2006-05-11

Acorn hosts forum for Assembly candidates



The Acorn, the Agoura/ Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and Charter Communications are sponsoring a public forum at 7:30 p.m., Tues., May 16 for candidates in the upcoming 41st state Assembly race. All contenders in the June 6 primary have been invited to take part in the two-hour forum, which will be televised on Charter cable. The primary will […]

Assistance League starts auxiliary for youth



Assistance League of Conejo Valley has successfully launched its first auxiliary, Assisteens, with a charter membership of 21. Membership in Assisteens is open to young men and women entering seventh through 11th grade. The newly elected board of Assisteens includes Ben Schwartz, chairman; Nick Matra, vice chairman; Kelsey Schmidt, recording secretary; Llana Kaye, corresponding secretary; and Andrew Singer, treasurer. Assistance […]

Oak Park council supports parents of special needs children

Group serves as guiding light in confusing times

The Special Education Advisory Council of Oak Park wants to assure parents of special needs students that they don’t need to feel hopelessly lost when dealing with local education agencies. The group serves as a guiding light, educating parents about their children’s rights and encouraging compassionate behavior by “normal” students. The nation has come to realize that it is a […]

Insurance group honors local agen



John Harbourne has been named 2005 national district leader by Genworth Life Insurance Company’s Long Term Care Insurance Division for his outstanding results in leading the Westlake Village district in growth, new agent placed production, lead efficiency and local marketing. The Thousand Oaks resident has an office in Agoura Hills. Harbourne specializes in helping to protect families and businesses against […]

Annual duck race will benefit Many Mansions

Grand prize is $5,000 cash

Many Mansions will present the eighth annual “Duck Race” from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sun., May 21 at The Lakes, 2200 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, adjacent to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Fees to “adopt-a-duck” are $10 for one duck, $50 for a “sixquack,” $100 for a “silver flock” of 13, $200 for a “golden flock” of […]

Cowboy arts for city slickers



Conejo Players Theatre, Inc. will present its eighth annual Cowboy Poetry and Western Music event on Fri. and Sat., May 12 and 13 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Each night, a pre-show performance will be staged from 7 to 7:45 p.m., with the main show at 8 p.m. and a “backstage” reception at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 […]

A healthy thanks to the local hospital



Too often we hear horror stories about patients’ experiences in the hospital. I am writing to compliment, laud and extol our Los Robles Hospital. I spent one week in the main facility and almost two more in the East Campus Rehab. I was so impressed with the coordination of Dr. Philip Barry’s office and the hospital. Each person I saw […]

Joanne Nelson



The award for top lister from Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks office for February was won by Joanne Nelson. At the company’s annual awards banquet in February, she won the Chairman’s Circle Gold award for excellent production in 2005. She also joined the Gibraltar Circle as one of the top 20 agents in Prudential California Realty for 2005. Nelson has […]

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The location: Westbound Lindero Canyon Road at the Russell Ranch Road/Via Colinas intersection The problem: The red light seems to take too long, backing up vehicular traffic. Possible solutions: The city of Westlake Village should allow the light to stay green longer. Immediate action: The problem was solved recently, according to Westlake Village City Engineer John Knipe. “Due to the […]

Foundation predicts what the future may look like



What will the future bring? Perhaps the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation knows. The foundation will host a colloquium, “The Day in Your Life-2016,” on May 20 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza to explore how emerging advances in science and technology will affect daily life. The program will feature a panel of professionals discussing what they believe life in […]


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