2008-02-14

Job search workshop



The Outstanding Professional Employment Network, a chapter of Experience Unlimited, offers a free, fiveday job search workshop for unemployed professionals. The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. through Fri., Feb. 25 to 29 in Simi Valley. The workshop includes resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, networking, online job search and more. For more information or to register, call […]

Man commits insurance fraud



Ronald Berlinsky, 58, of Westlake Village, has pled guilty to one count of felony auto insurance fraud. On May 23, 2003 Berlinsky reported to police that his 2000 Ford Expedition was stolen. He claimed he parked his car in front of his house the night before and when he woke up the next morning it was gone. Later that day, […]

Oak Park road brings danger



We who live on the side streets that exit only onto Oak Hills Drive know its traffic dangers. Exiting from Vista Dorado onto Oak Hills Drive, we have a very limited view to the right- blocked by trees and an electrical panel- and a blind traffic pocket on the left which hides cars from our view. Oak Hills Drive has […]

Retail data still strong

Local economy tries to thwart recession

By John Loesing  newstip@theacorn.com The slumping Conejo Valley housing market can expect little relief in 2008, a stark contrast to the area’s retail business environment, which continues to see signs of growth and prosperity, experts said last week at an economic forecast breakfast in Westlake Village. Because commercial real estate builders, unlike their counterparts in the residential sector, did not […]

Learning from the expert



Viewpoint seniors vie for National Merit Scholarships



Agoura’s auto class goes the extra mile



For the second year in a row, Agoura High School finished first in the Greater Los Angeles County Automotive Technology Competition for high school seniors, beating out 50 other schools in a race to the national championship. The competition was Jan. 26 at Cerritos College. Auto shop teacher John Andersen said two of his students, John Theodsiou and Brandon Patterson, […]

Churches send care packages to soldiers



The small care package on display in the Christian Reformed Church’s (CRC) Grand Rapids office contains snacks, breakfast foods, toiletries, a book of Bible-based reflections and a prayer card. Geared to satisfy personal as well as spiritual needs, the package is an example of ways that churches can reach out to soldiers who are serving overseas in Afghanistan or Iraq, […]

Food drive was a big success



After reading about a critical food shortage in our local food banks, I decided to put together my own food drive and left notes in my neighbor’s mailboxes, about 60 of them. I asked them to pick up an extra bag of groceries when they were out shopping that week and leave them by their door for me to pick […]

County to examine home property values, assessor says



Approximately 210,000 single family homes and condominium properties sold in Los Angeles County between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2007 will be examined to see if they qualify for lower property taxes, Assessor Rick Auerbach told a meeting of the Agoura/Oak Park/ Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce last week. The socalled declineinvalue reassessment has been spurred by falling home […]


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