2005-06-09

In favor of the editorial



On behalf of the Heschel West Board of Directors, the faculty, families, students and the community that supports us, I want to express our great appreciation for your reasoned editorial about our school project. As you stated, we have truly spent years designing and redesigning a school that will be compatible with our neighbors and yet be a wonderful asset […]

How to Save Money on Cooling Costs this Summer



There’s not much you can do about the rising cost of milk, coffee beans or the gasoline that keeps your car running. The factors that determine how much they sell for are out of your hands; but there is something you can take control of this summer — how much you spend to keep your home cool. Electric companies across […]

Climber reaching for new heights

Oak Park man enjoys life at the top

By Daniel Wolowicz  danielw@theacorn.com Michael Reardon speaks with a focused, expletive-laced urgency that could make a cup of espresso nervous. Sitting in the Virtual World Café in Agoura Hills, the 35-year-old glam rocker/Internet entrepreneur/ movie producer/nationally renowned rock climber talked about his adventures in the adrenaline-soaked world of free soloing, or rock climbing without ropes. Reardon’s intense blue eyes framed […]

Rotary Club recognition



The Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise will present checks totalling more than $33,000 to nonprofit organizations that participated in the club’s 2005 car raffle. The recognition will take place June 10 at the North Ranch Country Club. Call (805) 496-4948.

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All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., June 10 Senior final exams/G Bldg. Sat., June 11 ACT Mon., June 13 Senior final exams/G Bldg. Tues., June 14 Final exams/7:30 to 11:55 a.m. (through Thurs.) […]

Novelist wants to put magic back in young adult fiction



As the market becomes saturated with young adult fantasy books in the “Harry Potter” mold, how long will it be before the genre loses its magic? “If, like me, you’ve noticed that the spell being cast by the latest crop of young adult fantasy novels is becoming less potent, it seems a fair question to ask,” said R.J. Nimmo, a […]

Against the editorial



It is unclear who wrote the article “Much Ado About Heschel” in the May 26 opinion section of The Acorn. After reading the article, I felt compelled to write in protest of what was written. The Heschel project is not just an Old Agoura issue. I have been in the real estate and mortgage business for over 25 years and […]

The Reznick Group



The partners of Aviara Real Estate were treated to an economic educational forum focusing on new construction trends and projections in Ventura County hosted by The Reznick Group. The guest speaker, Tom Coulter, senior vice president of corporate development, Lawyers Title, outlined existing residential availability, current and future, new attached and detached housing projects and the availability of vacant land […]

Agoura Hills sets new budget priorities



At a recent Agoura Hills city council meeting and budget workshop, city officials nailed down priorities for next year’s general operating budget. The new fiscal year begins July 1. Council members came to a consensus on high, medium and low priorities for the coming year. High priority projects include expanding the budget for law enforcement. The projected cost for funding […]

Karl Rove to deliver Reagan lecture



Karl Rove, assistant to the President, Deputy Chief of Staff and Senor Advisor to President Bush, will deliver “The Reagan Lecture” at 11 a.m. Sat., June 11 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Tickets for this event are $150 per person and include lunch following the lecture. Seating is limited and reservations are […]