2009-08-27

Oak Park water conservation showing progress



Congratulations, Oak Park! Andy Hovey of Triunfo Sanitation District says that potable water customers of Oak Park Water Service met their mandatory conservation target for the month of July. Metropolitan Water District, which supplies 100 percent of the potable water for Oak Park, is requiring a 15 percent cutback in water use from July 2009 through June 2010, or there […]

llamas, iguanas and many a whodunit



Today The Acorn reveals the winners of its third annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest. Reading the more than 85 entries we received was once again delightful and fun. The authors were anxious to show their chops, and judging by the quality of work that was submitted, they succeeded. Those who entered evidently took a hint from the contest’s announcement […]

State controller to speak at Democratic Club garden party



•The Democratic Club of Conejo Valley will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 9 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Frank Barajas, PhD, associate professor of history at Cal State Channel Islands, will discuss California and Ventura County history. The public is invited at no charge. •The club will host the seventh annual Garden Party on […]

Desiderio takes the helm at YB



Christina Desiderio settled into her new post as principal of Yerba Buena Elementary yesterday with a focus on minimizing the impacts of the battered school budget and maximizing the educational experiences for children. Desiderio replaced Brent Noyes, who resigned from the Las Virgenes Unified School District on July 21 to accept a job as a principal in the South Pasadena […]

Shedding some light on the issue



My clunker house is 60 years old and not energy efficient. May I please have some of that cash you are giving to the auto industry to make cars we don’t need to put solar panels on my roof. I get a lot of sun energy just about every day, and I would like to use it. Thanks. Denise Nardi Woodland […]

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Agoura grads ship off to Naval Academy



STAR testing website up



State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell recently launched a new website to give parents and teachers a much better understanding of the state’s California Standards Tests (STAR testing). “This new online resource is the product of parent, teacher, and community member requests for a tool to help parents better understand their children’s test scores,” O’Connell said. “We hope that […]

Development hurts flood control



By wiping out all the vegetation at the Los Angeles County Flood Control Debris basins along Agoura Road in Agoura Hills, the county has caused erosion of the bare dirt. Are these erosioncausing debris basins contributing to the silt flowing into Malibou Lake? Heschel School should consider the land above and around these debris basin areas as a better site […]

“Inglourious Basterds”



Directed by: Quentin Tarentino Cast: Christoph Waltz, Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Diane Kruger Rated: R (for violence, language, mayhem) Running time: 153 minutes Best suited for: Tarantino purists Least suited for: realists, the logical, the practical, traditional war flick buffs A film by Quentin Tarantino is usually both predictably unpredictable and predictably bloody. “Inglourious Basterds” [sic] is a good deal […]


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