2008-12-18

‘I can’t believe my own eyes’



WINDOW DRESSING—A comic Santa adorns the window at Bungalow Antiques Design & Salvage Store in the Whizin’s shopping center in Agoura Hills,where holiday decorations abound.

Students’ college stress test



According to reports, American high school students applied to college in record numbers last year. This year, the number of students heading to college could swell to more than three million. Reasons for the spike include more availability of financial aid at top schools such as Harvard and Yale, and the large number of schools that use the socalled Common […]

Candlelight service scheduled



Christian Church of the Hills in Agoura Hills will have a family Christmas Eve candlelight service from 4 to 5 p.m. Wed., Dec. 24 at the church, 29295 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Sunday church services now start at 10 a.m. The adult Bible study class is at 8:45 a.m. For more information, call (818) 991-1929 or visit www.cchagoura.com.

Traffic tickets help, not hinder



Every week when I read The Acorn‘s Sheriff’s Blotter I see thefts and vandalism occurring all around Agoura Hills, including along Agoura Road, in Old Agoura and in my own neighborhood of Liberty Canyon. Recently my neighbor and friend was issued a traffic citation for failing to come to a complete stop at a four-way stop sign a block from […]

Beautiful Three Bedroom Home



This one-story with 3 bedrooms, plus office and study has more than 3,000 square feet. The kitchen features custom cabinets, granite slab counters and stainless steel appliances including Wolf oven and Range and Sub Zero side by side. The family room has a large fireplace, media niche, coffered ceilings and a French door that leads to the private backyard. The […]

Star hairstylist to appear, sign books at Calabasas Library



Celebrity hairstylist Allen Edwards will be at the Calabasas Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 21, signing copies of his new memoir, “Shear Force” (Durban House Press, December 2008), and giving on-site beauty consultations. The 200-page autobiography details Edwards’ involvement in the Beverly Hills beauty industry during the 1970s and ’80s. In the book, Edwards, a Calabasas resident, […]

Hungry Lions feast on sixth straight section title

Oaks Christian clubs Serra 63-28 in Northwest Division final

Great coaches make great calls, and great players execute those calls. On Friday, with the Oaks Christian football team up seven points against Serra High and backed against its own 35-yard line with 31 seconds to play in the first half of the CIFSouthern Section Northwest Division title game, Lions head coach Bill Redell was forced to make a decision. […]

Bird watching pays off for children

Outdoor sport may help young minds to develop

Backyard bird-watching with children may pay a number of unexpected dividends. That’s because the early experiences in children’s lives affect how their brains develop and lay the foundation for intelligence, emotional health and moral development, according to the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This healthy development depends on nurturing and dependable relationships. “Bird-watching helps meet the needs […]

Objection to Forest Cove



I was completely dismayed to read the Agoura City Council has decided to ruin Forest Cove park by building a community center on the beautiful rolling hills of the upper level. When my husband and I were looking to move to Agoura six years ago, we wandered into Forest Cove park. When we saw the upper level, we were overjoyed […]

Members Of Dilbeck Estates’ President’s Council



Members of Dilbeck Estates’ President’s Council gathered recently with president Mark Dilbeck and members of Dilbeck’s management team for lunch at Il Fornaio Restaurant in Old Pasadena. The President’s Council is a group that is comprised of the top 2 percent of the company’s sales associates. They meet with the firm’s management team periodically to help develop better ways to […]


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