2006-11-09

Mayor to give State of City talk



Westlake Village Mayor Susan McSweeney will give the State of the City address at a luncheon on Mon., Dec. 4 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village. The event will be hosted by the Thousand OaksWestlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce. McSweeney’s topic will be “Westlake Village in 2006: A Special Year Connecting the Past, Present and […]

Steer clear of odometer fraud



A few simple pre-purchase steps can put the brakes on a crime that costs used-car buyers about $1 billion each year: odometer fraud. Odometer fraud is the illegal practice of rolling back odometers to make it appear that vehicles have lower mileage than they actually do. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 452,000 cases are reported every […]

Farmers Insurance opens 120,000-square-foot training complex



The Farmers Insurance Group’s new 120,000-square-foot training facility, The University of Farmers’, was dedicated at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 3 at 30801 Agoura Hills Road, Agoura Hills. The University of Farmers’ will be the training headquarters for thousands of Farmers’ agents and employees, both new and experienced. The original training facility started in March 2004 at the LAX […]

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SWEETY–Mia, 6, a female white domestic shorthair, was surrendered by her owner. Mia has a warm personality, loves to be cuddled and needs an inside home. Contact the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road and ask for ID No. A3579228. Occasionally pets have already been adopted so please call (818) 991-0071 or visit http://animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

Canadian a cappella group to perform



Performances To Grow On will present the Euphorics, the acclaimed a cappella quartet from Canada, in a concert titled “Ahhh….Cappella” at 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 11, Matilija Auditorium in Ojai. The concert is geared for all ages. According to the press release, “Each of the Euphorics is a powerful lead singer. Together, they cre ate a rich and soulful blend […]

Conserve water



Is there a water shortage in Southern California? I ride my bicycle around Agoura Hills, Westlake and Oak Park regularly. I see people hosing down their driveways, walkways and not too infrequently the street in front of their homes. Is this the best usage of this precious resource? Mike Duck Agoura Hills

Joanne Nelson www.theacorn.com



Joanne Nelson was recognized as the Top Selling Agent for August 2006, by Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks Regional office. In the addition to this honor, she received the Top Listing Agent award three times this year. Nelson is on her way to being among the top 20 agents in the firm this year, as she has been in the […]

Incumbents remain on park board



Gene “Hoss” Hostetler and James “Jim” Meredith will retain their seats on the Rancho Simi Recreation and Parks District board following Tuesday’s election. Of the 31,966 votes cast, Hostetler received 15,334 votes, or 47.97 percent, and Meredith 13,143 votes, or 41.12 percent. Challenger Samuel Lirones received 3,219 votes, or 10 percent. “Being elected to office is always so humbling a […]

Make a ‘date’ with The Acorn



The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly Datebook calendar. Datebook is devoted to announcements of local events that are offered free of charge to the public or require a minimal fee. Submissions must be typewritten and include: event and date, time, address, fee, if any, and a telephone number so readers can […]

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Learn about solar energy Solartronics, a solar electric installation company based out of Agoura Hills, is offering a series of free solar information workshops. electric “photovoltaic” equipment, or solar systems, that are designed to eliminate or at least mitigate home electric bills. More information is available by calling (818) 889-0440. Realtor awards The workshops will explain how solar electric systems […]


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