2008-08-14

Calabasas woman honored for promoting disability awareness



Dina Kaplan of Calabasas received the E.P. Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award for her advocacy work for people with special needs on Dodgers Disability Awareness Night July 30 at Dodger Stadium. Kaplan is an attorney specializing in special education law and the parent of a child with special needs. She created the KEN (Kids with Exceptional Needs) Project, spearheaded […]

Hearing Aids Etc. offers variety



The company motto for Hearing Aids Etc. is “The difference is, we care.” The motto was inspired by stories of customers who bought hearing aids from other offices and had difficulty scheduling appointments for follow-up adjustments. Over the past 18 years, Hearing Aids Etc. has become one of the most successful offices in the valley because the company cares about […]

Giants savor super victory



GIANT STEP—The Giants from the Triunfo YMCA Summer Flag Football League celebrate winning Super Bowl ll. In the 7- to 9-year-old division, the Giants beat the Cowboys to clinch the championship. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Luke Watson, Hunter Williams, Riley Staley and Sebastian Macaluso. Second row: Coach John Williams, Christian Williams, Noah Miller, Adam Farnsworth and […]

Parents urged to follow water safety rules



With the 2008 summer recreational boating season still in full swing, parents are reminded to make sure their children are safely buckled into a U.S. Coast Guardapproved life jacket at all times on or near the water. California state law requires that children under 12 years old must wear a life jacket on boats 26 feet in length or less […]

Three top Ventura County rock bands to play The Canyon



Three of Ventura County’s best alternative rock bands will play Thurs., Aug. 14 at The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills, inside the Whizin’s Center. The bands are Citizen Rising, Full Switch Coma and Aces High, which won the Rock City News Rockies Award for best alternative band in 2007. Two of Aces High’s members, John Anagnos and Mark Borbas, […]

Sabrina Simpson and Vita Schneider



Vita Schneider and Sabrina Simpson have been welcomed by Broker/owner Bob Majorino and Manager Dave Ward to the Moorpark office of Prudential California Realty. Schneider and Simpson have teamed up to provide clients with the best of their experience of selling real estate, Schneider for more than 48 years and Simpson for more than 10. With their knowledge and experience, […]

To the beat of a different drummer



TASTE OF JAPAN—From left, Mary Anne VanZuylem, Chris Lichti and Yasuko Kujiraoka of the Togen-Daiko Japanese Buddhist drumming group, perform for families at the Calabasas Library on Wednesday evening. The library hosted the group as part of its Summer Reading Program shows.

Leaders attend VICA luncheon



NETWORKING—From left, Calabasas City Councilperson Barry Grovemen, Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA) Chairman Greg Lippe and Calabasas Mayor Mary Sue Maurer enjoy VICA’s officeholder luncheon recently. Nearly two dozen local elected officials attended the Beverly Hills event.

Group’s goal is providing comfort to animals

'I found my niche. I want those animals comfortable while they're waiting for their loving homes.'

‘I found my niche. I want those animals comfortable while they’re waiting for their loving homes.’ — Eileen Smulson, founder, Blankets of Love By Laura Davis Special to The Acorn WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers GOING TO THE DOGS—Eileen Smulson, left, founder of Operation Blankets of Love, and Patty Jones, Human Resources Recruiter for the Cheesecake Factory, load donations into the Operation […]

Guidelines for keeping children safe onboard



Here are some tips for safe boating for children: •Do make sure that each child wears a snug-fitting, U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket at all times on or near the water. •Don’t allow children to sit on the deck, seatbacks, or gunwales while the boat is underway. If children are swimming near the boat, take the key out of the […]


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