2004-08-26

Calabasas man found guilty of bribery



Ventura County District Attorney Gregory Totten has announced the conviction of Bahram Rafi Gholizadeh, a 59-year-old Calabasas resident, on a felony commercial bribery charge. During the 1990s, Gholizadeh was employed by Pacific Bell as a contract administrator. Gholizadeh oversaw the process by which companies bid on contracts with Pacific Bell for the excavating work at construction sites in Ventura and […]

Advertising Council enlists in the fight to prevent wildfires



How firewise are you? It’s not just an idle question. In only three years, fire devastated 17,000 square miles of wildlands throughout the U. S. These fires consumed more than 2,500 homes and other structures, representing a total loss of more than $60 million in property. In 2000, America experienced the loss of 8.4 million acres of land to wildfires––one […]

California Lutheran University ranked high again by U.S. News & World Report



California Lutheran University ranked high again by U.S. News & World Report For the 10th straight year, California Lutheran University (CLU) has been placed in the top tier of Western regional universities in annual rankings of the U.S. News & World Report. The selective liberal arts and science university ranked 18th among schools from Texas to the West Coast offering […]

“Garden State”



"Garden State" Directed by: Zach Braff Starring: Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Ian Holm and Peter Sarsgaard Rating: R (for adult language and drug use, mild sexual suggestiveness) Running time: 117 minutes Best suited for: young love willing to learn Least suited for: old love unwilling to listen Acorn’s rating guide: 4 acorns When you’re old you may be called eccentric; […]

Take Your Acorn On Vacation

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Here are this week’s ‘Take Your Acorn On Vacation’ photos. We’ll continue to publish vacation photos until the end of summer. We are accepting new photos through Thurs., Sept. 30. Look for this year’s winners in the fall.

Seniors learn to drive defensively



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services Senior Recreation Program will offer a "Mature Drivers’ Course," a defensive driving course designed to brush up the skills of drivers age 55 and above, from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Tues., Sept. 14 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Participants must attend the entire day in […]

Pavley praised for emphasizing recycling, waste reduction



State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) was honored twice this month in Sacramento. The August issue of California Journal, the premier nonpartisan monthly magazine covering state and local issues, government and politics, named Pavley as one of only six of the 80 assembly members to receive the Journal’s Golden Pedigree in the category of integrity. "This award means a great […]

Conejo Valley All-Stars emerge as the favorite on the American side

Conejo Valley

Conejo Valley’s All-Stars will enter the U.S. semifinals as No. 1 seed As the nation turns its eyes on Williamsport, Pa. for the Little League World Series, televised each day on ESPN, many of those looks have been focused on the Conejo Valley All-Stars, who with their unbelievable level of play have made Thousand Oaks a household name. Having finished […]

Prodigy, 13, to perform at KCLU anniversary event



The 10th anniversary celebration concert of KCLU-FM will feature the Woody Herman Orchestra and the Four Freshmen, with an opening performance by Austin Peralta, a 13-year-old teenage jazz pianist who’s already performed at some of the best gigs in Southern California. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 4 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand […]

Agoura Hills city manager earns Business Journal award



Greg Ramirez, city manager for Agoura Hills, was selected as a recipient of the top "40 Under 40" awards given by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. The "40 Under 40" awards honor young professional business leaders who are under 40 years of age and have made a significant impact on their communities in the Conejo and greater San Fernando […]


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