2006-01-12

Lesley Devine remembered



My thoughts are with Lesley Devine’s children, Michel and Beth, and longtime companion Michael Brockman of Calabasas. I hope they will accept my deepest gratitude and best wishes. I want them to know that my wife Lilian is recovering today because of Lesley Devine. When my wife and I suspected complications of breast cancer, we actually contemplated the insanity of […]

Seven Tips to Slash Soaring Home Heating Bills



The bad news from Hurricane Katrina is now spreading across the country. The Department of Energy states natural gas prices will leap up to 71 percent this fall and winter, due to damage caused by the storm. This translates into a $600 jump in home heating for most homeowners, according to the Georgia Public Service Commission. Now is the time […]

Pony Baseball changes age range



The Agoura Pony Baseball board of directors has adopted a recommendation from Pony National to change the league age determination date for its players starting in the 2006 season. Players must now be three months older to enter each division. According to Eric Fulton, president of Agoura Pony Baseball, the league is just following a trend of other major youth […]

Classes for kids set to begin



The city of Calabasas Community Services Department is offering three Kindermusik classes which teach beginning socialization, dancing and instrument playing skills. The classes, for three different age groups, are on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 24 at de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas. Newborn to 18 mos. is at 10 a.m.; 18 mos. to 3 years is at 11 a.m.; […]

LeTip to host kick-off mixe



Westlake Agoura Thousand Oaks LeTip presents its 2006 kick-off business mixer from 7 to 8:45 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 19 at Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Ste. 1, Westlake Village. To attend, RSVP by Tues., Jan. 17 to Mark Lester, membership chairperson, at (805) 341-7668. At the mixer, guests will have an opportunity to meet 40 potential new business clients […]

Let’s hear your ‘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 […]

Handle water tank with care



We agree with Supervisor Parks that the replacement for the Conifer tank doesn’t have to be in a neighborhood or at the trailhead to the national park. We appreciate her effort to bring forward the option of sharing the Kimberly tank site and want to point out in response to the Dec. 29 Acorn article on the topic that a […]

Storm Doors Help Cut Heating Costs



The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that home heating prices will jump by 47.5 percent this winter, the biggest oneyear increase in three decades. But not everyone is going to be severely impacted. There are things you can do now before temperatures plummet to keep your home’s energy costs in check. Heat loss through and around doors and windows accounts […]

Resident builds bridge for peace



Resolving the Israeli–Palestinian conflict has been an overwhelming task for governments in the Middle East and U.S. leaders who have tried to reconcile the opposing sides. But Agoura Hills resident Josef Avesar isn’t daunted by the difficult undertaking; he’s working to establish a mediating force to act as a liaison between the two sides. Avesar created the IsraeliPalestinian Confederation with […]

Calabasas to sponsor T-shirt design contest



The city of Calabasas is sponsoring a contest for residents to design a T-shirt logo to commemorate the city-wide creek cleanup scheduled for March. The winner will receive $100. All entries must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Fri., Feb. 3. To be considered, designs must include graphics involving creeks and cleanup, contain the city of Calabasas logo, and […]