2006-01-05

Local legislators active in Sacramento



The following is a list of bills and charters that were authored by local state legislators and passed in 2005. State Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) Senatorial District 23 •SB-180 cracks down on human trafficking and slavery. The law helps establish a task force to address the issue and defines stricter penalties for those who bring people into the state […]

Money matters can create battles

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Money may not buy love, but handling money the right way could improve a relationship. That’s one finding of a survey that looked at spending habits of couples in committed relationships. The survey found that nearly a quarter of U.S. adults ages 25 to 55 who are in a committed relationship say honesty about finances is more important than honesty […]

Seniors have choices regarding Medicare drug benefits



Everywhere seniors turn, they find newspapers filled with warnings that the new Medicare drug benefit is overwhelmingly confusing—certainly discouraging words for seniors who both want and need this new benefit. But seniors shouldn’t give up because they have more and better choices than anyone anticipated when the drug benefit was being crafted by Congress. For example, one prescription drug plan […]

We want to hear your best ‘tails’



The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Maybe there was a close call with danger, and perhaps your pet became a hero. Or may be you just want to tell […]

Boulevard of broken dreams



I own a property on Agoura Road. In the past three years, Medic Alert has repeatedly and routinely crossed the broken center line to pass slower vehicles between Cheseboro Road and Cornell Road. I’m very concerned for my life and that of my family, neighbors and other innocent folks. It’s only a matter of time until there will be a […]

On A Large Corner Lot



This 5-bedroom, 3.5bath, 2-story house in Foxridge in on a large corner lot. It offers a living room with vaulted ceilings, 3 fireplaces, formal dining room and a private backyard with child-safe fencing around pool and spa. There’s a large grassy side yard. Inside are 2bedrooms downstairs, with one as office with built-ins. The floors are wood and Pergo. The […]

Consultant hired for city’s general plan



A Pasadena consulting firm will begin updating the city of Agoura Hills general plan and environmental impact report. P&D Consultants will be paid up to $60,000 for the work, officials said. The general plan update and the environmental report will take several years to complete and will focus on land use and transportation issues, according to the city. A survey […]

Club to host two senior dances



The Thousand Oaks Dance Club will host two dances in January at the Goebel Senior Adult Ballroom Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Dances are from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 7 and 21. On Jan. 7, music will be provided by the Starlighters. On Jan. 21, Good Vibrations will perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. Couples and […]

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THURS., JAN. 5 Masry Memorial A public memorial service to honor former Thousand Oaks City Councilmember Ed Masry will be conducted at 6 p.m. in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.. The public is invited. Many public officials are expected to participate. Woodworkers’ Advice Conejo Valley Woodworkers’ Association meets 7 […]

Westlake Village Someone stole a purse and a wallet containing bank cards and a driver’s license valued at about



Wanted: thief who stole the Calabasas signal light Someone stole the flashing stop sign on Parkway Calabasas at the northbound approach to the Park Entrada intersection in Calabasas, officials said. The city paid $3,000 to install the sign last summer and is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who has information about the theft. The theft could bring felony charges […]


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