Dog dies after being poisoned in Calabasas

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Two dogs in a Calabasas neighborhood ingested poison last month in what’s being investigated as a possible deliberate animal poisoning. One dog died as a result of the incident. The pets belonged to Marian Weiser, who lives in the 24000 block of Park Miramar. On the morning of July 18, she let her two dogs out […]

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Safety tips offered for homeowners

Home hazards are often easy to miss, but according to the Home Safety Council, it is a problem that is too serious to ignore. In fact, in its State of Home Safety in America™ report (2004), the Council found unintentional home-related injuries result in nearly 21 million medical visits and 20,000 deaths on average each year. The study also found […]

CSUN offering new academic program

California State University Northridge (CSUN) is planning to launch a new degree program in the College of Engineering and Computer Services. The new program, Construction Management Technology (CMT), offered by the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, will bridge the art of engineering and the practice of construction. Students enrolled in this program will develop construction and engineering expertise […]

Young professionals invited to join tour

Young professionals ages 20 to 40 are invited to join the New Jewish Community Center (JCC) at Milken on a group tour of the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Participants will meet at 12:45 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 22 at the museum, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. From 1 to 4 p.m. there will be a […]

Malibou Lake has alternate routes

Your recent article regarding the bridge closure at Malibou Lake was inaccurate. There are still multiple routes out of Malibou Lake despite the bridge closure. In fact, you can see another bridge over Medea Creek from the closed bridge and it can be accessed using a paved unnamed access road behind the Malibou Lake Club House adjacent to the closed […]

Environmental impact report for fighting mountain fires will be reviewed

Environmental impact report for fighting mountain fires will be reviewed Woody Smeck, superintendent of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has announced that an environmental report identifying and evaluating four alternatives for managing fire in the mountains has been completed. Public outreach for the report began in June 2001 with a planning workshop. Smeck announced that four public meetings […]

Enjoy national parks before summer ends

The busy summer travel season is around the corner, and topping the list for many is a visit to a national park. According to the Travel Industry Association (TIA), close to 40 percent of U.S. adults have visited a national park at least once in the past five years. And it’s no wonder. National parks offer an affordable way to […]

Always avoid dehydration

It’s important for parents to watch their children for signs of dehydration—and to take steps to prevent the condition from occurring in the first place. Doctors say children tend to be more at risk of becoming dehydrated than adults because of the way their bodies perspire and because they produce an excessive amount of body heat when they exercise. Also, […]

Kids ride safer with 4-H all-terrain vehicle program

ATVs––all-terrain vehicles––are fun and popular, especially among young people. Yet ATVs can also be deadly if riders don’t take proper precautions. West Virginia 4-H member Joe Wells wanted to make sure that teenagers like himself as well as adults who ride ATVs in his state were protected. So he organized a rally of 4-H members and adults who took their […]