Mystery writer to share secrets with CLU students

Paula L. Woods, the author of the acclaimed Charlotte Justice mystery series, will speak on “The Mystery Genre: The Rise of the Ethnic Detective” at 7:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 27 in the Lundring Events Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Woods will also lead a Creative Writing Workshop […]


THURS., FEB. 21 Bonsai Society Conejo Valley Bonsai Society meets 7:30 p.m., Community Center of Westlake Village City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Workshop on bonsai plants. (805) 374-9668. Treasure Hunters Gold Coast Treasure Hunters and Metal Detecting Club meets 7 p.m., Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avendia Simi. Displays, information, refreshments. Public welcomed, free. (805) 485-2225, diginit@gmail.com. A Work […]

Westlake High hosts scholarship workshop

High school students and parents need to know about all the college scholarship money available to them and how to obtain it, according to Cassie Urspringer, Westlake High School’s college and career guidance specialist. That’s why the school is hosting a college scholarship workshop for parents and students from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 25 in the school […]

St. Maximilian employment ministry to meet

The St. Maximilian Employment Ministry will meet at 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 28 in room 2 of St. Max Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. The program, “Preparing for interview: Due diligence and job search strategies,” will outline steps to take in formulating a research and networking strategy and an effective marketing plan. All are welcomed. For more information, […]

Concern about water tank construction dust is overblown

I’m so relieved that The Acorn, MAC Council and Ventura County Health Department are on guard to protect Oak Park from the “Invasion of the Spores.” Wow, you may want to re-enlist Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd (vintage Ghostbusters) with their special suits to combat this alien threat. Wonder how the entire town has been constructed to date and we […]

Citizen of the Year

By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers HONORED TO BE HERE– James Bozajian listens while Kevin Cordasco, 11, thanks the Calabasas mayor for naming him the city’s Citizen of the Year. Despite the list of impressive accomplishments boasted by the city of Calabasas during the past year, the most revered moment of the 10th annual State of the City address […]

Author to speak at Conejo Jewish Academy

Evening sponsored by Friendship Circle

Author Sourena Vasseghi will speak at 7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 25 at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood Street in Agoura Hills. Vasseghi was born with cerebral palsy and has a marked speech impediment. He is an author and inspirational speaker. The evening is sponsored by the Conejo Valley Friendship Circle, a local nonprofit organization that provides programs for children […]

Building Industry’s HomeAid Names Perlberg

Robert A. Perlberg was recently elected president of HomeAid Los Angeles/Ventura, the nonprofit arm of the Building Industry Association of Southern California. Perlberg entered the homebuilding industry in 1969 and has served as CEO for RAP Communications Inc., a full service marketing and advertising firm, since 1975. He has both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from USC. He has previously served […]

Honor roll

Katie Bukowski has been named to the dean’s list for the summer 2007 academic quarter of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in at least 12 units of academic work for the honor. Bukowski is a 2003 graduate of Agoura High School and […]

Terminators youth basketball league begins play

Terminators Basketball, a youth club travel team, has launched its winter/spring season with league and tournament play. The team, composed of players from Agoura Hills, Oak Park and Westlake Village also announced its sponsorship roster. California Do-it Centers and the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce are supporting the team as contributing sponsors, and Sue Ruttenberg of Coldwell Banker is […]