2008-06-12

Creek cleanup good in theory, but who will pay?

New mandates prove costly

New trash pollution limits adopted by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board on May 1 will reduce the amount of trash in Malibu Creek, but cities responsible for halting the pollution aren’t sure how they will pay for the required cleanup. An eight-year time frame has been established for cities and other responsible agencies to install trash capturing […]

Agoura Hills offers summer classes in drama, dance, dog training



The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services has announced its upcoming events. Unless otherwise noted, all programs will take place at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. For more information on any event, call (818) 597-7361. •Basic and continuing dog obedience classes will be offered for participants ages 16 and older. Basic Dog Obedience will be held […]

Medea Creek spring concert a success

Bands perform variety of musical styles

COOL SOUNDS- From left, Medea Creek Middle School beginning band students Tom Dembsky, Kyle Barrett, Nina Winsick and Sara Schwartz perform in the school’s annual spring concert last week. The concert featured the beginning, intermediate, advanced and jazz bands under the direction of Elana Levine.

A great dad



With Father’s Day approaching, my mother has just told me I’ve been a great dad to my 4-year-old son and a great husband to my wife. She said I was a great family man like her father- my Grandpa Balsamo. This was a huge compliment. I felt touched. I felt honored. I felt like my mom was going to say, […]

Seniors Specialists



Linda Archie and Bob Triplett, agents with Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks Regional office, are dedicated to the housing and equity needs of seniors. As such, they are designated Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES). SRES agents have received the education and training necessary to meet the real estate needs and concerns of seniors. Archie and Triplett bring their personal expertise […]

Head and shoulders above



FUN AT THE PARK- Brooke Stephens, 17, carries the look of a pirate, birds and all, during a recent entertainment event for children at Brandon’s Village in Calabasas. The universally accessible playground at Gates Canyon Park offers a variety of play equipment for children with and without disabilities.

Arby’s hosts fundraiser



Arby’s restaurant is holding a community fundraiser to raise money and awareness for youth mentoring. Through Mon., June 30, customers who visit Arby’s restaurants in Thousand Oaks and Ventura may donate $1 and sign a “Help Us Help Kids” pinup to hang on the wall of the restaurant. Money raised will support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County. Last […]

Learning through television



The students in Eric Tally’s thirdgrade class at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills learned about the solar system recently and taped a television show that demonstrated their knowledge. The 22 students broke up into “pods” of twos and threes, each with a different planet to explore. All of this was staged, videotaped and edited for broadcast on TimeWarner Cable’s […]

Thank you for your incredible drawings



The Acorn would like to thank everyone who drew faces of their dads. We were happy, too, that no father was wearing stripes or had numbers under his mug. (That was a joke, so please don’t call to complain.) If any names are misspelled, we apologize. And don’t blame the sender, it’s our fault. Like Dad, we probably need a […]

Located In The Brock Collection Of Homes In Thousand Oaks



This 4 bedroom, 3 bath pool home is located in the Brock Collection of homes in Thousand Oaks. There is a bonus room, a downstairs bedroom and an inside laundry room. In addition to the breakfast area there is a formal dining room with a view of the pool and spa. The property backs to a woodsy open space and […]