Drought draws down reserves

In response to this year’s dry spring season and an increased demand for water, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District will draw supplies from the Las Virgenes Reservoir earlier than usual. John Mundy, general manager of the district, said some customers may notice the reservoir water tastes or smells slightly different, but he assures the public that the water is […]

Reservations available for golf tourney fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks is hosting a Celebrity Golf Tournament on Mon., June 23 at Moorpark Country Club. All proceeds from the tournament will help Community Conscience of Thousand Oaks, a group that assists Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and Conejo Youth Employment, among other organizations. The cost of the tournament is $225 per golfer and the fee […]

Senior receives full scholarship from Disney

Sidney Primas, 19, a senior at Westlake High School, was named as the 2008 the Walt Disney Company Foundation Scholarship recipient. The scholarship awards full tuition for four years of undergraduate studies at any accredited college or university in either business administration or fine arts. Primas plans to attend Duke University to major in business administration and bioengineering. His career […]

Corona trip leaves a bitter taste with Charger softball squad

The Agoura High softball squad had its season come to an end Tuesday afternoon with a 20 loss at Corona in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs. Agoura advanced to Round 2 after defeating El Toro 4-2 last Friday on the road. The Chargers, who made the playoffs for only the second time in program history, […]

Beach visitors offered safety tips

Summer is rapidly approaching and with it comes an increase in the number of visitors to the county’s beaches. For campers spending the day or just stopping for a short visit, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office offers the following tips to increase safety and prevent crime. •Close all windows and lock vehicles whenever they are unattended. •Do not leave valuable […]

Hypocrisy over trees and other things

I’d like to take issue with several letters published in The Acorn last week. First, those writers who feel that the Hillel brothers should not have removed a tree from their property did not read or understand the editor’s comment about the trees that used to live on the lot where the writers’ houses currently stand. If the writers gave […]

Sherman announces funding for programs in the Santa Monica Mountains

Rim of the Valley Corridor Study also approved

U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (DSherman Oaks) has announced a Department of Interior award of $356,000 in federal funds to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Sherman had sought funding from the department for environmental education and stewardship programs. The Interior Department awarded funds for these projects in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area: •Outdoor education programs for 10,000 […]

‘This . . . is Lindero Idol’

School makes a point of art

From the moment children enter kindergarten at Heschel West Day School in Agoura Hills, art becomes a vehicle for learning. Kindergarten teachers Karen Lepp and Loren Puterman use art throughout the day to teach spelling, math and other fundamental subjects. Starting in September, the students peer into mirrors and sketch their faces. Each month the youngsters complete the same assignment, […]

Team Blaze melts the competition