2007-08-02

Las Virgenes wants to extend school tax



The Las Virgenes Unified School District board of trustees wants to extend Measure E, the $98-per-year parcel tax, for eight years. Board members agreed to have the measure placed on the Nov. 6 ballot for the voters to decide. The parcel tax was passed by voters in 2004 to offset state budget cuts in education and prevent reductions in key […]

Sign-ups for youth volleyball league begin



United States Youth Volleyball League is accepting registration for the fall season. The Oak Park league runs for eight weeks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays at Deerhill Park beginning Sept. 13. Every player receives a volleyball, uniform Tshirt and participation medal. The league is coed for children ages 7 to 14. The motto […]

Taking a vacation with a child with asthma

Careful planning, simple precautions ensure safety, a good time

A successful family vacation offers activities for everyone. When traveling with children who have asthma, however, visiting new places brings changes in climate and exposure to triggers that may increase the risk of asthma attacks. For the family living with asthma, traveling requires extra planning. Affecting 9 million youngsters in this country, asthma is the most common chronic condition among […]

Agent wins company approval



Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance recognized Calabasas-area network representative David Meyer Samuels as one of the company’s top 10 representatives in production for the year ending in May 2007. He was recognized at Northwestern’s annual meeting in Milwaukee recently. Samuels ranked third in premium policy sales among more than 7,000 company representatives nationwide.

Celebrate High Holy Days at Hyatt with Chabad

1,500 people expected to attend services

Chabad of the Conejo will host High Holiday services in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. Rosh Hashanah will be celebrated starting Wednesday evening, Sept. 12 and Yom Kippur begins Friday evening, Sept. 21. Chabad estimates that 1,500 adults and children will come to these services. Hotel boardrooms will be used for the junior congregation and teen sessions. […]

Disagrees with Acorn faith columnist



It’s one thing to be spiritual and have the freedom to impart one’s personal definitions of enlightenment publicly, but it’s another thing to imply that said enlightenment is of a religion one does not belong to. I refer to Mr. Dennis Merritt Jones’ quotations of Christian scripture to amplify his non-Christian philosophies in the July 19 Acorn. Quoting Hebrew 11:1 […]

Gated Westlake Village Estate



You can have it all with this home in a Westlake Village gated community. There are 5-bedrooms plus office, gym and fabulous kitchen, approximately 4,655 square feet. The expansive and landscaped grounds of approximately .46 acre have water falls, pool, spa and outdoor barbecue pavilion. The house is in a cul-de-sac location. Walk to top-rated school and park. For more […]

Despite challenges, affordable housing still a goal in Agoura Hills



Affording a home or condominium in the city of Agoura Hills is an impossible dream for many people. But city officials hope a new, affordable housing plan will help turn the ownership dream into a reality for many more people. Under the California Redevelopment Law, 15 percent of the total number of housing units developed in specified redevelopment project areas […]

Student has all the right moves



Dennis Neymit, 12, of Agoura Hills, won in the Pacific Coast Open chess tournament on July 21 and 22 at the Renaissance Agoura Hills Hotel. Dennis tied for first place in his section along with three adults and received a $600 cash prize. He plans to contribute some of the money to a veterans’ charity. He won four of his […]

Pinnacle of Scouting




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