Business leaders gather for holiday cheer

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers CHAMBERS MIXING IT UP—Above left, Toni Yamin, Calabasas Chamber of Commerce chairman of the board, and Angela Schwanz, manager of the Leonis Adobe Museum, help introduce next year’s Board Chairman Stephanie Warren, right, during the Chamber’s annual holiday mixer at the Hilton Garden Inn. Warren will be officially installed Jan. 26. Left, Charfasl Restaurant owner Melody Aryahusaini […]

Auld Lang Syne trivia

The traditional way to usher in New Year’s is by singing “Auld Lang Syne,” a very old Scottish folk ballad transcribed and published by poet Robert Burns. The title is said to mean “days long past,” “old long ago,” or “times gone by.” Although the song has been used for New Year’s Eve since 1896, bandleader Guy Lombardo popularized the […]

Oak View teen dies while on ski vacation

Sam Manocchia, 18, an Agoura resident and recent graduate of Oak View High School, died in his sleep Nov. 24 while on a ski vacation with friends in Mammoth. The preliminary cause of death was acute congestive heart failure, according to the Mono County coroner. Authorities are awaiting a final toxicology report. Ray Ruotolo, Manocchia’s best friend, said he was […]

The next Great One?

Money Mailer welcomes new owner

Money Mailer, a quality leader in the $55 billion direct mail industry since 1979, continues to grow with a new owner, Myron Basch, serving Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, and Malibu. Money Mailer provides a wide range of direct mail advertising solutions including their main product: the oversized red, white and blue envelope filled with money-saving coupons. A […]

Donate a car and help a charity

Cars4charities has a unique opportunity for you to get a yearend tax deduction and help one of more than 250 charities at the same time. Donate an unwanted car to Cars4charities and you’ll be eligible for a tax deduction of $500 or what the car is sold for, whichever is greater. Cars4charities will handle the entire donation process from start to […]

Christmas tree recycling offered

The Christmas tree doesn’t have to go to waste once the holidays are over, according to Waste Management/G.I. Industries officials. Waste Management, which collects trash and recyclables from residents and businesses in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, offers its customers a variety of environmentally-friendly ways to recycle or dispose of Christmas trees. “Every year in California, more than 40,000 tons […]

Pruning demonstration a cut above

The Ventura County Rose Society will host a pruning demonstration, specifically how to prune “old garden roses,” at 9 a.m. Sat., Jan. 21 in the Heritage Rose Garden on the grounds of the Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. The demonstration will be presented by Jeri Jennings, consulting rosarian and founder of the Gold Coast Heritage […]

Life insurance: a safety net for women

Women need to face the fact that many will outlive their husbands, leaving an emotional and financial void. The fact is, 75 percent of American married women will become widows and need to support themselves. Of even more concern, nearly 85 percent of the elderly poor in the nation are female. This doesn’t have to happen to you if you […]

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“Munich” Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciaran Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, Ayelet Zurer, Geoffrey Rush Rated: R (for violence) Running Time: 181 minutes Best Suited For: Those who see war as the least of any acceptable solution Least Suited For: Anyone expected a glossy, stylized “Hollywood” action-packed adventure Acorn’s Rating Guide: Much ink has already […]

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