Red Cross seeks volunteers

The American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles is providing the opportunity for local residents to serve their community as a public information volunteer in the department of Communication and Marketing. This volunteer position requires excellent written and oral communication skills. Duties include drafting news releases, serving as a public information officer in times of disaster, and working with media […]

New name sounds good to ECHO

Electronic Clearing House, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO) of Agoura Hills recently announced that it will change the name of its national check writer database from National Check Information Services (NCIS) to National Check Network (NCN). The change in name is made possible by ECHO’s acquisition of the NCN’s assets, including its name, in April from NCN, a South Dakota-based association composed […]

Onward to law school

Lisa Zaman Odom, daughter of Mike and Claudia Zaman of Calabasas, is the recipient of the 2001 Julia Gehm Graduate Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation Scholarship. The $3,850 award is given in recognition of her high academic achievement and fraternity and community involvement. A 1997 graduate of Calabasas High School, Odom is a 2001 graduate of the University of California, San […]

Methodists to host special event

Through HIS Hands Puppet Ministry will present Puppethon 2001 at 6:30 p.m. on Sat., June 30 in the sanctuary of United Methodist Church of Westlake Village (UMC-WV), 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. This performance, titled "Barbie and Brandon’s Best of Broadway Revue," is appropriate for all ages. Proceeds from the sale of tickets ($5 per person) will benefit the congregation’s […]

Conejo Valley man guilty of embezzlement

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Major Fraud Division has obtained a conviction for 39-year-old Blair Dowd of Newbury Park for grand theft embezzlement. Dowd worked as a bookkeeper from August 1998 until October 2000 for R.W. Hertel and Sons, Inc., a construction company in Ventura. An investigation revealed that Dowd, without authorization, wrote checks to himself totaling $21,017 and deposited […]

Agoura Hills

The city of Agoura Hills will host its 17th annual 4th of July "Day in the Park" celebration from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wed., July 4 in Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. The event kicks off with a Tot Parade at 10:45 a.m. Parade participants will need to line up at West Driver and Argos Street at […]

Ribbon cutting welcomes new area business LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Ribbon cutting welcomes new area business LISA ADAMS/The Acorn SERVICE WITH A SMILE––The owners of Tustin’s Plumbing, Cel Tustin, left front center, and husband Gran, holding the scissors, are joined by members of the Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce in a recent ribbon cutting. Tustin’s offers complete plumbing service whether it be commercial or residential. Their offices are located […]

Strothers doesn’t let Coach of the Year honors change his ‘regular guy’ image

Acorn Sports Writer

You should give Oak Park girls basketball coach Lindsay Strothers credit for the way he responded to reporters questions after his team won a CIF championship at Long Beach State’s arena, The Pyramid, last winter. "Is this the beginning of something that will last at Oak Park?" he was asked. "Will you be able to repeat next year?" Strothers could […]

Stagedoor Theatre gets ‘The Seven Year Itch’ LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Stagedoor Theatre gets ‘The Seven Year Itch’ LISA ADAMS/The Acorn ACTING OUT––Back row from left, Gary Cunial as "Dr. Brubaker," Brittany Turek as "Miss Morris," Lindsey Michelle Brunson as "Marie-Whatever-her-name was," and Christian Horton as "Tom MacKenzie" are currently performing in "The Seven Year Itch." Other players include (front row left): Ashley Jensen as "The Girl," Anthony Liveri as "Richard […]

Local bike cops earn longevity award

SIXTY YEARS ON THE JOB–Agoura Hills residents John Amott and Doug Myers return to their motorcycles after receiving 30-year service pins from the Los Angeles Police Department. Sergeant Myers is retiring but Sergeant Amott will cotninue to ride for the department.

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