2001-08-16

Agoura Hills still waits for new fire station



Agoura Hills still waits for new fire station The new Agoura Hills fire station, already more than three years in the planning, won’t be finished until 2003, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Station 89 will be located near an environmentally sensitive stream and has had to undergo several design modifications, said Mike Dyer, assistant […]

Storytime helps children



Storytime helps children Children about to enter kindergarten this fall and their parents are invited to attend one of three special storytime programs at 10:30 a.m., 2 or 7 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 23 at the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Each of the three 30-minute programs features stories, rhymes and fingerplays specially designed to ease […]

Auditions planned for chorale



Auditions will be held for singers interested in joining the Los Robles Master Chorale on Sat., Aug. 18 or by appointment. The 75-voice chorale is comprised of community members from throughout the Conejo Valley and is in its 24th year of performing choral masterworks. James Stemen is the director. Concert repertoire for the 2001/02 season includes the music of John […]

Houses of worship that serve Acorn readers



Houses of worship that serve Acorn readers CALVARY COMMUNITY CHURCH IN WESTLAKE VILLAGE–One of the largest and most popular Christian churches in Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes is Calvary Community Church at 5495 Via Rocas, a highly visible location just north of the 101 Freeway, west of Lindero Canyon Road. The church previously served its parishioners near La Baya Drive and Via […]

Hawaiian hula history to be featured park program



The National Park Service in partnership with the Friends of Satwiwa will present a series of evening programs on Saturdays at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park. Admission and parking are free. Upcoming events include: From 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 25, Kumu Hula Etu Lopez from Kona, Hawaii will […]

Assemblywoman will discuss Ahmanson Ranch proposal



State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) will host an informational hearing regarding the Ahmanson Ranch project from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 25 at El Camino Real High School, 5440 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. The hearing will provide the public with information regarding the scope of the proposed project, its potential impacts, the status of its […]

Historian will tell how his dad’s model train influenced Walt Disney

Acorn Staff Writer

The son of the man who claims his father was the very first Disney "imagineer" will give a multi-media presentation on the little known private life of one of Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers this weekend at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 18, Michael Broggie, a Newbury Park resident, will show film […]

Local firm offers strategies



Agoura Hills-based Berson/Dean/Stevens, Inc. (BDS) provided Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Employee Stock Plan Services division with a comprehensive marketing strategy to help launch their Web-based stock option management system site. BDS, an integrated business-to-business marketing firm whose clients include Dole Food Company, targeted Fortune 1000 decision makers with a three-pronged integrated marketing initiative. They used print sales collateral, online […]

Jewish single parents to meet for Shabbat



Jewish Family Service’s Jewish Single Parent Network (JSPN) will meet for a Shabbat dinner at 7 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 31 at the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center, 13164 Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys. This casual potluck dinner will begin with candle lighting and blessings over wine (grape juice) and challah. The event will provide an informal night of adult conversation […]

Spokesman for Concerned Citizens resents label of carpetbagger



The Citizens for Responsible Growth must be having a powerful impact on the people and politics of the city of Agoura Hills. Otherwise, why should I be the target of such virulent "ad hominem" attacks by a single oddball reader’s letters printed in The Acorn? The fact that The Acorn keeps spending so much of its valuable editorial space printing […]