2005-12-29

The Acorn’s top 2005 photos



Four executives join Wellness Community board



Four local executive leaders have joined The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura board of directors. They are Thomas Cromwell, Dole Food Company vice president and chief information officer; Joe DiDonato, Countrywide Financial Corporation executive vice president and chief technology learning officer; Scott P. Hansen, Bank of America Private Bank vice president and private client advisor; and Brian T. Layfield, Cardservice International chief […]

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 […]


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