2005-07-21

Foundation hands out scholarships



The Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships to 217 local students as part of its annual scholarship program. The dollar amount of scholarships awarded this year is double the amount from a year ago and represents an expansion of several key initiatives. “We are thrilled to be able to help so many deserving students pursue […]

Cast members sought for Conejo living history



Cast members are rehearsing for their living-history roles in the Conejo Valley Historical Society’s annual “Evening on the Conejo” Fri. and Sat., Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 7 and 8. Visitors to the Stagecoach Inn Museum in Newbury Park will step into 1876 as they experience the sights and sounds of earlier days in the Valley. They can snack on […]

DMV cheaters



Yesterday while taking a written driver’s test at the DMV in Thousand Oaks, I noticed a woman sitting down taking a test and chatting at the same time, vigorously erasing her answers. I took a closer and noticed that she was using a wireless earpiece from her cellphone. I asked a woman behind the DMV counter and asked if they […]

Tim Ready



With over 14 years of combined investing and real estate experience, Re/ Max on the Boulevard top producer, Tim Ready, has been providing top-notch service to his valued clients for all their real estate needs. Ready’s hard work and dedication to his clients have earned him the prestigious ranking among the top 5 percent of over 100,000 Re/Max agents worldwide, […]

Groveman eyes Pavley’s State Assembly seat



By Michael Picarellapic@theacorn.com Fran Pavley, Agoura Hills resident and State Assemblymember form the local 41st District, will be termed out of office next year, but another local politician, Calabasas Mayor Barry Groveman, wants to fill Pavley’s shoes and keep the job at home. Groveman has begun his campaign to run for Pavley’s seat and recently held a fundraiser that attracted […]

Take the sting out of gas prices



When gasoline prices are high, nobody wants to be fuelish. It’s bad for your pocketbook and the nation as well. According to the Department of Energy, passenger cars and light trucks account for almost 47 percent of U.S. oil consumption and are a major source of air pollution. L u c k i l y , there are plenty of […]

Summer chime blues



RING MY BELL—Lindero Canyon Middle School seventh-grader Trevor Paperny, 12, plays axylophone solo as band director Matthew McKagan leans in with a microphone during theAgoura Hills Music Enrichment Program’s Summer Evening Concert in the school’s auditorium.

Alan Roubik to present solo piano concert



Alan Roubik, composer and recording artist from Agoura Hills, will present a solo piano concert at 2 p.m. Sun., July 24 at the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks. Tickets are $24 and $29 if purchased through the box office or Ticketmaster. Patrons receive a $4 discount by ordering tickets through www.roubikrecords.com. Roubik will […]

Road is one bumpy ride



Living in the Las-Virgenes/ Lost Hills neighborhood, may I express my agreement with Denise Miller when she questioned the wisdom of widening the Las Virgenes at the expense of Indian Hills High School. This is asking for an accident to happen. Certainly there is a more practical solution to what could be a king-sized daily problem. On another note, when, […]

Troop Real Estate Golf Tourney Raises Record $90,000



Officials of Troop Real Estate, Inc. announced that a record $90,000 was raised during its recently concluded “Adopt-A-School” Golf Tournament at Wood Ranch County Club in Simi Valley. These funds are earmarked for the advancement of technology education in east Ventura County schools. Dedree Hoyt and Donna O’Leary, co-chairpersons for the Troop tourney, also reported that the company has now […]


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