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New investment strategy: Buy now, save later

Acorn Staff Writer

Buy stocks now, or at least mutual funds, and your savings will grow in the long run, according to a group of financial experts speaking last week in Agoura Hills. The Agoura/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce hosted an investment seminar at the Radisson Hotel. With 20 percent returns each year since 1995, stocks are making the patient investor happy, said […]

United Way surpasses current fund-raising goal

The United Way of Ventura County recently announced that more than $5.5 million has been pledged toward its 1999/2000 fundraising campaign. This achievement is an increase of $184,173 over the $5.3 million United Way officials projected at their final meeting in December. It also exceeds the campaign goal by nearly $70,000 and represents the first time in five years that […]

Sign of the times: School is built but loose ends remain

Acorn Staff Writer

Students at the new Oaks Christian High School (CCHS) will begin classes Aug. 28 as planned, but the school will be missing one noticeable element. Its main sign. At last Thursday’s meeting, the Westlake Village City Council reviewed the school signage including two sports scoreboards, a building sign and a sculpture/monument sign. In the end, it was decided that the […]

Bar Mitzvah celebrated

On July 29 Matthew Goldstein, son of Madelyn and Jeffrey Goldstein of Oak Park, was called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah of the Center for Early Jewish Education in Thousand Oaks, where he has been a student for three years. Jeffrey Goldstein presented his son with a tallit (the traditional prayer shawl) during the service held at the […]

Ban the bomb

Another proud American male spewing hate in our midst. Mr. Robert L. West of Calabasas has certainly stuck his neck out on this one. All his historical facts and figures regarding the intentions of the Japanese government during World War II to use nuclear arms and obliterate the world are ridiculous and futile. Yes, we won! We won! Look what […]

City pumped about natural gas fuel station

Acorn Staff Writer

In an effort to help clean up the environment by lowering vehicle emissions, the city of Calabasas has joined forces with several other agencies to install a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling tank at a local Chevron station. A grand opening ceremony was led last week by Calabasas Mayor Dennis Washburn. CNG is one of the most viable fuel alternatives […]

E-business seminar set

E-business seminar set for next week GoldMine Software Corporation and Automation Process Technologies, Inc. will present an interactive seminar, "Customer Relationship Management and Sales and Marketing Automation" with keynote speaker Tom Eberheardt. The seminar is from noon-4 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Radisson Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Eberheardt will address e-business solutions, "How automation will shorten your sales […]

Take part in ‘porch talk’

At Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park, you can beat the summer heat and join a National Park Service ranger for a cool, shaded activity on the Center’s porch. Programs run every hour from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.and are free. Topics include: rock painting; earth stories; indigenous plant uses; local wildlife. Located at the western edge of the […]

Children’s choir raises the bar

Acorn Staff Writer
Next month, Donna Young will begin her fourth year teaching choral music for the Los Robles Children

Acorn Staff Writer Next month, Donna Young will begin her fourth year teaching choral music for the Los Robles Children’s Choir (LRCC) She likens the non-profit organization to the various popular youth symphonies. "This is the same thing except for talented singers instead of instrumentalists," Young said. There are approximately 80 children in the choir, ages 8 to 15, who […]

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