Calabasas budget snafu blamed on accounting

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The mystery of the missing $3 million in Calabasas has been solved––at least that’s what interim finance director Bill Yeomans told the city council in a recent memo. Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem Michael Harrison charged several weeks ago that the funds couldn’t be accounted for, but according to Yeomans, the money either has been […]

Donations sought for fire station

At the recent opening of Foxfield Park, located adjacent to L.A. County Fire Station No. 144 at the corner of Foxfield Drive and Lindero Canyon Road in the city of Westlake Village, the Westlake Trails Homeowners Association kicked off a campaign to raise funds for the fire station to purchase some important equipment. According to Jeanne Harrison, a boardmember of […]

Learn to protect your customers

Free seminar coming to Oxnard

Business owners and/or management-level employees are invited to attend a free seminar to learn about protecting customer lists and other confidential information from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wed., July 16 at Nordman, Cormany, Hair & Compton, 1000 Town Center Drive, Sixth Floor, Oxnard. Attorney Diane Becker, head of the firm’s General Counsel Services Group, will present topics on how to […]

Supreme Court ruling not to affect Archdiocesan policy on sexual abuse

The recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a California law that retroactively erased statues of limitations has no effect whatsoever on policies and procedures for dealing with clergy sexual abuse followed for many years by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. All priests found to have abused minors have been permanently removed from ministry in the Archdiocese of […]

Winery presents free event

Leeward Winery will host its annual "Taste of Ventura" event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat. and Sun., July 12 and 13 at 2784 Johnson Drive, Ventura. Highlighted will be barrel samples of the 2002 Edna Valley Founders Chardonnay and the 2002 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir. Current releases of Leeward’s wines will also be available for tasting. Complementing the […]

Brushfire season off to early start

Firefighters’ benefit coming to T.O.

Acorn Staff Writer

Firefighters’ benefit coming to T.O. By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Alan Cowen has retired after 32 years with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, but the former deputy fire chief hasn’t forgotten the meaning of emergency preparedness. Cowen, an Agoura Hills resident, is putting together a doo-wop and rock ’n’ roll revue for Aug. 23 at the Thousand Oaks […]

Local business names new V.P.

Local business names new V.P. Agoura Hills-based Electronic Clearing House, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a provider of electronic payment and transaction processing services, has announced the appointment of Sharat Shankar as vice president of risk management and business intelligence, a new position on the executive committee. He will report directly to Joel Barry, chairman and CEO of ECHO. Prior to joining […]

Sisters of Notre Dame to discuss change

About 600 Sisters of Notre Dame from throughout the U.S. will gather at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky from July 11 through 13. "On Fire for Mission" will be an opportunity for the sisters to reflect on and discuss the new directions and priorities that they feel called to address both within the Catholic Church and to people […]

The Jaguar XJ: Seven generations of heritage

Acorn Automotive Editor

I was still attending a university in the U.K. when the original XJ6 was launched in September 1968, but I was already writing about cars, albeit as part of my course work, and of course unpaid. Jaguar took a few of us to their factory at Browns Lane, in the English Midlands, to see this revolutionary new car being built. […]