Oak Park Community Foundation seeking money

The Community Foundation for Oak Park has initiated its silver anniversary campaign to raise funds to support the needs of the community it’s served since 1979. Oak Park residents will receive a letter from the foundation, approved by its trustees and signed by the four officers, requesting that residents contribute to fund future educational, recreational, social, environmental, safety and cultural […]

Reserve soon for chamber breakfast

Prepaid reservations for the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Networking Breakfast of Champions are due on Tues., Sept. 7. The event will be at 7 a.m. Fri., Sept. 10 at Los Robles Greens Banquet Center, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The topic of this month’s breakfast is "School-to-Career," a look at how businesses may benefit from training […]

Always ask questions when interviewing

By Erin Hovanec When an interviewer asks you if you have any questions, always say yes. Asking questions shows you’re interested and knowledgeable about the position and industry. Most importantly, it lets you highlight why you’re the perfect candidate. But choose your questions carefully. There are certain questions you should never ask early in the interview process––no matter who you’re […]

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Story of the Week

Story of the Week Stan Musial once said, "I don’t think Warren Spahn will ever get into the Hall of Fame. He’ll never stop pitching." Well, Spahn did stop pitching, finally, but not until he became a legend of the game. Warren Spahn pitched long enough to be a Boston Brave under Casey Stengel in 1942 and a Met under […]

Westlake Village Promenade hosts monthly art exhibit, sale

Learn about early settlers

Some of the untold stories of early mountain settlers will be disclosed when the National Park Service features Prof. Patty Colman as part of its lecture series beginning at 2 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 11, at the National Park Service Center, 401 W. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. Colman will talk about more than 800 men and women who received […]

Local man raises $3 million for Kerry

By Cathy Griffin Special to The Acorn Hidden Hills resident Sim Farar did it again. In less than three weeks, the venture capitalist man-aged to raise a record $3 million for presidential candidate U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) Tony Bennett performed at last Thursday night’s $25,000-per-couple and $50,000-per-table dinner at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. Kerry and and his running mate, U.S. Sen. […]

Allen to head Hillcrest Christian School

The board of directors of Hillcrest Christian School recently appointed Steve Allen to the position of head of school, according to Mark Tattersall, president. Allen, who will have responsibility for all operations of the school, joins Hillcrest with more than 25 years of experience in Christian school leadership, most recently in Orange County. He was selected after a nationwide search […]

T.O. celebrates its little national champions

By Kyle Jorrey Acorn Sports Writer During past two weeks in Williamsport, Pa., a group of gritty 12-year-olds from the Conejo Valley earned the praise of fans all across the country by winning the Little League baseball championship of the United States. Fans in Thousand Oaks who watched the young stars perform several times on network television today get a […]

Impressionist painter to give demonstration

The Westlake Village Art Guild kicks off it 2004/2005 membership year on Tues., Sept. 7 at the Clarion Palm Garden Hotel, 495 Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Social hour and registration begin at 6 p.m. with a demonstration by local artist Ron McKee at 7:30 p.m. The fee for the demonstration is $5 for members and $7 for guests. For […]

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