2006-08-24

Village Voices seeks singers for holidays



Auditions begin Sunday The Villages Voices Chorale will host open auditions beginning Sun., Aug. 27 for its holiday concert season. Interested men and women singers from throughout Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley may call (805) 4952701 for additional information and an audition appointment. Choral singing experience and good sight-reading skills are a plus. The chorale’s holiday concert is […]

How will the ‘big box’ be regulated?



I beg to differ with Ms. Carraway-Bowman’s letter advocating a Lowe’s as the best use of the last vacant major parcel in our community. Ms. Carraway-Bowman stated that the “initiative does not take design control away from the city.” Page 2 of the “Plain Language Description of (a) Measure” (PLD) and common sense conclude otherwise. Ask yourself, would Lowe’s spend […]

Real Estate Agent Uses Old And New Strategies For Success



Any real estate agent will tell you that business is all about building relationships. To do this, many use their “sphere of influence,” or social network. Some form alliances with relocation companies or other business professionals for their referrals. Then there is the traditional “floor time” (working the reception desk of a real estate office), open houses, and mass mailing […]

Mark Tyoran



Mark Tyoran of Re/Max Olson & Associates Inc., North Ranch office in Westlake Village, has been commended by broker/ owner Todd C. Olson and President Keith Myers for his production in July with sales totaling more than $4.5 million. He also received accolades for achieving “Chairman Circle” status for 2005. This honor places him in the top 1 percent of […]

Microchips required on local dogs



To reduce the number of dogs euthanized at animal shelters, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has amended animal control codes to require that all dogs in the county’s unincorporated areas must be spayed or neutered and have a microchip implanted containing the owner’s contact information. The city of Agoura Hills said it will follow suit. Nathan Hamburger, assistant […]

Group supports ALS sufferers



The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the ALS Association, which provides support for people with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), their families and friends, will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 26 in the community room at the Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. For more information, call Anna Jackson at (818) […]

Oaks Christian ranked among nation’s best teams



Preseason high school football rankings are beginning to slowly filter in and the Oaks Christian team figures prominently in many polls. PrepNation.com has the Lions listed as the No. 4 squad in the U.S. MaxPreps.com ranks OCHS as its No. 9 team in the country, while CalHighSports.com puts Oaks Christian at No. 17 overall. MaxPreps and CalHighSports both said the […]

‘Godspell’ rehearsals begin



Middle and high school students are invited to participate in a production of t h e musical “Godspell” at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. Rehearsals are ongoing, Sun days from 4 to 6 p.m. in the choir room at the church, including a rehearsal on Sun., Sept. 3, which falls on Labor Day weekend. Performances of the […]

Clean bill of health



Last week at the Agoura Animal Shelter, the last of our two hard-working washers broke down within a day of each other. It was a disaster for the shelter with the amount of washing we do daily, and all day, to keep our animals comfortable with blankets, beds and towels. The Acorn kindly agreed to print our plea for donated […]

Backing Windmill Park



Situated on a cul-de-sac and backing Windmill Park, this property is behind gates in an exclusive area with community pool and spa. This house has 4-bedrooms and 4-baths. The fifth bedroom is now a study with desk and built-ins. The gourmet island kitchen has corian counters and upgraded appliances. The family room has a fireplace, built-in entertainment center and surround […]


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