2000-06-29

Local residents take car show award



Score offers business workshops



SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, offers a monthly series of workshops and seminars designed to help new business owners and operators conduct their businesses successfully. Staffed by volunteers, all of whom have retired from successful careers as owners or executives in a wide variety of businesses, SCORE also offers free one-on-one counseling at its Glendale headquarters and at […]

Local students recognized



Last last month at Pepperdine University, the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University, a gifted youth program of international scope, hosted a special awards ceremony to honor top students in grades 5-8. These students were participants in CTY’s Talent Search, which invited students presently scoring at the 97th percentile or higher on school standardized tests to take […]

Astronomy convention coming soon



The Ventura County Astronomical Society is hosting Astrocon 2000 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 19-22, at the Holiday Inn on the Beach, 450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Evening events and tours are also planned. Anyone with an interest in astronomy, space or science fiction is invited to attend. Guest speakers include Ed Krupp, Ph.D., director of Griffith Observatory, […]

Private road causes public concern in Agoura Hills

Acorn Staff Writer

Agoura Hills officials have ordered Dean Rasmussen, one of the city’s largest landowners, to stop building an unauthorized road that cuts through his property near Old Agoura. The city’s planning department learned that Rasmussen had begun grading a road apparently to connect his home (off Bamfield Drive in the Fountainwood area) to Easterly Road, just north of Agoura High School. […]

Foil burglars during the summer



Piled up newspapers, an overflowing mailbox and an unkempt lawn do more than call attention to a family that’s away on summer vacation. They alert the burglar who’s scouting out the neighborhood for his next victim. Most communities will experience a 10 to 18 percent increase in home burglaries during June, July and August. The greatest number, according to FBI […]

A Sunday sailboat race



Datebook THURS., JUNE 29 Expo Trade Show Thousand Oaks / Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce: Expo trade show 5 to 8 p.m. in garden patio at Hyatt Westlake Plaza. (805) 370-0035 A Beachfront Party California State Parks: Tour gard



Datebook THURS., JUNE 29 Expo Trade Show Thousand Oaks / Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce: Expo trade show 5 to 8 p.m. in garden patio at Hyatt Westlake Plaza. (805) 370-0035 A Beachfront Party California State Parks: Tour gardens and 1929 beachfront home at Malibu Lagoon State Beach. RSVP (818) 880-0363 FRI., JUNE 30 Humaliwo! Californai State Parks: Learn […]

YMCA back to ‘Square 1’ in Westlake

Acorn Staff Writer

It’s back to the drawing board for the YMCA in the city of Westlake Village. Plans were already underway for the Triunfo YMCA in Westlake Village to construct a $5.5 million 30,957 square-foot facility. The YMCA had spent more than $30,420 for an environmental impact report (EIR) that examined two parcels of land that were originally part of a proposed […]

Get a free tree guide



"What Tree is That?" (a pocket guide for identifying trees) is available free from the National Arbor Day Foundation. The 84-page guide will help you identify 157 different trees found in the western U.S. Well-known trees are included: oaks, maples, firs, and pines. Dozens of drawings illustrate the trees’ leaves or needles and their acorns, berries, seed pods, cones, etc. […]


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