Water company budget inspires hot debate

Acorn Staff Writer

Customers of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) can expect stable rates this year, but critics believe water and sewer rates should be lowered because the new budget is said to be flush with reserves. The LVMWD Board of Directors approved a record $46 million budget last week that includes a surplus of $13.7 million earmarked for capital improvements. Boardmember […]

Disease of arteries another risk for smokers

Cigarette smoking is hard on the arteries, according to a study that finds smokers have low levels of a chemical "weapon" in the blood that helps prevent artery clogging. Smokers’ risk of heart attack is more than twice that of nonsmokers. The new study points to a potential explanation for this increased risk. In a study of 596 people with […]

12th annual Milestone car show

Oak Park High Class of 2000

Christopher Adams, Nima Ameli, Blair Heather Anderson, Eric B. Arnette, Sheila Askarnia, Amanda Christine Atkins, Jonathan Avidor, Michael A. Baclacian, Brooke Ann Marie Baron, Leonardo A. Barragan, Lisa Rochelle Bernstein, Robin Bhalla, Christine Marie Bicocchi, Julia Claire Bowman, Carisa Rene Brambles, Quinn Michelle Brennan, Saskias Y. Casanova, Akshay Chakravarthy, Melvin Formosana Chen, James Cheung, Julie Ann Christensen, Tari Christman, Massimo […]

Boys win hoop title

In a game that wasn’t decided until the final 20 seconds, the Agoura/Oak Park Kanan Knights beat Simi Vally, 44-40, for the seventh grade boys basketball championship of the American Roundball Corporation. The game at Burbank was tied at 40 when guard Zack Greenwald hit the go-ahead basket for the Knights. Cory Smits added an insurance basket in the final […]

Your car interior may surpass 181 degrees Fahrenheit this summer But you can easily prevent it

Acorn Automotive Editor

Axius, the Moorpark manufacturer of car accessories has just released a survey that confirms that on a 95 degree Fahrenheit day the air trapped inside a vehicle can heat up to a scorching 145 F, the steering wheel can reach 159 F, the seat can reach 162 F and the dashboard can heat up to 181 degrees Fahrenheit. In May, […]

A time to laugh, a time to cry

Home care company opens local office in Westlake

Homewatch Assisted Living has opened an office in Westlake Village to assist seniors and clients who are rehabilitating to receive nonmedical home care. Services include companion care, light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation and taking clients out for social activities. "Our goal is to provide exceptional home care for our clients," said Sharon Grant, who’s opened the company’s first California office. […]

TOC offers free workshop on

spotting quality racehorses Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) will present a free workshop at 10 a.m. on Sat., June 24 at Hollywood Park that’s designed to help participants develop their "eye" for the physical characteristics of a successful racehorse. Participants will gather at the Hollywood Park Owner/Trainer Lounge and from there the workshop will be conducted in the barns on […]

Calabasas students look to the future

Acorn Staff Writer

Spirits were high and the mood was cheerful, yet reflective, as more than 400 high school seniors graduated from Calabasas High School last Friday. As strains of "Pomp and Circumstance" filled the evening air, the excited brown-robed students found their seats on the football field. During the 15-minute processional, the graduates entered their rows, then turned around to smile and […]