2007-01-04

Girl’s love for animals pays off



An 11-year-old Oak Park girl has used her talents and love for dogs to raise $1,000 for Guide Dogs of America. Brooke Kaufman met her goal in mid-December after nearly a year of creating and selling small denim handbags. The money will go toward the training of new puppies. A budding designer, Brooke took her flair for art and clothing […]

YMCA to host ‘Healthy Families Day’



The Southeast Ventura County YMCA will host the Dole/YMCA Healthy Families Day on Sat., Jan. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will feature games and activities for children and a variety of booths with experts on improving family lifestyles. Co-sponsor Dole Food Company will provide giveaways and healthy snacks. The Triunfo YMCA event in Agoura Hills […]

Pet sitters provide needed animal care



When his master works long hours or the family takes a business trip or vacation, sometimes Fido can get left behind without a walk or enough fresh water to drink. More and more people are turning to pet sitters, dog walkers–even personal trainers–to make sure their dogs, cats, birds and fish get the care they need. Catherine Cobb runs Fido […]

‘Bikefit’ movement founder to speak



Sundance Cycles will present Serotta customer appreciation night and demo event on Sat., Feb. 3. At 7:30 a.m. there will be a group ride in the Santa Monica Mountains and at noon a ride following the historic stagecoach route through the Conejo Valley. Ben Serotta will speak at 6 p.m. at the shop, 5019 Kanan Road in Agoura Hills. Serotta […]

This Home Has Been Completely Remodeled and Expanded



This home has been expanded and completely remodeled. It is on more than .5 acre and zoned for horses, with a three-stall barn and tack room. There is a pool and spa, and a balcony with views. The gourmet island kitchen has granite counters and topoftheline appliances. The home has dualpaned windows and slider, plantation shutters and crown molding, surroundsound […]

Donations needed to help launch new YMCA



The Miller Family YMCA, which will open in March in the Dos Vientos neighborhood of Newbury Park, is seeking donated preschool toys and play equipment. “Families who have outgrown their preschool years and want a tax donation should consider donating toys and play equipment to the YMCA,” said John Rutherford, president of the Southeast Ventura County YMCA. Rutherford said the […]

Blood donors still needed



United Blood Services— Central Coast will host the following blood drives: Triunfo YMCA Healthy Families Day, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 6 at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. All donors will receive a coupon for a free lunch from Quiznos.   Conejo Valley YMCA Healthy Families Day, 10:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 6 at […]

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BUNDLE OF LOVE—Frankie, 10, a female gray tabby, needs a home. Frankie can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Frankie home, ask for ID No. A0741538. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit www.animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

School bond campaign was not negative



I was surprised to see The Acorn’s New Year’s editorial (Dec. 28) list the defeat of the Oak Park School Bond H6 as an example of what really concerns The Acorn’s staff about “what’s in store for the future.” The editors wrote, “A bond measure to raise funds for Oak Park schools became the target of negative campaigning.” To set […]

Francesco Puccio



Francesco Puccio is now associated with the Newbury Park office of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties. Puccio is a Southern California native with more than 18 years of real estate experience. She has knowledge of corporate relocation clients and REO and foreclosure properties and has been a consistent top producer. Call Puccio at (805) 340-0908.


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