2010-05-20 E-Edition

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Las Virgenes Federation board takes office

The new president and vice president of the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation (LVHF) promises to help steer the organization toward its goal of protecting the Santa Monica Mountains in the year ahead. The Federation installed new officers during its 43rd anniversary celebration at the Malibou Lake Mountain Club last month. Calabasas resident Kim Lamorie was installed as president of the […]


The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services presents the following programs. For more information or registration, call the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at (818) 597-7361, or come by the recreation center at 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. •Rec Club on the GO! is for children in kindergarten through fourth grade and will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

Anti-abortion walk on Saturday

“Celebrate All Life,” an interfaith anti-abortion walk and festival, will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, May 22 at Rancho Tapo Park, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. The event will have guest and community speakers, anti-abortion services booths, children’s games, vendors and live entertainment. A post-walk rock concert will feature Scott James, Anthony Wamble and Alakrity. The guest […]

Strickly Strickland

Our family is relatively new to the Oak Park area, having lived here for three years. The upcoming election for supervisor is obviously an interesting subject, and after studying the candidate’s positions on various issues, it seemed a tough decision on who to choose until I read The Acorn letters section in the May 13 issue. Before moving to Oak […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., May 21: ComedySportz/G building Sat., May 22: Athletic physicals/ 8 a.m. Senior prom/8 p.m. Mon., May 24: No school through Mon., May 31 Calabasas Coyotes Fri., May 21: Counselors for new enrollees/8 a.m. Film festival/7 p.m. Sat., May 22: Dance team 1 auditions/8 a.m. Saturday school tutoring/8 a.m. Catalyst SAT II math subject 2 bootcamp/9 a.m. Prom/7 […]

Race necessitates traffic closures

The cities of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village announced changes in traffic flow, road closures and other route disruptions in town during the Amgen Tour of California, Sun., May 23. •Agoura Road will be closed westbound from Cornell Road to Westlake Boulevard in Thousand Oaks from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. •The cycle circuit will run clockwise. Each circuit will […]

Urban sprawl and its effect on condors

A decline of habitat for the California condor is pushing the species to the brink of extinction, said Peter Galvin, conservation director and co-founder of the Center of Biological Diversity, at the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation installation banquet in Malibou Lake on April 23. The Center for Biological Diversity is an Arizona-based national environmental group with field offices throughout the […]

Be the dog

The philosophy of Zen comes to mind when I witness dogs “being” themselves. My understanding of Zen, in part, is that it is the practice¬†of being 100 percent present and one with what is in the field of my awareness, or with whatever I am doing. Given that meaning, it’s safe to say I have a new Zen master in […]

SOS for Parks

Save Open Space/Santa Monica Mountains proudly endorses the very effective and successful leader Supervisor Linda Parks for Ventura County 2nd District. Supervisor Linda Parks has helped in the successful effort to preserve Ventura County’s open space. For some 20 years, Linda Parks has been involved in the open space preservation. Just to give a few examples: Ahmanson Ranch is now […]