2005-10-20

Youth trip cool for Halloween



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is sponsoring a trip for youth on Sat., Oct. 29 to Knott’s “Scary” Farm for an evening of ghouls, ghosts and haunted mazes. The trip begins at 4:30 p.m. and costs $50. Call (818) 597-7361.

What to take in an emergency



Last month’s fires were an important reminder of the value of disaster preparedness. For those who had to evacuate, rushing out of the house left little time to think about what to take. Keep the following suggested checklist handy in case of another evacuation. Have an empty box available to be filled with files and other valuable items. Documents •homeowners […]

Weiser Litho recognized



Weiser Creative Groups, a Westlake Village-based advertising firm with an in-house print production facility, took most of the honors at the 11th annual presentation ceremony of the Printing Industry Association of Southern California Awards held recently at the Sheraton Hotel in Los Angeles. Weiser won two golds, two silvers and one bronze award in excellence in creative design and advertising. […]

Last Week’s Top Performers



Derek Scammahorn, RB, Westlake: Scammahorn rushed for 142 yards on 24 carries and logged three TDs during a loss against Thousand Oaks. Dominick Huerta, QB, Agoura: The senior signal-caller completed 16-of-28 passes for 211 yards, two TDs and one INT during last weekend’s 14-13 victory over the Royal Highlanders. Huerta also added 68 rushing yards on 13 attempts. Matt Laterza, […]

38 Special shows its stuff



Concerned about ocal education



I am a parent who lives in Agoura Hills with children in the public schools. I love this city and the people that live here, but I am concerned about sustaining a quality education for the children in this area. I look at our closest neighbors, Westlake Village and Calabasas, and see the growth that they encourage in the form […]

One-Story Home on Large Corner Lot



Move right in to this beautiful almost new 1story on a large corner lot in Newbury Park. This light and bright 3-bedroom, 3bath home offers a granite kitchen, honey maple cabinets, travertine floors and much more. For more on this home priced at $875,000, call Linda Gifford of ColdwelBanker, Westlake Village Centre, at (805) 495-1048.

Acorn staff member among Park Service photo winners



David McMartin of The Acorn’s production department is a repeat winner in the National Park Service’s “Spirit of the Mountains Photo Contest.” He was a winner in last year’s competition. Award winners were saluted on Sat., Oct. 8 at the opening of the exhibit of the 2005 contest winners at the National Park Service Visitor Center in Thousand Oaks. Among […]

Public invited to clean up parks



Mountains Restoration Trust invites individuals, families and groups to select from two projects being organized to coincide with “Make Difference Day” on Sat., Oct. 22, an annual, nationwide celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. “We are inviting human neighbors to help restore and enhance the homes of our native neighbors—the birds and animals of our natural lands,” said Jo Kitz, program […]

Organization seeks to improve kids’ lives through parents



Kerby Alvy realized his calling while working as a probation counselor at juvenile hall in Los Angeles. He encountered the most disturbed and disturbing children in the county and saw for the first time how poorly children were treated, he said. Alvy originally had wanted to pursue a career in law. But after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political […]


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