Soka not willing to say it’s ready to sell

Soka not willing to say it’s ready to sell By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Despite rumors, representatives of Soka University of America in Calabasas still claim they’re not willing to sell their campus. The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy hopes to buy and preserve Soka. Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has described the preservation of the Soka property as imperative. It’s […]

Childhelp USA ‘Festival of Trees’ helps abused kids

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Despite inclement weather, the 20th annual Festival of Trees holiday gala to benefit the Buena Ventura chapter of Childhelp USA brought out throngs of supporters who hoped to add a little sunshine to the lives of children who’ve been physically, emotionally and sexually abused. The luncheon, silent auction and "Spring Kitchen" bake sale were staged at […]

Junior equestrians take prizes

Five local riders took top awards over Thanksgiving weekend at the Easy Come, Easy Go Turkey Trot in San Diego, an equestrian course that requires endurance and skill of both riders and horses to sustain 25 miles of rigorous trails. Thirteen-year-old Chanel Elkins of Agoura Hills received First Place, Top Junior, Top Weight and Best Condition awards. Other local award […]

Telemarketer convicted of fraud

Ventura County District Attorney Gregory Totten announced recently that the District Attorney’s Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit has obtained the conviction of telemarketer William Henry Hirsh, 56, of Westlake Village. Hirsh is the president of Print-Mate, Inc., which used telemarket-ing to solicit orders for ink and paper products used in credit card machines by small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Print-Mate, […]

Winter camps available in Calabasas

The city of Calabasas will offer its Winter Camp Calabasas program Mon. through Thurs., Dec. 20 through 23, and Mon. through Thurs., Dec. 27 to 30. Early sign- up is recommended. The camp cost is $34 per day. Camp is open to kids ages 5 to 12. For camp location and more information, please call (818) 880-6461.

Rabbi makes oil for menorah

Examining Nativity art

Holidays a great time to help others

For an increasing number of people, the true holiday spirit is in giving—and not just giving presents to loved ones, but giving time or money to help complete strangers. Here are just a few tips to make the holidays a little bit brighter, for you and for those less fortunate: Bring a hol- iday feast to the needy. Children learn […]

Celebrating a victory

Nurse praised for her advocacy

Agoura Hills resident Linda Coale, RN, recently won an award as a nursing advocate from the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Coale is the chief nursing officer at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. Working with a local college and charitable foundation, Coale spearheaded a program to address the nursing shortage. The Associate Degree in Nursing Regional Collaborative […]

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