Charity fundraisers on the move

Charity fundraisers on the move

Girl helps tsunami victims

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com After watching news reports about the devastation in South Asia caused by last month’s tsunami, one 10-year-old Oak Park girl decided she wanted to help victims. "I feel so grateful that we have a lot of stuff: TV, hot water, clothing and shoes, said Devyn Gortner, a fifth-grader at Brookside Elementary School. "Many people in the […]

Welcoming new pet requires preparation

Welcoming a new pet into your home requires preparation. Pet-proofing your home before your new four-footed friend’s arrival is one of the best ways to keep your pet healthy and happy (and to keep your house from going to the dogs). Try these tips: Have A Plan Start by determining whether or not you want your pet to have the […]

Calabasas High School

The following events (which are subject to change) are scheduled for Calabasas High School. Items are listed by name, location and time if information is provided. Fri., Jan. 28 Last day of finals. End of first semester. Mon., Jan. 31 Music Solo Night / 7 p.m. Agoura High School The following events (which are subject to change) are scheduled for […]

Never too young to learn good manners

Emily Post said: "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter which fork you use." While all parents want their children to have good manners, the process can be daunting, said Barbara Anderson, Ed.D., vice president of education for KinderCare Learning Centers. Anderson offers some suggestions for […]

The price of open space

It brings pride to know that Soka University in Calabasas might soon be purchased by government agencies and preserved as permanent open space. The 588-acre site lies in the pristine Las Virgenes Valley just a stone’s throw away from Malibu Creek and is cradled by the majestic Santa Monica Mountains as far as the eye can see. To think that […]

SOKA purchase near $35 million needed by April 15

SOKA purchase near $35 million needed by April 15 By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The deadline is fast approaching for a group of 10 public agency partners to buy the 588-acre Soka property in Calabasas in hopes of preserving it as open space. The property, owned by the Japanese Soka University of America, is known locally as Gillette Ranch in honor […]

Prager to speak about ‘American Christian support for Israel’

Radio talk show host Dennis Prager will discuss "Israel’s New Best Friend—What Motivates American Christian Support for Israel?" at 8 p.m. Mon., Feb. 7 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. During the recent years of violence and terrorist attacks in the Holy Land, Israel found its staunchest support coming from the Christian Right in […]

Seminar focuses on ‘Mind, Body, Soul, Healing’

Dr. Candace Pert, currently featured in the film "What the ‘Bleep’ Do We Know," will present a seminar titled "Mind, Body, Soul and Healing" at 7 p.m. Fri., Feb. 4 at Westlake Church of Religious Science, 2649 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Pert’s appearance is sponsored by the Calabasas Center of Dynamic Living. Advance tickets are $35; $45 at the door. […]

Teens can learn theater craft

Teens can learn theater craft The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is offering "Jr. Repertory," an acting program designed to instruct students ages 11 to 17 in the craft of theater from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, beginning Jan. 29 and continuing to May 22. The 15-week program will be at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 […]