2003-12-25

Mimaki comes to Westlake



Mimaki USA, Inc., a manufacturer of wide-format printers and cutting machines, will open its first West Coast regional sales office in the Conejo Valley on Thurs., Jan. 1 following its lease of 8,528 sq.ft. of industrial/office space in Westlake Village. Tony Principe, executive vice president of Westlake Village-based Westcord Commercial Real Estate Services, said that Mimaki entered into a five-year […]

Circus coming

It will be styled
in European tradition
with plenty of Broadway flair


Circus coming It will be styled in European tradition with plenty of Broadway flair The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present Cirque Dreams at 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. 3 and at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 4 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Countrywide Performing Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Cirque Dreams […]

Victorian holiday



Victorian holiday

Non-alcoholic drink recipes are winners



The California Automobile Association wants fewer fatalities and injuries from alcohol-related vehicle wrecks. The group suggests non-alcoholic drink recipes as holiday cocktails. In Los Angeles County last year, 234 people were killed in alcohol-involved vehicle collisions, 7,711 were injured and 39,543 were arrested for drunk driving. In Ventura County last year, 18 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes, 606 people […]

Preparing for the SAT



Rather than focusing exclusively on raising scores, I like to approach SAT preparation with the goal of making a student more comfortable with the exam. Once a student is familiar with the test, the anxiety level goes down and scores often go up a hundred points—sometimes several hundred points. Students who are motivated and who did fairly well on the […]

Musical tribute to salute Mancini

Composer, who died in 1994, is most remembered
for his
movie themes


Composer, who died in 1994, is most remembered for his movie themes The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present "Mancini at the Movies," a multi-media tribute to the Academy Award-winning composer who also won 20 Grammy Awards, at 8 p.m. Sat., Jan. 10 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Countrywide Performing Arts Center, […]

Now it’s time to enjoy those gifts



Santa brings cheer to elderly



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff writer Ombudsman Long Term Care Services of Ventura County was back again this year with Operation Senior Santa (OSS), a program in which volunteers distribute holiday gifts to the more than 2,000 elderly residents in Ventura County’s 24 skilled nursing facilities. Delivery of the gifts, such as quilts, knitted blankets, fleece blankets and stuffed animals, […]

Citigroup aids Many Mansions



Many Mansions and the Citigroup Foundation have teamed up to promote education among lower-income children in Ventura County. A recent $6,000 donation from Citigroup will enable Many Mansions to continue to assist children through its Homework/Literacy program. The Homework/Literacy program serves up to 70 school-aged children a night, offering them assistance with school projects, daily homework and one-on-one tutoring. Students […]

LVUSD credibility on parcel tax would go up if it would try saving money



LVUSD credibility on parcel tax would go up if it would try saving money Unquestionably, Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is one of the best school districts in the state, but I believe that like most entrenched bureaucracies, LVUSD wastes a lot of our education tax dollars. For a long time, I have observed wasteful practices at Chaparral School, […]


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