2005-09-22

Padgett quits water board

Cites pollution policies, but harassment also alleged

Dr. Vernon Padgett abruptly resigned from the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors last week, district officials announced. Padgett, who announced his resignation following the Sept. 13 board meeting, was the director of Division 3, which includes Calabasas and the nearby unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Padgett claims that his resignation was based on a difference of […]

Stroller Strikes to collect funds



Stroller Strikes will celebrate its one-year anniversary and will raise funds for Hurricane Katrina victims at the anniversary class and celebration from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 23 at the Oak Canyon Community Park, 5600 Hollytree Drive, Oak Park. Participants will meet near the playground and large picnic pavilion. The morning will include a one-hour stroller fitness class for […]

September is library card sign-up month



What’s the one surprising investment that can yield up to 10 times its value? Recent studies show that public libraries contribute far more than informational resources to their communities; they also strengthen the economy. In September, the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country urge individuals to take advantage of their investment and sign up for a library […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Newbury Park Panthers (1-1) at Oak Park Eagles (2-0) Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Following a 393-yard sixtouchdown performance against Rio Mesa last week in which he completed 92 percent of his passes (23-of-25), Newbury Park quarterback Jordan LaSecla may have very well surpassed Peyton Manning as the most sought after fantasy football quarterback on the market. But all kidding aside, LaSecla’s effort during Newbury Park’s 54-13 shellacking of Rio Mesa was off the […]

Discover Jewish ancestry through Genealogical Society



The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County will host its inaugural meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., Sept. 25 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The topic of the meeting will be “Researching Your Relatives That Came Through Ellis Island.” A panel of experienced Jewish genealogists will present the topic. Admission […]

At Malibu Valley Inn, it’s the cart before the horse



On Nov. 8, Calabasas residents will be asked by their city council to provide an “advisory” vote on whether or not the council should annex the proposed Malibu Valley Inn in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains. This massive hotel would include restaurant facilities, equestrian facilities, a health spa, tennis, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The ballot argument in […]

Preferable development



I have lived in Westlake Village First Neighborhood for 28 years. It has been a great place to live and raise a family. I had mixed feelings when I first read about the possibility of a Lowe’s store coming to our city. I subsequently drove to the Russell Ranch road site twice to look at the proposed site. It is […]

Teri Pacitto



Teri Pacitto, estates director at Paramount Rodeo Realty, has been congratulated by broker/president Syd Leibovitch and branch manager Gaye Rainey for her recent sales production of over $5.5 million in the past 60 days and currently has $1.7 million in escrow. Pacitto is a President Elite club member at Paramount Rodeo, a designation given to agents whose sales production place […]

Exotic sounds of the Far East



Heartfelt event



A family carnival from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 25 at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills, will be hosted by Cardiac Kids have HEART, a nonprofit, volunteer organization that seeks to (H)elp (E)ducate, (A)ssist, (R)esearch and (T)reat children will congenital heart disease. Admission is free. The event includes carnival games, inflatables, pony rides, face painting, crafts, […]


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