2010-10-21 E-Edition

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Field of 11 competes in local water board race

The Nov. 2 race to represent ratepayers on the Triunfo Sanitation District board includes 11 candidates for four positions. This week The Acorn concludes its series of candidate profiles. Triunfo board members administer the delivery of potable water in Oak Park and oversee sanitation services for Oak Park, North Ranch, Bell Canyon, Lake Sherwood and western parts of Thousand Oaks. […]

Upright Cabaret to pay homage to icons

NP Los Angeles’ renowned Upright Cabaret will present the “American Icon Series” Motor City Concert for one night only at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 23 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Now on tour, the series features Broadway stars, T.V. stars and up-and-coming local artists performing their own selections while highlighting the […]

Candidate brings financial savvy

One issue I keep hearing is of the high water rates we are forced to pay here in Agoura Hills. The biggest frustration expressed is over the belief that there is nothing that can be done about the rates. It is a mistaken belief. As I long have been saying: stop the excessive spending! High salaries (25 percent of the […]

Database of grants helps schools

As California education budgets continue to suffer due to the poor state economy, one teacher has found a way to help her school district. Victoria Willig, a special education teacher at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas, spent a portion of her summer vacation developing a database of grant opportunities for Las Virgenes Unified School District. Grants offered by foundations, […]

Water quality improves for area beaches

Testing threatened

Marking an encouraging trend, California beachgoers enjoyed in a fourth consecutive summer of excellent water quality according to the 2010 End of Summer Beach Report Card released Sept. 29 by environmental group Heal the Bay. In its latest survey, Heal the Bay assigned an A-to-F letter grade to 453 beaches along the California coast, based on levels of bacterial pollution […]

Spankin’ good time at ‘Kiss Me, Kate’

Steinhardt carries strong track record

I have known Barry Steinhardt for over 10 years. Barry was the AYSO soccer coach for my then- 12-year-old daughter. He later coached her in WAGS. Throughout those years I got to know Barry, his wife Patrice and two daughters. Barry and his family have been very active in community sports and activities, always offering to take a leadership position […]

Yoga class benefits Agoura High dance team

The Agoura High School Girls Competition Dance Team hosts an ongoing a yoga/pilates class fundraiser Mondays from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Mondays at Agoura Power of Yoga, 30686 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. There’s a pilates class on the first Monday of the month.Each class is $10. All proceeds benefit the dance team. All levels and drop-ins are welcome.

Calabasas officals consider low interest loans for septic tank owners

Calabasas homeowners with faulty septic systems could receive financial assistance to repair their defective tanks if a new lowinterest loan program wins approval from the city. Last year, Calabasas passed an ordinance requiring about 140 homeowners who still have septic tanks to obtain operating permits. An inspection is required before the permit can be issued. Some residents considered the ordinance […]