2003-01-30

History books go on sale



Longtime Westlake Village resident and former Mayor Pro Tem James B. Henderson has completed a book, "The City of Westlake Village: A History," commissioned by the Westlake Village City Council. Henderson interviewed many other longtime residents as well as local business people for the book. All proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Westlake Village Foundation. The […]

Job Shadow Day puts students to work at Hyatt



Hyatt Westlake Plaza will participate in the third annual National Groundhog Job Shadow Day on Fri., Jan. 31 at their hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Students from Westlake, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park High Schools will have the opportunity to shadow employees in key positions such as general manager, front desk clerk, chef and concierge as they go […]

Israel’s welfare is subject



Seven reform and conservative synagogues in the greater West Valley are participating in the third annual West Valley Winter Kallah on five consecutive Mondays. It began Jan. 27 and continues through Feb. 24 at Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. Each session will begin at 7:30 p.m. with an optional Ma’ariv service, followed by the program from 7:45 […]

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle convertible

Freedom, fun and smiles for allAcorn Automotive Editor

Freedom, fun and smiles for all Acorn Automotive Editor I arrived in Southern California over 20 years ago, and unless my eyes were deceiving me, everyone was driving a Beetle convertible. At least it seemed like it. So, when VW introduced the New Beetle a couple of years ago a convertible couldn’t be far behind. Evoking the free-spirited attitude of […]

Sacramento’s budget cuts need to be revised



Sacramento’s budget cuts need to be revised Things are getting ugly in Sacramento. The state’s cash flow has hit a brick wall. To say we’re "in the red" is an understatement. So Gov. Gray Davis is trying to cut corners. He slashed the state budget virtually everywhere—except for prisons because he doesn’t want to be a softie on crime. But […]

City council challenger in Calabasas offers extensive qualifications



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer If it’s qualifications the people of Calabasas are looking for, candidate Barry Groveman, 49, said he’s the right person for the Calabasas City Council. Residents will vote on March 4 to fill two city council seats currently occupied by incumbents and candidates Dennis Washburn and Janice Lee. Groveman is one of six candidates in […]

Students learn to spin wool



New members to be welcomed



Congregation Or Ami will initiate a new tradition to welcome new members during the services at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 31 at Bay Laurel Elementary School, 24740 Paseo Primaria, Calabasas. The Reform Jewish synagogue will inaugurate the "Poreis Sukat Shalom," which means "Extending the Shelter of Shalom." With "tallitot" (prayer shawls) of members who have joined in past years, they […]

Hydrogen cars are on our streets now

Acorn Automotive Editor

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday evening, President Bush gave the automotive fuel cell industry a $1.2 billion boost, asking Congress to pass legislation to fund fuel cell research. The president is patient, however, noting in his speech that the industry should set a goal of having every child who’s born today driving a fuel cell-powered car when […]

Subtle signs show that economic recovery has begun, expert says

Special to The Acorn

As volatile as it is, the investment sector of the gross domestic product (GDP) is the driving force behind the nation’s economic recovery, according to Tim Miller, Invesco Funds Group chief investment officer. Miller addressed the 14th annual Economic Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Center last Thursday night. Using charts and facts gathered for his firm, Miller discussed the […]


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