2006-11-23

Tony Bennett concert raises funds for Painted Turtle



The starstudded benefit concert that celebrated musical legend Tony Bennett’s 80th birthday will help brighten the lives of countless children who endure chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Some of Hollywood’s biggest names joined Bennett at the Nov. 9 concert at the Kodak Theatre. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will support the Hole in the Wall Camps, including the […]

Be Santa to a senior this season

Agencies partner to bring cheer to seniors

Residents may purchase a gift to be given to a local needy senior citizen in the Be a Santa to a Senior program. The area office of Home Instead Senior Care, the world’s largest provider of non-medical home care and companionship for older adults, has partnered with Simi Valley Senior Center, Thousand Oaks Senior Center, Oasis Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social […]

Countrywide opens new Calabasas center

Banking operations are expanded

Countrywide Bank announced the opening of a financial center in Calabasas on Nov. 13, a few blocks from Countrywide’s corporate headquarters. The new center at 23659 Calabasas Road brings to 21 the number of Countrywide locations in Southern California. The new financial center is across from The Commons at Calabasas at the corner of Park Granada and Calabasas Road. “With […]

Quick tips for packing a lunch



Whether you’re rushing to get the kids out the door in the morning or preparing tomorrow’s school lunches the night before, following some simple advice and “tricks of the lunchbox trade” can help keep your children’s meals safe. The experts at the Partnership for Food Safety Education are serving up these helpful tips when preparing school lunches: +Always keep it […]

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 […]


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