2010-06-03

Your taxes, their benefits?



Two stories have caught our eye recently, both having to do with the possibility that you might be paying higher school taxes and water rates in the not-too-distant future. With budgets already slashed, the Las Virgenes Unified School District says it sees no alternative but to impose its third parcel tax in six years to pay for programs and services. […]

Wellness Community gala honors local leaders



More than 370 community supporters attended the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura’s Celebration of Life Gala on May 7 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. The event raised funds for the organization’s free programs of support and education for people with cancer and their families. The highlight of the evening was a ceremony recognizing local leaders in cancer support. Board […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER



Agoura Hills A burglar stole $6,000 worth of jewelry and $10,000 worth of electronic equipment from a home in the 5700 block of Tennyson Street on May 14. Someone stole a duffle bag containing $7,700 in cash and a $300 laptop from a car parked in the 3700 block of Liberty Canyon Road. Bank cards were also taken during in […]

Ask the DMV



Do you have questions about general driving-related requirements like registration and insurance? Are you unclear about laws and restrictions related to driving? The California Department of Motor Vehicles has answers. “Save Time by Going Online” at www.dmv.ca.gov. Q: I own a local construction firm and all of my employees have cellphones with the push-totalk feature. Is using that feature allowed […]

Let’s draw dad



Sun., June 20 is Father’s Day and The Acorn is inviting you to take out pen, pencil or crayon and draw a picture of dear old dad. Using the template in the ad on page 14, draw a picture of what your father looks like and send it to The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St. Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. […]

Meal replacement effective strategy for weight loss



Obesity is a chronic relapsing disease with serious health problems. With even 5 percent to 10 percent of initial weight loss, many risk factors may be reduced or improved, leading to better health and a happier life. The National Weight Control Registry studied 5,000 people with significant weight loss and found that a low-fat, low-calorie diet; weekly weighing; behavior modification; […]

Art fair raises money for Round Meadow



ACLU forum will explore military policy on gays



The Global Exchange Ventura County Supporters and the Southern California ACLU Ventura County Chapter will present a forum on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., June 12 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. James Gilliam and Zsa Zsa Gershick will discuss the status of the armed forces policy on lesbians/ gays/bisexuals/transgenders in […]

Perspective is everything



“A great canyon began as a tiny cleft. A great master was born a small babe; be happy in your place, growth is inevitable. Your start and finish are the same: The journey to enlightenment begins where you are right now.” —Haven Trevino These are challenging times, and if we don’t keep things in perspective it’s easy to allow the […]

So long, coach



Recently The Acorn reported that coach Kevin Smith was retiring as the cross country and track and field coach at Oak Park High School. I watched him coach my daughter before she graduated from Oak Park and then went on to compete in college. Coach Smith will be sorely missed as he consistently demonstrated to his student athletes the rewards […]


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