Brownley says state budget outlook grim

Financially speaking, the next couple of years aren’t going to be easy in California. That was the message gathered from Assemblymember Julia Brownley’s recent talk with members of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce. “It’s hard to know what the next year is going to look like,” said Brownley (D-Woodland Hills). “There’s been talk that it’s the year for health care […]

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High School Highlights

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. 30: Studentdirected musical/G building/7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 1: SAT subject tests Link crew casino night/G building/7 p.m. Mon., Dec. 3: TAB meeting/faculty dining […]

The Art of Being

“Not Christian or Jew, Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, Zen. Not any religion or culture system. I am not from the East or the West, not out of the ocean or up from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not composed of elements at all . . . belong to the Beloved, have seen the two worlds as One and […]

Countrywide’s weathering tough economic times

As many of you know, the past few months have been difficult for banks and other financial services firms, particularly those in the mortgage industry and especially for Countrywide. But while the news seems to be everywhere lately, the story is really here, in our backyard. Every day, thousands of proud Countrywide employees, many of whom are our neighbors, go […]

Republicans gathering

A Republican group called Voters for the Constitution will meet locally at 7 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 5 to discuss the current slate of presidential candidates. “Our group supports candidates who back Constitutional principles and promote peace, freedom and prosperity,” said Woody Holmes, the group’s organizer. Call Liz at (877) 874-6829 to RSVP and for meeting location.

Reserve spot for GOP holiday gala

Event is Dec. 6

Thousand Oaks Republican Women Federated will host a Christmas and holiday gala on Thurs., Dec. 6 at Sherwood Country Club, 320 W. Stafford Road, Thousand Oaks. The event gets underway with a 10:45 a.m. reception followed by a holiday luncheon and program at noon. An RSVP is due by today, Thurs., Nov. 29. Call Rosemary Licata at (818) 8894839. Gentlemen […]

Viewpoint seniors win ‘Heisman’ award

Brandon Mischel of Tarzana and Marisa Leonard of Westlake Village won the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award on behalf of Viewpoint School in Calabasas. The Heisman program also selected Brandon as one of 20 California State Finalists for the award, placing him among the top student-athletes in the nation. Brandon and his parents will attend a banquet honoring the winners […]

Called to the Torah

Halle Lorkis was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah on Oct. 20 at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. She is the daughter of Lisa and Scott Lorkis of Agoura Hills and an eighthgrade student at Lindero Canyon Middle School.

A silver anniversary for Agoura Hills

The city of Agoura Hills is recognizing its 25th anniversary this year, and on Dec. 8 the celebration culminates with a glittery Silver Gala at The Canyon club. Rock legend Pat Benatar will perform at the posh affair and tickets are available to the public. Call (818) 597-7361 for information. Earlier this year, the annual Reyes Adobe Days was hosted […]

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