2006-10-12

Rotary Club welcomes the ‘Accidental CEO’

Speaker is a successful entrepreneur, author

The RotarClub of CalabasasAgoura Hills wihost successful entrepreneur and author Tom Voccolat today’s meetinin Calabasas. Voccola wrot”The AccidentaCEO: A leader’Journey from Egto Purpose.” An “accidental” CEO of three companies himself, Voccola is an accomplished speaker, writer and cofounder and past chairman of the Los Angeles area CEO Round Table for the American Electronics Association. With his wife, Frances, Voccola recently […]

Agoura Valley Women’s Club gives back



Civic duty and charitable contributions may be the Agoura Valley Women’s Club central tenet, but the tight-knit group also knows how to have a good time. At the club’s recent membership drive meeting in Westlake Village, the women combined a busy work agenda with food, laughter, games and gag gifts. The nonprofit, nondenominational service and philanthropic organization focuses on education, […]

Westlake Players tempt ‘Hand of Fate’



The Westlake Players, the student performing group of Westlake High School, will present “Hand of Fate” at 7:30 p.m. on Wed. through Fri., Oct. 18 to 20 in the school theater at 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. This short dramatic piece, written and directed by theater director Catherine Conti, showcases the student talent in a portrayal of a […]

Symphony to present ‘A Night at the Opera’



Passion, mayhem and murder willbe the order of the evening when the New West Symphony presents “A Night at the Opera” at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Oct. 20 and 21 as part of its 200607 Masterpiece Series. The program, with Boris Brott conducting, will include favorite opera arias, scenes and ensembles. Glinka, Puccini, Verdi and Mozart will be among […]

Tom Kimmel to play Bodie House



The Bodie House in Agoura Hills will present singer/ songwriter Tom Kimmel at 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 28. Admission is a $15 donation with all proceeds going to the musician. A dessert/appetizer bar is provided and food contributions are appreciated. Since 1980, Kimmel’s songs have been recorded by Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman of Byrds fame and Levon Helm of […]

Season’s greetings



Country Harvest Faire luncheon coming to Calabasas



The Calabasas Women’s Connection will host a Country Harvest Faire luncheon on Thurs., Oct. 19 at the Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento. Doors open at 10 a.m. for sales and auction bids. The program and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. The silent auction will include gift baskets, baked goods, handcrafted items, plants and gently-used items. Susan Anderson, associate producer for […]

Bond measure criticized



Before voting on bond measure H6, consider the following: The amount of $71.1 million appears to be excessive. The new construction is questionable when the student population is declining, an ongoing expectation. +The bond measure is not about repair. Over 50 percent is designated for new construction, over 40 percent is designated for upgrades and less than 10 percent is […]

Bond subsidizes out-of-district transfer students



There are four overarching questions every Oak Park voter should consider before deciding how to vote on H6: Do we want even more outof-district students needed to fill the new buildings and make use of the extensive remodeling that are part of the $80 million in funds? Do we want or need a district of more than 3,700 (our approximate […]

Old schools badly in need of repairs



I don’t like paying taxes any more than you. The opponents to H6, the Oak Park school facilities bond measure, are right to question how money is spent. Once a community forms a school district, it is the community’s responsibility to maintain the facilities; it is not a state’s responsibility. Brookside Elementary is 38 years old and needs to be […]