2004-04-29

Wine, women and Shakespeare coming to CLU



The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company’s inaugural wine-tasting event will begin at 6 p.m. Sat., May 8 at Gardens of the World Community Park, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. In addition to the tasting of "outstanding wines from California and beyond," the evening will include enactments of scenes featuring Shakespeare’s "most memorable women," to be performed by celebrities of the stage […]

New environmental task force to maximize cooperation



By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com An historic environmental task force was formed last week involving scores of state and local agencies, nonprofit and environmental groups, homeowner groups and individual stakeholders who reside in the North Santa Monica Bay watersheds area. The massive collaborative effort is being led by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. Five cities are participating (Agoura […]

May is Family Friendly Employment Month



The month of May is "Family-Friendly Employment Month in Ventura County." All Ventura County employers, regardless of size or industry, are invited to apply for the distinction of "Ventura County Family-Friendly Employer" by Fri., April 30. Awards will be presented on May 20 at the Ventura County Business Leadership Forum and 2004 Ventura County Work/Life Awards banquet at Spanish Hills […]

Amgen’s profits up in first quarter



Amgen’s first-quarter profits jumped more than 41 percent to 52 cents a share, the Thousand Oaks-based biotechnology company reported last week. Amgen net income jumped from $493 million to $690 million for the quarter, thanks to strong domestic and international sales of Aranesp, a drug that helps treat anemia in patients undergoing chemotherapy, and Enbrel, the company’s trademark rheumatoid arthritis […]

Moorpark drives for postseason play, Coyotes try for victories



By Steve Ames Special to The Acorn As the prep baseball season winds down to a precious few games for the Marmonte League’s California Interscholastic Federation playoff contenders, four teams entered the week tied for second. Behind the Thousand Oaks Lancers (14-6 overall, 8-1 league), the four teams vying for the other two postseason slots were Simi Valley (15-6, 5-4), […]

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ coming to NPHS



A sweet, well-meaning clerk in a florist’s shop and a talking plant from outer space who plans to take over the world by eating every person he can get his vines on are the protagonists in the macabre, fun musical "Little Shop of Horrors." The show will be presented by Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center and Theatre Boosters […]

City staff reports now online in Calabasas



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The city of Calabasas is saving money now that an online link to city council agenda staff reports is available on the Internet. When visitors to the city’s Website view the city council’s agenda, they’ll find a link to staff reports following each agenda item. Staff reports often contain dozens of pages. City staff time and […]

Arthritis support



The Arthritis Support Group of the Conejo Valley offers encouragement and support, and medical and educational opportunities. The group urges participants to share problems and learn ways to cope. They meet from 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month (September through June) at the former Westlake Hospital, 4415 S. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. For more information, […]

Marketing is key to small store success



To stay successful in today’s world of "big box" retailers, small businesses must find their unique niche. They can stand out from the crowd by playing up the skills and service that set them apart from national chains. The Alliance for Affordable Services, an association dedicated to the growth and success of entrepreneurial families, offers these tips on finding your […]

Panthers blank Chargers in volleyball, Newbury Park’s Fleher stands out



By Kyle Jorrey Special to The Acorn If the Agoura Chargers weren’t familiar with Newbury Park senior outside hitter Casey Fleher before Friday night’s matchup, they certainly know him now. Fleher, who recorded a game-high 14 kills, ate up the Agoura defense from start to finish with his powerful jump serve and laser-quick spikes, leading host Newbury Park to an […]