2011-07-14 E-Edition

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Hysteria abounds

Regarding “ Citizens rally against new water meter readers,” I haven’t read an account of such unfounded nonsensical beliefs in quite a while. My first thoughts were “is this an old April Fool’s joke?” This article illustrates the sad state of affairs of basic high school science education in this country. A lot of folks just don’t have a clue […]

Pairing food, wine and seniors

One reason I am happy to write this particular column is that I love good food, good wine . . . and seniors. My professional life revolves around boomers and seniors, but I’ve been a foodie since I was a kid. From age 10 until I left for college, I picked recipes and cooked dinner for my family several nights […]

Spero-Schneider Specializes in Young Peoples’ Behavior

Leslie Spero-Schneider is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Agoura Hills. She specializes in infant/toddler, children, teens and their families. She has a masters’ degree from the USC School of Social Work and a second master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College in human and child development. Spero-Schenider has years of experience working with families from different cultures […]

Auditions for sacred music ensemble

The Seraphim Ensemble will have auditions from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., July 23 and 30 in the sanctuary of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 280 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. The group is comprised of singers from Los Angeles and Ventura counties, age 18 and up, who perform the sacred music of the church. The repertoire spans from chant […]

Smart meters and smart choices

I am for monitoring and measuring utility usage. If we all could understand what our consumption is, we could manage it better and save money on our bills. I am against, however, forcing these upgrades on people who don’t want them. As the woman’s sign on your Acorn cover states, “Choice!” How did they decide on these meters because there […]

Night of laughter will benefit local charities

Comedy in the Conejo V will be presented from 6 to 10 p.m. Sun., Aug. 14 at The Canyon club, 28921 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. The evening of laughter will include live and silent auctions. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and is suitable for older teens and adults. This event is a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Thousand […]

Hooper Camera Is a Fixture in the Area

For more than 60 years, Hooper Camera has been serving photo enthusiast in the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys. From amateurs to professionals, Hooper Camera has the products, services and knowledgeable sales staff to advise and outfit just about anyone. Hooper Camera offers nearly the full line of cameras from companies such as Sony, Nikon, Canon and many others, with […]

Gaining second unit approval in Los Angeles County

Business commentary

Many factors, including aging relatives and the increased cost of living, sometimes make it necessary to open one’s home to members of the family. Some homeowners have built second structures or converted detached garages into living spaces to accomodate the new tenants. But the practice isn’t always done correctly. Should someone call and complain about a new structure on your […]

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