2007-03-29

Rotary Club rings in Persian New Year



Local moms learn value of home businesses



In between driving school car pools and helping kids with homework, an increasing number of Conejo Valley stay-at-home moms are running unique businesses from their kitchens and garages. These multitasking mommy entrepreneurs use their talents to earn extra cash for their families while still being able to stay at home. Diana Turk of Agoura Hills and Dawn Stillo, Lauren Kellenberger […]

All Kanan interchange ramps now open



The last of the newly built Kanan Road interchange ramps opened to the public on Fri., March 23, an Agoura Hills official said. The southbound entrance to the 101 Freeway used by cars heading north on Kanan Road was the fourth new ramp to be opened during the yearlong construction. Two of the new on-ramps are loops, which the interchange […]

Winter freeze gives way to new spring growth



By Leslie Gregory Haukoos   leslieh@theacorn.com You see the signs everywhere. Brown trees and shrubs that look like there isn’t a bit of life left in them; trash bins overflowing with dried-out foliage, planting beds swept clean following the winter freeze. But home gardeners are on top of the situation and have already visited the local garden shop to fill their […]

Waxman wants safe climate legislation



U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles), together with more than 125 House colleagues, introduced the Safe Climate Act of 2007. The legislation is based on what scientists have concluded the United States must do to avoid dangerous, irreversible warming of the planet and would significantly reduce U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases. “We must act now to protect our children and […]

Lucky to have community support



At least vandals are clean



Learn about ‘California friendly’ gardening



The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is inviting customers to register for four free classes on how to create waterwise “California friendly” gardens. Randall Orton, director of the district’s resource conservation and public outreach department, said the workshops will address different topics, all in keeping with the overall goal of reducing the amount of water used in landscaping and curbing […]

School district employee discovers phone company overcharge



It pays to check your phone bill. At the Las Virgenes Unified School District the payoff was big- very big. Donald McCombs, a cable technician for the district, discovered that the phone company had been overcharging the school district for more than a decade. AT&T agreed to a partial reimbursement of $47,000. Between the AT&T’s charges and the government fees […]

Planning for the future



The city of Calabasas is working on an update to its General Plan and all residents of Calabasas are encouraged to play a part in the process. The General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) has met three times and will hold the first in a series of workshops for the public to attend and participate in. Residents are invited to come […]