2006-09-07

In a Nutshell



The Los Angeles County Fire Department is offering the following schedule of classes in disaster readiness and response: Sept. 12: Disaster preparedness: introduction to disasters, impact of disasters on infrastructures, role of trained volunteers in disaster response. Sept. 19: Disaster fire suppression: fire chemistry and basic fire suppression; identifying and reducing potential fire hazards; firefighting resources and techniques; introduction to […]

Rewards for helpful gardeners



According to the National Gardening Association, 83 percent of U.S. households participated in lawn and garden activities last year. For some, gardening is more than just a hobby-it’s a way to make a difference. With green thumbs and elbow grease, volunteers across the nation are growing food to feed the hungry, revitalizing crime-ridden areas, teaching children environmental stewardship and beautifying […]

Child immunizations still strongly recommended +



With the start of a new school year, state Public Health Officer Dr. Mark Horton has reminded all parents to make sure their children are fully immunized before classes begin. “Immunizations are a safe and effective way to help keep our children and communities healthy and protected from serious vaccine-preventable diseases,” Horton said. California schools are required to verify each […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Agoura Chargers (0-0) at Ventura Cougars (0-0)

Agoura head coach Charlie Wegher is ready to go. So, too, is senior quarterback Jordan Arias. Following months of practice sessions, two-a-days and passing camps, AHS finally gets to take the field for real Friday night when they travel to Larrabee Stadium in Ventura to play the Ventura Cougars. “I’m very eager to play somebody that’s not Agoura,” Wegher said. […]

Kidz join national tour



BOPPIN’-Ten local youths had audiences rocking when they performed with the national Kidz Bop tour at Six Flags Magic Mountain during Labor Day weekend. Front row, from left, Alex McMahon, 12; Justin Lieberman, 13; Johnny Fayad, 12; Alexa Yarnell, 11; Juliana Medof, 9; and Olivia Bown, 11. Back row, John Haukoos, 12; Maddie Petersil, 12; Bailey Thompson, 13; and Brennan […]

Reader says school district is addicted to revenue bonds



Gasp! It is almost November and I’m sure the Don Zimring Las Virgenes Unified School District’s parking lot will need its parking lot stripes re-painted. Will this effort require a new issue of school bonds to pay for this important need? When is this school district going to be able to support itself within its budget and stop asking for […]

Beautifully Upgraded Meadowwood



This house is a beautifully upgraded Meadowwood on a cul-de-sac. There’s 4-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, more than 2,300 square feet, tile and wood like floors, updated kitchen with large center island and granite countertops, built-in entertainment center, surround sound in family and living rooms, central vacuum and fresh exterior paint Outside is a fabulous yard with pool, spa and nice-sized grassy area. […]