2010-05-06

Weeping willow



My neighbor in back of me “trimmed” my tree early Saturday morning before I woke up. When I went out to my patio to have a quite, peaceful cup of coffee, I was greeted by a very sad sight. The neighbor had butchered my 40- to 50-year-old weeping olive tree. He destroyed my flower garden which was underneath the tree […]

Spring is in the air



Images of guitars, cars featured

Portion of some sales donated to music foundation

The work of local artists Carol Hernandez and John Adams will be on display in the “Cars and Guitars” exhibit at the Topanga Canyon Gallery May 12 through June 6. A reception for the artists will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Fri., May 14. Hernandez features guitars in her award-winning paintings. Based on her original photography, Hernandez’s work is […]

Part of the solution



REC Solar powers up



REC Solar has released TED 5000, the next-generation in home energy monitor that measures the power consumption of an entire household and makes the power metering information available to consumers through a computer, wireless display or a smart phone/PDA. While “smart meters” are designed primarily for the electric utility industry so they can better manage the supply and demand of […]

Honor roll

Acorn Bits

•Michelle Ashley Vaisman of Agoura Hills, daughter of Karen and Fima Vaisman, qualified for the honor’s list (a grade point between 3.75-4.0) at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. •Karen Kaye of Agoura Hills was awarded a four-year Trustee Scholarship by Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa. Kaye is a senior at New Commuity Jewish High School. •Calabasas resident Ashley Duckgeischel […]

Yes on Parks



I support Linda Parks for supervisor because of her courage and integrity. I attended Triunfo Sanitation District meetings from the fall of 2003 to the fall of 2006 before I was elected to the Triunfo board. During that time, I repeatedly witnessed Linda asking other board members to change TSD’s investment strategy for our reserves from a riskier way of buying and […]

Motorexpo revs up in L.A.



The inaugural Los Angeles Motorexpo will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. to Fri., May 10 to 14 at the Bank of America Plaza, 333 S. Hope, Los Angeles. Attendees can view, get behind the wheels and test drive select models from Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover and Porsche. Admission is free to […]

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (“Män som hatar kvinnor”)



The one sure thing about a foreign film that’s made it to an American theater: You’re pretty certain a vigorous screening process has weeded out the lousy selections. Heck, we have enough lousy domestic flicks without importing them from other countries. Hence, when a film like “Maria Full of Grace” (Columbia) or “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (France) or […]

Seniors gear up for trip to Laughlin



The Agoura Hills Senior Center will host a three day, two night trip for seniors to the Riverside Hotel in Laughlin.  The trip includes coach transportation, two nights at the Riverside, baggage handling, three buffets, taxes and complimentary fun book. The bus will leave from the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at 8 a.m. Tues., May 25 and return 6 p.m. […]


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