2003-10-09

Won’t be voting for Soteras



I won’t be supporting Alex Soteras for Agoura Hills City Council. As recently as June 24 of this year, Alex, the Chamber of Commerce president and a mortgage broker, with much to gain personally by the build-out of our region, was proudly listed on Ahmanson Ranch’s Website as one of the "Ahmanson Ranch supporters." A month later, Alex, the candidate […]

Two local school districts may seek parcel tax revenue

Awareness
campaign kicks off
in LVUSD


Awareness campaign kicks off in LVUSD By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer A grassroots effort to galvanize homeowners to vote yes on a parcel tax that would offset the state budget crisis threatening school funding for at least five years was conducted last week at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills. The school’s multipurpose room was nearly filled to capacity […]

Trick-or-treaters can donate eyewear to needy



The sweetest Halloween treat of all contains no chocolate. It’s a special gift from children to people around the globe who need eyeglasses: the gift of sight. And people across North America are starting now to plan to trick-or-treat for a cause this year. "Sight Night," a great Halloween tradition, stars little ghouls and goblins across the USA and Canada […]

Survey reveals references are crucial for landing good jobs



Job seekers take note: Executives today are looking for a few good words when making hiring decisions, according to a recent survey. Senior managers polled said they typically speak with at least three references before considering someone for a position, confirming the value of a third-party endorsement. Accountemps, a specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals, developed […]

Temple preschool offers nurturing care



Temple Adat Elohim (TAE) preschool has expanded again. Construction is now complete on the new two-story classroom building. The temple also spent $14,000 renovating their playground equipment. The preschool "nurtures all aspects of a child’s development: social, emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual, in a sensitive and caring Jewish environment." The preschool program serves children ages 2 to 6, preschool through […]

Look closely before you vote for Soteras



I served on the Agoura Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors with Alex Soteras, but left the board when Alex took over. I and several other board members did not like the way he became president. Now I see similar things in this city council race. I wasn’t going to say or write anything, but I feel people should know […]

Two local school districts may seek parcel tax revenue

OPUSD names consulting firm to study the issue

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Oak Park Unified School District officials convened last Thursday evening for a special study session on preparing for a parcel tax election. OPUSD has hired Tramutola Public Mobilization (TPM). It’s a political consulting firm in Oakland that assists school districts with bond issues, parcel taxes and campaign strategies. A parcel tax would help compensate […]

Hogans receive ‘Entrepeneur’ award



Lynn and Ed Hogan, chairman and founders of Pleasant Holidays and the Hogan Family Foundation, received the 2003 Greater Los Angeles Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Master category. The Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award is presented to those who have demonstrated an extraordinary level of entrepreneurship and sustained it over decades of change. The […]

Countrywide expands relationship with Sprint to deliver new services



Countrywide Financial Corporation (NYSE: CFC), which has its headquarters in Calabasas, has signed a new three-year agreement with Sprint (NYSE: FON, PCS), expanding a 15-year relationship that will bring new voice and data services to the financial service provider. Through the new multimillion- dollar contract extension, Sprint will deliver voice services to Countrywide locations around the country and toll-free connectivity […]

Christian singer to perform at Living Hope



Clifton Jansky, who was voted 2002 Best Male Vocalist of the Year by the Christian Country Music Association (CCMA), will present a free concert at 9:30 a.m. this Sun., Oct. 12 at Living Hope Church of the Nazarene, 2770 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Guests are invited to wear Western attire to the concert and there will be refreshments following Jansky’s […]


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