Agoura Hills cable franchise complicated by new school

Yerba Buena not included in contract

Time Warner Cable reportedly has told Las Virgenes Unified School District officials it will not provide cable services to the new Yerba Buena Elementary School when it opens in March. School district officials asked the city of Agoura Hills to negotiate on their behalf in the city’s cable franchise discussions. Donald Zimring, deputy superintendent of the Las Virgenes Unified School […]

Audubon Society planning field trips

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will sponsor various birding field trips in January. On Sat., Jan. 6, the group will visit Lake Casitas. Meet at Las Posas park-and-ride at 8 a.m. or at the lake at 8:30 a.m. Among the birds to see will be ducks, grebes, sparrows, hawks and woodpeckers. For more information, call Tom Halpin at (805) 746-4598. […]

For these local teams, 2006 ends on a high note

The community chips in

We thank you for the generosity of time and gifts for the less fortunate. The following were recipients of the 2006 Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond Food and Toy Drive: Battered women and children, Victims of AIDS, Children of the Night, food pantries, The Veterans Hospital, hospice, adults with Cerebral Palsy and Down syndrome, the service men and women […]

2007 real estate

Housing experts remain optimistic

The housing market softened in 2006, but professionals aren’t anticipating a long-lasting slump. The market is only normalizing itself, experts say. “The circumstances bringing the real estate market into balance are happening unusually quickly,” said Glen Scalise, president of the Conejo Valley Real Estate Association and broker-owner of Century 21 Rolling Oaks in Thousand Oaks. In some area cities, oversupply […]

Adventurers bring harmony to the hospital

GIRL POWER—The girls from Adventure Club prepare to sing holiday songs to the patients at Los Robles Hospital. The girls used to be a part of Girl Scout Troop 250 until last year when the troop disbanded because the Scouts couldn’t find a leader. The group now meets once a month as the Adventure Club. During last week’s trip they […]

Monarch’s gymnastics aces competition

Girls win

M o n a r c h ’s Gymnastics Optional Competitive Team earned several top prizes at the Memorial Scholarship Meet in Laguna Beach on Dec. 10. Erika Estes, age 10, a level 7 gymnast of Simi Valley, and teammate Carinne Gale, age 11, level 10 gymnast of Simi Valley, both won first place on the beam. A n n […]

Letter defended regarding teachers

I am amazed by the reaction to my letter in the Nov. 23 Acorn regarding complaining teachers. Talk about hitting a raw nerve. There have been about a dozen published responses to my comments, all but two of which were highly critical. Fair enough, as it was my intention to be provocative. But these respondents, in defending themselves, only prove […]

Dashing through the snow

DOWNHILL RACERS–Jane Garrison of Agoura Hills, a teacher at Born Learners School, and student Matthew Isaac, 4, slide down a snow hill that was created at the school last week. While so far it’s been a chilly season, no real snow is in the forecast.

Increase home value for only a little money

If you’re like most, your home is your biggest investment and you want to get the most money possible when selling it. Getting top dollar for your house means it needs to look its best when putting it on the market. It’s got to be clean and in good repair both inside and out for good “curb appeal.” •De-clutter should […]