2008-07-31

From anxiety to action



Parents who have children in high school are already concerned about college; sometimes spending time with other parents adds to the stress. Anxiety is contagious, and it doesn’t help when other parents share stories about students with perfect grades and test scores being turned down by every college. There’s also that impulse to compare your child’s prospects with those of […]

Anime movie on tap



The Calabasas Library will be showing a popular anime movie at 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 9 at the new location, 200 Civic Center Way. Admission and refreshments are free. The film is PG-13 and no one under 12 will be allowed in without an adult. For information, call Karilyn Steward at (818) 225-7616.

Wolfgang Puck comes to the Conejo Valley



Renowned chef Wolfgang Puck opened a new restaurant July 14 in Westlake Village. Wolfgang Puck L.A. Bistro is at 30990 Russell Ranch Road West, next to Dakota Steakhouse. The Austrianborn chef began his formal culinary training at age 14 and now oversees an empire of fine dining and casual restaurants, catering services and licensed products. For more than 25 years, […]

Pat Miller and Edith Anaya



Pat Miller and Edith Anaya, Prudential California Realty agents from the Thousand Oaks Regional office, have teamed up for a revolutionary marketing campaign. When listing recent properties, the two started out with checking the various demographic statistics of the area. Within this documentation they found information such as which schools the buyer’s children would attend if they were to purchase […]

Writers, mark down that date



If you think you have a knack for writing, put your creative juices to work this summer in The Acorn contest, “Fiction in a Nutshell.” Here’s how it works: In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and e-mail it to newstip@theacorn.com. You may also send it by mail to the address on page 4. Include your name, address, […]

Westlake Junior Women’s Club installs board, welcomes new members



The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club recently welcomed 26 new members to the organization and introduced the incoming 2008-2009 board members. Outgoing co-presidents Leslie Adams and Candi James, who had held the position for two years, welcomed the new co-presidents, Roselle Wolfe and Roubina Coleman. The pair introduced the new board members and thanked the outgoing board, along with the […]

Honor roll



•A total of 139 students completed their master’s or doctoral degrees at California in May at Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. The school offers six graduate programs within the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and School of Education. Following are the local graduates, their degrees and hometown. Nanci Powers, Master of Arts, Agoura Hills; Raymond Tang, Master […]

Boys & Girls Clubs certifies 14 babysitters



The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo and Las Virgenes trained 14 youths ages 11 to 15 about childcare in the babysitter’s training workshop held at Colina Middle School in Thousand Oaks. The class was taught by an American Red Cross instructor. The youths learned about babysitting, from job hunting to first aid, infant/child rescue breathing and choking management. Participants […]

Chorale appoints new artistic director



Los Robles Master Chorale, a nonprofit performing arts group, has appointed Lesley Leighton as its new artistic director. Leighton will assume the position in September when the chorale begins its 31st season. Leighton is a doctoral student in choral conducting at USC and has a Masters of Music in vocal performance from USC. She is the director of the Oriana […]

Located At The End Of A Cul-de-sac



This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath is located at end of a cul-de-sac across from a greenbelt park. The house includes a free-flowing floor plan, vaulted ceilings and bright kitchen which opens to the family room with fireplace. 1 bed/bath is downstairs large. For more information on this property, listed at $939,000, call Francine Weisbecker of Coldwell Banker Westlake Village at […]


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