2008-07-24

Museum fundraiser takes off



HIGH-FLYING PRIZE- President Judy Phelps of the Santa Paula Aviation Museum shows off a 1947 Stinson Voyager that the museum will raffle off in September to raise funds. The airplane is valued at $25,000. The winner will be given a choice between the airplane or $20,000 in cash. Tickets cost $100. Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and $250 will also […]

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS



Company Name Symbol July 23 July 16 July 9 July 2 Headquartered AMGEN AMGN 53.92 52.39 50.85 48.84 THOUSAND OAKS BAXTER BAX 68.045 65.88 65.00 63.83 THOUSAND OAKS BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP BHBC 1.42 1.19 1.11 1.47 CALABASAS CAMINOSOFT CORP. CMSF 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.07 WESTLAKE VILLAGE CHEESECAKE FACTORY CAKE 16.19 15.65 15.46 15.31 CALABASAS DIODES, INC DIOD 26.27 25.39 24.25 […]

Quakes win division- playoffs next



With a 2-1 home win over the Fresno Fuego at Calabasas High on Sunday, the San Fernando Valley Quakes captured the United Soccer League’s Premier Development Southwest Division championship. The division title is the first in the franchise’s three-year history. In the last 12 games, the Quakes are undefeated, going 7-0-5 with wins in their final four regular-season contests. San […]

Big check will go a long way



BIG HEARTED- Get Real, a Conejo Valley real estate networking group, donates $2,000 to Support for the Kids, a nonprofit charity that helps underprivileged foster children. Taking part in the check presentation were Get Real members, front row from left: Sue Sylvester, LeeAndra Chergey, Tracy Henneberry, Amy Commans, Lynda Miller (Support for the Kids founder), Joanne Nelson and Laura Berg. […]

Need water? Try the sea



Regarding John Mundy’s “Guest Opinion” in last week’s Acorn titled “Don’t let the well go dry,” it’s hard for me to imagine a dry well given that I’m 20 minutes from a huge ocean, the technology to remove salt from water has been around for quite some time and I live in California, land of innovation. So, how is that […]

Calabasas meets recycling goals



The city of Calabasas says it has made great strides in having its residents recycle everything from television sets to oil filters. The Calabasas City Council adopted a resolution earlier this year requiring 75 percent of the city’s trash to be recycled by 2012. “The (Calabasas) landfill is expected to operate until 2020 to 2025 depending on how much we […]

Don’t pass the envelope, please



Wells Fargo & Company has eliminated paper envelopes from EYE ON its 93 ATMs i Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Customers can LOCAL deposit cash and checks directly into Wells Fargo ATMs without an AREA envelope. “Wells Fargo customers in STOCKS Ventura and Santa Barbara counties can help reduce waste, save trees and reduce air pollutants with our new envelope-free […]

Lift-athon raises nearly $10,000 for OPHS football



To raise money for better equipment and gear, the Oak Park High football team held a Liftathon in the school’s gym on Monday night. According to head coach Dick Billingsley, the squad raised nearly $10,000 during the weightlifting fundraiser. With other fundraisers on the horizon, Billingsley expects the program to raise an additional $6,000 to $16,000 by the first week […]

Students sing up a storm in Shakespeare ‘Macbeth’ adaptation



DOUBLE, DOUBLE, TOIL AND TROUBLE- Fifth-grade students at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills perform Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Although they added songs to their production, the students tried to remain true to the Bard’s original script.

Oak Park school bonds not necessary



As a nearly 30-year resident and homeowner of Oak Park I would like to suggest an alternative to yet another tax on the backs of Oak Park homeowners. With the increase in the number of baby boomers and emptynesters and the subsequent decrease in enrollment by parents that own homes within the community, the solution for a number of years […]


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