News Briefs


Sephardic Jews needed for bone marrow donation

A screening will take place on Sunday in Tarzana from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for possible bone marrow donators for leukemia patient Sherwin Porat of Encino. He is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Since tissue type is inherited, his best chance of finding a genetically matched bone marrow donor is from those of Sephardic Jewish ethnic ancestry.

The screening will take place at Eretz Cultural Center, which is located at 6170 Wilbur in Tarzana.

Crews work to help steelhead trout

The National Park Service and the California Conservation Corps, a group made of youth conservationists, worked together last week to remove streambed barriers for steelhead trout in Solstice Canyon. According to the National Park Service, the barriers in Solstice Creek prevent the fish from swimming up the creek to spawn.