Bicycle club has a PR problem

CONFRONTATION––Parents of children who attend Westlake Elementary School, above left, argue with bicyclists, right, about proper behavior during a showdown last Saturday. More than 200 bicyclists who participate in the Simi Valley route, organized by a group from Amgen, a major employer in Thousand Oaks, use the school campus as a scheduled rest stop. Unfortunately, some of the riders have […]

Impact of Sept. 11 continues

Impact of Sept. 11 continues While nearly 70 percent of San Fernando Valley business leaders recently surveyed reported that their businesses have been impacted by the events of Sept. 11, most were optimistic about a short-term recovery. Surveys were distributed to nearly 200 Valley business leaders, with a return rate of 32 percent. The survey revealed that although businesses have […]


‘Love’ is topic this week

"Love" is the subject of this week’s Bible Lesson-Sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., Feb. 3 at Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from I John 4:16. Sunday school for youth up to age 20 is also at 10 a.m. Testimony meetings are at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Childcare is provided […]

We’re pouring money into a white elephant

The Rancho compost facility, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD)’s proverbial white elephant, will likely need more money in 2002. A consulting firm is expected to propose that the water district spend more than $13 million to rehabilitate and expand the Rancho compost facility. This is over and above $1.1 million recently spent to rehabilitate and enlarge the biofilter, the […]

LVMWD appoints new president

Hidden Hills resident Charles Caspary has been appointed the new president of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) Board of Directors. The 50-year-old Caspary replaces Calabasas resident Vernon Padgett, who resigned abruptly on Jan. 14. Caspary will serve the remainder of Padgett’s two-year term, which expires next January. "I feel like one year is enough," said Padgett, who was […]

Levine joins Hayward’s Home in Calabasas

Levine joins Hayward’s Home in Calabasas Anita Levine has joined Hayward’s Home in Calabasas as an interior designer. She holds a bachelor of fine arts in history from Wayne State University. She continued her studies in Michigan at the Center for Creative Study, focusing on architecture and design, as well as textile design at UC Berkeley. Levine’s professional background includes […]

Agoura’s first year AD growing into job

Acorn Sports Writer

Sara Richards is enjoying her first year as athletic director of Agoura High School. The Oklahoma native didn’t necessarily expect to be in such a position just two and a half years after graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma, but she’s thriving in the role nonetheless. "It was a little overwhelming at the beginning," Richards said last week from […]

A special program to be offered by couples

A special program to be offered by couples In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, Bethel Christian Fellowship will host a special program dedicated to married couples or couples who are planning to wed, at 7 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 9 at the church, located in Agoura Business Park, 5310 Derry Ave., Ste. P, Agoura Hills. The church invites guests to "find […]

The Math Maze befuddles him

Michael Picarella’s nice feature in honor of Mr. Ralph Colao, inventor of the to me incomprehensible Math Maze puzzle, was a sort of ironic exemplification of my complete bafflement concerning this apparently easy-for-any-5-year-old-to-understand weekly Acorn feature. When I first saw the Math Maze puzzle, I couldn’t (and still cannot) even understand what it is. The language giving the directions is […]

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