2009-06-04

Flaunting the law



On July 1, 2008, the highly publicized California wireless communications device law went into effect. But you wouldn’t know it driving around Oak Park, Agoura and Westlake. The law says you can’t talk on the phone while driving unless you use a hands-free device. Yet there are moms driving their kids to school, high schoolage students and business people, all […]

Six Questions That Can Help You Gain Insight On A Prospective Home



Unlike an automobile, you can’t test drive a home before you purchase it. You have to base your decision on other factors, such as layout, condition and much more. And, of course, the seller is obligated to disclose the property’s condition that may alert you to issues such as previous mold, defective water heater or leaky roof. Yet that still […]

CTV dials in a winner



CTV (the Calabasas Channel), the government access channel for the city of Calabasas, won six awards during the annual conference for the States of California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors in Santa Monica in May. The STAR Awards recognize excellence in government programming from cities throughout California and Nevada. CTV won first-place for […]

Takin’ it to the hoop



Robotics & Things Has Designs on Agoura



Robotics & Things of Simi Valley has scheduled its fifth annual Robotics camp and workshop in Agoura Hills with the same programming in either of two sessions during July and August. The first session is July 13 through 17, and the second session is Aug. 10 through 14. Both sessions are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 […]

Close encounters of a poisonous kind



Gary and Kathy Young of Calabasas were surprised when, after 22 years of living in Calabasas, they had their first encounter with a rattlesnake. On Sat., May 16, the Young’s dog Brady was bitten by a rattler that was hiding in a bougainvilla vine about three feet off the ground.The rattler was 18 inches long and about 2 or 3 […]

Meals on Wheels thankful for The Acorn’s subscription drive



As 30year Agoura Hills residents, we have enjoyed The Acorn as it keeps us informed on all the local news and businesses that support the community. For over 20 years we have been Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers enjoying every minute of this important service to Agoura and Westlake residents. It was great to see the Meals on Wheels article […]

The Karasik Team



RE/MAX Olson & Associates congratulates Bruce Karasik and Cindy Sorey of the Karasik Team for their sales production in the months of March and April totaling more than $1.5 million. With more than 23 years of real estate experience, of which the past seven years have been focused on residential homes, they have focused on serving and advising individuals, business […]

Two long-time volunteers say goodbye to Oak Park High



When Gareth Morl and Cody Petersen graduate from Oak Park High School on June 17, their mothers will join them in saying goodbye to the school. Longtime volunteers Gloria Morl and Jhana Petersen have donated hundreds of hours to the school district and its high school in the area of music, athletics and technology. Parents, teachers and administrators describe Petersen […]

Avoid harmful home products



Many products that are used in fabric, carpet, paint and furniture contain pesticides, carcinogenic arylamines, heavy metals, formaldehydes and allergenic dyestuffs. During the past 10 years, research has focused on the harmful effects these ingredients used in the textile industry have on humans and the environment. The design and textile industry now makes products that either do not have the […]


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