Longtime businessman Vance Moran retires

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forced out? By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Local businessman Vance Moran, 82, best known as the landlord and co-founder, with the late Art Whizin, of Whizin’s Mall in Agoura Hills, retired last week after Art’s son Bruce requested to take over the operation, according to Moran. Moran plans to relocate to his hometown of Covington in Louisiana. Moran, a Camarillo resident, […]

Murder mystery to die for

The Gypsy Players will present a champagne brunch and the interactive murder mystery, "The Altos – Blood is Thicker Than Water," on Sun., April 17 at the Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. Tickets are $45 and include buffet, champagne, dessert, beverage, show and wait staff gratuity. Reservations are required. The show content may not be suitable for […]

Indian Fair slated

The India Friends Association will present its annual fundraiser, "Archana ’05," on Sat., April 30 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. A reception will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the entertainment to get underway at 6 p.m. The $30 cost includes sampling Indian food. With the theme of "Fairs and […]

PAUSE4kids presents special education advocacy series

Rene Folse, JD, Ph.D., an attorney and licensed psychologist, will discuss "De-mystifying and Understanding the Math of Educational Assessment Tools" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 16 at Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. Folse’s presentation is part of the PAUSE4kids Special Education Advocacy Series. The cost for attorneys taking the course for credit […]

New ‘Mommy & Me’ class offers special times together

New ‘Mommy & Me’ class offers special times together The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is offering a "tasty new twist" on its next "Mommy & Me" program. The new class is titled "Cooking Up a Story" and each week will feature a brief story followed by making a snack, playing games and making a craft relating […]

Student spending doesn’t add up in Agoura Hills

Student spending doesn’t add up in Agoura Hills The city of Agoura Hills can count numbers all they want. The city of Calabasas gave approximately $1,500,000 in specific funds for core educational issues to the school district last year, which resulted in tangible improvements to our schools, new counselors, assistant principals, class size reduction, musical programs, school safety, playground supervision […]


• Students at Agoura High School had been able to view a pornographic home page on the Internet for 30 to 45 days in the past, not 90 days. Parent Sharon Kinney was misquoted. • The correct telephone number for the Café 14 restaurant in Agoura Hills is (818) 991-9560. • Nick Angelos of Agoura Hills said he did not write […]

Celtic Fair coming to Camarillo

The sixth annual Camarillo Celtic Fair is Fri. and Sat. April 29 and 30 in Constitution Park next to Camarillo City Hall. The fair will feature food, drink, Celtic vendors, children’s games and activities, and family entertainment. Admission and parking are free to the public. On Friday, local school choirs and bands from Adolfo Camarillo, Newbury Park and Rio Mesa […]

Economic ‘hit man’ to talk

John Perkins, an author and former U. S. government agent, will discuss his work and his latest book titled "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" at noon Mon., April 18 in the Nelson Room at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Perkins will be at CLU in conjunction with his World Affairs Council of Ventura County speaking […]

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