2002-01-31

New chamber board has momentum on its side

Acorn Staff Writer

Businesses are joining a local chamber of commerce in record numbers despite the worst recession in years. During a board of directors installation luncheon last week of the Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce, a representative of the 50-year-old organization reported that its membership is now at an all-time high. Officials say the chamber has grown to 600 members, a […]

Music Center Spotlight Awards



EXCEPTIONAL DANCERS ––Ballet dancer Jessica Salcido, 16, a sophomore at Newbury Park High School, back left; tap dancer Ashley Feinsinger, 17, a senior a Agoura High School; ballet dancers Shannon Maynor, 16, a junior at Trinity Pacific Christian School; and in front Michal Humer, 17, a senior at Oak Park High School, are among the 22 semifinalists in the annual […]

Unity competition brings out the best MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn



Unity competition brings out the best MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn ON STAGE—Agoura High’s medium dance team performs during the fifth annual Unity Competition at Westlake High School last Saturday. Several local high schools participated.

Authorship of the Bible to be explored at Academy seminar Guest scholar, a rabbi, will ask on this Sunday,



Authorship of the Bible to be explored at Academy seminar Guest scholar, a rabbi, will ask on this Sunday, ‘Will the Real Author Please Stand Up?’ The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a seminar titled "Will the Real Author Please Stand Up?" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 3 at Chabad of Oak Park, 5998 Conifer St. […]

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THE SUPER BOWL IS SUNDAY—Speaking of gambling and Las Vegas, we’ll make a transition to this photo by saying that Kelly and Ryan Griffin on the right wanted to celebrate Ryan’s 10th birthday in style, so they flew to Dallas for a Packer-Cowboy football ga



THE SUPER BOWL IS SUNDAY—Speaking of gambling and Las Vegas, we’ll make a transition to this photo by saying that Kelly and Ryan Griffin on the right wanted to celebrate Ryan’s 10th birthday in style, so they flew to Dallas for a Packer-Cowboy football game. A pair of gracious Green Bay fans poses here with the Griffins and, of course, […]

Reporting bad teen driving encouraged in L.A. County



Reporting bad teen driving encouraged in L.A. County By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer In response to recent vehicle fatalities, sheriff’s department officials from surrounding communities got together last week and discussed a collaborative effort in STTOP (Sheriff’s Teen Traffic Offender Program). The program already exists in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Westlake Village, Malibu and Hidden Hills. Communities expressing interest in […]

Westlake Village Newcomers group seeking new members



Founded in 1968 to promote friendships among those who are new to Westlake Village, the Westlake Village Newcomers Club is more active than ever. Once a month its members meet for a casual coffee. Additionally, there are smaller groups tailored specifically to members’ interests. These groups also meet on a monthly basis. Groups that are currently active include Book Club, […]

Local musicians join state honor band



The California Band Directors Association has announced that trumpet players Michael Scanza of Westlake High School and Jason Paul of Thousand Oaks High School have been selected through auditions to become participants in the 2002 California All-State Honor Bands. The All-State Bands are held in conjunction with the California Band Directors Association annual convention in Fresno from Feb. 14 through […]

Church to work on afternoon traffic problem, prepares for remodel, foresees major construction

Acorn Staff Writer

Overflow parking into the streets from St. Jude the Apostle Church at the corner of Lindero Canyon Road and Foxfield Drive in Westlake Village has been a long-standing issue with neighbors, but it should disappear or decrease in about three years after construction of a two-story building to replace two current structures. About 55 new parking spaces will become available. […]


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