Septic tank exam too costly

After years of debate, the state of California is finally circulating draft regulations for onsite wastewater treatment systems to be implemented under Assembly Bill 885. Owners of all OWTS will be required to have their septic tanks inspected for solids accumulation every five years by a service provider, not the government, and that documentation is to be retained by the […]

Oaks Chamber Singers to hold auditions

The Oaks Chamber Singers will have midterm auditions through December. The next concert will be the music of Pergolesi on March 15 at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo. For more information, call (805) 499-1913.

Marmonte girls take a step up in class

Soccer squads now competing in Division I

The Marmonte League gets no respect—at least when it comes to girls’ soccer. Despite three of the final four teams representing the league in the CIFSouthern Section Division II playoffs last year, including section champion Thousand Oaks High, the Marmonte had no teams represented in the CIF-SS Division I coaches’ poll when the season began. “The Ventura County teams tend […]

Agoura man escorts deb to Beverly Hills ball

STEPPIN’ OUT—Jake Rivkin of Agoura Hills escorts debutante Julia Damron to the 59th annual Coronet Debutante Ball last month at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. Proceeds from the ball were donated to National Charity League Los Angeles Founder Chapter.

Could use Lowe’s

I read the front page article “Westlake coping with new economic realities,” The Acorn, Nov. 27, with both amusement and distain. Mayor Klessig bemoaned the loss of taxes and other revenues to the “poor economy.” She goes on to say “Westlake Village has become less dependent on property tax revenue in recent years and more reliant on sales and hotel […]

Boot camp raises funds for hospital

SHIP SHAPE—Thousand Oaks resident Courtney Strawser does a boxing workout at Agoura Fitness on Dec. 6 as part of a Boot Camp fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Participants took part in a six-hour, one-day boot camp that included a 5K run, boxing, body pump class, tae bo, ab work and stretching. Entry fees from the event will be […]

Despite defections to club soccer, boys’ rosters still talent-laden

Agoura goalscoring machine Myerson won't be with the Chargers

The race for a boys’ soccer title in the Marmonte League should be thrilling, but the feeling among coaches is that the league is missing something. For the second straight season, some of the Marmonte’s finest decided to play for academy and club teams instead of their local high schools. The league has lost big names, such as last year’s […]

Sports teams begin sign-ups

Volleyball opens Dec. 15 The United States Youth Volleyball League is taking early bird registration through Dec. 15 for an eight-week league that will begin in April at Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas. This is an instructional sports league for both boys and girls ages 7 to 14. The organization’s mission is to provide every child with a chance to […]

Agoura Hills City Calendar

Agoura Hills Department of Community Services has announced upcoming events. Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. For more information, call (818) 5977361. •Camp programs for children ages 3 to 16 will be available from Mon., Dec. 22 to Fri., Jan. 2. “Winter Wonderland” for children ages […]

New Westlake Village mayor cautious about year ahead

Bob Slavin was sworn in as mayor of Westlake Village during the City Council’s annual reorganization last week. The council named Slavin to replace Philippa Klessig, who completed her one-year term. Slavin’s term will also be be one year. City Council member Mark Rutherford was elected mayor pro tem. Following annual tradition, Klessig, Slavin and Rutherford each spoke, reflecting on […]

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