Acorn Bits

Agoura Hills •Week-long tennis camps will be held during the week of Aug. 4 for ages 5 to 16, sponsored by the city of Agoura Hills. Camp will be held at Agoura High School, 28645 W. Driver Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $150. •Registrations are being accepted for Sports Club Basketball for ages 6 to 10. […]

Sayrelyn’s Caters to Customers on the Go

Sayrelyn’s Culinary Classics is making dinner easier for Conejo Valley families with their newly launched Fresh Cuisine and No Minimum Saturdays. Already known and respected for their delicious recipes that customers prepare, Sayrelyn’s is catering to busy families by offering fresh meals ready for pick up during regular business hours. No reservations are necessary. Every week three or four main […]

Pet of the Week

NEEDS A FRIEND—Shep, 8, a male Shetland sheepdog mix, was surrendered by his owner. Shep can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Shep home, ask for ID No.A3842500. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http:/ /animalcare.lacounty.gov/

Basketball coach clinic focuses on basic skills for youth

ON THE COURT—Coaching professionals speak at the Agoura Youth Basketball Association coach clinic held at Agoura High School recently. The guest speakers are, from left, Kenny Golub, AYBA director of clinics; Rich Rider, California Lutheran University; Jeff Dunlap, University of Alabama; and Bill Spooner, NBA referee. The clinic taught basketball fundamentals.

A trickster tale

Coyote, always the jokester, the court jester, teaching us from the backdoor rather than through direct input. . . . About a month ago, I walked off my porch and looked down at the concrete sidewalk leading to the driveway. There, in diagonal pairs, were muddy star-shaped tracks, side by side. There was about 1.5 feet of space between each […]

Mac and Alice Stelle honored

Alice C. Stelle and her husband, Macneil (Mac) Stelle, were honored on July 22 by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s board of directors as “Citizens of the Month.” The Stelles were the first people to receive the honor, part of the district’s yearlong observation of its 50th anniversary, General Manager John Mundy said. The Stelles, who now live in […]

Folk Art Playhouses Help Children Put Down Roots

Now that children are home from school, there will be more time spent in the backyard. That means busy work days for Valley entrepreneur Arthur Gelb and his company, Folk Art Playhouses. It started when Gelb built a miniature cottage that was displayed at a retail outlet. Interested buyers made requests that inspired Gelb to expand to three playhouse models, […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A new Lifetime Elite 52-inch portable basketball hoop was taken on or about the weekend of July 19 from the cul-de-sac at the end of Buttonwood Avenue in Oak Park. According to the owner, a sign was placed on the hoop stating “Free, please take,” possibly creating a cover story for the theft. A neighbor reportedly saw the […]

Many Mansions asking for school supplies

Backpack program provides for low-income school children

Many Mansions’ Children Services Program is seeking donations for its Backpack School Supply Program, which provides a brand new backpack and needed school supplies for lowincome children and teens for the new educational year. Inkind or monetary donations are accepted. The program is in need of the following new (not used) items: backpacks, pens, pencils, compasses, colored markers, colored pencils, […]

Have a great time while helping a worthy cause

When was the last time that you, your family and friends did something fun that also benefited a worthy cause? It’s something relatively inexpensive, suitable for all ages and is close to home, not in downtown L.A., Hollywood or Las Vegas. It may sound too good to be true, but you can do all of these things the evening of […]

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