New ordinance would make it tougher for developers

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Speakers took about four hours sharing their opinions at last week’s Los Angeles County Planning Commission public hearing regarding a proposed grading and significant ridgeline protection ordinance. More people wanted to speak, so commissioners decided to postpone a recommendation. The hearing will continue on Wed., May 26. L.A. County officials are hoping to protect the Santa […]

Local students shine at science fair

Students from area schools were big winners at the recent 50th Ventura County Science Fair, "50 Years of Discovery." La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks had five students with first-place projects in the Senior Division (grades nine to 12), while Colina Intermediate School, also in Thousand Oaks, had five winning entries in the Junior Division (sixth through eighth grade). […]

Meet author, porcelain artist in Calabasas

Porcelain artist and designer Lissi Kaplan will be the special guest at a tea where she will give a presentation on her new book, "The Power of a Teacup: A Story of Art, Love and Sacred Gardens," at 2 p.m. Sat., May 8 at the Calabasas Library, 23975 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. She’ll have books available for signing and teacups for […]

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Local residents show success in college

The following local residents have distinguished themselves in their college studies. Agoura Hills Allison Hansen, a sophomore at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich., was named to her school’s fall honors list. To qualify, Hansen posted a GPA between 3.5 and 4.0. Oak Park Lilian Doan, daughter of Thao and Tammy Doan, has been named to the dean’s list […]

Practical, positive prayer taught

The Calabasas Center of Dynamic Living presents classes on "The Power of Practical Positive Prayer" at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the recreation center at the Calabasas Village mobile home park, 23777 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. For more details and topics to be discussed weekly, call (818) 222-0160 or (805) 778-1700.

Poet’s life to be examined

Poet’s life to be examined Judith Gabriel Vinje, with assistance from soprano Cara Clove and actor Trond Woxen, will present a program on the life of A.O. Vinje, "The Wandering Poet of Telemark," at 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 14 in Overton Hall at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Judith Vinje is a distant relative of the […]

Calabasas appoints new community development director

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The city of Calabasas has hired a new community development director to replace Steve Craig, who recently stepped down. Maureen Tamuri took the position. "The job is exciting, challenging and well-suited to my personal philosophy about the stewardship of urban land, and Calabasas is a leader in this regard," Tamuri said. Tamuri is rejoining forces with […]

Pageant of a Thousand Gems coming soon

Conejo Gem and Mineral Club will host its 30th annual show, "Pageant of a Thousand Gems" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., May 15 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sun., May 16 at Borchard Park, 190 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park. This year’s theme will be "The Pearl of Conejo Valley." One of the club’s […]

Couple will hear wedding bells

OCTOBER WEDDING—Carole and Leonard Silverman of Oak Park are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Shana Silverman, to Richard Osborn. Shana is a 1996 graduate of Oak Park High School and a graduate of the University of Arizona class of 2000. She currently lives in San Diego and works in sales and advertising. Richard grew […]

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