Temple Beth Haverim site gets graded

GRADING BEGINS––In last week’s Acorn, we accidentally identified two pictures of the future Agoura Hills City Hall and library as the new Temple Beth Haverim. While a great deal of work is already completed on those structures, the synagogue is in a much earlier building phase. The site of the temple is at a higher elevation than the municipal buildings, […]

Los Robles hospital came to the rescue

Los Robles hospital came to the rescue Your editorial comments following a letter appearing in the July 26 edition implies that the explanation as to why an emergency department must be domiciled in an acute care hospital should be regarded with suspicion. Your statement appears to imply that special interests are the reason. This is misleading. California State law, not […]

Calabasas establishes an education commission

Acorn Staff Writer

A Calabasas ordinance establishing an education commission, the city’s ninth, was formally approved last week by city councilmembers. The commission is intended to act as a liaison between the city and Las Virgenes Unified School District and the board of education. City Councilman Michael Harrison, who co-wrote the ordinance with Councilman James Bozajian and the city staff, said the commission […]

Local legislators work cooperatively to aid in environmental cleanups

State. Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) and state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) recently gathered on the Santa Monica Pier to announce that a series of projects has received funding from the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project (SMBRP) to help clean up and restore the bay. Funding is through California’s Proposition 12, the "Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air […]

Stay connected on a working vacation

A swimsuit and sunscreen aren’t the only items creative types take with them on vacation––a cell phone and laptop computer are also likely to be on hand, suggests a recent survey. Nearly 65 percent of advertising and marketing executives polled said they check in with the office at least several times a week while on break. Among those, 38 percent […]

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 […]

Local youths called to Torah

Joshua Brian Braverman, son of Linda Braverman and Douglas Braverman of Agoura Hills, was to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on Sat., Aug. 11 at Temple Etz Chaim, Thousand Oaks. Rabbi Richard Spiegel, spiritual leader of the temple, and Cantor Pablo Duek was expected to officiate. A student at Lindero Canyon Middle School, Joshua is a member of the honor society […]

Why are trauma victims going to Los Angeles?

Why are trauma victims going to Los Angeles? Upon reading the recent article regarding the traffic death of Stuart Rubin on Las Virgenes Road, my sincere prayers go out to his family. However, the question remains unclear as to why he was transported to Los Angeles County at USC instead of Los Robles Hospital. And the Abantaos family to Northridge […]

For the record

The photographs on page 2 and in the page 1 left column teaser last week about the new Temple Beth Haverim were wrong. The pictures instead depicted the new Agoura Hills City Hall. The temple will be located nearby. But the only progress so far is grading of the synagogue’s future footprint. The Acorn apologizes to the temple’s president, Martin […]

Hot summer takes a toll here

Acorn Staff Writer

The sun provides warmth, light and joy, but even at a distance of 93 million miles from the Earth, it can also kill. In the summer, we’re generally reminded of the intense heat produced by the sun, but forgetting that such warmth can cause more than discomfort and invariably leads to tragedy. Southern Californians were vividly reminded of the chilling […]

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