2005-01-05

New Year’s shooting leaves husband dead



New Year’s shooting leaves husband deadBy Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Gunshots jolted an Agoura Hills neighborhood on New Year’s Eve, resulting in the death of a 44-year-old resident said to be killed by his wife in a domestic dispute. April Soma, 44, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies last Friday in the fatal shooting of her 34-year-old husband, Michael Soma. Deputies arrested […]

Settlement due from Microsoft



Worldwide computer software provider Microsoft Corporation will pay $1.1 billion to California Microsoft consumers and businesses as a result of a recent settlement. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit claimed that Microsoft violated California’s antitrust and unfair competition laws by overcharging consumers for software between Feb. 18, 1995 and Dec. 15, 2001. People and businesses covered by the settlement are eligible […]

Art academy marks first anniversary



By Marianne Lucchesi Hamilton Special to the Acorn For most students, the idea of "staying after school" is about as appetizing as having to listen to their parents’ ABBA records. But several times each week, local middle and high school students can barely get through the door fast enough to start their after-school classes. When they get to this "second […]

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Navy Seaman Apprentice Evelyn A. Mandeville recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Mandeville is a 2002 graduate of Hillcrest Christian High School of Thousand Oaks. She is the daughter of Norma N. Mandeville and Erlito R. Mandeville of Thousand Oaks.

Revenge plays a factor in OP win



By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Just about the exact moment USC quarterback Matt Leinhart was connecting on his fourth of a record five Orange Bowl touchdown passes, the Oak Park girls’ basketball team was taking the floor at its home court to undertake a task that to them meant more than any shiny crystal football trophy. The Eagles were facing Chaminade, […]

Winter story time program starting



The Agoura Hills Library will offer a "Winter Story Time" program from Jan. 10 through March 16 at the library, 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. At 11 a.m. Wednesdays, "Toddler Time" will be presented for children ages 2 to 3. At 1 p.m. Mondays and at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, "Preschool Story Time" for children ages 3 to 5 will be […]

Rains won’t go away



Agoura Hills artist designs platinum albums, more



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Agoura Hills resident Helane Freeman, 40, is a commercial artist with quite a resumé. The talent behind such projects as the "Schindler’s List" national movie print ad campaign, "Dumb and Dumber" and "Jurassic Park" movie trade ads, and designs for the TV shows "Head Over Heels" and "Malcolm and Eddie," Freeman also has designed logos for […]

Art academy marks first anniversary



By Marianne Lucchesi Hamilton Special to the Acorn For most students, the idea of "staying after school" is about as appetizing as having to listen to their parents’ ABBA records. But several times each week, local middle and high school students can barely get through the door fast enough to start their after-school classes. When they get to this "second […]

New exhibit looks at role of Jewish émigrés

Show traces 11 men and women who escaped Nazi-dominated Europe

New exhibit looks at role of Jewish émigrés Show traces 11 men and women who escaped Nazi-dominated Europe The exhibition "Driven into Paradise: L.A.’s European Jewish migrés of the 1930s and 1940s" will be presented from Feb. 3 through May 8 in the Ruby Gallery at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Admission to Ruby Gallery […]


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