2011-08-18

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Water district is planning ahead



In response to questions posed in last week’s Acorn, several years ago the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board of Directors adopted a “pay as you go” policy for all but the largest capital projects. The new pipeline in Agoura Hills and related system improvements are being funded from the district’s capital reserves, which have been accumulated over a period […]

WWII pilot has bitter, sweet story to tell



Gail Halvorsen, the renowned “Berlin Candy Bomber,” will give a presentation on “The Miracle of Two Sticks of Gum” at 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 28 at 1600 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. All adults, WWII veterans and interested youth are invited. Admission is free. Halvorsen is known for his post-war flights that brought food and rations to citizens of West Berlin […]

Pets get a New Leash on Life



Student interns for Machon Kaplan



This summer Jennifer Aaronson participated in the Machon Kaplan program at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C. Machon Kaplan is a summer study-internship program that exposes students to social justice issues from both academic and practical viewpoints. Program participants intern at an advocacy and public policy organization to see firsthand how policy is crafted and use […]

Healthy food on a roll



Dole Food Company’s traveling Fruit Stand Truck rolled into Dole’s corporate headquarters in Westlake Village on Aug. 1 to deliver a donation of 10,000 Dole Fruit Bowls to FOOD Share, the Ventura County food bank. This summer, Dole launched the company’s first “Dole Fruit Bowls Across America Road Trip” to give consumers an opportunity to sample new products and to […]

Vaccinations for children a must



With the advent of the new school year and the eve of flu season, it is worth revisiting the subject of vaccinations. Essential for children, of course, but also for adults, as many of them are vulnerable to the flu. If a child or an adult contracts the flu they become a carrier that can infect others. Some months ago […]

Come and curl



The SoCal Curling Club will host open curling from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 20 at the Easy Street ice arena, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. Curlers of all skill levels are welcome to come and play the Winter Olympic sport. Beginners will be taught the rules and how to play. All equipment is provided. Cost is $20. […]

Pet of the Week



Torah School teaches Hebrew



The New Shul of the Conejo will begin its second year of The Torah School, which will teach Hebrew by proficiency level to all third- through seventh-graders. Students will be prepared for their bar/bat mitzvah. Teachers Rabbi Gershon and Sheva Weissman will offer classes in private homes in Oak Park and Agoura Hills on one afternoon a week beginning Tues., […]


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