2009-10-01

A moment in time



BE STILL— A hummingbird pauses momentarily in Agoura Hills resident Josh Lesser’s yard. Lesser says on any given day, roughly 20 or more hummingbirds are present in the yard. He was able to take this photo because they are “getting used to” him being nearby. Lesser says the birds are a “spectacular sight.”

The future of technology



I understand that the LVUSD is in the process of determining how to manage their technology strategy for the future. Our entire community would benefit if they fully implement the five strategies recommended in the new technology strategy guide. Our students need to have technology integrated into their education. For example, students could take courses online when the courses are […]

Political Cartoon



Service fair promotes goodwill among Moorpark College students



Sharing information about her favorite club at the recent College Service Fair, Crystal Sloan was a bundle of enthusiasm. The 19-year-old Moorpark College student from Simi Valley was participating in the launch of the college’s 2009/ 2010 Year of Service—a fourhour event featuring representatives from about two dozen nonprofit and volunteer organizations who were promoting philanthropy among students and college […]

Calabasas officially state’s first green city



Calabasas has become the first city in California to adopt the new state guidelines for green building, which encourage building design and construction methods that conserve resources. The new ordinance adopts the 2008 California Green Building Standards Code, which went into effect Aug. 1. The law establishes methods for incorporating green building principles. Builders of new residential projects will be […]

Medea Creek school accident was symptomatic



If a picture is worth a thousand words, then The Acorn editorial cartoon last week spoke volumes. Sadly, the accident involving the Medea Creek student was inevitable. The daily morning walk with my friends takes us past Medea Creek at the start of school and we are constantly amazed by the number of parents who show total disregard for the […]

Doctor, family nurse Ecuadoran heart patient back to health



Before settling down on Denise Roche’s lap last week, 15-month-old Sury was determined to get a drink from her bottle. Without a sound, the little girl pointed toward the kitchen to let Denise and her husband, Rob, know what she wanted. That level of communication was quite impressive considering that little Sury had only met the Roches three weeks earlier. […]

FOR THE RECORD



•The correct spelling for the Westlake NJB player who won the Knock-out Competition at the recent Jordan Farmar Hoop Farm Basketball Camp is Chris Diaz. •Susan Nissman was misidentified in two articles. Nissman is the senior field deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, not his chief of staff. Yaroslavsky’s chief of staff is Alisa Katz.

Agoura Hills man marks his centennial birthday



“Cruising is good for the soul,” said Robert Lyon, a Westlake Village resident who is celebrating his 100th birthday with a Mexican cruise and several parties. “I don’t feel 100. I feel 50,” Lyon said a few days before he left on Sept. 28 for the seven-day cruise. He said he was looking forward to seeing the blue sky and […]

Autumn means lawns should be watered less



With the arrival of autumn, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is asking customers to reduce the amount of time their sprinkler systems operate, and to reduce watering schedules to two days per week. “Although we may still have warm weather, your plants are ‘solar-powered,’” said Randal Orton, resource conservation administrator for the district. “As the hours of daylight decrease, the […]


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