Fashion center hits a snag in Agoura Hills

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer An attempt to make an exception to Measure H, the controversial 2002 zoning law preventing big box retail stores in Agoura Hills, has been delayed until at least next March. A referendum planned for the November ballot would have relaxed Measure H and allowed an upscale fashion mall with a possible Neiman Marcus store […]

Do you know what you’re drinking?

Do you know what you’re drinking? By Arthur von Wiesenberger When Americans tap into their thirst for water, they often buy it in a bottle. Americans are drinking bottled water in record numbers––a whopping 5 billion gallons in 2001, according to the International Bottled Water Association, an industry trade group. People aren’t only drinking more bottled water in record numbers, […]

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Prepare students now for successful academic year

After months away from school and homework, it’s time for parents to help their children prepare for class. A successful school year, according to educational specialist Dr. Andrea Pastorok, can depend on how smooth a child transitions from vacation. Pastorok suggests the following tips for a successful route back-to-school. Focus on the positives. Talk to your children about their summer […]

Chabad plans for expansion

Chabad of the Conejo recently celebrated its 24th anniversary. "Twenty-four years of teaching, educating, inspiring, helping, caring, and reaching out. Thousands upon thousands of people have been touched by the work and activities of Chabad," said Rabbi Moshe Bryski, executive director of Chabad. Since its opening in 1979 in a small office in Westlake Village, it has grown enormously with […]

It’s been a musical summer

If Words Could Talk

By Bill E. Brock Heads Up! Don’t say I didn’t give you ample warning to get your affairs in order. No, not those affairs, the ones you keep in a shoebox like birth certificates, pictures of relatives you don’t recognize and the tooth fairy’s nocturnal gatherings. I strongly suggest you start hoarding food, water, two-for-one lunch coupons and extra change […]

Be safe: Beware of bees, wasps

Bees and wasps can cause problems. To defend your home and your family from stinging bees and wasps, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recommends the following: Be aware of stinging insect nesting areas, and use extreme caution when around them. Bees and wasps can also build their nests inside structures. Seal exterior cracks and crevices. Don’t try to remove […]

Get organized before going back to school

Whether your child is starting kindergarten or heading off to college, getting them organized can help them make the grade. "A place for everything and everything in its place" is much easier if you can get them started with the basic equipment. For example: Elementary school-age children need a quiet place to work with good lighting, shelving to organize their […]

Latin jazz great coming to T.O. park

Percussionist performed with Stevie Wonder and Carlos Santana

Latin jazz great coming to T.O. park Percussionist performed with Stevie Wonder and Carlos Santana Latin jazz great Pete Escovedo will set up his timbales, congas and other percussion instruments and perform contemporary Latin jazz, soul and pop music at 5 p.m. this Sun., Aug. 10 at Conejo Community Park, at the corner of Dover and Hendrix avenues in Thousand […]