2010-12-16

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Westlake Village exec Hovanec pleads innocent in Vitesse fraud case



The founder and former executive vice president of Vitesse, a Camarillo-based semiconductor manufacturer, pleaded not guilty to multiple securities fraud charges on Dec. 10 in a New York federal court, according to U.S. prosecutors. Louis Tomasetta, Vitesse’s founder and CEO, and Eugene Hovanec, its former executive vice president, both denied allegations that they were involved in a scheme that falsely […]

School’s toy drive a success



Honor student hosts mitzvah project

Softball game raises money for disable kids

Amanda Schwartz recently hosted a celebrity softball game mitzvah in Agoura Hills to raise funds for disabled children. She is a seventh-grade honor student at Lindero Canyon Middle School. Amanda has played softball for Westlake Agoura Girls Softball for the past nine years. For her mitzvah project, she wanted to do something to include her passion for softball and help […]

Rules of the road



In response to Jodi Regan’s letter to The Acorn, Dec. 9, I am in full agreement with her that bicyclists need to learn and obey the same rules of the road as the operators of motor vehicles. In fact, according to the California DMV, “Bicyclists on public streets have the same rights and responsibilities as automobile and motorcycle drivers.” However, […]

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Calabasas boosts rental assistance program



The Calabasas City Council decided to make permanent its seven-year-old rental assistance program for seniors and disabled residents. In December 2008 the city granted a temporary $50 increase in benefits to program participants, bringing the monthly assistance total to $183. At its Dec. 8 meeting the council decided to make the program permanent. The City Council also voted to boost […]

Fraud prevention tips for the holidays



During one of the busiest shopping times of the year, Wells Fargo & Co. is offering tips to help consumers shop safely. •Monitor purchase activity. Remember to review personal account activity regularly. Enroll in mobile banking to view accounts while on the go and monitor purchase activity online from home. Also sign up for transaction alerts for checking account, debit […]

Christmas lights



A free Christmas light show will debut from 6 to 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 17 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 30600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. The show is timed with lights, storytelling and music. Cookies and hot cocoa will be served. The light display will run nightly through the holidays. For more information, call Eric Stephan at (818) 419-8631.

Schools still looking ahead



Much of what we hear about our schools these days is largely centered on the adverse effects of the state’s budget crisis and the negative impact these budget cuts are having on California schools. However, we think it is necessary to take a moment to acknowledge some of the great things that are happening in our community. Over the last […]


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