2001-03-22

AIDE MOBORAK! (HAPPY NEW YEAR)–Local Iranian organization treasurer Fereshte Izadpanah, left, Fateme Gharebaghi, secretary; Westlake City Councilman Iraj Broomand and organization president Pari Daneshnia, wish each other a Happy New Year in front of a be



AIDE MOBORAK! (HAPPY NEW YEAR)–Local Iranian organization treasurer Fereshte Izadpanah, left, Fateme Gharebaghi, secretary; Westlake City Councilman Iraj Broomand and organization president Pari Daneshnia, wish each other a Happy New Year in front of a beautiful Haftsin (New Year display) that symbolizes health, life, light and happiness. The display was part of a Iranian New Year celebration of Norooz, the […]

Recognition motivates employees



A simple "thank you" still goes a long way in motivating employees, a recent survey of financial executives shows. Thirty-eight percent of those polled said that, other than monetary rewards, frequent recognition of accomplishments is the best way to encourage staff members. Regular communication ranked a very close second, receiving 37 percent of the response. Here are some tips for […]

Chamber to host breakfast next Tuesday



The Agoura/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce will host a business breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Tues., March 27 at Rib Tickler Restaurant, 5617 Kanan Road (next to Sav-On), Agoura Hills. Special presentations are scheduled to include "How to Hire an Employee" and "How to Fund Your Business." Admission is $10 and deadline for reservations is today, Thurs., March 22. For more […]

By Wayne Harrison Acorn Sports Writer



By Wayne Harrison Acorn Sports Writer The Westlake baseball team, coached by Chuck Berrington in his sixth year as head coach, hopes to improve on last year’s finish when it lost in the California Interscholastic Federation quarterfinals after winning the Marmonte League with a perfect 12-0 season. The Warriors are off to a 4-2-1 start, including a 14-5 comeback win […]

There Goes the Neighborhood!

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There Goes the Neighborhood! the Flowers Gone? Last year, I wrote so often about the demise of our natural surroundings that I had to be reminded that mine is a humor column. Fair and fair. It probably saved me from going off the deep end. But I’ve been holding in the following column like bad gas for so long that […]

Westlake land swap proposal requires 2/3 majority

Acorn Staff Writer

When Westlake Village previously wanted to build a sports field on Lot 79, many homeowners opposed it on grounds (among other reasons) that it would create more traffic on Lindero Canyon Road. Since then, Oaks Christian High School volunteered its campus on La Tienda Drive as an alternate location for ballfields. Now the YMCA wants to build on Lot 80, […]

Personnel changes at Trompeter



Trompeter Electronics in Westlake Village recently announced that Mark Borton has been appointed as the company’s new product manager for video broadcast products. In this role he will be responsible for marketing strategies and new product development. Borton has been employed with Trompeter for 15 years. He earned his BS in business management from the University of Phoenix. The company […]

Open house set for tomorrow



State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) will host an open house at her new district office from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Fri., March 23. All members of the public are invited to attend. The office is at 6355 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Ste. 205, Woodland Hills. For more information, please call (818) 596-4141.

Westlake softball team a mix of youth, veteran talent

Acorn Sports Writer

The Westlake softball team improved to 4-1 with a 1-0 extra-inning win over Newbury Park last Thursday in a game played at Westlake. Michelle Rehm, a freshman, threw eight shutout innings to win the game in the Marmonte League opener for both teams. The Warriors are coached by Garry Fetman and assisted by Russ Kramer. It’s Fetman’s first year at […]

Words of Hope



Words of Hope By Dr. Jon Wilson I have come to believe that failure to communicate is one of the biggest problems of our time. The famous psychologist, Carl Rogers, writes in his book, "Communication: Its Blocks and Its Facilitation:" "The whole task of psychotherapy is the task of dealing with failure in communication." God designed us to connect with […]


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