Seven to run for city council in Calabasas

Seven to run for city council in Calabasas Seven people will run for three open seats on the Calabasas City Council. The filing period for the Tues., March 8 election ended last Friday. Mayor Michael Harrison, City Councilmember Lesley Devine and City Councilmember James Bozajian have all filed papers to seek reelection. Challengers running for city council include consumer attorney […]

International Disabilities Center coming to Agoura Hills soon

First of two parts

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com First of two parts An International Disabilities Center (IDC) will be built at the top of Ladyface Circle next to the Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills. The groundbreaking ceremony was conducted earlier this month at the site, followed by a luncheon at the hotel. Joni and Friends, the Disability Outreach of Joni (pronounced "Johnny") Eareckson Tada, […]

LVUSD solicits concerns from parents at upcoming forums

As part of its outreach to the community, Las Virgenes Unified School District is hosting monthly superintendent forums. Members of the community are encouraged to attend the unstructured meetings. The forums will encourage the public to raise issues of concern and ask questions of district personnel. The meetings will be conducted at school sites and will be hosted by Interim […]

ISWest names new VP of sales

William Atwood has been named vice president of sales for Agoura Hills-based ISWest. He will be responsible for ISWest’s sales functions, customer service and provisioning, and will also be in charge of business development, retention and acquisition. Prior to joining ISWest, Atwood filled various management positions with Sprint. He began his professional career with AT&T Information Systems and has worked […]

Agoura Hills

Someone stole 17 Dell PCs, a Dell Power Edge storage terminal and a flat-screen monitor from a business in the 28000 block of Canwood Street between Nov. 27 and 29. Each computer was valued at $1,000 and the storage terminal at $5,700. The total loss is estimated at more than $23,000. A metal doorframe was also damaged. Several computers were […]

Animal shelter critic said a mouthful––about herself

Animal shelter critic said a mouthful––about herself On Dec. 9 Donna Lackmeyer of Agoura Hills wrote that she "had a horrendous experience with Agoura Animal Control." As I read her letter, I was expecting her to describe some horrific act committed by someone at animal control. Instead, I found that Lackmeyer did what a lot of people do today. She […]

City of Westlake Village approves joint-use agreement with Triunfo YMCA

City of Westlake Village approves joint-use agreement with Triunfo YMCA By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Westlake Village city council members approved last week a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding a joint park project between the city and Triunfo YMCA. For a considerable period of time, the city’s ad-hoc park committee and staff have been meeting with YMCA representatives regarding the project. […]

Local artist to be showcased on HGTV

The work of pop artist Nelson De La Nuez, who has a studio in Simi Valley, will be showcased at 9:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 18 on HGTV’s "Designer’s Challenge." The inspiration for this episode originated with Thousand Oaks resident Elisa Bell Geddes, who wanted to redecorate her master bedroom and bath around two brightly colored canvases created by De La […]

Senior citizens to go gambling

The city of Calabasas Department of Community Services is offering a senior excursion to Laughlin, Nev. The excursion includes three days and two nights at the Flamingo Hilton, two buffets, and deluxe coach transportation. The bus departs at 8 a.m. on Sun., Jan. 9 and returns at 6 p.m. Tues., Jan. 11. For more information including fees and departure point, […]

Industry experience important in job hunt

Personality may be a plus, but it won’t necessarily land you the job. In a recent survey, 41 percent of chief financial officers said that industry experience is the factor most likely to tip the scales in an applicant’s favor, while only 1 percent of executives cited people skills. Thirty-three percent of respondents said job applicants with software and technology […]