Toastmaster clubs salute Baxter Corporation

Toastmaster clubs salute Baxter Corporation Toastmasters organizations Area B3, led by Melanie Ghazarian, presented an award to Baxter Corporation on March 24 for its continuous support of community and Toastmasters programs. The mission of a Toastmasters club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills […]

Local firm receives awards

Aladdin Air Conditioning & Heating Inc., a factory authorized carrier dealer, has been recognized by Carrier Corporation as one of their top 10 dealers in the Southern California region for installation and sales of products featuring Puron®, the "environmentally friendly" refrigerant, and furnaces that feature two stage Comfort Heat® technology. Wayne Beck, president and founder of Aladdin Air Conditioning & […]

Group supports caregivers of aging parents

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com If you’re a "Baby Boomer," you may have suddenly found yourself frustrated because you’re busy with your own life while simultaneously caring for your elderly parents. For those in that category, a new support group has formed. It’s called "Club Sandwich" and it started just two months ago. Debby Shelford of Thousand Oaks, a leader at […]

Soka events to celebrate Earth

Horticulturist Tom Hayduk will lead a tour of the Soka University of America (SUA) Botanical Research Center and Nursery and the John and Juliana Gensley Native Plant Demonstration Garden from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thurs., April 22 (Earth Day) on the SUA campus, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. The tour is free and offers a seasonal look at the plants […]

Fifth-grade teacher writes about, emphasizes the success of women

Fifth-grade teacher writes about, emphasizes the success of women By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Ask a fifth-grade girl at Oak Hills Elementary School what she wants to be when she grows up and she might answer a surgeon, astronaut or attorney. That’s because the girls have participated in The Women’s History Project at Oak Hills, created by one of its fifth-grade […]

Six new members named to

Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors

Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors The Boys & Girls Club of Conejo & Las Virgenes has named six new members to its board of governors: Chris Cuilty, CFO, Westlake Village Inn of Westlake Properties in Westlake Village; Mario J. de los Cobos, director of community, government and alumni relations at California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo; Donna […]

Bids sought for new Yerba Buena Elementary School based on original plan

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education last week decided to open the bidding process for the new Yerba Buena Elementary School. Trustees solicited bids based on the original plans because downsizing the project without specific details proved to be futile. WLC Architects, Inc. presented downscaled design changes that would have supposedly reduced […]

City of Westlake Village gets award for Foxfield Park

City of Westlake Village gets award for Foxfield Park The city of Westlake Village was recently selected as a 2003 California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) Award of Excellence Winner for Foxfield Park. The recognition was received in the category of park planning for neighborhoods with a population up to 20,000. The CPRS awards program recognizes excellence of agencies in […]