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Army Maj. Patricia S. Collins has graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kan. Collins will be assigned to Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C. Her husband, David, is the son of William and Judith Collins of Thousand Oaks. Air National Guard Airman Hilary L. Porter has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air […]

Edward Jones to host seminar

Michael Price, investment representative with Edward Jones, in partnership with Van Kampen Investments Inc., will present a seminar, “Smart Women Finish Rich” at 6:15 p.m. Tues., Sept. 27 at 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Admission is free but reservations are requested. The seminar will provide women with seven steps to improving the quality of their financial lives and enhance […]

Jewish Center unveils new kindergarten

The Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue unveiled its new MJC&S Kindergarten Center, funded by JAKKS Pacific and the company’s Chairman and CEO Jack Friedman, at a dedication ceremony on Sept. 16. The renovated kindergarten at 24855 Pacific Coast Highway is slated to open this winter. “The new facilities are wonderful, and the children and congregation members will enjoy them both […]

Dancers invited to tap in Agoura

Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts Center will honor the tap masters, featuring the works of Eddie Brown and the Nicholas Brothers, in a tap workshop taught by Jim Taylor on Sun., Sept. 25 at 5015 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. The intermediate session, in the style of the Nicholas Brothers, is from 2 to 3:15 p.m. The advanced session, with […]

Regional Board out of touch

Area residents need to know how disconnected the Regional Water Quality Control Board is from the reality of its mission. You only need to go to the comments of one of its members. As of the Sept. 1 hearing in Agoura Hills, she suggested a “solution” that all the water from the Tapia water treatment facility could be put in […]

Extensively Remodeled Pool Home

This charming and upgraded Agoura Hills home has been extensively remodeled with stone style flooring, friezee carpet, recessed lighting plus french windows and doors. This 3/4 bedroom pool home has an oak and leaded glass entry door with side panels. The sunken living room has a stone fireplace and an oak french bay window. French windows also enhance the dining […]

Area communities step up disaster preparedness com

Agoura Hills revamps emergency team

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the city of Agoura Hills is stepping up its emergency preparedness. The city reopened its emergency operations center in January and has conducted numerous Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) meetings to train volunteers to help firefighters, police officers and medical professionals during a disaster. Team members are trained in disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical […]

Parents advised to test children’s vision

A recent national survey of parents found that more than two-thirds of parents think it is “very important” for children to receive an eye exam by an eye doctor prior to kindergarten. However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that only one-third of school-age children receive vision screenings or eye exams before starting school. In fact, as […]

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All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at this e-mail address: newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., Sept. 23 Talent show/G Bldg./7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 24 ACT Mon., Sept. 26 PSAT sales/AAC/through Friday Tues., Sept. 27 CSU/UC application workshop/7:50 a.m. Wed., […]

Friendship Fair coming to Agoura Hills

The Friendship Circle will hold its kickoff event for all children with special needs and their families at the third annual Friendship Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 25 at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The fair will include pony rides, petting zoo, arts and crafts projects, moon bounce, sing-along and pizza, all free. […]

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