Roadside Lumber expansion plan axed

Gregory Koteles
Special to The Acorn

Roadside Lumber expansion plan axed Gregory Koteles Special to The Acorn Roadside Lumber in Agoura Hills will remain an "eyesore," as city councilmembers described it, following a hearing last week in which a majority of the council expressed disapproval of a plan to renovate and expand the property. Michael Tuchman, owner of Roadside Lumber, purchased the former L.A. County library […]

Here are 10 ways to avoid investment problems

Special to The Acorn

With the collapse of several major U.S. corporations, investors are wondering how to protect themselves from making poor decisions. "Know where you’re putting your money," said John Nester, the spokesman for investment education of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). "Be careful. Know who you’re dealing with," he said. Before you make an investment, be prepared. Do your homework. If […]

Embark on a discovery

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will present a "Voyages of Discovery Family Fun Weekend" on Sat. and Sun., July 27 and 28 at the museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., in downtown Los Angeles. The weekend’s special events are free with museum admission. Families are invited to celebrate the museum’s current exhibitions, "Voyages of Discovery" and "Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic […]

Open house events set at Kol Tikvah

Kol Tikvah will present three open houses from July 19 through 21 for Reform Jews who are seeking a temple affiliation. The temple is at 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Shabbat services at 7 p.m. on Fri., July 19 will feature a family service conducted by Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs and Cantor Caren Glassser. An Oneg Shabbat will follow services, […]

Plant a tree and save energy

Plant a tree and save energy In response to the July 4 Acorn article "Schools try to save money on energy," congratulations to the Las Virgenes Unified School District for taking the first steps toward saving money on energy. Soaring summer temperatures climb even higher in areas where pavement and roofs trap heat, as is so often the case at […]

Calabasas Planning Commission will consider variance proposals by Viewpoint School

Calabasas Planning Commission will consider variance proposals by Viewpoint School By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Calabasas Planning Commission will consider at upcoming meetings if variances should be granted to a private school in Calabasas. Viewpoint School is a private coeducational, nonprofit, nonsectarian school serving students in grades kindergarten through 12th. Viewpoint acquired the 25-acre Meadow Oaks School campus […]

Networking remains the best way to land a job

Some job hunters say it

According to a recent worldwide study by DBM, a leader in providing human resources solutions, more than 46 percent of 28,000 job hunters surveyed in 45 countries said that networking is most effective, especially in the current market. Sixty-three percent of U.S. job seekers found new employment through networking. For many people, especially less experienced workers, networking is not a […]

Ultimate Dining Experience coming soon to T.O.

Ultimate Dining Experience coming soon to T.O. Tickets are still available at $125 each for Senior Concerns’ 17th annual gourmet dining and fundraising auction extravaganza, "The Ultimate Dining Experience," set for the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel at 5 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 11. Tickets can be purchased from Senior Concerns by calling (805) 497-0189. As a […]

Unity Center plans service

"Something Within" will be the Rev. Irma Oestmann’s message at 10 a.m. on Sun., July 21 when Unity Center church meets at 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 109, Thousand Oaks. Special music will be performed by pianist Zach Spencer and soloist Richel Kompst. Children’s church is at 10:10 a.m. and childcare is available for tots. For more information, please […]

Bad planning is cause for alarm in Oak Park

Bad planning is cause for alarm in Oak Park In response to the article "Oak Park may have no library by this fall" on June 27, my first question is, why not? Why hasn’t the school board or Ventura County made arrangements for an additional portable building to be brought to the site for a library? Everyone has been aware […]