2012-07-19 E-Edition

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Every life is precious

To begin, I would like to champion Patricia Chamness and thank her for calmly and kindly caring about saving a turtle in the road in Westlake. A life is a life and she saved this one and I thank her. She did not obstruct traffic and did exactly as she should in an emergency with regard to turning on her […]

Bon Jovi tribute at Concerts in the Park

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the Acorn Newspapers will present the third concert in the summer Concerts in the Park series for summer 2012, “Wanted: A tribute to Bon Jovi” at 6 p.m. Sun., July 22 at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. The concert is free to the public. Attendees can bring […]

Sweating it out at Rec Center

Misusing taxpayer funds

I was reading The Acorn paper and was aghast to see city manager Greg Ramirez about to receive a pay raise to $201,362. I feel that he should have been fired after his misuse of a municipal employee for his landscaping— instead he receives a pay raise? Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has an annual salary of $232,426 with the responsibility of […]

Treasure hunt

Prescott steps down from Hospice position

. After 22 years of service she will continue to volunteer

Maria Prescott will step down as executive director of Hospice of the Conejo effective Sept. 7. Prescott has been a supporter of the organization for 22 years. She served 12 years on the board of directors and was named director emeritus in 1997. In 2005 she became executive director, managing hospice’s work in the community and overseeing the professional staff […]

Schools deserve more support

While cleaning out files I ran across my 2003 tax bill from Ramsey, New Jersey, which lists $7,084 in local school taxes— this before we passed a huge bond to rebuild and refurbish our schools. Ramsey is a comparable town to Oak Park in many respects. A big difference is Ramsey spent $13,500 per student in ‘03 versus $4,500 per […]

Family Men

The most nerve-wracking show on earth It was my idea to go to the circus—“The Greatest Show on Earth.” Every kid should go to the circus at least once. I went when I was a kid. It was my son’s 9th birthday and I thought he should go before his age hit double digits. Okay, so I wanted to go […]

Prostate cancer support group

Us Too, Man 2 Man is a prostate cancer education and support group that meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Participants can share their experiences with others and learn from those who have “been there, done that.” Meetings are free […]