Battle over Home Depot gets uglier

Acorn Staff Writer

Agoura Hills City Councilman Jeff Reinhardt said a recent e-mail accusing the council of acting "in concert" with the proposed Home Depot development is a "fabrication" of the truth and constitutes a possible violation with the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Al Abrams, the director of a citizens group that opposes the 140,000 square-foot retailer, issued an e-mail to […]

Garden workshop set for Calabasas

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works is sponsoring a free Smart Gardening workshop at 9 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 15 at Gates Canyon Park, 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Calabasas. The workshop is intended to help residents learn some simple and effective methods that they can use to reduce the amount of yard waste they throw away. Residents who […]

Shadow Hills shines

BEST SHOW EVER––Members and friends of Shadow Hills 4-H Club of Agoura are all smiles after winning almost 100 ribbons and awards at the Ventura County Fair 4-H horse show. At top, from right to left are Katie Brown, leader Sharon Brumnett, Megan Achin, Analia Biscaldi, Ashley Troncatty and Audrey Adams. Middle row: Amy Schneider, Katrina Livergood and Lisa Novik. […]

AHS student attends leadership conference

Marissa Matthew, an 11th grader at Agoura High School, attended the National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) from July 29 to Aug. 8 in Washington, D.C. The program invites high school students—based on scholastic merit, community involvement and leadership contributions—to interact with today’s national leaders. NYLC scholars work through many issues facing the nation today through a series of simulations and […]

Agoura hoops’ coach resigns

Ollie Otis, the varsity girls’ basketball coach at Agoura High School for the past 10 seasons, has announced his resignation. Otis came to Agoura in 1991 from Channel Islands High School where he coached the girls’ junior varsity for six years. Although he went 17-11 in each of the last two seasons at Agoura, Otis said he decided to leave […]

Change of address I guess Congressman Gary Condit is going to have to change his stationery: The Honorable Gary A. Condit

Change of address I guess Congressman Gary Condit is going to have to change his stationery: The Honorable Gary A. Condit U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Robert L. West Calabasas

Early deadlines

Deadlines for the next week’s issue (Sept. 6) will be advanced by 24 hours because of Labor Day next Mon., Sept. 3. Space for real estate ads must be reserved by noon today, Aug. 30. The display advertising deadline is noon tomorrow, Fri., Aug. 31. All other deadlines also move forward by 24 hours. Thank you for your cooperation and […]

Summer intern at Civil War battle site

LIVING HISTORY–David Zimring, an Agoura High School graduate who’s a junior at the University of California Davis, gives visitors a lesson on the Battle of Gettysburg. Zimring is one of only four students chosen nationwide for the National Park Service summer internship program. The students developed their own tour programs. Zimring’s major, appropriately enough, is history.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters looks for kids’ mentors

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ventura County is looking for "Bigs" to become mentors for youth in the local community. The Big Brothers/Big Sisters program matches children from single-parent families with mature, responsible adult volunteers from the community. For more information on participating in the program, please call (805) 644-6792.

Getting ready for school

Whether it’s preschool or college, the first day of school can be both exciting and stressful for students and parents alike––exciting because it’s a milestone, stressful because it means separation. But preparation can smooth the transition. For the little ones, here are some simple things parents can do to pave the way:

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