Calabasas recognizes emergency preparedness

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Californians haven’t experienced a major earthquake since the 1994 Northridge disaster, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be prepared. April is Earthquake Preparedness Month and the Calabasas Emergency Response Program (CERP) is hosting its third annual open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon., April 18 at Calabasas City Hall. The goal of the open house […]

Referral service organization to meet April 18

Referral service organization to meet April 18 The Westlake Village Breakfast chapter of Women’s Referral Service (WRS) will meet from 7 to 9 a.m., Mon., April 18 at Paul’s Restaurant, 2799 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. The cost is $23 prepaid and $29 at the door. WRS is a networking organization for professionals and business owners, including men and women. Diversity […]

Agoura Hills

An attempted carjacking on the evening of March 23 on Canwood Street proved unsuccessful when the victim didn’t give in to the demands of an armed man. Authorities responded to a call reporting a black male, wearing dark clothes, a ski mask and toting a semi-automatic handgun trying to carjack a woman in the parking lot of an office building. […]

Minority can’t block Senate vote

Regarding a letter by Carole Wilson on April 7, she stated "radical Republicans want absolute power to appoint Supreme Court justices…" I suggest she reread the Constitution. The president has the power to appoint justices with the consent of the Senate. No where does it say that a minority, in this case the Democrats, can block a vote in the […]

Volunteer opportunities at Ramirez Canyon Park

Ramirez Canyon Park, formerly the Streisand Center for Conservancy Studies, is seeking docents to lead and assist with weekly public and private garden tours, special events, publicity and clerical work. Training is provided. The park also needs volunteers for an educational outreach program for children with disabilities centered around animal-assisted activities and environmental programs. This is a joint venture with […]

Earthquake essentials

Earthquake essentials  1. Water—one gallon per person per day (a week’s supply of water is preferred)  2. Water purification kit  3. First aid book  4. Food  5. A nonelectric can opener  6. Blankets or sleeping bags  7. Portable radio, flashlight and spare batteries  8. Essential medications  9. Extra pairs of eyeglasses 10. Extra set of house and vehicle keys 11. […]

Couples wanted

Wedding Celebrations, an Agoura Hills business, has been asked by ABC television and Extreme Makeover Wedding Edition to help find local couples in the Southern California area who have "unbelievable" wedding stories that should be shown on the program. Details are available at www.weddingcelebrations.com, or by calling (818) 707-3475.

Experience an African Shabbat

Grammy Award winner Hazzan Mike Stein of Temple Aliyah and Grammy nominee Rabbi Gershom Sizomu of Uganda will present an African Shabbat service at 8:15 p.m. Fri., April 15 at 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. This service is free and open to the community, and refreshments will be served afterward. The service will be sung in English, Hebrew and […]

Heschel supporter wants cooperative spirit in moving project forward

Heschel West Day School will shortly be returning to hearings in its ongoing effort to build a permanent campus on its property adjacent to the city of Agoura Hills. Since the previous hearings two years ago, we have spent a great deal of time and effort improving the project so that it addresses the legitimate concerns of the local community. […]