2009-08-27

Reyes Adobe bridge underway



The expansion of the U.S. 101/ Reyes Adobe interchange in Agoura Hills could begin as early as mid-September, city officials said. A $4.6-million work contract was recently awarded to Powell Construction, a Fontana-based firm. The bridge will be expanded from three to six lanes and will include new sidewalks and bike lanes, city engineer Ramiro Adeva said at the July […]

Restaurant all in the family



Healthcare debate distorted



I’m saddened by some of the letters written to The Acorn . I see words like “socialism” and “government takeover” bandied about as if my neighbors think that our representatives in Washington are a secret coven of ghouls and commies who have been waiting for an opportunity to turn the U.S. into a satellite of Russia. Why do these good […]

Enrollment down, budget reduced as students go back to school



Summer is over, and it’s back to school for the 11,400 students enrolled in the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Schools opened Aug. 26, with enrollment down but spirits high in the hopes that the recent state budget cuts won’t interfere with the district’s educational goals. “It’s going to be an exciting, if not challenging, school year,” said district Superintendent […]

Local woman’s Woodstock photo is a Sixties icon



A moment held forever with the click of a camera keeps a local woman focused on her life as a hippie in the 1960s. She was a young woman passionate about freedom, love and music who left her home in Indiana to experience the “three days of peace and music” promised by the promoters of the Woodstock Music and Art […]

Malibu tourney



The Malibu Chamber of Commerce will host the 17th annual Malibu Golf Tournament on Mon., Sept. 21 at the Malibu Country Club. The public is invited. Country music artist Glen Campbell will host the event. The tournament will use a modified scramble format. The event includes lunch on the green, cocktail reception, dinner, raffle and live auction. For more information […]

Johnston to help team on the rebound

Gridiron impact report: Viewpoint Patriots

Players never forget their first touchdown. Drew Johnston remembers his well. Johnston made a diving 25yard catch in the corner of the end zone for his first high school touchdown during his freshman season against Webb. A juniortobe for the Viewpoint football team, Johnston wants to relive that memory in real time, over and over and over again. “Looking back […]

Poor government track record



To those who believe we need a governmentrun healthcare program, I suggest a review of how well the federal government managed various programs in the recent past. President Johnson declared a “war on poverty” 45 years ago. Have we won yet, or have we created a multigenerational subset of our population that believes that it is better to live off government […]

Classes have started: drive with caution near schools



As the new school year approaches, local police remind parents and other drivers to practice traffic safety when driving near schools. The following traffic safety tips will help children have a safe school year. •Drivers should slow down and focus on their driving. Avoid distractions and remember that school areas can be congested and hazardous. Drive at a safe speed, […]

Online tribute pages helpful to families



Social networking isn’t just for youths anymore. With websites like Facebook.com tacking on 12.4 million people between ages 35 and 49 in 2008 according to Nielsen, new opportunities are arising that once would be thought of as strange. William Wellington passed away on Nov. 4, 2006, at the age of 31. His family was in shock, and his best friend […]


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