LVMWD, TSD get national award

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com While the Regional Water Quality Board is making plans to further reduce nutrient levels in the Malibu Creek Watershed, the efforts by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) and the Triunfo Sanitation District (TSD) to keep the watershed as clean as possible haven’t gone unnoticed. LVMWD and TSD recently received an American Water Resources Association […]

West Hills laser clinic opens new office near hospital

West Hills laser clinic opens new office near hospital Advanced Laser Clinics™, the industry innovator and national leader of aesthetic services, has opened a clinic in West Hills. It’s at 23101 Sherman Place, Ste. 505, adjacent to West Hills Hospital. "We’re very excited to open our exceptional aesthetic clinic to the West Valley community," said clinic manager Kristen Reilly. "Advanced […]

Keep children safe during travel

Just as you take certain steps to make your home safer for kids, you also play a role in making vehicles safer for children, whether you’re on the road or at home. Here are common-sense measures you can take daily to help keep kids safe: On the Road DO secure infants in rear-facing child safety seats, in a back seat […]

State Schools

Outside of California

While we have great public universities in California, for students who want to experience life in another part of the country, there are many state schools that welcome out-of-state students, and they offer a range of opportunities. Some of the most prestigious state schools, including University of Virginia, College of William and Mary, and University of North Carolina at Chapel […]

St. Maximilian

Church to host
Christmas concert

Church to host Christmas concert St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church’s Department of Music will present its third annual Christmas concert at 8 p.m. Sun., Dec. 19 in the church sanctuary, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. The concert will feature both the church’s adult and children’s choirs, its youth contemporary singers, the Sacred Dancers ensemble led by Marti Ryan plus several […]

Purification standards set too high for reclaimed water discharge

Purification standards set too high for reclaimed water discharge Purification standards set too high for reclaimed water discharge The Regional Water Quality Control Board is about to set some incredibly high standards for water and sewer agencies upstream from the Pacific Ocean. As now proposed, the board’s expectations are excessive. While nobody wants public beaches to be closed because of […]

Rutherford new mayor of Westlake Village

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Westlake Village city council members appointed Mark Rutherford as the city’s new mayor during an annual reorganization meeting earlier this month. A seven-year veteran of the council, Rutherford served as mayor pro-tem this year and said he’ll stick to the same priorities that he’s always emphasized. "I’m not a believer in the idea that the city […]

Little voices sound large

Local actor reaches out to autistic kids in workshop

Joey Travolta’s Entertainment Experience has reached out to the autism community. Travolta, along with Alisa Wolf, director of his Special Needs Division, have developed programs in the performing arts for children with autism. Classes include acting, claymation, animation and digital filmmaking. This month they’re launching "It’s a Wonderful Camp," a winter camp for children on the autistic spectrum. Two sessions […]

Museum accepts student film about Japanese relocation camp

Museum accepts student film about Japanese relocation camp The Japanese American National Museum recently accepted into its permanent collection a student film that chronicles the experiences of Ruth Tamaki Beadles, a former Viewpoint School teacher, in a Japanese relocation camp in Arkansas. She and her family were sent there after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1942. Elizabeth Acosta, […]

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