2006-11-23

Pat Soteras will be sorely missed



The joy of each Thursday is reading The Acorn. However, this morning as I read page 2, I was overcome with grief to learn that a lovely lady, Patricia Soteras, had passed away. The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Chamber of Commerce would not be what it is today without the assistant leadership of Pat. There was never a time that she didn’t […]

Real Estate School To Open This Fall



Syd Leibovitch, owner and president of Rodeo Realty/Paramount Properties Division, has announced plans to open an additional real estate school in Ventura County this fall. Leibovitch has appointed Tonie Ross as director of training for the facility. Ross brings with her more than 30 years industry experience in training and management, having served for the last 15 years as director […]

Charity League will hold annual ball



National Charity League, San Fernando Valley Chapter will host its 41st annual Charity Ball, “Imagine,” on Sat., Nov. 25 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The Charity Ball will honor 12 young women representing communities throughout the San Fernando Valley and Conejo Valley for their philanthropic commitment to the community. This year is the 51st anniversary of National Charity League […]

Golf Classic supports special needs kids



CLASSIC-Sports stars head out to the Calabasas Country Club to play in the Stillpoint Resources Gold Classic to support families of special needs children. Ross Porter, former Los Angeles Dodgers announcer, hosted the tournament. Dr. Ross Porter Jr. is founder and executive director of Stillpoint Resources. Pictured standing from left are: Vin Scully, Keith Erickson, T.J. Simers, Kevin Malone, Ross […]

Klein exits Westlake practice



Monika Klein, a clinical nutritionist and wellness coach, has left her Westlake Alternative Healthcare office to focus on her clientele in Woodland Hills and Santa Monica. Klein has been specializing in weight loss programs for more than 16 years. She also works with clients who are struggling with high cholesterol, food allergies and hormone balancing. Klein is the past Southern […]

Early learning crucial for toddlers



Children start learning the minute they are born and what they learn in the first few years depends on the experiences they have. Currently, half of all children in the U.S. who enter kindergarten have underdeveloped learning skills. According to the U.S. Department of Education, almost half of kindergartners enter school unprepared and fall behind their peers when learning such […]

Chamber director was a friend



I am still shocked and saddened by the death of Pat Soteras. Many- if not all-of us in the Chamber lost a true friend. It is true that Pat took over the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce office seven years ago when it had nothing in the bank, 150 members, and the only people who attended Chamber events were […]

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It was recently announced that Dilbeck Realtors GMAC real estate management team, consisting of 40 managers and department heads, gathered in Temecula for the firm’s annual retreat. Steve Murray, editor of RealTrends, the trusted source of information for the residential real estate marketplace across the United States, served as this year’s facilitator. Murray brought a great deal of informative information […]

New officers announced for Republican group



The Westlake Village Women Republican Federated installation of officers will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., Dec. 8 at Sherwood Country Club. Cost is $55. A Christmas boutique and luncheon are planned. The newly elected executive officers are Ellen Burson, president; Jo Ann Horwitz, first vice president; Ann Kuck, second vice president; Sam Johnston, third vice president; Susan […]

Food Share’s holiday challenge underway



This year’s “Holiday Challenge,” the annual countywide food and fund drive sponsored by FOOD Share Ventura County, will continue through Dec. 24. FOOD Share has asked businesses, schools, service clubs, churches and others to sponsor their own local food drives to collect much-needed food and assistance. The goal is to collect 170,000 pounds of food to feed more than 100,000 […]


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