2009-02-05

Fine tune you job search skills



OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network), a chapter of Experience Unlimited, will host a free, five-day Job Search Workshop for unemployed professionals from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. to Fri., Feb. 9 to 13 in Simi Valley. This workshop includes tips on writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, networking and online job search. For more information, call (805) 526-6349. To […]

Westlake girls playing better than coach envisioned

Soccer squad nets big win over Agoura

In December, Westlake High head girls’ soccer coach Frank Marino was quoted in the Acorn as saying, “I’m just hoping we can learn from our mistakes and continue to grow as a team.” It now appears as if Marino had underestimated his team’s ability. With a 5-2 home win over Agoura on Tuesday night, the Warriors remained tied with Thousand […]

Lindero hosts annual jazz nite



Lindero Canyon Middle School will host the annual “Jazz Nite” on Wed., Feb. 11 in the school’s Steven Capretta Memorial Gymnasium, 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. Due to ongoing construction, the easiest access is off Rainbow View Drive. This year, parent volunteers are expanding the event to include dinner and a silent auction from 5:30 to 7 p.m., before the […]

In search of slinky



Ever eat a goji berry? Berry expensive. Tastes like a cross between a raisin and beef jerky. They’re a little shriveled but then, so am I, so what the heck? The marvelous, magical goji is part of my new regime to shed a flabby coat that has somehow attached itself to me and follows me everywhere. Brace yourselves. I am […]

Cheerleaders have run-in with alcohol



The Agoura High School cheerleaders who were suspended from extracurricular activities after violating the school’s code of conduct have been given a reprieve, a source told The Acorn. Girls from the varsity cheer team attended a recent weekend party where they were allegedly photographed drinking alcohol, which is a violation of Las Virgenes Unified School District athletic code of conduct. […]

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS



Company Name Symbol Feb. 4 Jan. 28 Jan. 21 Jan. 14 Headquartered AMGEN AMGN 58.81 54.75 55.53 56.08 THOUSAND OAKS BAXTER BAX 59.46 58.17 55.47 53.45 THOUSAND OAKS BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP BHBC 0.12 0.15 0.34 0.37 CALABASAS CAMINOSOFT CORP. CMSF 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01 WESTLAKE VILLAGE CHEESECAKE FACTORY CAKE 8.69 9.43 8.48 8.41 CALABASAS DIODES, INC DIOD 6.81 7.16 5.98 […]

Soccer standouts sign on the dotted line



THE NEXT STEP—Some of the area’s finest soccer talent got together Wednesday afternoon to sign their National Letters of Intent. Players making college choices included, from left, La Reina’s Kelsea Brajkovich (Washington), Oak Park’s Lauren Kawamoto (Santa Clara), Oaks Christian’s Noe Salter (University of San Francisco) and Megan Connor (University of San Francisco), and Agoura’s Taryn Kurcz (Harvard). Other locals […]

The Movie Nut

"The Reader"

Directed by: Stephen Daldry Starring: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin MPAA rating: R (for nudity, sexual situations) Running time: 122 min. Best suited for: drama enthusiasts Least suited for: the lighthearted Michael Berg (Ralph Fiennes) is a successful middleaged attorney living in Berlin in the mid’90s. One morning, he flashes back to his youth, when as a […]

Life in the fast lane



Almost everyone who drives a car or truck has been pulled over by a cop at least once. Traffic tickets are an everyday occurrence and even if you’re a good driver you can have a lapse in concentration that leads to getting stopped. Acorn readers periodically complain about what they perceive as an undue amount of traffic tickets written by […]


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