New business complex coming to city of Westlake Village

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Westlake Village City Council members recently approved a new project for a highly visible location. The Westlake Landmark Development Project will be a two-building, three-story office complex. Investment Development Services, Inc. (IDS) of L.A. acquired the 11-acre site between the 101 Freeway and Russell Ranch Road, designating it for the Westlake Landmark project. The developer initially […]

Council members honor Eagle Scout

Beware: Antifreeze can be dangerous to pets

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) reminds pet owners that hazards to their pets’ health may exist in unexpected places—the driveway, garage, kitchen, waste basket. ASPCA has issued an "Antifreeze Alert!" Antifreeze is described as having a pleasant taste. It also contains ethylene glycol, which can cause rapid and permanent kidney damage to your pet […]

Helping Students

With Learning Differences
Succeed in College, Part II

With Learning Differences Succeed in College, Part II For all students, making a good college match means considering a school’s size, curriculum, location, and student life. Students with AD/HD and learning disabilities need to add another element to the college search – does a school offer support services that can help them succeed? The transition from high school to college […]

Panel to discuss worldwide Jewish artwork

The Jewish Federation will host a panel discussion on "Too Jewish—Not Jewish Enough: Jewish Art in the Art World" from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 12 at 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Panelists will be Nancy Berman, director emeritus of Skirball Cultural Center and Museum and an independent curator; Eva Forgacs, critic, essayist and art historian on the faculty […]

Calabasas transfer-student laws to be enforced

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com A rule at Calabasas High School dictates that students who attend CHS from outside its enrollment area cannot contribute to traffic problems––and that rule is going to be enforced. The city of Calabasas is cracking down on traffic and is taking interdistrict student transportation guidelines very seriously. Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station Dep. John Caffrey, who’s also […]

Westlake family gives to others

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com An unused, decade-old Mother’s Day gift is offering one Westlake Village family the means to evoke the holiday season spirit. The Ceglarski family––Peter, Susan, and their daughters, Colleen, 14, and Shannon, 12––are putting a previously unused sewing machine to good use, and for three years they’ve made dozens of colorful fleece blankets to donate to needy […]

Basketball stars nurture love of reading

By putting education at the center and moving forward from there, basketball pros promoting literacy say, there’s room for some guarded hope. It’s necessary, because the research is in and the results are not encouraging. A child from a low-income family enters kindergarten with a listening vocabulary of 3,000 words, while a child of a middle-income family enters with a […]

Free hours offered for fitness enthusiasts

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will celebrate its five-year milestone by offering free use of the fitness gym, aerobics classes, basketball gym during open gym times (and rock wall during Try-a-Climb hours) from Wed., Dec. 8 through Sat., Dec. 11. The state-of-the-art facility was opened under a joint powers authority (JPA) agreement between the cities of Agoura Hills and Calabasas. […]

Jewish Genealogical Society to host free meeting

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) will host a free meeting open to non-members at 1:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5 on the Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. Ron Arons will discuss "The Jews of Sing-Sing: Might One of Them Belong on Your Family Tree?" Arons has traced his roots to England, Poland, Romania, […]

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