2006-11-02

Polo team seeks revenge



The pieces are just about in place. If the Agoura and Royal boys’ water polo teams both win this afternoon-the Chargers play at Newbury Park while the Highlanders host Calabasas-AHS and Royal will do battle Friday afternoon at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool in Simi Valley with a share of the Marmonte League championship at stake. “Ever since we […]

Genealogical Society will discuss displaced Jews, exodus of Soviet Jews

Evening topic will include how to find friends, family members

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County and surrounding areas will hold a general meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 15 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The topic of the evening will be “Genealogist As Detective: Solving Mysteries Using HIAS Case Files.” The event is co- sponsored with Temple […]

Yes on H6



For the past couple of weeks there is reference in The Acorn letters critical of solar technology in the Oak Park school facilities bond measure H6. Let me provide some facts. The district’s second largest utility bill is electricity. A solar contractor estimates a conservative return on investment as 6.91 years. The school district will save about half of the […]

This Home Is Hidden In The Trees



This country ranch is hidden in the trees in the equestrian area of Old Agoura. The 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath cottage is approximately 3200 sq. ft. on approximately one acre of land. The interior offers spacious rooms, wood floors and French doors. There is a long driveway, gardens, swimming pool and a balcony/patio in quiet surroundings. The property provides room […]

Residents believe new home is for the birds



Plans to build a new home in Calabasas’ exclusive “bird streets” enclave of Meadow Lark and Bluebird drives and Black Bird Way have neighbors clamoring that construction would threaten several oak trees on the property. At a recent planning commission meeting, residents argued that the large three-story home would not fit the ambience of the longtime artisan community near Calabasas […]

Scouts to collect food donations



Local troops and packs will demonstrate the scouting spirit by participating in the upcoming Scouting for Food drive. Every Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Varsity team, Venturing crew and Explorer post will collect food donations for local food banks served by the Salvation Army. Scouts will distribute grocery bag door hangers throughout local neighborhoods early in the morning of […]

Nonprofit rehab hosts fall gathering



Palmer Drug Abuse Program of Ventura County, Inc. will hold its fall festival starting at 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 12 at the historic Camarillo Ranch, 201 Camarillo Ranch Road. Palmer’s is a nonprofit, countywide outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program geared toward helping teens recover from alcohol and drug abuse dependency. For reservations, call (805) 482-1265 or visit the website […]

Time Warner rolls out new cable service



Media giant Time Warner announced it has begun rolling out new products and services for local cable and Internet customers, but not all residents are happy with he switchover from Adelphia. Time Warner and Comcast purchased Adelphia last year for $16.7 billion when founder and CEO John Rigas and his sons plundered assets for personal use and forced he company […]

Henderson runs wild for Northern Arizona



Calabasas’ football team still hasn’t won a game this season, but last Saturday the program received a big boost from one of its former gridiron standouts. Alex Henderson, a 2004 CHS alum and redshirt freshman running back at Northern Arizona University, rushed for 265 yards and two touchdowns as Northern Arizona defeated Eastern Washington 44-36. Henderson’s 265-yard effort tied Youngstown […]

Anti-smoking message will be included in DVD movies



The Weinstein Co. will be the first motion picture firm to embed antismoking public service announcements in DVD versions of movies that depict smoking, according to Attorney General Bill Lockyer. Beginning with the December DVD release of “Clerks II,” the company’s upcoming DVDs will include an anti-smoking ad created by the American Legacy Foundation. A tobacco-use prevention and cessation organization […]