2002-08-01

Contractor defaults on Oak Park Library



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The building contractor for the new Oak Park Library told officials earlier this month that he’s abandoning the $2 million construction project with almost half the work left unfinished. Attempts to contact Keith K.C. Lee were unsuccessful, but the Los Angeles contractor wrote a letter to Ventura County last month explaining that he had […]

You can plug up those water bill leaks



You can plug up those water bill leaks Leaks in your household system easily can add to high water use. Leaks can waste an amazing amount of water. A leak of one drop per second will waste approximately 400 gallons over a two-month period or 2,400 gallons per year. Here’s a simple way to check if there’s a leak in […]

Public works’ projects OK’d in Agoura Hills



After law enforcement, the biggest expense in Agoura Hills in FY 2003 will be public works. The $2.47 million public works budget, which is only slightly less than the $2.49 million budgeted for public safety, will include five major projects in the coming months. Final design on the Kanan Road/101 Freeway interchange improvement will begin later this year with construction […]

CLU class of 2002 graduates



Undergraduate and graduate students received their diplomas at the 39th annual California Lutheran University (CLU) Commencement services held in Mt. Clef Stadium in May. Justice Steven Perren, an associate justice with the California Court of Appeal (Second District), served as commencement speaker. Before his appointment to the California Court of Appeal, Perren served as a Ventura County Superior Court judge […]

Community Bible study offered this fall at Calvary



Community Bible study offered this fall at Calvary Calvary Community Church will offer a coed Community Bible Study class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 16 through May 12, in room 1100 at the church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. In this interdeno-minational, in-depth Bible study class, attendees will learn "practical and powerful insights into living the Christian life." […]

Frivolous lawsuits are totally out of line, it’s time for a crackdown



It’s getting ridiculous when people start suing fast food restaurants, blaming them for their obesity. When did we decide as Americans that we aren’t responsible for anything and that it’s always somebody else’s fault? Who gave us that idea? Trial lawyers? Juries? Judges? Politicians? If you smoke, blame the tobacco industry; if you’re fat, blame the fast food industry. If […]

Oak Park has better news on its community center



Oak Park has better news on its community center Oak Park officials have a friendly wager in place. They’re trying to determine which building will be finished first in the community; the problem-plagued Oak Park Library, which began to be built in July 2000, or the Oak Park Community Center and Gardens, which started in April of this year. They’re […]

Ready for ‘Taste of the Promenade’



For the record



The Acorn garbled a letter in last week’s edition from Vernon Padgett, MD, who serves on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s board of directors. Regarding the November election, Padgett’s letter said the following: There are three divisions of the district which have director seats up for election. Division 2, which includes voters in parts of Agoura Hills and Old […]

Soka offers Japanese class



This fall, Soka University’s Calabasas campus at 26800 W. Mulholland Highway will offer a 15-week, non-credit course in Beginning Japanese. The class is open to the general public. Course emphasis will be on cultural and cross-cultural communication utilizing authentic dialogue on various topics, including current affairs, cultural tradition, art, family, education and daily life. Admission requirements are a high school […]


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