Christmas tree recycling offered

The Christmas tree doesn’t have to go to waste once the holidays are over, according to Waste Management/G.I. Industries officials. Waste Management, which collects trash and recyclables from residents and businesses in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, offers its customers a variety of environmentally-friendly ways to recycle or dispose of Christmas trees. “Every year in California, more than 40,000 tons […]

Pruning demonstration a cut above

The Ventura County Rose Society will host a pruning demonstration, specifically how to prune “old garden roses,” at 9 a.m. Sat., Jan. 21 in the Heritage Rose Garden on the grounds of the Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. The demonstration will be presented by Jeri Jennings, consulting rosarian and founder of the Gold Coast Heritage […]

Life insurance: a safety net for women

Women need to face the fact that many will outlive their husbands, leaving an emotional and financial void. The fact is, 75 percent of American married women will become widows and need to support themselves. Of even more concern, nearly 85 percent of the elderly poor in the nation are female. This doesn’t have to happen to you if you […]

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“Munich” Directed by: Steven Spielberg Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciaran Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, Ayelet Zurer, Geoffrey Rush Rated: R (for violence) Running Time: 181 minutes Best Suited For: Those who see war as the least of any acceptable solution Least Suited For: Anyone expected a glossy, stylized “Hollywood” action-packed adventure Acorn’s Rating Guide: Much ink has already […]

Tree pick ups to help grads

Oak Park seniors and their parents will pick up and recycle Christmas trees in the Oak Park and Agoura neighborhoods to raise funds for the Oak Park High School Safe and Sober Grad Night 2006. The pick ups will occur on Dec. 29 and Jan. 4 and 5. Removal will cost $20, which will go to help pay for the […]

Yerba Buena Elementary School underway

After years of setbacks, construction of the new Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills finally got underway in earnest. The school is on schedule to open in 2007. The school is estimated to cost $33 million, almost half of which will be paid for with state aid, according to Donald Zimring, deputy superintendent of the Las Virgenes Unified School […]

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Emotions are running high this time of year. And not just for high school seniors. The night of December 14, I couldn’t sleep, knowing that several of my students who had applied Early Action or Early Decision would be getting their decisions the next day. I don’t know which of us was more thrilled when my student who’d applied to […]

Seniors to sign up

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services Senior Recreation Program will host its annual “Registration Social” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tues., Jan. 10 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The event will introduce guests age 50 and above to the program and all it offers. Attendees may sign up for participation, pay the […]

Alert neighbors help nab suspected thief

Darlene Heusser didn’t expect she would become part of the news when she walked outside of her home early on Dec. 12 to pick up the morning paper. Heusser’s keen awareness, in conjunction with the quick actions of her neighbor, Jim McGlothen, assisted Lost Hills Sheriff’s deputies in apprehending a car thief near Patrick Henry Place in Agoura Hills. While […]

Holiday schedule affects deadlines

Both offices of the Acorn Newspapers will be closed on Mon., Jan. 2 in observance of New Year’s Day. In conjunction with the holiday, deadlines will be advanced by 24 hours. Editorial items, including letters to the editor, and real estate advertising must be received or reserved by noon Thurs., Dec. 29 for the Jan. 5 edition. Display ads must […]