School opponents exaggerate the truth

School opponents exaggerate the truth We are now seeing an organized letter-writing campaign from the small group opposing Heschel West repeating the mantra that the school will "destroy’ the character of Old Agoura through, among other things, traffic congestion. Have any of these opponents actually read the traffic study in the county’s Draft Environmental Impact Report? It says that, with […]

Please follow our policies on letters to the editor

Please follow our policies on letters to the editor It’s always a good idea to do a little housekeeping in a newspaper, especially at the end of the year. Sometimes readers call and ask why their letters to the editor weren’t printed. Here are guidelines regarding our policies: Letters should be faxed or mailed (e-mail is a great idea, but […]

Oak Park High School will offer tree pick-up

The Oak Park High School Grad Nite 2003 committee will sponsor its annual Christmas tree pick-up and recycling fundraiser on Sat. and Sun., Dec. 28 and 29 or Sat. and Sun., Jan. 4 and 5, either in the morning or afternoon. The recycling center will not accept flocked trees. All ornaments should be removed from the tree as well as […]

Shocking trend highlights electrical hazards

Teaching kids about electricity can save lives

Learning about electricity can help keep you from joining a shocking trend: Nearly four people are electrocuted in the U.S. each week in preventable accidents, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. To help keep people safe, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) launched "Look Up! Look Down! Look Out!" A campaign that provides families with simple tips to […]


THURS., DEC. 19 A Citizens’ Potluck Thousand Oaks Citizens Action Network hosts a winter potluck at 6:30 p.m. in the Cameron Center, 288 Greenmeadow, Thousand Oaks. Bring a dish to share. (805) 498-4221 Blanca Relle Moon Over Charmlee All ages invited to join a two-hour guided full moon hike at Charmlee Wilderness Park on Encinal Canyon Road in Santa Monica […]

St. Max to present Christmas concert

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church will present its annual Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 22 in the sanctuary of the church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. The combined adult and children’s choirs will be conducted by Frederick Mabalot, director of music for the church. All are welcome to attend. For further information, please call (818) 991-3915.

Let’s be reasonable on Heschel West

Let’s be reasonable on Heschel West I am not a member of the Old Agoura Homeowners’ Association (OAHA), but I have been following their letters in The Acorn with interest as I am a parent at Heschel West. I love Old Agoura and do not wish to see its essential character changed: a home to many 4H members and their […]

Agoura Hills SpringFest just around the corner

The city of Agoura Hills has announced that vendor packets are now available for "SpringFest—Celebrating Heart and Home," which will be presented from noon to 5 p.m. Sun., April 27 at Chumash Park in Agoura Hills. Vendor booths are comprised of a covered 10’ x 10’ area, one eight-foot table and two chairs, and a sign indicating the name of […]

Can’t think of a gift? Sweaters are stylish, practical, functional

Can’t think of a gift? Sweaters are stylish, practical, functional One way to stay warm, stay comfortable, stay in fashion and, perhaps most importantly, stay within your budget this holiday season is by updating your sweater collection. The right sweater can take you just about anywhere–– around town for a day of shopping, to the office or even out for […]

Learning technical skills starts at home

There are a lot of techno buzz phrases these days, such as instant messaging, digital photography, online gaming and many more. The good news for non-tech savvy parents is that they can still play an active role in developing their children’s technical skills. Technical fluency has become a significant part of determining success in the workplace, where a reported 60 […]

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