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. […]

Conejo Valley Days parade a blast

Students at Westlake Elementary to learn the business of travel, tourism

On Fri., May 7, fifth-grade students from Westlake Elementary School in Westlake Village will participate in Camp Hyatt Career Day at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The annual event highlights job opportunities within the travel and tourism industry. From shadowing the general manager and director of food and beverage to learning the ropes from the […]

Youth Naturalist Program plans events

Mountains Restoration Trust will present a Youth Naturalist Program designed to provide children ages 8 to 12 with a unique environmental education experience from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Headwaters Corner, 23075 Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. Most sessions include a hike, discovery lab and related craft. Children will learn about natural history, […]

Keep on Trekkin’

Funny how a fairly straightforward 12-mile hike can seem like an 8,000-mile hobble on two busted ankles when in the company of a rotten dog. Zuma Ridge is a favorite destination. It’s five minutes from my home, about as far as I’m willing to drive to reach a recreation site, and offers a scenic ocean view climb on a graded […]