Worldwide handcrafted arts on sale tomorrow

Westlake Village resident Michal Schaffer of Global Visions has been working with artisans in developing countries for 20 years. Global Visions will host a show of handcrafted arts from more than 12 countries from noon to 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 26 at the Village Homes Clubhouse, 1040 Evenstar Ave., Westlake Village. Items for sale will include home décor, accessories, clothing, […]

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Colorful time of year

New campaign targets drunk driving


Slogan: ‘You drink and drive. You lose.’ An important nationwide initiative may drive down the rate of alcohol-related vehicle crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that impaired drivers kill someone every 30 minutes, nearly 50 people a day and almost 18,000 a year. What’s more, last year, there was a more than 2 percent increase in fatalities […]

Donations sought for Latino cancer victims

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura Chapter is seeking toys, food and clothing for its Latino Cancer Outreach Program (LCOP) by Dec. 8. Lupe Gonzalez, program coordinator for LCOP, said the program currently serves about 80 cancer patients from what she called the underserved Latino community. "This is a great time of need for these families," said Gonzalez. […]

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Free holiday concert to honor U.S. veterans

Free holiday concert to honor U.S. veterans Jim Belushi and the Sacred Heart Band will be performing for the 12th annual Veterans Affairs (VA) Holiday Celebration from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5 at the Wadsworth Theater, 11301 Wilshire Blvd. (on the VA grounds), West Los Angeles. The event honors U.S. Armed Services veterans and their families. More than […]

Agoura Hills approves affordable housing for those who qualify

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Affordable housing is coming to the city of Agoura Hills. Subsidies for first-time homebuyers—especially teachers, police officers and other public servants who ordinarily couldn’t afford to live in Agoura Hills––were ratified at a recent Agoura Hills City Council meeting. Public workers, including teachers, deputies and some city employees, will reap the largest reward, qualifying for $100,000 […]

Agoura Hills writer inspired by ad campaign

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Life is a gamble, according to the title of a new book by Agoura Hills author Robert Haukoos (pronounced Hocus). Haukoos, 47, took a chance in life and wrote a book. By trade he’s an ad man. He’s written more than 3,000 promos and commercial spots and has worked in many capacities in that business—even as […]

LCMS students help food drive

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