2006-03-23

Chamber hosts spring expo



The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its Spring Expo from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., March 30 at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The event has the theme “Fifties Rock ‘N’ Roll into Business Expo and Trade Show.” The expo will showcase local businesses’ products and services and provide guests an opportunity […]

Singles support group to meet



One Again Inc., Thousand Oaks chapter, is a singles support and social organization for divorced, widowed or separated men and women which meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the United Methodist Church, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The group encourages attendees to share experiences and offers an opportunity to forge new friendships. For more information, call Jean at (805) 526-2551.

Local firm announces promotion



Mark Caestecker recently joined the Westlake Village office of Ajilon Finance Solutions. A native of the Conejo Valley, Caestecker has more than over 20 years in accounting, operations, banking and marketing. Caestecker is trained in the fundamentals of continuous quality improvement and “lean” manufacturing. His career began in the banking industry working for Security Pacific and First Interstate Bank. An […]

Siamese rescue finds homes for cats



The Southern California Siamese Rescue is a nonprofit organization devoted to finding homes for Siamese cats. The organization doesn’t have a shelter but places the cats in private homes until adoption. Lack of foster homes is the single greatest impediment to taking in cats-a problem greater even than lack of funds. Kitten season is fast approaching, and Siamese Rescue has […]

Hyatt hosts bacchanalian celebration of food and wine



A good meal accompanied by fine wine makes the soul happy. Just ask the many smiling faces who attended the March 17 winemaker dinner hosted by the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. The popular ongoing series at the Westlake hotel pairs the gourmet creations of executive chef John Foerster with the fruit of some of California’s finest wineries. Last week’s winemaker dinner […]

Crossing guard is fed up



I’m a crossing guard at Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lake Lindero. While not crossing students, I’m able to observe many moving vehicles. Many of them are impatient, rude and reckless, speeding and running red lights. I’ve witnessed many accidents. Students and myself were nearly hit by autos. Even though drivers have been irate when they receive a traffic citation, they […]

Tricia Onsgard



Tricia Onsgard has been recognized for being in the top 1 percent of Coldwell Banker agents in Southern California. She has already sold more than $10 million in properties as of February and is off to another great year. In 2003, Onsgard was No. 17 in the Northwest region for selling 78 homes. She sold more than 50 homes from […]

School budget under review again



For the second time since Assembly Bill 1200 was passed in 1991, the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) filed a “qualified” interim budget with state officials to explain why the district has not raised its financial reserves to the mandated 3 percent. The assembly bill was created to ensure that local school districts in California are adequately prepared to […]

Everything’s coming up roses with Conejo Garden Club



CPA firm centralizes information



Brett Cleaver and Associates, an Agoura Hills CPA firm, announced its new Wealth Management Hub, a comprehensive approach to business and personal financial management. “Most individuals and businesses today rely on any number of professional advisors, all working independently of each other,” Cleaver said. “An integrated effort is required to achieve an overall strategic result.” The Wealth Management Hub uses […]


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