Accident may pay dividends in Oak Park

Acorn Staff Writer

Accident may pay dividends in Oak Park A mishap in Oak Park might actually save taxpayers some money and inconvenience. "While trenching from the library site to the street for water and gas connection, water lines were struck on the site," said Martin Klauss, Oak Park Unified School District’s Assistant Superintendent of Business and Administrative Services, during a recent board […]

Riordan to address ‘State of the Valley’

Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan will give his fifth and final "State of the Valley" address, and Los Angeles mayoral candidates will face off on Valley business issues at the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) Business Forecast Conference Luncheon from 12:15 to 2 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 3 at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel ballroom, 21850 Oxnard St., […]

Oak Park to host Halloween Carnival

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District are co-sponsoring a Halloween Carnival from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 31 at Mae Boyar Park, 130 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. Carnival events include games booths, prizes, a parade, clown and magic show. The costume contest and parade will begin 6 p.m., followed by […]

Proficiency exam planned

Anyone wanting to complete high school and advance to college or a career may earn the equivalent of a high school diploma through the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE). The exam is open to anyone 16 or older, whether enrolled in school or not. Those under 16 may take the CHSPE if they have completed 10th grade or are […]

Pets need protection on Halloween

While pint-sized ghosts, pirates and fairy princesses are usually the focus of Halloween, experts warn that family pets shouldn’t be forgotten on this legendary scary night. "Try to keep tabs on all pets on Halloween," said Sgt. Frank Bongiorno, of the Los Angeles County Animal Control Department in Agoura Hills. "Animals shouldn’t be outside. They can become disoriented by foot […]

Ford Motor Co. commits to improving SUV fuel economy

Ford Motor Co. commits to improving SUV fuel economy By Michael Binstock Acorn Automotive Editor Ford Motor Company will increase the fuel economy of its Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) fleet in the United States by 25 percent by the 2005 calendar year. The commitment covers the company’s entire SUV line-up, including the vehicles of Land Rover, Ford’s most recent automotive […]

Everyone has the right to discuss the issue of abortion

This letter is in response to Randall Rasson’s letter (Oct. 19 issue) stating that he would consider Cardinal Mahony’s views on abortion only after he (the Cardinal) had experienced an unwanted pregnancy. This statement suggests that no person should have an opinion on abortion without having conceived an unwanted child. This would dismiss the opinions of women who have conceived […]

Scott Tobias

Scott Tobias Scott Tobias, branch manager of Dilbeck Realtors GMAC’s Westlake Village office, has announced that a representative of Christie’s will be offering free jewelry appraisals on Thurs., Nov. 9 at Dilbeck’s Westlake Village office, 850-K Hampshire Road. "As an affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates, Dilbeck Realtors is pleased and honored to offer this service to our clients," Tobias said. […]

GOP candidate for Assembly wants to defy election odds

Acorn Staff Writer

Jayne Murphy Shapiro, a Republican candidate for the 41st state Assembly District in next month’s election, is anxious to defy the prognosticators. Conventional wisdom says a Republican doesn’t have much chance in the solidly Democratic district, which runs from Pacific Palisades to Westlake Village and includes local communities of Hidden Hills, Calabasas and Agoura Hills. Shapiro, a 55-year-old mother of […]

SCORE offers

business workshops and counseling 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 […]