Sewer, water rates going up in Oak Park

Acorn Staff Writer

Facing higher operating costs and government regulatory costs, the Triunfo Sanitation District will raise sewer and water rates in Oak Park starting next month. The average household sewer bill will increase $5 from $24 to $29 a month, according to Bill Smith, interim general manager of the Triunfo district. Potable water rates also will go up. "It’s something we didn’t […]

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Oak Park public schools earn B+ grades following an unannounced recycling audit

An unannounced waste audit yielded recycling rewards for six Oak Park schools recently. The County of Ventura Solid Waste Management Department dropped by district sites and gave the district a B+ rating, recommending only slight modifications. "The purpose of these audits is to see how the recycling program is working in the district’s schools and then offer suggestions to fine […]

Remember this

Colleen Finley, training consultant and instructor for the Dale Carnegie Institute, will be guest speaker at the 7 p.m. Mon., July 17 meeting of the Conejo Valley Haverim B’nai B’rith at a time to be announced. She’s an expert on memory techniques and will provide insightful information useful in many aspects of daily life. The meeting will be at Temple […]

Battleground over Ahmanson Ranch spreads into the Internet The developer claims that Save Open Space (SOS) is infringing on its name by using ‘Ahmanson’ on theweb site that criticizes the plan

Acorn Staff Writer

Battleground over Ahmanson Ranch spreads into the Internet The developer claims that Save Open Space (SOS) is infringing on its name by using ‘Ahmanson’ on theweb site that criticizes the plan Ahmanson Ranch and its opponents have been to court plenty over the past 10 years concerning the environment. Now the two sides are bracing for legal battle in a […]

Free bluegrass concert coming

Southern Californian bluegrass music will be featured in a free concert at 2 p.m. on Sun., July 9 at Peter Strauss Ranch in Agoura. The band, Peter Feldmann and the Very Lonesome Boys, includes Feldmann on mandolin, bassist Tom Lee and guitarist Mike Mullins, with David West on banjo. Lee, West and Mullins are known for their work with the […]

Agoura High junior enters honors program

Robin Dowds, daughter of Dr. Gordon and Martha Dowds of Agoura Hills and a junior at Agoura High School, has been selected to participate in the resident honors program at the University of Southern California. This fall, Robin will be one of 43 students, selected from a nationwide search, to participate in this highly competitive early entrance honors program. Robin […]

Sermon topic set

Pastor Mark Schaefer will be preaching a sermon on Sun., July 9 titled "Knowing Jesus" and on Sun., July 16 titled "Growing Jesus" at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 30600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. Worship services are at 8:30 and 10 a.m.; children’s church is also 10 a.m. For more information, please call (818) 889-1620.

Exemptions specified for building moratorium in Highlands/Topanga overlay area in city of Calabasas

Although the Calabasas City Council passed a resolution last month prohibiting any new construction in the Old Topanga/Highlands Overlay Area, some exemptions may apply, according to Mark Persico, the city’s planning and development services director. "The exemption (clause) within the ordinance is very open-ended. But generally, the idea behind the exemptions is that the city doesn’t want to penalize people […]

Learn to dance

The city of Calabasas is offering a dance workshop series for adults and teens at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Fri., July 14, learn Swing/Rock ‘n Roll; from 8:30 to 10 p.m., it’s time to learn some Salsa moves. The fee is $15. Workshops will be repeated from 1 to […]