2012-12-27 E-Edition

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2012 Photo Gallery

Solid wood furnishings distinguish PTS

   Once known for selling only pool tables, the PTS Furniture store has evolved during its 32 years in business into a premier retailer with several full lines of furnishings, the majority made out of solid wood.     The Thousand Oaks store is a family-run business. Joe and Pat Paulucci, Agoura Hills residents, opened a small shop called the Pool […]

Winners named in water district poster contest

Two local students will have their posters featured in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s 2013 calendar. Liane Lee, a fourth-grader at Bay Laurel Elementary School in Calabasas, and Alexa Ambrosio from Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills submitted winning posters that express the need to save water. Liane’s poster, a colorful watercolor, depicts two California otters floating […]

Acorn top stories of the year

In 2012, our cities were active in government and community

Agoura Hills Life and death, budgets and politics—business as usual in 2012. It was an interesting year. Agoura Hills reached several milestones in the past year, starting with the city’s 30th birthday celebration. The community incorporated in 1982. As for the issue of the 71 acres of land next to Old Agoura once slated to become a Jewish Day School, […]

Helping girls find their purpose

Raised in a middle-class suburban home in San Jose, Melinda Crown is proof that looks can be deceiving. “It’s easy to judge a book by its cover,” she said. But behind her smiling facade, she was hurting. “Depression, anxiety, alcohol, suicide attempts—you name it, I’ve suffered it,” she said. With the help of mentors, church groups and intensive therapy, the […]

Pets of the Week

Calabasas year in review

Politics, environmental activism and community involvement dominated the agenda for 2012 in the City of Calabasas. The year began with 22 candidates hoping to fill a Calabasas City Council seat vacated by Jonathan Wolfson, who moved to Bell Canyon. Attorney David Shapiro, who was appointed to fill the interim position, is now running for a fouryear term in the 2013 […]

Teen earns Eagle Scout ranking


For the love of a kitty

She got her name on the spur of the moment as we were driving near the Paxton Street off-ramp on Interstate 5. Paxton, as she became known, came to live with us when her owner had to leave town. Somehow she chose me as the love of her life. I met her as a tabby kitten for the first time […]

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