2004-12-23

Calabasas to try crossing flag program for pedestrians



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com In a move geared toward the greater safety of pedestrians—especially Bay Laurel Elementary School students—a new "crossing flag" program near the roundabout on Parkway Calabasas at Camino Portal in Calabasas will be implemented. Those who wish to cross the street at the location will pick up a flag and walk with it through the crosswalk. The […]

Instruments needed for schools



The Rotary Club of Westlake Village is soliciting support in helping them bring music to the Title I elementary schools in Conejo Valley. The club is seeking donations of musical instruments. All instruments will be accepted, whether in working condition or not. To arrange a free pickup, please call Mark Jaffe at (818) 593-3535, ext. 202 or Steve Honig at […]

T.O. marketing firm lands two new clients



T.O. marketing firm lands two new clients Thousand Oaks-based On-Ramp Communications Corp., a full service marketing communications firm, recently announced the addition of two California technology manufacturers to its client roster. They are Westlake Village-based 360 Systems, a manufacturer of digital production equipment for radio and television broadcast, and AOptix, a designer and manufacturer of ultra-high-bandwidth laser communication systems and […]

Christmas Eve services set



Malibu Presbyterian Church invites Conejo Valley residents to join them at their Christmas Eve services on Fri., Dec. 24 at the church, 3324 Malibu Canyon Road, Malibu. The service at 5 p.m. is designed especially for those with young children and will include music and a special children’s message by Pastor Greg Hughes. The services at 7 and 9 p.m. […]

We have cities that care



We have cities that care In this season of giving, we applaud the ingenuity of local cities in their hands-on approach to helping public schools during the state’s budget crisis. The Calabasas Education Fund (CEF) recently approved funding the salary of a new counselor at Calabasas High School for two years. During the year, the CEF has provided money for […]

T.O. teen sentenced for fatal crash



A T.O. motorist whose traffic accident resulted in the death of a 13-year-old passenger was sentenced in juvenile court last week. Peter Muffoletto was charged with gross vehicular manslaughter following a rollover crash that killed 13-year-old Gregory "Chase" Arnett and injured another passenger on July 10. Muffoletto, 16 at the time, had a provisional driver’s license, which makes it illegal […]

Seniors sought to serve on committee



Seniors sought to serve on committee The city of Agoura Hills is currently accepting applications for the 2005 Senior Advisory Committee. This committee is open to seniors 50 or older who would like to get involved with the Senior Recreation Program, to assist with program development and city-sponsored events and to discuss important issues that affect the community. Applications are […]

LVUSD School Board reorganizes



By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education reorganized last week, welcoming Gordon Whitehead as president. Whitehead replaced Judy Jordan in the position, which rotates annually. Cindy Iser will serve as vice president, and Terilyn Finders will take the helm as clerk. Jordan was honored at the ceremony for her service over the past […]

Free holiday presentation tomorrow



Choirs, music ensembles, and dance companies—more than 1,000 performers in all—will express the joy of the season in the 45th annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration from 3 to 9 p.m. Fri., Dec. 24 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Host of this year’s festivities is actor, producer and author Henry Winkler. The show, described as […]

For the record



In attempting to confirm whether or not Soka University had agreed to sell its campus, a local representative of Soka denied that such an agreement had been made. It turns out that the Conservancy and Soka officials in Japan had, indeed, signed a contract. Look for a follow-up story in next week’s edition of The Acorn. The developer of The […]


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