2013-05-23 E-Edition

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Take part in Acorn’s ‘Draw Dad’ feature

Sun., June 16 is Father’s Day and The Acorn is inviting all kids to take out pen, pencil or crayon and draw a picture of dear old Dad. An online link to a Draw Dad template can be found at www.theacorn.com/ DrawDad. pdf. Using the template, draw a picture of what your father looks like and mail it to The […]

Share the road

READY TO RIDE—Above, Jim Doane of Westlake, left, and City of Thousand Oaks Public Works Director Jay Spurgin listen as speakers kick off the sixth International Ride of Silence on May 15 in T.O. The sixth annual ride paid homage to bicyclists who are injured or killed while traveling on public roadways. Right, the participants cycle down Agoura Road.

Learning about the sphinx moth

There’s an ill-fitting window screen in my kitchen frequently breached in warm weather by all manner of UFOs (unwanted flying objectionables). In pursuit of a midnight snack recently, I discovered I’d won the bug lottery. Instead of greenbacks, every inch of kitchen sink, counter, cabinetry and ceiling was coated in hundreds of tiny, featureless, light-craving creatures with brown, papery wings. […]

City pushes for easier business licensing

The Agoura Hills City Council approved a municipal code amendment on April 24 to simplify licensing requirements for new business owners. Owners used to have to travel to downtown Los Angeles to file for a business license. The city has moved the process in-house, said Louis Celaya, deputy city manager. Celaya said the move makes the process of opening a […]

When doctors don’t accept Medicare


What does it mean when a doctor tells you he or she has “opted out” of Medicare? An opt- out doctor is one who doesn’t accept Medicare. Doctors who have opted out of Medicare can charge their Medicare patients whatever fees the physicians choose. These doctors don’t submit any health care claims to Medicare. In addition, opt-out doctors aren’t subject […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A thief stole luggage containing $2,000 worth of clothing and a wallet with an ID card from a car parked on Penrod Drive May 12. Deputies arrested a man who stole a rental vehicle May 12. The arrest was made at the Good Nite Inn in the 26500 block of Agoura Road. Someone stole a $200 pair of […]

Eye on the Conejo

Police deserve kudos

Firefighters always get credit when they do good things, like saving homes during the recent Springs fire. Cops don’t. If a police officer arrests or shoots a fleeing criminal or prevents a potential suicide, he was just “doing his job.” He or she doesn’t get massive press coverage or letters to the editor like firefighters do. While watching TV in […]

Students learn about ancient times

Waxman makes Calabasas appearance

Rep. Henry Waxman will speak to Calabasas business leaders from 9 to 11 a.m. Wed., May 29 at the Calabasas City Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Way. The congressman will discuss how the new Affordable Care Act Affects small businesses. For more about the event, call (323) 651-1040 or email Kate.Kennedy@mail.house.gov. At 11:30 a.m. on Thurs., May 30, Waxman will […]