2012-11-01 E-Edition

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Edison brings to light reasons behind smart meter dissatisfaction

Heat to blame for high bills, not the new technology

Southern California Edison says its new smart meters are delivering accurate readings despite a rash of claims from customers who insist the new technology has caused their bills to increase inordinately. The Acorn Newspapers received more than a dozen letters from readers who said they received excessively high electric bills after the installation of automated meters at their homes. Southern […]

In memory of Jim Benton

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family of Jim Benton, a former Oak Park resident and school teacher. Jim, age 33, passed away suddenly while chaperoning a group of students on a field trip to Williamsburg, Va. His sudden death has left the community shocked and saddened. It is not often you have the opportunity to […]

Ventura Farmers Market announces holiday hours

The Ventura County Certified Farmers Market Association has announced its holiday hours. The Thousands Oaks Farmers Market at The Oaks mall will be closed from Thanksgiving Day, Thurs., Nov. 22 through the end of the year. The Wednesday Farmers Market at the Pacific View Mall in Ventura will be closed on Wed., Dec. 26 and reopen Wed., Jan. 2, 2013. […]

Fall fun at the Adobe

Teacher’s dedication inspires award

Sandi Pope, a fifth- grade teacher at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills and longtime president of the Las Virgenes Educators Association, was honored with the inaugural Instructional Leader Award at the Oct. 23 board of education meeting. Superintendent Dan Stepenosky told guests that to know Pope is “to love her.” “Sandra Pope’s leadership in the area of instruction and […]


Republican-turned Independent Bloomfield challenges Waxman in 30th Congressional District

Bill Bloomfield will face off at the polls on Nov. 6 against U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, a career politician who has served in California’s 30th Congressional District since 1975. Waxman and Bloomfield are vying for a term in the newly formed 33rd Congressional District. The 33rd district covers most of the Los Angeles County coast and includes Agoura Hills, Calabasas, […]

Cancer awareness

I can certainly appreciate that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but I feel like October should simply be a Cancer Awareness month. Everyone’s choice on how to treat cancer is personal to them, and I choose to never pass judgment on their choice. In fact, I support individuals in their choices. Cancer is something that doctors still do not […]

Women’s Club to host 44th Annual Holiday Fantasy

The Westlake Women’s Club will host the 44th annual Holiday Fantasy at 10 a.m. Fri., Nov. 9 at North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Westlake Village. The event will have a hosted champagne social hour, boutique shopping, silent auction, raffle, door prizes and a buffet luncheon. The Westlake Women’s Club is a philanthropic volunteer organization and a member […]