2004-08-12

Assemblyman to chat with Conejo Valley voters



State Assemblyman Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) will host a coffee get-together with residents of Conejo Valley and nearby communities from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Fri., Aug. 20 at Roxy’s Famous Deli, 1345 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. He’ll answer questions and offer updates on the state of California and other government matters. For more information, please call (805) 230-9167.

Engagement announced



The Rev. and Mrs. David Clack of Oak Park have announced the engagement of their daughter Tamryn Ann to Gregory Bua of Ridgecrest. Tamryn graduated from Oak Park High School in 1998 and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. She’s completing her MBA. Bua also graduated from Cal Poly SLO in 2004 with […]

SUN., AUG. 15



SUN., AUG. 15 Silence Is Eloquent National Park Service & Silent Society of Hollywood Heritage, Inc. host "Silents Under the Stars" at 8 p.m. at Paramount Ranch, Cornell Road, Agoura. Tonight’s romantic drama, "Saturday Night," from 1922, stars Julia Faye, Leatrice Joy, Jack Mower and Conrad Nagel and is directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Shown in open-sided pavilion in Old […]

Vipers reach national Final Four



Explore summer skies at planetarium



The magic of a summer night will be featured in the August schedule of the Bianchi Planetarium at California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. in Northridge. Two shows will be shown every Friday, offering an opportunity to view different aspects of the evening skies. Each Friday, from 6 to 7 p.m., the first presentation will be an examination of […]

Bicycling praised



There is hope for the youth of Agoura. As I approached the stoplight on T.O. Boulevard, I noticed a cyclist crossing in front of my car. No, it was not a Carl’s Jr. employee. It was an attractive young woman (could not have possibly been taken for a nerd), probably about 15 or so, zipping along on her bicycle. Is […]

Eulogy planned for Michael Binstock



A eulogy is planned for 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 15 at Groman-Eden Mortuary, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd. in Mission Hills for Michael Roy Binstock, 55, who died on Thurs., Aug. 5. Binstock was automotive editor of The Acorn from September 1999 to July 2003. Binstock had been in poor health following a setback from diabetes last summer. He was born Sept. […]

Like mother, like daughter



Endurance riding is a sport that tests the fitness and mettle of both horse and rider—only the most dedicated and determined teams of equestrians and equines need apply. Old Agoura resident Lisa Schneider and her 14-year-old daughter, Amy, are among the local equestrians committed to endurance riding. Mother and daughter trained for a year to prepare for the recent 50th […]

Daughter of Reeds Furniture owner promoted to president



By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Bernard Reed Wickman, owner of Reeds Furniture in Agoura Hills and other cities, recently announced that his daughter, Dru Wickman-Jeppe, 32, has been promoted to company president. Wickman said he’s planning to "semi-retire." As chief executive officer, Wickman said he’ll be available part-time, helping his daughter and her husband, Julian Jeppe, who will both run the […]

Smits, Lawrence look to anchor Chargers’ aerial attack



By Kyle Jorrey Acorn Sports Writer Often times the sacrifice of playing high school football in talent-rich Southern California is that even the most gifted of athletes must, as in so many of life’s endeavors, wait for their turn. Agoura High School quarterback Cory Smits knows the feeling. After a year of waiting respectfully but anxiously behind successful Charger QB […]


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