2002-12-26

Recycling works well in

Ventura County

The city of Los Angeles diverted 60 percent of its waste in 2000, earning approval from the California Integrated Waste Management Board for successfully meeting the goal of the Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989. Other Southern California jurisdictions in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties also matched or exceeded the state-mandated 50 percent diversion goal that has significantly reduced […]

Cheerleading mademoiselles off to France



Cheerleading mademoiselles off to France Three Oak Park High School cheerleaders—junior Ali Bender, senior Jenna Crellin and senior captain Nicole Purkey—will travel to Paris, France during the winter break as members of the USA All-Star team. They are members of the competitive cheer squad, Elite Cheer, coached by choreographer Carolyn Purkey. The three were chosen along with five other members […]

Put used computers to good use



Master Information Systems (MiS) is conducting an At-Risk Youth Computer Program for implementation early next year. The Glendale-based company, which provides hardware and software sales, networking installation, service, support and training, is seeking donations of computers from businesses and individuals to refurbish and donate to nonprofit organizations. All computers will be used for the training and education of underprivileged and […]

Sheriff’s blotter

Agoura Hills


Agoura Hills The loss was $1,575 after two handguns and ammunition were stolen from a locker at a business in the 5000 block of Cornell Road between March 25 and April 13. There were discrepancies between the accounts of the business and the client who lost his guns. The incident was only recently reported. Calabasas A tool box and tools, […]

Ventura County residents enjoyed cleaner air this past year, study says



Data analyzed by Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) staff for 2002 has indicated that Ventura County "has experienced a banner year for clean air," according to the agency. Only one day exceeded the one-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone. "We continue to see improvements in our air quality," said Michael Villegas, APCD officer. "We’ve gone from […]

Local couple celebrates 50th anniversary



Sloan Reid (Sandy) Gill and Alice Dolores (Losey) Pittman Gill of Agoura Hills were married in Hattiesburg, Miss. on Dec. 21, 1952 and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this month. The couple’s son, Jack, and his wife Morgan and grandchildren Katie and Cody are Agoura Hills residents and another son, Andy, and his wife Cynthia and grandchildren Kelly and Austin […]

Youth can learn Web page design



Youth ages 9 through 16 will learn Web page creation in "Web Designing Workshop for Young People," a program sponsored by California State University Northridge Extension and offered from 1to 4 p.m. Mon. through Fri., Jan. 6 through 10 on the CSUN campus, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Participants will learn basic layout and Web construction skills and HTML coding. The […]

Called to the Torah



Called to the Torah The following youth were called to the Torah at the Center for Early Jewish Education, Thousand Oaks. Alex Brotman, son of David and Karen Stevens Brotman of Agoura Hills, became a Bar Mitzvah on Nov. 9. His parents presented him with a tallit, the Jewish prayer shawl, and his younger sister Jessica also participated in the […]

The seven days of Kwanzaa begin today



By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer You probably speak at least one word of Swahili and didn’t even know it––Kwanzaa. It comes from the phrase "matunda ya kwanza," meaning "first fruits" in a language little spoken outside of Africa. Although most Americans are vaguely aware that this relatively new holiday falls around Christmas, it’s little more than a word to […]

America faces workforce crisis: skills lacking, not jobs



By Kathy Jo Elliott Help wanted: Millions of jobs remain unfilled due to a shortage of properly trained candidates—jobs offering excellent pay, challenging work and exciting potential for advancement. Some statistics: •Information technology firms need 425,000 additional workers now-and more than 1.2 million by 2005. •The automotive industry reports that 60,000 service technician jobs are unfilled. •Some 22,000 installation, repair […]


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