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Local quilter competes internationally

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Calabasas quilter Joan Kolostian, who’s a retired high school art teacher, says her quilts are more than padded coverlets for a bed. Her quilts are art. One of her latest works, "Daffydils," was selected to be shown in the recent 2004 American Quilter’s Society Quilt Exposition. While Kolostian didn’t proceed beyond the semifinals in the international […]

Over-the-counter cold remedies require caution

The first hint of a sore throat or a runny nose sends many people scurrying to the drug store seeking relief in the form of over-the-counter cold remedies. However, just because these remedies are self-prescribed and available without the consent of a health professional does not mean they are safe for everyone. Even the most popular cold remedies can be […]

Engineers sought

by local firm Westlake Village-based Inphi Corporation, a privately-held electronic components company, has announced plans to recruit analog/mixed signal IC design engineers. The engineers will design and develop advanced, high performance physical layer integrated circuits (ICs) for optical networking and instrumentation applications as well as precision timing circuits. For requirements of these openings, visit www.inphi-corp.com or e-mail khouston@inphi-corp.com. Agoura Hills […]

Growth of football team is a good sign for Viewpoint

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Placed near the base of a steep hillside on the eastern side of a 25-acre piece of property, Reade Field at Viewpoint High School in Calabasas may be the area’s most secluded practice locations. A five-minute walk from Viewpoint’s upper school (grades 9-12) campus, the 50-yard field is nearly impossible to reach without specific instructions from […]

Musicologist explains ‘Symphony 101’ in T.O.

Musicologist explains ‘Symphony 101’ in T.O. Musicologist Charles McDermott will facilitate the New West Symphony’s "Symphony 101—Off the 101" educational program. Upcoming sessions will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, in the Resource Center at Gardens of the World, 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The symphony will open its 10th season in Thousand Oaks on […]

City of Calabasas finally gets new traffic enforcement cops

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Traffic enforcement in Calabasas finally has new law officers. The city promised they were coming last October, but the process was delayed because of litigation in federal court involving the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and how it handles new appointments. The new officers (a community service assistant, a motorcycle officer and a team leader—or strategist/traffic […]

Citizens can help preserve historic landmarks

Is there room in America’s future for both smaller cell phones and the country’s largest ball of twine? Fortunately, the answer is yes. Americana still seems to be near and dear to many people’s hearts, despite their increased interest in gadgets and technology. Yet studies show that America’s national parks are receiving only two-thirds of the funding they need to […]

New season for New West Symphony

New West Symphony Music Director Boris Brott and Executive Director Kenneth Hopper have announced programming for 2004/2005, the symphony’s 10th season. The New West Symphony’s Amgen Masterpiece Series includes six pairs of concerts with performances on Friday evenings at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center and Saturday evenings at the Countrywide Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. […]

Financial planner earns designation to serve seniors

Lee Schuh, a Westlake Village-based financial planner, recently completed a comprehensive course on priority senior issues conducted by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. Successful participants complete a thorough examination to earn the Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) designation. Professionals in the fields of medicine, insurance, investments and recreation require a broad spectrum of information to serve the needs of seniors. […]

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