2004-10-21

‘Sugar and spice and everything nice’



ClvFFie finalists selected



The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation (CLVFF) will host the fourth annual ClvFFie (pronounced "Cliffy") awards Sat., Nov. 13 at Sherwood Country Club. The ClvFFie awards honor individuals and groups in Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes who have worked toward keeping the area an ideal place to live and work. Finalists have been selected in six categories: the Arts, Education, Government/Public Service, Community […]

Turning 100



SPECIAL BIRTHDAY—Ives Backes, a resident of Agoura Hills Senior Retreat, will celebrate her 100th birthday tomorrow. She has a brother, a daughter, Anna Bennett, a grandson and three great- grandchildren. She enjoys Laker basketball and watched games for many years with her husband of 68 years, Arthur Backes, before he passed away. Ives moved into the Senior Retreat two years […]

Outstanding senior a future leader



Emily Rich, an Oak Park High School senior, was recently selected to participate in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law in Washington, D.C. She will join about 350 other outstanding high school juniors and seniors from across the U.S. who have demonstrated academic achievement and an interest in the legal profession. Emily has also participated for the past two […]

Squirrel of the Month



BUSHY-TAILED HALLOWEEN PARTY ANIMAL—A.B., a reader from Westlake Village, sent us an irate e-mail demanding to know what happened to Squirrel of the Week. Well, A.B., it’s actually Squirrel of the Month, but we’re glad to know that you’re one of the thousands of readers who eagerly open each issue, just hoping to find a SOTM (it’s an acronym––smarter readers […]

CLU Choirs and Symphony will perform



California Lutheran Univer-sity’s Choirs and Symphony will present their annual concert in honor of the founders of the university at 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 22 in Samuelson Chapel, on the campus at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The University Symphony will perform two classics of the Scandinavian orchestral repertory. The Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus 16 by Edvard […]

A short reflection on sports, politics and a reminder about early deadline for election letters



A short reflection on sports, politics and a reminder about early deadline for election letters A short reflection on sports, politics and a reminder about early deadline for election letters It’s an exciting time for baseball fans and political junkies. We’ll elect a president in 12 days and the World Series starts Saturday. The suspense is incredible in both races. […]

Chamber honors cops, presents Penland, Agoura

Beautiful awards

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce paid tribute to the peace officers of Lost Hills and East Valley sheriff’s stations from L.A. and Ventura County sheriff’s departments, respectively, during a luncheon at Lindero Country Club last week. As part of the tribute, the chamber also gave its annual Penland Award to Don Liebman, owner of […]

Youth’s dream now playing near you—in reality



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Many teenagers get obsessed over hot cars, dating and having a good time because they’re "stuck in the now." But others have dreams. And some of those dreamers have the passion and drive to accomplish their goals. Taylor Chien, 19, of Westlake Village is in the process of making his dreams come true. "I started playing […]

Group to discuss fundraiser



NAMIWalks for the Mind of America, a national organization for the mentally ill, is inviting the public to attend an informational meeting to discuss a Ventura County Walk next May. The meeting will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 28 in the community room of United Way of Ventura, 1317 Del Norte Road in Camarillo. The Ventura County Walk […]


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