2011-07-07 E-Edition

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Citizens urged to report all crimes, suspicious activities

Citizens who report suspicious activities and other small crimes can help authorities do their job better, Lt. David Thompson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told the Westlake Village City Council at its recent meeting. Many crimes go unreported, but no matter how trivial an incident may seem, anything suspicious should be reported to authorities because the information could […]

Pierik brings passion, experience as Y’s new director

Erin Pierik, the new executive director of the Conejo Valley YMCA, found her passion in life when she was just 15. Pierik began working for the YMCA as a swim instructor and lifeguard when she was a student at Royal High School in Simi Valley. After attending Cal State Northridge, she returned to the YMCA in 1998. In 2001 she […]

Teen acting workshop

Youth Musical Theater presents its fifth summer workshop led by artistic director Ray Saar and program director Bruce Barbee from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tues., July 12, 19 and 26; Aug. 2 and 9 at Woodland Hills Community Church, 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. The workshop is open to all sixth- through 12th-graders. Participants will learn to improve their musical […]

JEWELS meeting

Jewish Education, Wisdom, Ethics, Hebrew Literacy and Service (JEWELS) offers homebased Hebrew and Judaic education classes for grades K-7 and Ani v’ Atah-You and I, a program of empowerment and outreach for Jewish teens. Those interested in the programs will meet on Tues., July 12 in Agoura Hills. The programs are sponsored by Valley Outreach Synagogue. For more information and […]

Schools ponder new tax

A recent poll indicates that voters living in Las Virgenes Unified School District would be likely to pass another parcel tax on behalf of education. Voters have shown willingness in the past to support Las Virgenes schools. They passed Measure E, the $98-per-year tax, in 2004 and renewed the tax for eight years in 2008. District officials are seeking ways […]

Agoura finance committee funds community groups and schools

The Agoura Hills Finance Committee has had a change of heart in how the city will distribute community grant funds this year. Rather than give $ 19,200 to parent-faculty groups in Las Virgenes Unified School District, members of the finance committee reinstated half the funds to community organizations that initially applied for funding. Many of the groups had been supported […]

New West Symphony trumpets benefit events

Unique fundraisers to run through August

For the fifth year the New West Symphony League presents a series of unique fundraising events, The Pleasure of Your Company. •The Diamond Necklace that Transformed Lives will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sun., July 17. The cost is $75. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and dinner will be provided. Thirteen women will share their experiences as joint owners of a […]

Chumash rocks

The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and The Acorn Newspapers present the second show in the summer Concerts in the Park series for Summer 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. Sun., July 10 at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. Platinum Rockstars, a tribute to ‘70s and ‘80s rock icons, will perform. A fireworks show will follow […]

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