2002-01-03

B’nai, Bar, Bat Mitzvahs celebrated



B’nai, Bar, Bat Mitzvahs celebrated The following youth will be celebrating their entry into adulthood at religious ceremonies at Temple Etz Chaim of Thousand Oaks this month. Rabbi Richard Spiegel, spiritual leader of the Temple and Cantor Pablo Duek will officiate. Marc Perel and David Melin, sons of Israel Perel and Beth Melin-Perel of Thousand Oaks will celebrate their B’nai […]

Ahmanson opponents hope to douse project’s water plan

Acorn Staff Writer

Environmentalists have said a recent proposal by the developer of Ahmanson Ranch to protect area water quality is both inadequate and misleading, and issued a renewed call to put the 2,800-acre site up for public ownership. Seattle-based Washington Mutual, the Ahmanson developer, prepared a 21-page report that addresses issues such as urban runoff, reclaimed water usage and sewage disposal. The […]

Agoura Hills welcomes new Islands Restaurant



The Islands Restaurant chain recently opened a new location in Agoura Hills at the corner of Kanan and Agoura roads. Restaurant and Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce officials celebrated with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. In the photo at right are (left to right): Chamber boardmembers Don Dusablon, Jack Dvir, Ken Kossoff and Peggy Armstrong; Chamber President […]

Teacher, student receive awards Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks salutes campus efforts that inspire others to grow spiritually



Teacher, student receive awards Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks salutes campus efforts that inspire others to grow spiritually Sandy Lofstock of Calabasas, a math instructor, and student Malika Rice of Lincoln, Neb., a senior sociology major, recently received Inspiration Awards during a special ceremony in Samuelson Chapel on the campus of California Lutheran University (CLU) in Thousand Oaks. The […]

Calabasas council to decide fate of trees on Las Virgenes Road

Acorn Staff Writer

Although the Calabasas Planning Commission recently approved construction of 48 single-family detached condominiums on an 11.63-acre site at the southeast corner of Agoura and Las Virgenes roads, it couldn’t agree on how to widen Las Virgenes Road in front of the project. Commissioners forfeited their decision to the Calabasas City Council, which will face the issue during their Jan. 16 […]

It’s all smiles for local bicycle winners MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn



It’s all smiles for local bicycle winners MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn NEW RIDERS—Terry Randazzo, left, and her two daughters (Farrin and Kala) take possession of a bicycle they won following a raffle from the Agoura Valley Women’s Club. Also depicted are Sandy Garrett from the women’s club and Mike Cicchi of the Newbury Park Bicycle Shop (which donated the two wheeler).

History of the Holocaust taught at Moorpark College



Moorpark College History professor Daniel Patrick Brown will teach a 13-session course, "The Holocaust in Historical Perspective," from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 9 in the Forum on the college’s campus, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Open to the community, the course will chronicle the attempt to annihilate various so-called "undesirable" groups by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi […]

Residents protest Lang ranch dam

Acorn Staff Writer

Chanting slogans and carrying signs, more than 50 protesters gathered near the intersection of Avenida de Los Arboles and Westlake Boulevard in cool temperatures and steady rain last Saturday to demonstrate their disapproval of a dam and water retention basin proposed for construction in the Lang Ranch area. No ragtag group of student longhairs wearing tattered flack jackets, the protesters […]

Improve your career fitness for the new year



The new year is an opportune time to begin strengthening work relationships and increasing job satisfaction. "In today’s competitive employment market, many people will be looking at how they can enhance their career prospects and gain recognition," said employment expert Tracey Turner of The Creative Group. "This year has been a time of change for most businesses and their employees," […]

Conejo Jewish Academy to offer classes



Conejo Jewish Academy to offer classes Conejo Jewish Academy will begin offering some of its courses and a study group in the Calabasas community beginning with the Academy’s winter semester on Jan. 15. A six-part course titled "Toward a Meaningful Life" will be offered at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 15 at the Country Inn and Suite, 23627 Calabasas […]