Pet of the Week

I LOVE TO SMILE––This adorable 11-month-old neutered Shepherd mix is waiting for someone to rescue him from the Agoura Animal Shelter. He loves to play and always has a happy smile on his face. Drop by the shelter at 20525 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills and ask to see No. A885358. The shelter is open Wednesday evenings until 7 p.m. […]

Reader thirsty for drought-tolerant plants

I am responding to the letter by Mark Rackow and would like him to know there are many of us who support his use of drought-tolerant plants. Also, it takes much more thought and creativity to plant grasses, salvias and groundcover than it is to lay sod. How can anyone find more beauty in a boring lawn? Why would anyone […]

Clean teens Church group picks up where others leave off -Page 13

Clean teens Church group picks up where others leave off -Page 13

To marry

Laurie Michelle Avery and David Michael Graham, both Westlake Village residents, will wed on July 1 at the Westlake Village Inn. The bride is the daughter of Douglas and Sandra Avery of Santa Maria and is a Pepperdine University graduate, where she is currently completing a Masters in Education. She earned a Masters in history in 2000 and is presently […]

Elderlink finds comfort for the many senior citizens

Elderlink finds comfort for the many senior citizens Elderlink is a free, licensed senior referral service dedicated to assisting seniors and their families in finding appropriate placement in retirement hotels, assisted living, board and care, skilled nursing, Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s facilities. Every referral is customized to meet the needs of the client. All facilities are inspected and evaluated. Elderlink […]

School counseling program in Oak Park takes look ahead

Acorn Staff Writer

For years, the Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) supported only the high school with counseling services. Now, the district is one of the few in the area to support the entire student population––grades kindergarten through 12–– with counselors. About six years ago, OPUSD expanded counseling services from the high school to the middle school level. Last year, they added […]

Make your own bird feeder

Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a class designed to help participants create a beautiful hard-shell gourd bird feeder. Participants will use paints, markers, dowels and leather to transform a plain hard-shell gourd into a whimsical creation that will grace your backyard for years to come. Instructor Sally Rosenberg, BA, has been a freelance artist for 25 years and […]

There Goes the Neighborhood!


There Goes the Neighborhood! I’m wide awake at four a.m. I’ve been up all night pondering the past election. I guess it just dawned on me that George Bush is President. It seemed so surreal at the time. I remember turning on the TV Nov. 5 to find our candidates in a dead heat. I spilled coffee all over my […]

Aiming high Calabasas High softball team hopes to repeat -Page 32

Aiming high Calabasas High softball team hopes to repeat -Page 32

Kids: Play the Math MazeTM Puzzle

By Ralph Colao Children or adults will enjoy playing the Math MazeTM Puzzle. A unique path connects the two black boxes. The route is solved by using math (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division) by going up, down or sideways (but never diagonal). False paths lead to dead ends. The solution is on page 53.

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