2006-02-02

Random act of kindness is appreciated



The grateful Irish tourist who wrote The Acorn last week to sing the praises of his dentist, Dr. Shore, who helped him with an emergency while he was visiting in Agoura Hills, shines a light on the secret behavior of people all over the world. There are millions of human beings who are kind to strangers. And there are millions […]

Pat Helton



Pat Helton, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker’s Westlake Promenade office, is the school team sponsor for Colina Middle School in Thousand Oaks. She has renewed her sponsorship for Colina by donating a school-to-parent outreach communication system valued at $10,000 for the fourth year. This technology system allows Principal Waters to contact all the parents of Colina with important messages […]

Fire station construction bogs down



Last year’s rainy season caused delays in the construction of Fire Station No. 89 on Canwood Street in Agoura Hills but, fortuitously, the showers exposed high water levels at the site and forced the contractors to redesign the project properly. Ken Pellman, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, said the discovery of the high water […]

Learn all you need to know about roses



A series of lectures at Descanso Gardens will keep rose gardeners up-to-date about new introductions, planting techniques and the most beneficial care as they plan their spring rose display. D e s c a n s o ’ s rosarium horticulturist Wen Wang will teach “The ABCs of Beautiful Roses” from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., Feb. 18 in Classroom […]

Calabasas boys’ basketball team continues to stymie foes

Matchup vs. Thousand Oaks Fridanight could decide Marmonte title

After escaping with a one-point victory over Simi Valley Monday night at home, the Calabasas boys’ basketball team has put themselves in position to all but wrap up the Marmonte League championship Friday night on the road vs. Thousand Oaks. The Coyotes entered last night’s game against Royal with an 18-4 overall record and a 10-0 mark in league. Thousand […]

Oak Park will have youth nigh



The Kids’ Night Out program at the Oak Park Community Center will be from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 10. The center is at 1000 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. The event is open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade and features supervised art projects, games, basketball, movies, pizza and snacks. The cost is $18. For reservations […]

Putting a positive spin on local mass transit



Recently I took my car in for servicing near Rancho and Thousand Oaks Boulevard. I had a choice of waiting 30 minutes for a taxi or taking a chance on public transit. I noticed a sign saying Metro Express line 161 going to Warner Center. I asked a couple of people waiting for the bus if it stopped in Agoura […]

Affordable, Attractive And Available



This Oak Park home is affordable, attractive and available. This newer 3bedroom, 3.5-bath single family home on a cul-desac has one of the largest lots, wood floors, new carpet and great floor plan. For more information on this property listed at $649,900, call Marie and Peter Callari at Coldwell Banker WLV Centre at (805) 495-1048.

Vandals draw swastikas in Agoura Hills



Deputies say vandals etched swastikas and other hate insignia into the paint of at least two vehicles last week in Agoura Hills. The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department has begun an investigation to catch the criminals, according to Sgt. Tim Youngern of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Both incidents occurred Jan. 25 in the 29000 block of Medea Lane, officials said. […]

The doctor is in




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