2010-09-09

2010-09-09 E-Edition

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Datebook



THURS., SEPT. 9 IWOSC Ventura Writers Group 10 a.m. to noon at Sherwood Country Club, 320 W. Stafford Road, Golf Club House, Thousand Oaks. Representative from Public Relations in Social Media 4 Creative Professionals (PRISM) speaks on social media for writers. RSVP required for admittance. $2 fee for refreshments, free parking. No shorts, jeans, flipflops allowed in club house. Phone: […]

Local Business Briefs



Mazda employee sets Avon goal Cynthia Votava, Internet manager for Neftin Westlake Mazda, has set a fundraising goal of $1,800 for the upcoming Avon Walk for Breast Cancer taking place in Santa Barbara this weekend, Sept. 11 and 12. This will be the fourth Avon Walk that Votava has participated in and the fourth year of support from the local […]

Networking group growing strong



Other Side of 50



Calling all couch potatoes . . . Yes, I mean you in front of the TV, you in front of the computer, you sitting in your armchair reading and you whiling away the day playing Sudoku. If the majority of your week is spent with sporadic or no physical activity, you are a couch potato. According to “American Word Origins,” […]

Lupin Hill mural pays homage to Wooden



What was once a blank handball court is now a mural of inspiration for students at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas. Bonnie Latham Lyon, co-chair of the school’s Beautification/ Green Team, saw the blank wall as an opportunity to speak to kids about success, the kind of success exemplified by the late John Wooden’s coaching philosophy. Wooden, the iconic […]

County offers tips to reduce junk mail

Official calls effort a ‘spam filter’ for the mailbox

According to some reports, Americans spend eight months out of their lives just opening junk mail. Additionally, 90 million trees are leveled to provide paper for the mostly unwanted mailings. Of the 5.6 million tons of junk mail generated each year, 4.3 million are thrown in the garbage. Some 340,000 garbage trucks are needed to haul away the mail that […]

Pick your favorite vacation photo online



The annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation photo contest is just around the corner, and you can vote on this year’s winner by taking part in our online poll starting Fri., Sept. 17. Visit www.theacorn.com and follow the prompts to the Take Your Acorn on Vacation contest. The online voting will conclude at noon on Mon., Sept. 27. The announcement […]

For the record



Calabasas officials did not contact the Smith property owner in Stokes Canyon prior to inspecting the site in July for numerous alleged code violations. Last week’s article said they did. Following the inspection, the city ordered water and power to the parcel to be shut down.

Oak Park pictures a community without graffiti



Oak Park officials are asking for help from residents to identify the people responsible for a recent rash of graffiti in the unincorporated Ventura County community. The latest vandalism spree mostly affected walls and structures on county and Rancho Simi park district land. “People see it but they don’t do anything. Then they call me three days later to get […]