2009-03-19

Quick conversion

Acorn Bits

Don’t mess around with complicated computations. When converting from Celsius to Fahrenheit and back, try doing it this way to get a quick approximation: •From Celsius to Fahrenheit, multiply by two and add 30. •From Fahrenheit to Celsius, subtract 30 and divide by two. It’s simple. Try it.

Visiting colleges without leaving home



I always advise families to visit colleges over their spring break, since the colleges are in session and prospective students can get a real feeling for campus life. But given the current state of the economy, many families can no longer spend thousands of dollars traveling around the country. While visiting a college is a great way for a student […]

Agoura Hills



Deputies responded to a domestic violence incident in the 27500 block of Endeavor Road March 15. A burglar stole a $1,000 pair of sunglasses and a $20 garage opener from a car parked in the 29140 block of Medea Lane March 14. The culprit caused $200 in damages to get into the vehicle. A thief stole $5,100 worth of gardening […]

On responsibility



Big surprise! The Acorn editorialist writes again against education. No on textbooks. No on teachers. No on decent class sizes. No on school bond measures. No on school parcel tax. No on school funding from the state. You have made your position clear on schools, but I respectfully request fact checks before publishing. Even if the editorialist merely runs his/her […]

Toni Hanson



Realtor Toni Hanson, an agent with Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks office, loves devoting her time to Blankets of Love. This program was formed to bring comfort to animals in shelters and pet rescues. People have donated blankets, towels, and pet beds to bring relief to those who were left behind by this economy crisis. Hanson has worked hard to […]

Lindero ramp receives makeover



The Highway 101 northbound on-ramp widening at Lindero Canyon Road will begin in four to six weeks. The Westlake Village City Council unanimously approved a $4.7-million bid from a Valencia construction company, C.A. Rasmussen. The project had been postponed while the city investigated whether it could obtain federal economic stimulus funds. Rather than hold off on the project to meet […]

A new look for the cats’ living quarters



Friendship Circle hosts bowling for siblings



The Conejo Valley Friendship Circle, a local nonprofit organization that provides support programs for special needs children and their families, will host its monthly bowling league for siblings of special needs children from 4 to 5 p.m. Sun., March 22 at Woodlake Bowl, 23130 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Before bowling, a hot pizza dinner will be served and participants may […]

Calabasas



A thief stole a $300 navigation system, $175 cellphone and $25 garage door opener from a car parked in the 26220 block of Hatmor Drive March 9. Someone stole $2,450 worth of computer equipment from a business in the 23800 block of Calabasas Road March 7. Someone took five headphones sets, a sweatshirt, a coat and a jacket from a […]

Editorial flop



We can only assume how full your inbox will be after the horrific editorial you published on March 12. Anyone who writes that “a good student will thrive whether he’s one in 20 or one in 30” clearly does not have a child in today’s public school system. Come spend a day in the classroom so we can give your […]


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