2007-12-27

Agoura High students provide answers to Santa Claus letters



By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com Hundreds of local children were delighted to find not only that their letters to Santa Claus make it to the North Pole, but Santa himself took the time to respond to their heartfelt words of love, wonder and concern. The post office delivered Santa Claus’ responses to 272 local children this year thanks to a leadership class […]

Alternatives available to hip replacement surgery



With more than 43 million suffering from arthritis, hip replacements have been a common procedure, but a new approach to dealing with constant hip pain may offer a better solution. An alternative to hip replacement surgery, known as hip resurfacing, is attracting attention because it conserves more bone, minimizes risk of dislocation and allows patients to resume many of the […]

They’re the New England Patriots of AYSO



Holdren’s steakhouse



The latest of the steakhouses opened in our neighborhood is Holdren’s Steaks & Seafood. This reasonably priced restaurant with its club-like atmosphere, dark wood shutters, brick tile walls and warm lighting is perfect for a business lunch or a nice dinner. The main dining room is open to the bar and a bit noisy when busy. There is also a […]

Members of Oak Park troop earn rank of Eagle Scout



Boy Scout Troop 2956 held a Court of Honor to confer three Eagle Scout ranks on Dec. 23 at the Latter-day Saints Church, 6100 Double Tree, Oak Park. Alex Thompson’s Eagle Scout project was to organize a spaghetti dinner to benefit Casa Pacifica, an agency that provides help for abused, neglected and severely emotionally disturbed children. Thompson provided a free […]

Don’t go against the grain



Food for thought: Scientists say there are many clinically demonstrated and potential health benefits in what people eat. Not only are new food products being developed to help maintain health, more Americans are discovering the health benefits of many traditional foods. “Bread, for example, has long been known as the staff of life. Bread is a functional food that contains […]

CHS girls’ hoops team starts strong



The Calabasas High girls’ basketball team has posted a 9-6 overall record during the first month of the season. Calabasas’ nine victories equals the number of wins the team had all of last year, when they went 9-17 overall. CHS, however, did lose its first three league games.

Homeowner comments lead to controversy



I believe appalling is a fair description for the disdain Mr. Lahana and the Morrison Ranch HOA’s Board express for lower income people. But I am not surprised. Some years ago, the City Council of Westlake Village, except for Betty DeSantis, also chose to do all they could to avoid the state’s mandate that a fair share of affordable housing […]

City Calendar



The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services presents the following activities for winter: •Team packets are available for the Winter/Spring 2008 Adult Basketball League. The league plays on Sundays from 6 to 10 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center beginning the week of Jan. 6. •Packets are available […]

You’ve heard it before, now do it: Quit smoking for New Year



Smokers wishing to kick the habit are invited to attend the “Freedom from Smoking” program, beginning 6:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 8 and meeting for eight consecutive weeks through Feb. 12, at the East Campus of Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, 150 Via Merida, Westlake Village. The cost is $50 payable at the first session and refundable for those who […]


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