2005-07-28

Local residents not immune to the dangers of methamphetamine

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By Daniel Wolowiczand Julie LittmanAcorn Newspapers “Ice,” “crystal,” “glass,” “tina,” “bikerdope,” “white ink” —no matter what you call it, methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, continues to rise in popularity throughout the United States. Cheaper than cocaine and easier to manufacture than heroin, the long-lasting stimulant commonly associated with truckers and bikers is now turning up in the hands of drug […]

Gardens of the World to host summer jazz concert series



The Summer Jazz Concert Series, “Cool Jazz on a Hot Summer Ni g h t , ” will present The Nate Birkley Group at 5 p.m. Sun., July 31 at the Gardens of the World, across from the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The concert is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn […]

Woman has drive to succeed



By Michelle Knightknight@theacorn.com Seema Matai, an independent market research analyst, is running with the big boys. The petite 31-year old is in her third year as the owner of Calabasas-based Interactive Focus, a company striving to take on market research giant JD Power and Associates. Matai began her marketing research career while in graduate school, where she worked on a […]

National Arbor Day Foundation publishes free identification book



The National Arbor Day Foundation has published a pocket guide for identifying trees called “What Tree Is That?” The 84-page guide provides information on identifying 157 different trees found in the western U.S. Well-known trees such as oaks, maples, firs and pines are included, as well as golden chinkapin, peachleaf willow, redbuds, redcedar, sycamore, saltcedar, sequoia and spruce. Dozens of […]

Mark Tyoran



Mark Tyoran of Re/Max Olson & Associates, Inc., North Ranch office in Debi Westlake Village has been commended by broker/ owner Todd C. Olson and president Keith Myers for his production in June with sales totaling over $17.9 million. Tyoran also received accolades for achieving Chairman Circle status for 2004. This honor places him in the top 1 percent of […]

Allan Argano



“All of our associates are working very hard to provide the best service to our clients and the community,” said Leko. “Everyone is constantly working to improve their knowledge and professionalism and keeping up with the newest technology in an effort to serve their clients.” To reach one of Century 21 Adobe’s top professionals, call (805) 870-2100.

Jewel thief arrested in Agoura Hills, second suspect gets away



Authorities arrested Burbank resident August Burnes, 22, in connection with an armed robbery last week at Estate Diamond Exchange, a jewelry store south of the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. Burnes was on parole for armed robbery already, authorities said. A second suspect escaped authorities despite an intense search, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Smith said. No one was […]

CHS alumnus graduates from Naval Academy



U.S. Navy Ensign Michael G. Dodson recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Dodson was also honored as a Trident Scholar and Bowman Scholar while earning two varsity letters rowing on the Navy’s national championship light weight crew team. For the next two […]

Direct Access publishes guidebook



Direct Access International, Inc., headquartered in Westlake Village, is publishing the “Performing Arts Calendar and Dining Guide” for the Countrywide Performing Arts Center at The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The calendar will list all events held at the Fred Kavli Theatre and the Scherr Forum for the entire 12-month season of Sept. 2005 through Aug. 2006. The guides are available […]

Concerts in the Park are fun for the whole family



MOOD MUSIC—The weather is warm but the sounds are cool at the recent Agoura Hills Summer Concerts in the Park series featuring the The Diamonds. Above, the 50s nostalgia group performs a cappella during their show at Chumash Park last Sunday. Thousand Oaks resident Reggie Slert, left, receives an adoring look from her pet Pomeranian. Right, Westlake Village resident Jeri […]


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