last seen on Sun., March 28 at around 1 p.m. by family members. Depressed about health and financial issues, he […]

Take caution when aiding wild animals



There are a number of factors to consider before trying to adopt or rescue wildlife living in your own neighborhood. Such seemingly kind-hearted intervention could actually harm both you and the animals. "People often bring in wildlife babies to our clinic because they mistakenly think the animals are either orphaned or sick," said Mark Pokras, DVM, director of the Wildlife […]

Oak Park resident will retell her tale of kidnapping



Oak Park resident will retell her tale of kidnapping Oak Park resident Yvonne Bornstein, whose dramatic kidnapping and rescue was featured in an Acorn article on December 4, 2003, will be the guest speaker from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., May 5 when the Encore/Oasis Older Adult Program meets in room 0914 of the Physics Building on the Pierce […]

Westlake youths winners in writing contest



The Friends of the Westlake Village Library have announced the winners of their inaugural Young Adult Writing Contest: Westlake High School student Elizabeth Audrey Cherkasov and middle school category winner Douglas DeVries, a student at Oaks Christian. Entrants were asked to submit a writing entry in comic, poem, essay or short-story style. The theme of the entry was to answer […]

Essay contest for kids focuses on overcoming obstacles

Dodger pitcher Eric Gagne lends his support to contest that helps kids build character, stay positive

Positively For Kids, Inc., a multimedia content provider specializing in publishing books and other learning materials that promote and incorporate character-building themes, has announced it has teamed up with Dodgers pitcher Eric Gagne to offer an essay contest for kids based on the theme of the Cy Young winner’s upcoming autobiography, "Break Barriers." Children 9 to 14 are encouraged to […]

Eagle Scout had help



Eagle Scout had help I wanted to thank you for the very complimentary article that Stephanie Bertholdo wrote about me achieving my Eagle Scout rank. It was a great experience and I learned a lot from it. In the article I was credited with "single-handedly repainting the entire horse trail fence at the park." I in no way did this […]

Oak Park youth learns about, shares information on terrorism



By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Not many young people complete career training before they’re old enough to work. But Jason Perlmutter, 17, of Westlake Village has almost done it. Since he was 11 years old, Jason has attended and completed classes in emergency and disaster response, emergency medical technician (EMT) training, hazardous materials and terrorism response and, most recently, cardiopulmonary resuscitation […]

Take care of pets when traveling



More Americans than ever consider pets a part of the family, so it’s no surprise that when families travel, so do their pets. According to the Travel Industry Association, 70 percent of pet owners would like to have their pets travel with them. Veterinary Pet Insurance reports that it’s not uncommon for pets to become ill or injured while traveling. […]