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Women award scholarships

Westlake Women’s Club has awarded $5,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from local high schools. Thousand Oaks High School senior Justine Chiou, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chiou of T.O, was awarded the $1,500 Karen Rufener Scholarship. She has an outstanding academic record and has been active in community service as well as school activities. Additional scholarships were awarded […]

Oak Park duo: Neighbors, friends, athletes

Acorn Sports Writer

Brandon Beck and Blake Nelson live across the street from each other in Oak Park. They’re good friends. The duo has more in common, however, than merely being neighbors and buddies. Each has made his mark at Oak Park High School as a varsity athlete, Nelson setting a school record for home runs (8) in this, his senior year, and […]

101 Freeway corridor a mess in Agoura Hills

101 Freeway corridor a mess in Agoura Hills It’s time for every citizen of Agoura Hills and surrounding communities to let their voices be heard. We’ve all paid millions of dollars for Caltrans to landscape our freeway corridor. The landscaping has never been maintained and most of the plants have died. They’ve been replaced with wine, beer and whiskey bottles […]

Brownies contribute to the betterment of the community

Brownies contribute to the betterment of the community

Create your dream garden

It’s never too early to begin planning your next garden. This spring, you can surround yourself with endless Starry Nights and Love & Peace, the 2002 All-America Rose Selections (AARS) winning roses. Starry Night, a disease-resistant landscape shrub, exhibits pure-white, sparkling, dogwood-like flowers. Growing up to six feet in warm areas, Starry Night is great for large plantings and borders. […]

Make your home a toxic-free zone

You may not realize it, but your home is probably full of hazardous products that can be extremely dangerous—even lethal—to your child, your pet and yourself. Every 30 seconds a child is poisoned in the U.S., with 60 percent of all poisonings happening to children under the age of 6. Two of the most common products involved in poisonings are […]

Experts give tips to job hunters

Job hunters, take note. This is one of the toughest markets in nearly a decade, but recent news indicates that we may be headed for an upward swing in employment. In the search for a job, the interview is often the single most important factor in getting that position you’ve been looking for. It’s all about that first impression. Experts […]

Local football teams readying for season

Acorn Sports Writer

The Los Angeles Times’ Eric Sondheimer, who writes about high school sports, in a recent column declared that Agoura High School is the favorite to win the Marmonte League championship in football this fall. At the annual combine held for seniors-to-be which took place May 22, Agoura head coach Charlie Wegher admitted that such a prediction does place some responsibility […]

New homes need water, electricity

New homes need water, electricity I have another reason why Ahmanson Ranch should not be built. You see, there is going to be a lot of water and electricity that the new houses will use. We already have a problem with overuse of electricity. Water also needs to be conserved. People are already trying to conserve these resources, so why […]