Oak Park water tank site opposed

Decision will likely stand

A group of Oak Park residents is unhappy with the site chosen for construction of a new 2.1 million-gallon water tank. They want the Triunfo Sanitation District board, which oversees Oak Park water and sanitation services, to reconsider its unanimous Nov. 26 decision that was made following years of research and debate. “There is no formal appeals method so that’s […]

Are childrens’ toys too noisy?

Beware of buzz, beep and vroom! Toys that make noise may not be safe, according to Rebecca Younk, product training and education program maanager for Amplifon USA. Due to the noise levels of certain toys, Younk says the play items that look safe for children this holiday season may not be safe at all. “Some toys can cause hearing damage […]

Marmonte League has several contenders on the pitch

Agoura, TOHS girls' soccer teams are early-season favorites

With the winter season now upon us, temperatures in the area have been dropping. On the other hand, the Marmonte League girls’ soccer race is just heating up. Leading the pack is Agoura High, who is 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the Marmonte League. The Chargers’ league wins have come against Westlake, Newbury Park and Simi Valley. After AHS defeated […]

Dancers share holiday joy with others

Father and son rescued while hiking

Even experienced hikers can find trouble on the trail when circumstances turn against them. Jay Nardi of Calabasas and his 12yearold son, Oren, were rescued by a sheriff’s helicopter earlier this month after becoming lost during a late afternoon hike in the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Reserve. Nardi, a 52-year-old private school teacher, had veered off-trail during a […]

Seniors appreciate visit from youngsters

Helpful tips on improving your golf game in 2008

There is a lot of free advice in the golf community, but much of it is misleading and conflicting. Some tips are considered “must-dos” that will guarantee results for all golfers. But this is not true because many of these tips are negotiable- they can work well for some, but for most golfers they’re just nonsensical bits of advice that […]

New name for orchestra

Group is now T.O. Philharmonic

The Concertos With OrchestraThousand Oaks orchestra has changed its name to the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic. The name change and a new logo will be unveiled at a reception at 3 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 3 in the Founders Room at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided. “The new name was long […]

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 […]