2012-09-20 E-Edition

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A fan of Orkney

Jana Orkney has my vote for the Calleguas Water Board. Her efforts on the Triunfo Sanitation Board have resulted in a high degree of transparency. She continues to work for the best interest of the community and will be an incredible asset for us on the Calleguas Water Board. Mary Mendenhall Oak Park

Nordic traditions

ANNUAL FESTIVAL— Above left, Mark Landstrom of Northridge serves up Swedish meatballs to Olof Wester of Oak Park during a meatball eating contest at last Sunday’s 62nd annual Scandinavian Autumnfest and Marknad (market) at Vasa Park in Agoura Hills. Left, Ethan Baker, 9, and Andre Crane, 10, slide down a hill using inner tubes. Below left, Joan Turner of Newbury […]

Entries accepted for 2013 Strawberry Festival poster art

The 2013 California Strawberry Festival is seeking submissions for the official poster contest for the 30th annual event scheduled for May 18 and 19, 2013, at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, Oxnard. The winner will receive $2,000 and a getaway package for two from Shell Vacations Club. The entry deadline is Mon., Jan. 7, 2013. Past contest winning posters can […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura ChargersFri., Sept. 21: ComedySportzU-sical/G building/7 p.m.Wed., Sept. 26: Holiday-noschoolThurs., Sept. 27: Parent ed night Calabasas CoyotesFri., Sept. 21: NHS meeting/ 11:30 a.m.Mon., Sept. 24: STAR for healthclasses/periods one through threeWed., Sept. 26: Holiday-noschoolThurs., Sept. 27: FBLA meeting/ 12:30 p.m. Oak Park EaglesFri., Sept. 21: End of ASB clubweekKickoff rally/gymSat., Sept. 22: PFC college writing seminar/G9/9 a.m.Sun., Sept. 23: Choir […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Crespi Celts (5-0) at Westlake Warriors (3-1) Friday, 7 p.m. Westlake High Westlake High football head coach Jim Benkert rarely visits Crespi, where he received his first coaching gig 31 years ago. “I’ve never had a reason to go back,” said Benkert, a Celts assistant coach from 1982 to 1988. This season, Benkert has a good excuse to return to […]

America he loves

Larry Brown writes (Sept. 6) that if you are a Republican you must by definition hate women, be sexually repressed, believe in a superstition (i.e., the Bible) and be greedy with no regard for the economic welfare of others. And of course all of these points justify “class warfare” and “wealth redistribution,” presumably in favor of those who identify themselves […]

Ask the Arborist

The root of the matter The environment of a tree is the environment of a tree. I know that sounds redundant—and it is. But when you digest that sentence and insert it into the context of where a tree grows and what goes on around that tree, it might make a little more sense. I returned a call from a […]

Music festival to help mend kids

Mending Kids International, Malibu Guild will present its BU LA LA Music Festival and Fun Faire from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30 at Camp Keystone, 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura. The all- ages event will include games, rides, swimming, a water slide, barbecue, wine and beer gardens, and live music with big-name bands and guest appearances. All […]

Water district sponsors science class

DONATION—The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District presents a check for $107,000 to Las Virgenes school offcials to fund a fourth- andfifth-grade school science program. From left is water district board member Barry Steinhardt, school board president Cindy Iser, water district public affairs manager Jeff Reinhardt, school board member Lesli Stein, and school superintendent Dan Stepenosky.

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