2009-01-29

Agoura Hills keeps new homes and remodels under check

Laws govern residences

Following a series of public hearings, study sessions and workshops, the city of Agoura Hills has adopted new ordinances and guidelines that address the issue of “residential neighborhood compatibility.” In other words, how to deal with homes that are over the top. Recession nothwithstanding, the new laws discuss what’s permissable in new home design and residential remodels. The question of […]

Great Backyard Bird Count scheduled



People of all ages, from beginners to experts, are invited to join the 10th annual Great Backyard Bird Count at 8 a.m. sharp Sun., Feb. 15 at Mountains Restoration Trust at Headwaters Corner, 23075 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The event will take place throughout the United States and Canada and will provide information about bird population trends to better serve conservation […]

Oaks Christian’s Jones, Marsh named top players



Oaks Christian junior running back Malcolm Jones is the Offensive Player of the Year in the CIFSouthern Section Northwest Division for football. Cassius Marsh, another Lion junior, was named co-Defensive Player of the Year. OCHS stalwart Bill Redell is Coach of the Year. The All-CIF-SS Northwest Division announcements were made last week by the LA84 Foundation. Locals making the offensive […]

Time for Winter Planting



Winter is the time to plant a rose garden, fruit trees and berries. The 2009 collection of roses and fruit trees have arrived at Sperling Nursery in Calabasas. Imagine growing apples, apricots, plums or peaches or harvesting a batch of raspberries or blueberries to share with neighbors and friends. Grow-it-yourself is the new gardening trend. A winter vegetable garden filled […]

No tickets issued if you simply obey the law



I am constantly amazed about those who complain about increased police presence in the area. The only reason there is an increase in ticketing is that the sheriff has finally realized that many in this area believe the laws simply do not apply to them. What’s abhorrent to me is that Julie Freeman in her letter to The Acorn last […]

Located In A Popular Neighborhood



Located in a popular Agoura Hills neighborhood, this open, flowing floorplan offers 2,800 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, pool, spa and view. Living space abounds with a high vaulted ceiling living room and large formal dining room. The oversized kitchen has extensive granite counters and cabinets, garden window, vegetable sink/wetbar, large breakfast nook and all amenities. It opens […]

Caught in beak rush hour



CLOSE FRIENDS—Matt Moreau, the father of a student at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura HIlls, receives a nuzzle from Sans Un Nom (without a name), a 2-year-old Harris’s Hawk that he flies near his home to keep away unwanted birds. The Harris’s Hawk is an easily trained falconry bird, which, unlike most raptors, prefers to hunt in groups. And they’re […]

Wellness Community announces programs

Cancer support groups, classes start soon

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura group will present the following programs. •A new support group for young adults with cancer will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 4 through March 25 at the San Fernando Valley satellite, 19725 Sherman Way, Winnetka. This eightweek psychoeducational group is for persons ages 18 to 30 who are currently receiving treatment for cancer or […]

OPHS picks co-head coaches for football



Oak Park High has opted to hire co-head coaches for the 2009 football campaign. Dennis Stephenson and Terry Shorten will assume the top position, replacing Dick Billingsley, who stepped down after 19 years at the helm. Stephenson was the head football coach at Grace Brethren of Simi Valley from 19972004. He’s also worked for 10 years as Grace Brethren’s youth […]

Mothers’ club reschedules park day



The Conejo Valley Moms have rescheduled their January park day due to rain. The event will take place 10 a.m. Sat., Jan. 31 at Spring Meadow Park, 3282 Spring Meadow Ave. near California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. The theme is “Making Memories for the New Year.” The children will memorialize their handprint and footprint, decorate a photo frame, and […]


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