2001-01-18

Countrywide profit down, but stock up



Officials of Countrywide Credit Industries, Inc., the Calabasas-based mortgage banking company, said its fiscal third-quarter profit fell 5 percent due in part to a decrease in mortgage-related investments. Earnings for the company were $95.4 million, or 80 cents per diluted share for the quarter ending Nov. 30, 2000, vs. $100.6 million, or 87 cents a share, for the third quarter […]

You might be surprised by the value of pennies



A penny for your thoughts––but not if you’re thinking that a penny is hardly worth handling or worth the room it takes up in your pocket or purse. Those pennies may justify another look. The Lincoln cent is rapidly approaching 100 years old, which means some pennies still in circulation could be very valuable. If you do happen upon a […]

Exercise can even help chronic pain



Dancing the night away could actually make life a little less painful for people with chronic pain. There was a time when people with chronic pain were told to avoid physical activity for fear it would damage their joints and muscles and worsen their pain. No more. When you aren’t active, you begin to lose muscle tone and strength, and […]

Parenting Faire coming to TOHS



"Celebrate the Family," the annual Parenting Faire sponsored by the Conejo Recreation and Park District, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 3, at Thousand Oaks High School, 2323 N. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. The conference, with author Jon Pearson as keynote speaker, is designed to enhance parenting skills with topics such as Raising Responsible […]

Students, professionals showcase their talents during Agoura High School’s Celebrity Jazz Concert

Acorn Staff Writer

Instrumental sounds of both mellow and upbeat jazz filled the Agoura High School auditorium last Thursday, when the music department presented the 2001 Celebrity Jazz Concert. Students and professionals showcased their musical talents during the show, which began with the 26-member Agoura High School Jazz "A" Bands playing selections from Duke Ellington. Under the direction of longtime bandleader John Mosley, […]

Garden Club salutes pioneering horticulturist



At the Jan. 24 meeting of the Conejo Valley Garden Club, Suzanne Paquette Lawrence will present "Theodosia Shepherd: Flower Wizard of California," on the pioneering Ventura County horticulturist. The Shepherd family gardens extended from Main to Poli streets near the Court House in San Buenaventura. Shepherd was a respected and influential plant breeder and grower, and made a successful business […]

This Former Model Home has 5 Bedrooms, a Loft, and Backyard Complete With a Fabulous Pool and Spa



This Former Model Home has 5 Bedrooms, a Loft, and Backyard Complete With a Fabulous Pool and Spa This Agoura former model home has been upgraded to perfection. It has 5 bedrooms, plus a loft, and soaring vaulted ceilings. The spacious master suite has a double-sided fireplace and jacuzzi tub. Great for entertaining or causal relaxing, the backyard is complete […]

Sheri Karp has a team Sheri Karp



Sheri Karp has a team Sheri Karp of experts that work with her to make the process of buying or selling a home the most efficient. Karp’s expertise lies in marketing properties as well as working directly with buyers and sellers to satisfy their needs. Melissa Karp is now her marketing assistant and has enhanced the communication of marketing homes […]

Business owner to run for Auto Club board



Robin C. Westmiller, a novelist and owner of Paper Depot, a stationery store in Thousand Oaks, is among a slate of four candidates running for election to the Board of Directors of the Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest affiliate of the American Automobile Association (AAA). This is the first contested club election since 1971. Ballots will go out […]

Interface seeks home host volunteers



Interface Children, Family Services is encouraging the community to open their homes to emancipated foster youth 18 to 21 years old who are in need. The youth will be screened and matched with a home based on a compatibility questionnaire completed by the youth and the volunteer home. During the stay at the host home, youth will be expected to […]


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