2004-11-04

Store Offers Ladies’ Accessories



The Look-A-Like is a one-of-a-kind ladies’ accessories store that carries purses, briefcases, jewelry, overnighter, hats, wallets, shoes, accessories and more. They also feature a great variety of scarves and items inspired by and comparable to such designers as Coach, Chanel, Gucci and others. The Look-A-Like purse party is available to individuals or charity groups. The store will provide refreshments and […]

First-year teachers benefit from mentoring



By Kurt Landgraf Good teachers produce good students. But how do we produce good teachers? And how do we keep them? One important way is to improve teacher professional development, starting with "induction" programs for beginning teachers. Effective induction programs are built around a well-defined learning curriculum, combining mentoring with high-quality professional development to help new teachers reflect on and […]

Pet of the Week



Skirball to host comedian George Carlin, other authors



Comedian George Carlin will discuss his latest book, "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?", in a conversation with Harry Shearer at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 16 at a "Writers Bloc" event at the Skirball Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. The book is infused with Carlin’s trademark irreverent humor and biting cultural observations. He is the author of […]

State assemblywoman returns to Sacramento for another term



By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Democrats held their majority position in Sacramento following Tuesday’s election and among the party incumbents returning to office was state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills). Pavley won her third term in the 41st District, earning 60 percent of the vote compared to 35.5 percent for Republican challenger Heather Peters, a Santa Monica resident. Libertarian Richard Koffler […]

Westlake Village mayor to address two Chambers



Westlake Village mayor to address two Chambers Westlake Village Mayor Robert Slavin has two upcoming speaking engagements. At 7:30 a.m. on Tues., Nov. 9, he’ll discuss appeals of property taxes at Terri’s Cafe, 30135 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills. Agourmet breakfast, hosted by the Agoura/Oak Park Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce, is $10. Call the Chamber at (818) 706-8942 for […]

Local men help Serra Project



The organizing committee for "A Faire of the Heart XV" to benefit the Serra Project, one of Los Angeles County’s largest providers of low-cost housing to men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS, has been formed. Members are networking, opening doors and overseeing preparations for the special evening, which will include a silent auction. "A Faire of the […]

Fire Department declares 2004 fire season closed



The Ventura County Fire Department closed the 2004 fire season last Mon., Nov. 1 due to sufficient moisture in the ground. Live fuel moisture values were reported to be on the rise, approaching "normal" for this time of year, and it is anticipated that there will be a continued elevation of live fuel moisture readings. These facts coupled with the […]

Special education meeting in

Oak Park
to look at teenagers
and hormones


Special education meeting in Oak Park to look at teenagers and hormones The Oak Park Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will host a program titled "Teens and Hormones" at 7 p.m. Mon., Nov. 8 in the lecture room at Oak Park Library, on the campus of Oak Park High School at 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. Middle school teacher […]

Agoura Hills



On Oct. 9 at about 1 a.m., two male suspects (one white with dark hair and wearing black pants, in his late teens, and another, possibly Hispanic and about the same age) were captured by a store surveillance camera as they approached a business in the 5600 block of Kanan Road. They pried open a door and walked through the […]