2007-05-31

Officials assess water supply



Water is precious in arid climates like Southern California’s. In summer months, water districts throughout the state, especially in the south, attempt to stretch their supplies by using conservation measures and tapping into stored water from alternate facilities. As levels run low and the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District draws water from other local reservoirs, some consumers might notice slight […]

Household tips to help save on bills



According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Americans spend more than $160 billion a year to heat, cool, light and live in their homes. Here are some tips to help cut household bills: +Laundry. Wash full loads in cold water. This saves money on energy and water. Hang clothes to dry, as opposed to using a dryer, to save even […]

Grants offered to local adoptive families



The Orphan Foundation announced the availability of funds to help adoptive families in the Conejo Valley. The amount of each grant is $1,000 per child, or $1,500 for a child with special needs. A total of five grants are being made available. Applications for the grants are available on the foundation’s website which is www.TheOrphanFoundation.org. The foundation, based in Newbury […]

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All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at this e-mail address: newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., June 1: Drama awards banquet/G building Sat., June 2: SAT and subject tests Prom/Santa Barbara Doubletree Hotel Mon., June 4: Odd day Senior awards/gym/6:30 […]

Synagogue to teach kids health



Temple Beth Haverim will host Family Health and Fitness Fest 2007 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun., June 3 at 29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. The event is designed to teach children about the importance of exercise and good nutrition. The day will include The Tumblebees bus, a school bus converted into a gymnastics studio, and an agility, balance, […]

Enjoy winemaker’s dinner



Cosmos Grill in Calabasas will host the Raymond Vineyards Winemakers Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Mon., June 11. Ryan Lee, Raymond Winery principal, will be pouring four of their newly released wines, including the 2005 Reserve Chardonnay, 2003 Reserve Merlot, 2003 St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon and 2005 Elegance Lake Harvest. The event will include a fourcourse meal of seared fresh ahi […]

Light And Bright With High Ceilings



This more than 3,700square-foot home is light and bright with high ceilings, uppercase windows and recessed lighting. There is a travertine entry, two-story living room with a fireplace and formal dining room. The remodeled kitchen offers granite counters, stainless steel appliances, including a double convection oven and five-burner range, a center island, built-in desk and shelves, a garden window and […]

Community chips in to honor local students



More than 31 local business, service, athletic and academic groups presented scholarships to a select group of Oak Park High School seniors on May 24. The students were rewarded for most improved grade point average, leadership and community service, arts and athletics, and cultural awareness and family ties. “Oak Park High School goes out of its way to make this […]

Coastal Commission seeks stories



The California Coastal Commission invites the public to submit stories and/or photos documenting how they have acted as a California Coastal Steward. The commission is seeking inspirational or unique personal stories of how residents have taken action to care for and protect the coast and ocean. Submissions may be posted on www.coastforyou.org, and one entry will be chosen by the […]

LoVEFest boasts wine, food, music, auctions



Lily of the Valley Endeavor will host its third annual LoVEFest Concert from 4 to 8 p.m. Sun., June 24 at Gardens of the World, 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The event will include live music, wine tasting, food from local restaurants, and live and silent auctions. Performing at the concert will be flamenco guitarist Benise, Tin Drum, […]


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