2005-09-22

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“Just Like Heaven” Directed by: Mark Waters Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Jon Heder (quick—name his last film), Dina Waters and Donal Loque Rating: PG-13 (for mild sexual innuendo) Running time: 98 minutes Best suited for: the romantic sap Least suited for: the sapless Acorn’s Rating Guide: This one reduced my wife to a sniveling puddle of goo. It’s a […]

Need outsiders



I was initially surprised by The Acorn editorial of July 21, “Winds of change come to Agoura Hills,” because it acknowledged the candidacy of two planning commissioners yet at the same time called for “an outsider, not someone tied to the current administration.” At the time, I didn’t necessarily see planning commissioners as part of the administration. Now, having witnessed […]

Tony DeFranco



Diamond sales award winner, Tony DeFranco was congratulated by Joan Young, vice president, for being among the top listers for the first half of 2005 at Sotheby’s International Realty’s (formerly Young Realtors) Westlake Village office. A former show business and recording star, DeFranco has continued his love and passion for the music business behind the scenes successfully working with countless […]

Pumpkin Festival kicks off



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The first section of a planned 2,665-acre development in Oak Park was approved by Ventura County this week in 1975, according to a front page article that appeared in The Acorn 30 years ago. More than 8,000 homes would be developed in four phases over the next 20 years, as well as two eight-acre elementary school sites with adjacent four-acre […]

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THURS., SEPT. 22 AARP Simi Chapter American Association of Retired Persons AARP Simi Chapter No. 3605 meets 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. Theresa Tong of California Telephone Access program will be guest speaker. Nonmembers welcome. (805) 527-8304 About Growing Roses Ventura County Rose Society hosts guest speaker Walt Klement doing a hands-on demonstration […]

Wildlife Center opening postponed



Due to the construction of its new animal care unit, the California Wildlife Center’s Fall Open House event previously scheduled for Sun., Sept. 25 has been cancelled. For further information, please call (818) 222-2658.

‘Winnie the Pooh’ to dance into T.O.



“Disney Live! Winnie the Pooh” will visit Southern California from Sept. 22 through Oct. 9. The adventures of Pooh and his friends will be presented on Tues. and Wed., Sept. 27 and 28, in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. For show times and ticket pricing, please call the box office […]

Water problem is Malibu’s



Now let me see if I can understand this, the citizens of the Conejo are being asked to pony up $160 to $200 million or more to improve the Tapia plant so we don’t have algae growing in Malibu Creek, and Susan Cloke, Regional Water Quality Control Board chairperson, says residents would not have to pay for the new facility […]

Blood Drive to be Held at Century 21 Adobe



Century 21 Adobe Realty and United Blood Services join together to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. The blood drive will take place on Sept. 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Century 21 Adobe Realty office. If you would like to donate blood, call Century 21 Adobe Realty at (805) 8702100 or (818) 338-1100.


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