Tree trimmers can remove too much

a falling threat and other stresses that ultimately result in "disfigurement, disease or death." Greeley recommends that people wishing to trim their trees call an arborist certified by the International Society of Arboricul-ture, which has established standards for pruning.

Path to the pinnacle MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Path to the pinnacle MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn ALMOST THERE––A hiker makes his way up a steep trail at Juan Bautista de Anza Park on a sunny Calabasas afternoon.

Try these back-to-school survival tips

As a new school year approaches, many parents ask themselves if they have adequately prepared their children for the learning adventures ahead. Meanwhile, families want to be able to enjoy the time they have left together before the kids hustle off to the classroom. Here are some back-to-school survival tips that will enable you and your children to make a […]

Musical addresses plight of homeless kids

Kingdom Kids Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children through participation in the arts, has teamed with House of Joy Music to produce "On the Boulevard," a new musical having its world premiere at 7:30 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 11 and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Sun., Aug. 12 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts […]

We need an excellent board

Past president, Las Virgenes
Educators Association

Past president, Las Virgenes Educators Association When the teachers took a vote of no confidence in our superintendent, it was a cry for attention. Although our test scores may be among the highest in the state, all was not well on our campuses. Much stress and frustration felt by teachers were not caused by Las Virgenes Unified School District. Increased […]

City keeps motor running on Dial-A-Ride

The Agoura Hills City Council approved a two-year contract extension for Dial-A-Ride, the low-cost cab service that’s been with the city for 16 years. A consultant told the council in May that Dial-A-Ride would serve the citizens better than a proposed fixed-route shuttle bus system. Unlike the continuous shuttle, Dial-A-Ride comes only when customers call. It costs $1 for rides […]

Volunteers are needed for the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon

Volunteers are needed for the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon The Muscular Dystrophy Association is searching for volunteers from the Los Angeles area to help with the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon which will air Sept. 2 and 3. Assistance is needed until Labor Day in several areas of the local telethon, to be broadcast on KCAL-9. The […]

Play the Math Maze PuzzleTM

By Ralph Colao Children or adults will enjoy playing the Math MazeTM Puzzle. A unique path connects 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. More than two black boxes may scattered throughout the maze. The solution is […]

Grocer helps kids visit local ranch

Albertson’s and Unilever have awarded a $25,000 grant to six Boys & Girls Clubs in Los Angeles as part of its national "America’s Best Classroom" program. More than 1,000 Boys & Girls Club kids in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to visit Paramount Ranch in rural Agoura, a unit of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and tour […]

Support group forming for mothers who breastfeed

Special to The Acorn

The feeling a mother gets when she first holds a newborn infant is unique. Precious, totally dependent and completely innocent—a baby’s face helps motivate mothers to nurture their infants. La Leche League, a group that advocates breastfeeding and seeks to give advice and support to expectant mothers, has started a new chapter in Agoura Hills. Jennifer Lebowitz and Diedre Wachbrit […]

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