2007-08-23

Area hospitals keep eye out for St. John’s



By Michelle Knight  knight@theacorn.com Area hospital administrators say none of the local facilities have been inundated with patients since St. John’s Regional Medical Center of Oxnard closed on Aug. 8 for mold fumigation. State regulators are expected to give the 265-bed hospital the go-ahead to reopen. At Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, President Jim Sherman said […]

Why kids ask ‘why?’



Understanding why kids ask “why?” helps parents connect with their children. Experts say such inquisitiveness- which can include questions about the physical world, feelings and relationships, and even about change and loss- helps children learn and grow. “Parents should actively encourage their youngsters’ curiosity,” said educational consultant Dr. Renee CherowO’Leary. “Asking questions indicates that children are noticing the world around […]

The drive toward safety awareness



NEW WHEELS- Valley Crest Landscape Maintenance Regional Branch Manager Frank Anino hands over the keys to a new Ford F-150 to Heriberto Jimenez of Lompoc. Jimenez won a raffle hosted by Valley Crest promoting safety awareness.

Basketball season ends- fall sign ups begin



The Westlake NJB youth basketball league completed another six-week summer season with its championship games on Aug. 19 at the Westlake High School gym. More than 200 boys and girls participated in Championship Day. The results are as follows: •Third-grade division: Tar Heels defeat Huskies, 26 to 24. •Fourthgrade division: Fighting Irish defeat Huskies, 39 to 38. •Fifthgrade division: Fighting […]

Cellist to play for High Holy Days



World renowned cellist Michael Fitzpatrick will appear at Temple Kol Tikvah for High Holy Days. The musician will play for the congregation during Selichot service in preparation for the High Holy Days at 9 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 at the synagogue, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. This service is open to the community. Fitzpatrick will perform the traditional cello Kol […]

Kanan ‘cry babies’



What a bunch of cry babies. The Kanan intersection works. All you have to do is read the posted directional signs- it’s so simple. Thank you, Caltrans, for getting it right. Connie Raabe Agoura Hills

Rebecca Epstein



Rebecca Epstein from Calabasas was welcomed by owner/president Syd Leibovitch and branch manager Paul Stafford. Epstein can be reached at Rodeo Realty, (818) 222-7707.

Helicopter will keep eye out



As the driest summer reported on record continues to ignite fires throughout Santa Barbara, Orange County and Griffith Park, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is stepping up precautionary measures for possible outbreaks. The department, which recently received a helicopter from the sheriff ‘s facility at Long Beach Airport, is now patrolling the skies for Calabasas and surrounding areas. “After consideration […]

Marine commander shares firsthand accounts of partnership with Iraqis



This time last year U.S. commandingo fficers throughout much of Iraq’s Al Anbar Province- which includes Baghdad and Fallujah- were faced with an explosion o f violence from insurgent gunmen, namely Al Qaeda fighters. That trend, however, has begun to turn across the country’s western province due in large part to a partnership between U.S. forces and a group of […]

Reception for top realtor



Prudential California Realty of Calabasas and the Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a reception tonight from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Prudential office, 23925 Park Sorrento in Calabasas to welcome Tom Geiser, a top producing realtor, to the office. Geiser has been an exceptional agent in Conejo Valley for more than 20 years and has […]


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