2006-08-10

Letter got flagged



Predictably, those rebutting my letter regarding flag desecration appear to have missed the point. It is because I love that for which the flag stands that I object to its commercialization and although I used humor to make my points, the implications of amending the Constitution are ominous. One letter writer even admitted to calling the businessman who placed the […]

This Casa Conejo Home Sits On An Oversized Corner Lot With Possible Rv Access



This is a 4-bedroom, 2bath home with more than 2,000 square feet of living space. The house sits on an oversized corner lot with possible RV access. Upon entering this recently remodeled property you enter to a foyer and can view the formal living room with fireplace to the right. There are three bedrooms and two baths to the left. […]

100 is the new 80



HAPPY BIRTHDAY-Vivian Gilbert turns 104 and receives a birthday cake from niece Sandy McGuern. Gilbert, a resident of Westlake Village, hails from Alabama and is the only one of eight children in her family still alive.

Schools receive unexpected funding boost



The Las Virgenes Unified School District’s record $90 million budget could get a boost now that the dust has settled on Gov. Schwarzenegger’s state budget. School district officials say they are expecting $2.8 million in additional revenue from the state. The money will help pay for a variety of materials, supplies and equipment. Las Virgenes Deputy Superintendent Donald Zimring conducted […]

Calabasas killer released from prison



Convicted murderer Robert Rosenkrantz of Calabasas was paroled from prison Aug. 5 after serving a 21-year sentence. A judge released Rosenkrantz upon determining that his rights had been violated because he was continuously denied parole. On June 18, 1985, Rosenkrantz, now 39, killed then-classmate Steven Redman, shooting him 10 times with an Uzi assault rifle. The fatal shooting on a […]

Getty offers art, culture



Summer is synonymous with outdoor activity, but the Los Angeles area also has much to offer indoors. There’s always something new going on at the J. Paul Getty Museum at Getty Center, as Clint Harper, a Moorpark College professor and Moorpark city council member, knows firsthand. Harper and his wife, Sharon, visited the Degas exhibit in June, and have been […]

Chamber backlash



It is easy to second guess decisions which do not go the way a person would like. Louis Masry points out in his letter to The Acorn Aug. 3 that the Agoura Hills City Council has wasted money fighting for issues he believes to be frivolous. It is quite possible the city of Agoura Hills is appealing the Heschel West […]

The Chabot Family



The Chabot family is enjoying a treat of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream on a hot summer day, courtesy of Judi Ross of Century 21 Adobe Realty and Nick Dunlea of First Pacific Mortgage. Every three months Judi and Nick can be seen with the Ben & Jerry’s truck parked in various Newbury Park locations, giving out free ice cream […]

Hate crimes in state reportedly declining



California Attorney General Bill Lockyer announced that hate crime offenses in California declined by 4.5 percent in 2005 compared to 2004, dropping from 1,770 to 1,691. “This is the fourth consecutive year that the number of hate crime offenses has decreased, and the 10year data shows that the number of offenses and victims are at their lowest levels,” Lockyer said. […]

Cards make strong fundraising statement



When Oak Hills Elementary School planned this year’s spring fundraiser, the participants decided to try something new. Enter Artwork for Education, an innovative program that features student artwork on custom greeting cards. The cards, which retail for $20 per box, credit each student artist by first name, age and school. The cards were an instant hit, netting more than $4,000 […]


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