2008-10-02

Investors look for calm following wild market week

Did financial planning go out the window?

Following the stock market’s roller coaster ride this past week, local investors are assessing the damage to their portfolios and trying to come up with a financial game plan that will provide more stability in the days ahead. As federal lawmakers continue to iron out the details of a proposed $700-billion bailout of the nation’s largest finance institutions, local experts […]

Regenerate Films to screen feature movie

Fundraiser set for Oct. 4

Regenerate Films will host a fundraiser with the screening of a nearly completed feature film “My Suicide: A Self Inflicted Comedy” at 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 4 at Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The movie is hosted by Mariel Hemingway and features the music of Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Bright Eyes and others. The event will include […]

Students inspired to keep P.E. alive



Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills held a Rock ‘N’ Run Jog-athon rally Sept. 26. A short film, inspiring studentto ” Ask Five to Keep P.E. Alive!was shown. Students are encouraged to ask at least five people to sponsor them to help fund Sumac’s physical education program. Although California requires instructional P.E., it is not funded by the state. The […]

Pet owners beware— coyotes never give up



For nearly nine years, Ricki, an energetic blackandtan dachshund, played outside undisturbed in the Robertson family’s fencedin backyard in Oak Park. On Sept. 18, after an evening indoors with her owners, Ricki went out to the backyard. “I went upstairs for a couple of minutes around 10:30 p.m., and when I came down I didn’t see her. I looked in […]

Raceway opens in Thousand Oaks



MB2 Raceway has opened a new consumer racing complex at 1475 Lawrence Drive, Thousand Oaks. The MB2 Raceway Corporation remodeled a 60,000squarefoot industrial building, once home to Northrop, into a high performance kart racing circuit and consumer entertainment venue. The facility emulates MB2 Raceways flagship complex and has a corporate events center. “The Conejo Valley is a fabulous demographic for […]

An endorsement for Derek Ross



Oak Park will be voting to replace two of its most experienced and admired members of the Municipal Advisory Council this November. Todd Haines and Deena Parry will be a very hard act to follow, but there is one candidate I’m absolutely positive will do a great job. I wanted to be sure the rest of the voters in Oak […]

Sherri Sweeney



Sherri Sweeney won the award for Top Listing Agent from Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks Regional office in May 2008. She was also Top Producer in January 2008 for the Thousand Oaks office. As a Conejo Valley resident for more than 20 years, Sweeney provides a multitude of services and information to buyers and sellers alike. She provides her clients […]

As election draws near, which candidate are you behind?



BUTTONS PUSHED—The Nov. 4 election will bring a new round of political memorabilia to the marketplace. An American Political Items Collector’s show is Sun., Oct. 12 in Granada Hills. Visit www.apic.us for more information. And today on page 8, The Acorn begins profiling the candidates in the local races.

Announce your event in The Acorn



The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly Datebook calendar. Datebook lists local events that are free of charge to the public or require a minimal fee. Items we welcome include club meeting notices, garage sales which benefit a worthy cause, service club activities, library events, nonprofit theatrical productions, nature walks, festivals, holiday […]

School in session 40 years



White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a series of events throughout the year, starting with a call to alumni to leave their "paw print" on a commemorative wall. Tami Miller, a parent in charge of the commemorative wall committee, said the courtyard wall is the second area the school has dedicated to alumni. […]


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