2000-09-21

Free property tax assessment seminars planned



L.A. County is sponsoring free seminars to help property owners who feel their taxes should be lowered due to depreciation. The seminars should help property owners understand the assessment appeals process. Subjects will include: property owner’s rights, when to file an application for reduction in assessment, how to prepare for a hearing, what qualifies as admissible evidence, what will happen […]

Local instructor achieves eighth-degree black belt CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn



Local instructor achieves eighth-degree black belt CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn MARTIAL ARTS – Roger Lacombe, owner and chief instructor of Lacombe Karate School, is presented with his eighth degree black belt on Saturday by the National Tang Soo Do Congress. Lacombe has taught and demonstrated karate worldwide and has been honored as Instructor of the Year by the Chuck Norris United […]

Oak Park offers first aid courses



Oak Park Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will present two American Red Cross first aid training courses this fall. Their goal is to improve earthquake/disaster preparedness in the Oak Park community. The following courses will begin the first week of October. Each session is three hours and courses last 10 weeks: "Responding to Emergencies: First Aid Beyond the Basics" will […]

You can learn to Rumba at Pierce



Wishful dancers take heart — Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering "Beginning Ballroom," a course to teach even those with two purported left feet to dance the foxtrot, waltz, rumba and East Coast swin through Nov. 17. Instructor Betty Cates, a formally-trained Arthur Murray dance instructor and director, will encourage students to leave their chairs and hit the dance […]

Long road trip unkind to Westlake



The Westlake football team had its unbeaten streak of 13 games broken last week on the road at Clovis West. Westlake lost, 24-23. It was the second year in a row the Warriors lost to the powerhouse from Fresno. Westake (1-1) scored a late touchdown and had a chance to tie the score, but coach Jim Benkert decided to go […]

By Debbie Sporich Acorn Staff Writer



By Debbie Sporich Acorn Staff Writer Despite the 105-degree temperature last Sunday, Monsignor Peter O’Reilly at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village was dressed in full vestments while he dedicated Kolbe’s Korner Preschool. According to Anne Strauch, the communications representative who sits on the parent board and has a child enrolled in the 3-year- old program, nearly 100 […]

This Fantastic Pool Home Is Located Inside the Las Virgenes School District



This Fantastic Pool Home Is Located Inside the Las Virgenes School District A spacious Highlands estate with breathtaking views of the entire Agoura Valley, this home features dramatic vaulted ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, a charming country kitchen with adjacent breakfast room, a gracious formal dining room and massive family room with fireplace and walk-in wet bar with leaded glass window […]

Located On A Private Thousand Oaks Cul-de-sac, You Can Enjoy The View From The The Pool Or Spa



Located On A Private Thousand Oaks Cul-de-sac, You Can Enjoy The View From The The Pool Or Spa Enjoy the view in the private yard while basking in the pool or spa. This lovely 5 bedroom home has a bedroom and bath downstairs, a formal dining room and eat-in kitchen, new carpet, indoor laundry and is freshly painted in neutral […]

Agoura Hills selects new city logo

Acorn Staff Writer

The city logo of Agoura Hills formerly was a combination of oak trees, Indian artifacts, leaves and horses; from a distance, it was hard to identify. Last week the city council unveiled a new city logo, much simpler in design with a Valley Oak leaf overlapping diagonally onto a backdrop of rolling hills, emblematic of the community’s love for the […]

Revolutionary reenactment



REAGAN LIBRARY– An encampment and reenactment of soldiers who fought the April 19, 1775 skirmish at Lexington, Mass., which started the American Revolution, was staged on the grounds of the Ronald Reagan last weekend. The two-day event allowed visitors a up-close-and-personal peek into the life of the 18th century soldier. Greg Harrington, portraying a militia rifleman, demonstrated the flint-lock rifle […]


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