2008-12-18

Take care to maintain healthy hair



While most parents think back-to-school time is peak lice season, school nurses still send home notices into the late fall and winter. It makes sense that infestations occur frequently during the chilly days of fall and winter, when millions of children share and toss around hats, gloves and scarves. The following are tips to prevent head lice: •Sharing is not […]

Let school proceed



I am writing in response to the ongoing antagonism of Old Agoura towards the Heschel West Day School. While this delay is occurring, several businesses have opened up and our local community cannot possibly support so many furniture stores. Where was the opposition to that buildup and additional traffic stress on the Canwood/Cheseboro intersection when these businesses were being approved […]

Full Service Home Makeover Begins with Colors & Concepts



Colours & Concepts is a fullservice interior design firm specializing in complete custom home design, new construction, and kitchen and bath remodeling. The firm offers unique marketing ideas and opportunities for the real estate industry. JoAnn Capelaci, the principal designer, has been creating interiors for more than 20 years. Following her start in custom window treatments, Capelaci spent 10 years […]

All-League lists next week



The Acorn will run high school fall sports All-League teams from the Tri-Valley and Marmonte leagues in our Dec. 24 issue.

Fathers, daughters dance up a storm



DADDYS’ GIRLS—Above left, Isabella and Phillip Tesoro smile for the camera during Oak Hills Elementary School’s inaugural Father/Daughter Dance on Dec. 5. Nearly 170 people attended the Winter Wonderlandthemed event, featuring live music and formal photographs. Above right, Avery and Mark Myden bust a move on the dance floor.

Wrong size school



Heschel is not a good fit for Old Agoura. It is outrageous that the county board of supervisors is so biased to think this is not an environmental hazard—a lawsuit waiting for when children get sick because Rocketdyne dumped toxic waste on this site. It is outrageous not to consider the extreme evacuation catastrophe that is looming in a year- […]

Sobriety house ruins neighborhood serenity

Agoura residents object to rehab home on Mainmast

Residents living in the vicinity of Mainmast Place in the Lake Lindero area of Agoura Hills are angry at the prospect of a home in their neighborhood being transformed into a sober living/drug rehabilitation residence. At the Dec. 10 Agoura Hills City Council meeting, residents told city leaders that a transitional home or halfway house for recovering alcoholics and drug […]

Straight Shooting from R. Scott Horn Photography



R. Scott Horn Photography & Video, specializing in advertising, action and events, is now producing videos in high definition. According to owner Scott Horn, “The switch to digital TV broadcasts is the biggest change to television since the invention of color TV . . . the quality is just amazing.” Horn’s clients include Guitar Center, Cal State Northridge, REO Speedwagon […]

Pet of the Week



GOOD GIRL—Tila, an 8-month-old female pit bull terrier, would make a sweet, mellow and snuggly holiday present. She is obedient and friendly with dogs and cats too. To adopt Tila, ask for No. A3915580 at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http://animal care.lacounty.gov.

Barbara A. Zimmerman



Barbara Alice Zimmerman born August 5, 1956 passed away very peacefully at her home on December 10, 2008. She was truly loved as a wonderful mother to Michael, daughter to Seymour and Myrna Zimmerman, sister to Sheila Richards, sister in law to Chris Richards, aunt to Adam and Sean and friend to all.