Agoura party venue undergoes another change

Carlos Orozco, owner of the Rockin’ Steakhouse in Agoura Hills, lost an appeal to expand his restaurant, previously known as Señor Carlos Grill and Tequila Lounge. The City Council denied an earlier planning commission permit amendment that allowed a larger stage and dance floor at the 30315 Canwood Street entertainment venue. The city has received complaints about go-go dancers, noise, […]

Take me out to the ball game

Honor roll

Acorn Bits

•Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. announced four local students made the dean’s list for the 2009 spring semester. Molly Falck, Will Hampton and Dustin Higgins of Agoura Hills and Devon Geyer of Oak park all had grade averages of at least 3.4. •Azusa Pacific alumnus Kyle Brooks of Agoura Hills was chosen for the 2009 Alpha Chi $2,400 […]

Orchid Society goes on picnic

In lieu of the August meeting, the Conejo Orchid Society will be attending a picnic given by Cal Orchids on Aug. 16 in Santa Barbara. Members and their guests are invited. For more information, call Janice Kobey at (818) 991-1275 or Leslie Naines-Brown at (805) 492-6794.

Ruth Rose

Ruth Rose of White House Properties has been awarded the top producer for May and June by owner/ broker Marty Williams. Rose has been awarded top sales agent year and year, month after month since 1979. She is a member of the Ambassador Club, which represents the top 5 percent of agents companywide. Rose is professional, dedicated, hardworking and reliable, […]

Oak Park’s young Taylor Messina taken by cancer

A 15-year-old Oak Park girl has died after being diagnosed in March with a rare and aggressive cancer. Taylor Messina passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Tue., July 21 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Her parents, Crystal and Warren, were by her side. She would have been a junior at Oak Park High School in the fall. About […]

Seniors should prepare for emergencies

SCAN Health Plan and Ventura County Public Health will jointly offer an emergency preparedness class for seniors at 10 a.m. Tues., Aug. 4 at the SCAN Senior Resource Center, 1001 Partridge Drive, Ste. 200, Ventura. Steven Johnston, an emergency preparedness specialist with Ventura County Public Health, will discuss how seniors can prepare to take care of themselves for three to […]

Plan for less stressful college applications

High school seniors who want a low-stress college application process are getting a head start this summer. The first step is to make a plan. Knowing what you need to do and when you need to do it will reduce anxiety as you take control of what can sometimes feel like an overwhelming project. Once you know where you’ll be […]

Spark a child’s interest in science

Children who enjoy science develop strong analytical and problem-solving skills that will serve them throughout their lives. To spark a child’s interest, experts recommend taking science education out of the classroom and making it a handson experience. According to a new Purdue University study conducted by the National Science Foundation, students who took part in such projects learned more and […]

Roy Brasher

The U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is recognizing and honoring RE/MAX Olson & Associate’s Roy Brasher with the Thousand Oaks Best of 2009 Award. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their […]

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