Learn about fire season

During fire season, living in the Santa Monica Mountains can be a balancing act. Residents want to enjoy their homes in the rural environment, but often find themselves in the face of peril. An upcoming talk by ecologist Richard Halsey before a meeting of the Malibu Creek Watershed Council could be of help. Halsey has been studying the chaparral ecosystems […]

Committee will discuss special education issues

The Oak Park Special Education Advisory Committee will host its 2006-07 kick-off meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 11 in the lecture room at the Oak Park Library, on the campus of Oak Park High School, 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. Childcare is available with reservations by Tues., Sept. 5 to Julie Kerns at propthing@ yahoo.com. During […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Maybe there was a close call with danger, and perhaps your pet became a hero. Or may be you just want to tell […]

Neil Diamond tribute on tap Concert will be at Bennett Park

The city of Westlake Village will host the finale of its summer Concerts in the Park series at 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 25 at Berniece Bennett Park in Westlake Village’s First Neighborhood. Fantastic Diamond will perform “A Tribute to the Music of Neil Diamond.” Admission is free. Qdoba Mexican Grill and California Pizza Kitchen will offer meals at $5 per […]

Love Is a Choice

When I sit down with a couple for an initial meeting, I always ask about how they met and were first attracted to one another. For some it begins in a physical way; for others it’s about feeling comfortable and being able to “say anything” to each other without fear of criticism. There usually is present a feeling of love […]

Enjoy Access To Community Bridle Trails And Arena

This house has 4-bedrooms, 2.5-baths on a half acre zoned for horses in an exclusive area with access to community bridle trails and arena. This house is impeccably decorated throughout with neutral tile flooring downstairs, including staircase. The family room has a custom stone fireplace, wet bar and built-in entertainment center. The remodeled kitchen has granite counters and coffered ceiling. […]

Author says anyone can be a successful entrepreneur

Do you want to be an entrepreneur? Westlake Village businessman Bill Wagner wrote a book about running your own business that can help. “The Entrepreneur Next Door: Discover the Secrets to Financial Independence” came out in June. It’s Wagner’s first book. “I love figuring it out,” Wagner said. “Why are some entrepreneurs or some companies successful, and why do some […]

Honor roll

Andrew Sorkin of Westlake Village was recently named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Berklee College of Music in Boston. To be eligible for this honor, a full-time student must achieve a 3.4 grade average or a 3.6 for part-time students. The school curriculum focuses on practical career preparation for the modern music industry. Four-year degrees are […]

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BIG FUN-Spock, a stray black-and-white boxer, 8, is friendly and fun. Spock can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Spock home, ask for ID No. A3548184. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http://animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

Wine tasting on a midsummer’s eve

TOAST OF THE TOWN-Former Major League Baseball star Hubie Brooks, center, a Calabasas resident, enjoys a wine tasting with Ray Leduc, left, and Patrick McCoy during the Midsummer’s Eve of Wine & Arts fundraiser at the Sherwood Country Club last Sunday.