2013-08-15 E-Edition

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Cyclist offended

As a cyclist myself, I found the cartoon in the Aug. 8 Acorn quite offensive. I have yet to see a word about the good, conscientious, kind cyclists that do know how to share the road, while some aggressive SUV drivers, particularly women—and I am a woman—honk to no end when we dare to use the same road that we […]

Injured paramedic seeks help to fund training for her service dog

For the past eight years Britt Hanish, 28, has helped others through her work in emergency medical services. But earlier this year, the Calabasas High School graduate developed needs of her own due to an injury she sustained while performing her duties as a paramedic in North Carolina. On March 1, Hanish and a fellow EMT answered a 911 call […]

Sound off—boomers vs. hearing aids

Whenever I meet someone these days and tell them what I do, they all respond the same: “Oh, what a great profession with all the baby boomers getting to retirement age and needing hearing aids.” While it is true that the potential for hearing aid users has increased, it is also true that hearing aid offices are springing up on […]

Angels Fun Ride donates to blood center

Peter Heumann of Calabasas and Howie Neftin of Westlake Village presented a check for more than $36,000 in proceeds from the 2013 Volkswagen City of Angels Fun Ride to the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center during a ceremony on Aug. 8. In the past three years, the ride has raised more than $100,000 to support the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical […]

High School Hi Lighs

Agoura Chargers Sat., Aug. 17: College essay workshop/9 a.m. Wed., Aug. 21: First day of school Senior pancake breakfast/G building/8 a.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Aug. 16: Freshman registration/ 8 a.m. Mon., Aug. 19: Performing arts welcome back picnic/5 p.m. Wed., Aug. 21: First day of school RACI makeups/7 a.m. Coyote Connect mandatory orientation for new students Welcome back barbecue/3 p.m.

Lake Lindero fish kill under control, management says

The fish kill at Lake Lindero in Agoura Hills appears to be over. Some 200 fish, mostly carp, were found dead Sunday and Monday at the man-made lake.The lake management said the fish died from lack of oxygen in the water. Lake Lindero residents who live on the water suffered through a terrible stench until the dead fish were removed. […]

Traffic, ugh

I’m trying to decide what made me angrier: the five-hour traffic jam on the 101 or the highway patrol spokesman saying drivers should go online to check freeway conditions before deciding on their route. Okay, and then what? Where are you supposed to go in this case to avoid the tie-up? The first priority after safety should be to get […]

Difference between service and therapy dogs

A service dog is trained to perform specific tasks tailored to help their owner with day-to-day activities, allowing disabled individuals to attain independence. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires offices and businesses to allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals wherever customers are allowed. Therapeutic pets can be prescribed by a therapist or psychiatrist to help people with […]

Navajo rugs, jewelry for sale at trading post in Calabasas

The Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center will host the Hubbell Trading Post, a Navajo rug and jewelry show with artist talks and demonstrations, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Aug. 24 and 25 at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The free event is the oldest continuously operated trading post on the Navajo Nation. During special […]