2007-06-28

Local students support Charity Checks



Students in Calabasas and Los Angeles wrote checks to various charity organizations and received a visit from a special guest June 11 as part of a philanthropic program started by a California Lutheran University professor and his wife. Math instructor Victor Dorff and his wife, Lisa Sonne, founded the Charity Checks organization and its offshoot, the Charitable Literacy program, which […]

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HOA out of control



I find myself amused at the various letters that have appeared in The Acorn regarding various HOA “problems” and then further amused at the Calabasas effort to be recognized as one of America’s finest cities. Calabasas is as far from an example of America’s finest as I can imagine, with their totalitarian law about secondhand smoke (I don’t smoke and […]

Angela Svennefiord and Shannon Conley



Angela Svennefiord and Shannon Conley from Dilbeck Realtors recently decided to join forces as a team to better provide services to their clients. They share similar qualities in the way they cater to their clients’ every need. They are both personable and knowledgeable. Plus each brings her own individual strengths to the team. Svennefiord has lived in the Conejo Valley […]

Westlake Village awards grants



The Westlake Village City Council has awarded community service grants totaling $81,000 to 26 local nonprofit organizations. The awards were based on recommendations of a citizen’s advisory committee which reviewed and screened all of the submitted proposals. Among the organizations receiving funding are White Oak Elementary School art specialist, $16,425; Lutheran Social Services of Southern California, $6,000; Friends of the […]

Friends of Oak Park: priceless



Breastfeedingfriendly workplaces are encouraged



Employees and employers are invited to submit nominations for the 2007 Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Awards, given to employers and licensed child care providers who support breastfeeding in the workplace. Anyone can submit the nominations, including employers themselves. Nominations will be accepted through Tues., July 10, and award winners will be announced in August as part of the celebration of Breastfeeding […]

Hiking safety measures stressed



Prevent Fourth of July jitters



The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care & Control reminds pet owners that extra precautions are necessary to protect pets during Fourth of July celebrations, which can be potentially dangerous and frightening for pets. Dogs and cats can become startled and disoriented by the loud noises of firecrackers or fireworks. Pets may panic, become confused or attempt to escape […]

eScrip a good thing for schools



Words cannot express the appreciation that Brookside Elementary School and PTA have for the contributions that Vons/ Pavilions/Safeway have made to our school through the eScrip fundraising program. Our PTA fundraising efforts, of which eScrip is a very important component, helped to provide much-needed financial support to our school for things such as computers, PE teachers, new playground equipment, classroom […]


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