Agoura Hills to stay above water despite budget woes

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The city of Agoura Hills presented a balanced budget to the city council last week despite severe cuts stemming from the state’s financial woes. The new fiscal year begins on July 1. Agoura Hills will spend about $8.4 million in 2004/2005 and another $8.5 million in capital improvement money. Capital improvement funds are generated from grants, […]

Locals remember fallen heros

Group helps senior citizens find jobs

Mature individuals now have help in entering the workforce, securing more challenging positions, moving into new careers and supplementing their income. Experience Works, Inc., a partner of the One-Stop System, is one of 10 national, nonprofit organizations helping low-income persons 55 years of age and older by placing them in—or training them for—jobs at nonprofits and public agencies within their […]

Agoura High student earns second journalism award

Shiran Teitelbaum, Agoura High School’s senior class president and editor of the school paper, The Charger, recently earned her second journalism award. Shiran, the daughter of Sheldon and Lilith Teitelbaum of Agoura Hills, won a third-place award for best student columnist in the 2004 Los Angeles Times Student Journalism Awards. Her winning column, selected from 69 entries, was titled "Massey […]

Family adventures offered at Arboretum

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden offers a "Family Adventures" series that provides an afternoon of nature adventure and exploration for the entire family on the garden’s grounds at 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. At 2 p.m. Sat., June 5 it will be "Arboretum Outback." Hike through Australia right at the Arboretum, learning about Australian trees and creating an […]

EIR certified for housing project in city of Calabasas

By Michael Picarella Pic@theacorn.com Last week, the Calabasas Planning Commission discussed and forwarded the environmental impact report (EIR) for a housing development in Calabasas. The project calls for construction of 40 clustered, market rate single-family homes at 4240 Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. The applicant wants to subdivide a 21-acre parcel, with one section designated for new homes and the […]

D-Day event to memorialize 60 years

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The 60th anniversary of D-Day will be remembered in a special ceremony from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., June 6 at the Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks. World War II veteran and T.O. resident Len Zerlin organized last year’s first memorial event and and is in charge this year as well. The tribute will […]

What to do when the family pet needs a vacation

What to do when the family pet needs a vacation If you’re planning a family vacation, your four-legged friend may want to nose in on the action. Planning in advance can help. Stick to the routine: Both dogs and cats become accustomed to a daily routine. Pack enough food to last the entire trip without suddenly changing your pet’s diet, […]

Teens shoot for business careers

Survey indicates there

Survey indicates there’s a growing gender gap for those seeking careers requiring higher education The idea of being a businessperson appeals to teens, more than being a doctor, teacher or computer programmer. According to a recent survey, nearly 13 percent of teens say businessperson would be their ideal job. That’s nearly twice the number who selected doctor (6.5 percent), teacher […]

Volunteers needed to teach parenting

Interface Children Family Services offers a 10-week series of Positive Parenting classes focusing on effective discipline techniques, building children’s self-esteem, effective communication and developing cooperation and family rules. Volunteers are needed to teach these classes. Training will be provided. For information, call the director of Volunteer Services at (805) 485-6114, ext. 612.