2007-11-15

Community gets talking



The Ventura County Community Foundation is hosting “Open Wednesdays,” a series of meetings in each of the county’s 10 cities intended to provide a forum for local nonprofits, donors, community leaders and elected officials to discuss priorities for the foundation’s programs, services and grant making. The next meeting will be 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wed., Dec., 5 in the Elizabeth […]

Agoura fundraiser will help women’s soccer pioneer



Jolly Cochetti, a Simi Valley resident and a pioneer on the U.S. women’s soccer scene, is suffering from a brain tumor, and friends and teammates are hosting a garage sale and fundraiser Sat., Nov. 17 in Agoura Hills to help pay for her medical expenses. The 46yearold Cochetti began playing soccer at 9 years old and was later recruited to […]

High School Hi-Lights



All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at this e-mail address: newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., Nov. 16: Comedy Sportz/G building/6 p.m. Sat., Nov. 17: Mock SAT/A-1/ 8:45 a.m. Mon., Nov. 19: Fall break (through Nov. 23)/no school Calabasas Coyotes […]

City program puts readers on the same page



GOOD LITERATURE– Left, author T.C. Boyle, right, autographs a copy of his book “Tortilla Curtain” for Roy Kaiser, principal at Lindero Canyon Middle School, before speaking last week at the Reyes Adobe historical site. Boyle’s book is part of the Agoura Hills One City One Book program.

Where’s the representation?



Thirtyfive percent of the registered voters in Westlake Village voted in the City Council election on Nov. 6. As a result, here is the representation we now have on our City Council: three councilmembers- Davis, Rutherford, and Slavin- are residents of The Trails, and two- Klessig and McSweeney- are from Three Springs. We have no representation on our council from […]

Hot New Alternative Heating Option: Multi-Fuel Stoves



If environmental, cost and convenience concerns put the damper on your love affair with your wood burn ng stove, take heart. New energy efficient multi-fuel stoves that burn environmentally friendly, renewable fuel could re-ignite your passion Wood-burning stoves have been a home heating staple for centuries. More recently, stoves that burn dried wheat or corn, or pellets made from dehydrated, […]

Gourd artist to host workshop



A free family craft workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 18 at the Rancho Sierra Vista/ Satwiwa Native American Indian Cultural Center at Lynn Road and Via Goleta in Newbury Park. Nadiya Littlewarrior will lead the workshop, where participants will learn to create an ornament or necklace from a […]

Free workshop



The Foundation for Wellness Professionals will present a free community workshop on balancing hormones naturally at 7 p.m. Tues., Nov. 27 at the Oak Park Library conference room, 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. Participants will learn the causes of and non-drug solutions for PMS and menopausal symptoms, such as fatigue, low energy and mood swings. The speaker will be […]

Admissions interviews



At the recent USC counselor conference, we read applications submitted by last year’s freshmen hopefuls. One of the files included a report written by an interviewer, who described the prospective student as “boring.” It was jarring to see a respected admissions officer label this student a dud. But even more surprising is the fact that the student will be joining […]

Young reader shows good taste



YUMMY- Katherine Wong, 4, of Oak Park tries food from different cultures at the Agoura Hills Library during the One City One Book event. After author Stephanie Jacob Gordon read “Something’s Happening on Calabash Street,” the library recreated part of the story where everyone shares ethnic dishes.


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