Agoura Hills Council prioritizes budget goals for next year

Agoura Hills Council prioritizes budget goals for next year By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com At last week’s budget workshop, Agoura Hills City Council members nailed down priorities for next year’s general operating budget. The new fiscal year begins July 1. While council members temporarily passed on Web-streaming council meetings in real time on the Internet, saving about $22,000, they moved forward […]

Snake safety

The following are some tips on how to avoid snakes, how to prepare yourself for snake territory, symptoms of rattlesnake bites, what to do/not do when you’re bitten by a rattlesnake and treatment for rattlesnake bites: Avoid snakes when hiking 1. Stick to well-used trails. 2. Wear over-the-ankle boots and loose-fitting long pants. 3. Don’t step or put your hands […]

Boys & Girls Clubs launch $10 million campaign

Group hopes to build five new facilities in this area

Boys & Girls Clubs launch $10 million campaign Group hopes to build five new facilities in this area The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo and Las Virgenes is launching a $10 million fundrais-ing campaign to build five new clubs to serve the communities of Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Hidden Hills and Calabasas. The effort, spearheaded by […]

Special kids’ activities at garden show

On Sun., May 2 there will be something for every green or "want to be green" thumb in the family during the Baldwin Bonanza Plant Sale & Garden Show at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Kids are invited to Seedlings Kid’s Corner, where Lisa Beach, education specialist at the Arboretum, will direct […]

Author to discuss Torah, science in

Agoura Hills

"When Science Meets Religion, the Scientific and Torah Evidence for Consciousness that Lives Beyond our Body" is the subject of renowned author and scientist Gerald Schroeder, PhD, during a lecture beginning at 8 p.m., Mon., May 3 at Conejo Jewish Academy. In his newest book, "The Hidden Face of G-d," the MIT-trained scientist demonstrates how science, properly understood, provides positive […]

Homosexuality revisited

Homosexuality revisited I found David Ross’ letter of April 15 regarding the issue of same-sex marriage very interesting and thought-provoking. On the other hand, I found Laura Gallup’s letter in the same issue to consist of the usual hidebound and politically correct attitudes which drive this controversy. The issue of same-sex marriage boils down to one thing: the legitimacy of […]

Fashion show fundraiser a success

Environmentalism the theme at LVHF dinner

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Protecting the environment—especially preserving the Santa Monica Mountains— was the central theme of the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation (LVHF) 37th annual installation banquet last week at the Malibou Lake Mountain Club. The event was attended by local, regional and state officials. Woody Smeck, superintendent of the National Park Service (NPS), recounted the history of the Santa […]

Book discussion group will have you reading, sharing thoughts on a bestseller

Westlake Village Library will host "Brown Bags & Books" book discussion group from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 5 and June 2, at 31220 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. Participants are invited to bring a bag lunch and beverage to enjoy while discussing books. On May 5, the group will discuss "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown. […]

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