New Chamber board announced

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce announced its 2006 board of directors, led by Chairman John Dokken, governmental and external affairs director for Verizon. Dokken said that among his goals this year, he wants to increase membership and individual participation in Chamber activities. Dokken began his career in 1978 with GTE, now Verizon, and since then has held […]

White Oak’s half-day schedule upsets parents

Every Wednesday, students at White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village are dismissed at 12:25 p.m., about one-and-a-half hours earlier than the other four days of the week. The class instruction that students lose on Wednesdays is called “banked” time because the time that students miss is tacked on to the other days of the week. Teachers use the extra […]

Job fair coming to West Hills

The Canoga Park/West Hills WorkSource Center will host the first of a series of job fairs from 9 a.m. to noon Thurs., March 2 at 21010 Vanowen St., Canoga Park. More than 20 area employers from various industries will be on hand to provide recruitment information to prospective employees, as well as to fill a variety of job openings. Among […]

A wolf in sheep’s clothing?

The California Department of Parks and Recreation, the National Park Service and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy have begun making plans for how to develop the recently acquired Soka University property near Calabasas. We say develop because, yes, there will be development at the site. If those residents who voted last fall against the Malibu Valley Inn and Spa across […]

This New Spanish Colonial Estate In Agoura Overlooks Two Mountain-View Acres

This new Spanish Co onial estate in Agoura has 5-bedrooms, 5-bathrooms and overlooks two mountain-view acres in a gated community of four homes. There’s room for horses and vineyards. For more information on this property listed at $2,850,000, call Bill and Brett Kozma at (818) 991-9191.

Agoura Hills natives shoot movie here

Agoura Hills natives Michael Breines and Corey Wish just wrapped shooting on a short film, “Matters of Life and Death,” which they filmed in Agoura Hills with “Jurassic Park” actor Joseph Mazzello. Breines and Wish produced “Matters of Life and Death,” and Mazzello, who played the young boy in the first two “Jurassic Park” movies, wrote, directed and starred in […]

Gardeners give the goods

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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., Feb. 17: Comedy Sportz/G Bldg./6 p.m. Mon., Feb. 20: No school/Presidents’ Day Tues., Feb. 21: Charger Club meeting/A1/7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 22: Spring musical/G […]

Adobe hosts art contest

Students to design logo

The Leonis Adobe Museum invites middle and high school students to participate in an art contest to design a new official logo for the Leonis Adobe Museum. Public, private and home school students are invited to participate. The contest winner will receive a $200 American Express gift certificate for his or her design. “We wanted to give local art students […]


•In Georgette King’s letter to the editor last week complaining about too many traffic tickets, King said, “I am arguing the validity of a speeding ticket.” She meant to say, “I am not arguing the validity of a speeding ticket.” •In last week’s article, “Agoura Hills honors volunteers who make community a better place,” Calabasas City Councilmember James Bozajian was […]