2007-08-23

Amgen restructuring includes buyout packages



By Nancy Needham  nancy@theacorn.com Amgen, having announced it will restructure by reducing staff by 2,200 to 2,600 workers and making other cutbacks, is offering some employees a package to voluntarily leave the company. Those employees have been notified they are eligible for a Voluntary Transition Program, which includes a sum of money and, possibly, other incentives. A combination that includes […]

Club members enjoy beauty and bingo



FLOWER POWER- The Conejo Orchid Society hosts a social bingo night at the Westlake Town Center Meeting Room last Monday. The society, which has about 50 members, meets the second Monday of every month. For information, call (805) 278-2205.

Gearing up to go back to school



For millions of American families, back-to-school shopping has evolved from a quick dash for paper and pencils into a process that begins much earlier in the summer. The U.S. Department of Education estimates that almost 18 million students will enroll in American colleges and universities this year. And a new national survey shows that families with college-bound students have been […]

Website offers $100,000 to fantasy football champ



Fantasy football season has officially arrived. While traditional headtohead or point-based scoring leagues continue to gain mainstream popularity, the folks at RotoHog.com are offering something a little less conventional for its users this season. The online company cofounded by David Wu, a longtime Thousand Oaks resident who now resides in Simi Valley, has launched its inaugural fantasy football campaign. RotoHog […]

Time to prepare for fire season



With the approaching Zaca Fire, county residents need to review and prepare for protecting their animals during the upcoming fire season. The Humane Society of Ventura County has plans in place to help with evacuations, but there is much the public can do in advance to safeguard their pets. The society suggests five points for safety: •Make sure every animal […]

Council candidate ready to try again



I would like to thank the 1,728 people who voted for me two years ago in the Agoura Hills City Council election. It was a significant improvement from the 523 votes I received in 2003, but still not enough to get sworn in as a council member. That is why I have decided to run again, and humbly ask for […]

Yesterday’s Luxurious Home Accents are Today’s Quick and Easy Upgrade



It’s no secret that designs of the past inspire modern home décor trends. While many of these styles symbolize traditional fashions, many consumers blend classic architectural details with contemporary home furnishings. Products like crown molding, chair rails and ceiling medallions can give your dining room, den or living room an elegant upgrade without investing in a whole room makeover. Crown […]

Calabasas residents take their recycling seriously

Next year's goal is 70 tons of TVs and computer monitors

By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com Batteries, paint, eyeglasses–Calabasas residents stay resolute to the need to recycle different kinds of waste in the city, and the end-of-the-year numbers prove it. In recent years the city has amplified its program, which includes local roundups and the placement of distribution bins to help residents recycle a wide range of trash. More bins are being […]

Saving for retirement can be challenging



The retirement of the boomer generation and the generations that follow won’t be like the retirement of their parents and grandparents, since approximately half of the American workforce does not have access to any kind of retirement savings plan at work. Fortunately, some in Congress are working on ways to make it easier to save for retirement. Saving for retirement […]

District to host Superintendent’s Forums



As part of its outreach into the community, The Las Virgenes Unified School District will sponsor bi-monthly Superintendent’s Forums open to residents. The sessions will be unstructured and allow community members to raise issues and ask questions of district senior management. The meetings will be held at school sites to allow residents to visit their neighborhood schools. Superintendent Donald Zimring […]


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