VICA to host ninth annual fair Fourteen VICA committees will participate

VICA to host ninth annual fair Fourteen VICA committees will participate More than 100 Valley business and civic leaders are expected to attend the Valley Industry and Commerce Association’s (VICA) Ninth Annual Committee Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 30 at the Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys. The event is open to the general […]

Q & A for businesses in debt

Q & A for businesses in debt Encouraging news for small organizations who want to pay their creditors, but cannot because of poor cash flow, may be found in these frequently asked questions about debt restructuring. The answers were supplied by experts at Commercial Credit Counseling Services, an organization whose goal is to develop a plan that debtors can afford […]

Evaluate your leadership skills, take this test

President Harry S. Truman once said, "In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better." Whatever your level within your organization, everyone has certain leadership responsibilities and opportunities in the workplace. Leadership consultant Drew Kugler offers 10 questions that should be asked to determine […]

Brownies give more than cookies

HANDMADE LOVE–Brownie Troop No. 653 from Willow Elementary School quilted this patchwork blanket under the supervision of troop mom, Paula Roberts and donated it to an organization called the Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence in Oxnard. The troop plans to donate Girl Scout cookies to this organization as their gift of caring when cookie sales begin. From left […]

Pint-sized sports to be offered to children

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services offers a variety of tot sports classes beginning the week of Jan. 28. Each class has a fee of $32. Classes include tot-sized basketball, soccer, T-ball and "Sportsmania" which provides a variety of sports tots may sample. The age range for participants is 3 to 6 years. Classes are available on […]

Class helps kids deal with stress

Recognizing that stresses impacting families can either strengthen or scar a child, Calvary Community Church invites parents of children ages 6 to 11 to enroll children in a class that equips kids with tangible life skills through games, skits and small-group discussions within an environment of positive affirmation, guidance and fun. Calvary’s "Confident Kids" program offers children skills and perspective […]

Learn how to write an autobiography

Author/teacher Louise Cabral will present a free hands-on seminar introducing participants to "lifewriting" skills on three consecutive Saturdays beginning at 11 a.m. on Feb. 2 in her Agoura home. Cabral will teach those attending how to write their life story, creating an in-depth study of themselves and leaving a legacy for others. For more details and reservations, please call Cabral […]

Scholarship fund to be established for Anton Nikolic

Acorn Staff Writer

The parents of Anton Sokolow-Nikolic, the 18-year-old Oak Park man who died in a Jan. 4 automobile crash, are taking steps to set up a scholarship in their son’s name. Nikolic, who graduated last year from Oak Park High School, was an avid golfer and the No. 2 player on the school’s varsity team. He died when he lost control […]

Republican congressman talks dollars and cents with local women’s club

Acorn Staff Writer

U.S. Rep. Jim Nussle (R-Iowa), chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives budget committee, recently visited Thousand Oaks and found time to chat with members and guests of a local Republican women’s club. Saying it was budget season in Washington, D.C., Nussle presented a short fiscal overview of what the House budget committee is wrestling with in the wake of […]

Volunteers sought

The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and "Happy Trails for Children with Disabilities" have developed a new educational outreach program. They are presently seeking volunteers who enjoy working with children and animals. Volunteers will work in the lush setting of Ramirez Canyon Park (formerly Barbra Streisand’s estate) in Malibu, a secluded property noted for its graceful gardens and beautiful trees. The […]