Grief support group needs volunteers

Our House, an organization that provides the community with grief support services, education, resources and hope, is seeking volunteers to co-lead grief support groups for children who have suffered the loss of a mother or father as well as for adults who have lost a spouse, partner, parent, sibling or child. Volunteers are also needed for the organization’s school groups. […]

A goal in three easy steps

Big Phat success

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band was apparently a big fat success at last week’s sold out performance at Lindero Canyon Middle School. For those unversed in such jazzy talk as "phat," the word means, "having substance, depth and fullness." It also means "total hipness," according to Mary Altman, a parent who promoted the event. The Big […]

Reader trusts Wolfson’s judgment

I have known Jon Wolfson for many years. It would be to our advantage were Jon to be elected to serve our Calabasas community. Jon and I worked together on the board of directors of Guide Dogs of America Foundation. He was instrumental in helping GDAF plan and execute events to raise funds to support our foundation. Jon was very […]

Special Olympics athlete

adds art to his résumé

adds art to his résumé By Michelle Knight knight@theacorn.com Agoura Hills resident Russel Santop is an athlete, but also an accomplished artist. A competitor in the Ventura County Special Olympics, the 42-year-old Agoura Hills resident recently created artwork for the organization’s greeting card program. The Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization started in 1968 as a way for people […]

Bike ride honors cancer survivor

By Michelle Knight knight@theacorn.com Steve Bartolucci of Westlake Village got an unusual gift for his 54th birthday last month—a bike ride. Instead of the usual party, Bartolucci and his wife, Jeanne, family members and about 20 of their friends took a cycling trip around Westlake Lake. The ride was especially sweet because Bartolucci was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma several years […]

05 0370372

05 0370372 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1) Community Electric 23737 Community Street, West Hills, CA. 91304 Brent Palkovic, 23737 Community Street, West Hills, CA 91304. This business is conducted by husband and wife. Registrant has no yet begun to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. I declare […]


THURS., FEB. 24 Full Moon Hike Charmlee Wilderness Park, Encinal Canyon Road, Malibu: All ages are invited on a Full Moon Hike to watch moonlight sparkle on the Pacific beyond the meadows and silhouettes of oak groves at this placid mountain park. Two-hour hike begins at 6 p.m. Reservations required. Call for directions: (310) 317-1364 Community Meeting A community meeting […]

Softball signups

The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District is currently accepting team registrations for the Oak Park spring Adult Slow Pitch Softball League. Men’s divisions will play on Monday or Tuesday nights. Coed divisions play Wednesday nights. All games are played at Valley View Park in Oak Park. League play begins March 7; the fee per team is $425. For more […]

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