2009-04-16

Home sales up, prices down



February sales of Conejo Valley single-family homes totaled 65. This compares to 52 sold in January and 65 a year ago, according to Connie Reed, president of the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors. The median sales price for single-family homes in February was $519,737. In the same month of 2008 it was $676,723. The median price is the point where […]

Home show at Hyatt next weekend



NP The Conejo Valley Home Remodeling and Green Building Show will take place Sat. and Sun., April 25 to 26 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Ventura County Contractor’s Association will host a consumer booth at the home show. […]

Agoura water polo hosts fundraiser



The Agoura Water Polo Foundation will host its fifth annual Casino Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Sat., April 25 in the Agoura High School gym, 28545 Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. Games include blackjack table, roulette, craps and an optional poker tournament. There will be silent and live auctions. The school’s Ellington Jazz Band will play music. Rosie’s BBQ and […]

Agoura Crush wins Apricot Jam



Marijuana safer than alcohol



I found the article on laws and attitudes regarding marijuana and dispensaries so very discouraging. I understand that this area is a bastion of conservatism and is therefore, by definition, disposed to resist change. But haven’t we passed the point at which new information should trump conservative tendencies? The lies and misinformation about marijuana that started with the film “Reefer […]

Agoura, Calabasas water alert continues



Calabasas and Agoura Hills were reminded of the local water crisis when Jeff Reinhardt, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) customer service and public affairs manager, gave recent presentations to each city and discussed the impact of the drought. In February, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency regarding California’s water supply. Reserves have been steadily declining. Two-thirds of […]

Leonis Adobe hosts speaker



Leonis Adobe Museum will host speaker Art Langton as part of its 2009 lecture series from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., April 18 at the museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Langton is the former president of the San Fernando Audubon Society and is the leader of the Annual Valley Bird Count. Admission is free for museum members, $5 for non-members. […]

Summer camp goes hands-on hi tech



The iD Tech summer camp, in its 11th season, provides weeklong, day and overnight handson technology summer programs for students ages 7 to 18. Locally the camp takes place on the campuses of UCLA, Pepperdine University, California Lutheran University, UC Irvine and UC San Diego. Beginner to advanced learners can learn to design video games, websites with Flash, digital movies, […]

Concert for kids slated



The Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras and music therapist Tomiko Hamada Taylor will present the eighth annual “First Classic Concert for Children and Parents” at 2 p.m. Sun., April 26 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. The 45minute concert is designed for children of all ages and abilities.The second part of the program will feature Youth Orchestra students […]

Users ignore cellphone etiquette



I related to Ms. Wolfson’s letter of March 19 about cellphone users being rude in public. But I don’t think that gossiping behind their backs, or writing letters to The Acorn, will ever change their behavior. They are oblivious to what we think and whisper, even though we are 95 percent of the population. For example, in a crowded restaurant […]


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