Branching out

Car meets demise when old tree crashes down

TO THE POINT—A car belonging to Craig and Diane Heinberg is destroyed by an oak tree that fell recently. The family lives on Chesebro Road in Old Agoura. Nobody was injured. It’s not known whether the tree fell because it was diseased or because of some other factor. Beetles and fungi can also contribute to the death of an oak […]

Oaks Christian breaks ground for new school

Oaks Christian School will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Fri., Sept. 19 to celebrate its new middle school facility expansion adjacent to the current school campus. A $15-million campaign has been launched to renovate the sevenacre site at Condor Pacific, a 72,000squarefoot building which borders the Oaks campus at 31829 La Tienda Drive, and which the school has leased for […]

Temple Beth Haverim works through bankruptcy

Membership and debt service problems lead to Chapter 11

Despite filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 22, Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills is conducting business as usual. The preschool is in full operation—with a waiting list— and the excitement of the Jewish High Holidays is drawing near. But a gradually declining membership and a drop in property value recently forced the temple into a precarious financial […]

Evening of Andrew Lloyd Webber

The city of Calabasas will host a free outdoor concert featuring the songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber in “The Best of Broadway” at 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 21 beside the lake at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorento. The concert will showcase music from “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Evita, “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera.” Bring lawn seating […]

Adam Ipatzi

In spring 2008, Prudential California Realty (PCR) held its awards banquet to honor its highest achievers from 2007. Adam Ipatzi, of PCR’s Channel Islands/Oxnard Office, received a special recognition. Every year, one agent from each of PCR’s five offices receives what is referred to as the “Fish! Philosophy Award.” Based on the book “Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale […]

Author shares her publishing tips

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com Children’s book author Barbara Bietz wants to help other writers learn how to get their works published. The Oak Park resident will lead a six-week class on writing books for children at the Oak Park Community Center from Oct. 5 to Nov. 10. No experience is necessary for the introductory class, which is geared toward anyone […]

Oak Park special education group to meet

Special Education Advisory Committee will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Tues., Oct. 14 in the community room at the Oak Park Library, 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. The event will include a meet and greet, meeting and presentation. Light refreshments will be served. Oak Park Unified School District superintendent Tony Knight, director of pupil services Cathy Skiba and […]

Church ministry to offer job search support

The St. Maximillian Employment Ministry invites community members who are in the job market to a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 18 in room 2 at St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. The meeting will include a panel of human resources professionals conducting mock interviews and offering suggestions to help attendees enhance their skills. Participants […]

Washburn takes on new role as Wild West character

SOLVE THE CASE—Calabasas City Councilmember Dennis Washburn plays the Judge in “Hang ‘Em High: A Dinner Murder Mystery Evening,” which will be performed at 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 27 at the Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. The evening will include dinner and a play about the mysterious death of Old West patriarch and shrewd businessman Miguel Leonis. It […]

Annual Wag ‘N Walk Benefit For Animals

Sharon Staples, realtor with Rodeo Realty’s Simi Valley branch, will sponsor and participate in Wag ‘N Walk on Sat., Sept. 27th. All funds raised from the Wag ‘N Walk, will benefit homeless animals in the community. For the second year running, Staples, her husband and their two dogs, Missy and Maui, will head up “Team Staples” in their efforts to […]