2013-05-23

How you can bee aware



Many thanks from me and the local bees for Shaunna Mullins’ letter of concern over the dead bees in her garden and the unfortunate practice of spraying bees with pesticides. I’m a local hobbyist beekeeper, and one of the resources used by the Ventura County Fire Department in responding to calls from residents or businesses about bee swarms. In many […]

Concert to honor John Mosley, revered Agoura music director

. Teacher retiring after more than 30 years at the school


John Mosley, the music director at Agoura High School for more than three decades, is retiring. John Mosley touched the lives of many students over the years, and an effort is underway to raise $25,000 to name the stage at the school’s new performing arts center in his honor. An alumni concert featuring Mosley’s past music students is set for […]

Meet artists in Topanga



The 12th annual Topanga Canyon Artists’ Studio Tour will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., June 8 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., June 9. The tour will begin at Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Ste. 109, Topanga. Work from each artist will be on display at the gallery along […]

Kids display green thumb



The Art of Being

There’s life after loneliness

Have you ever had days when you felt lonely, cut off and isolated from the rest of the world? At one time or another we’ve all felt lonely, and it can be one of the most depressing feelings to experience. Loneliness has been described as being in a long, dark tunnel in which we feel stranded, seeing no light, no […]

Not a land grab



In a recent letter to the editor titled “Feels National Park is Predatory,” Mr. DiSomone stated the National Park Service would oversee residential tracts of privately owned homes if the Rim of the Valley park is approved. This is an incorrect statement. Similar to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the outer boundary would encompass public and private land. […]

Art promotes water conservation



Twelve students were recognized as finalists in the annual Water Awareness Poster Contest, sponsored by Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, during ceremonies at the board of directors meeting on May 14. The posters were selected from more than 2,300 entries by elementary-school students attending schools within the LVMWD service area. The artwork included watercolors, mixed-media and crayon creations all centering […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation



Recognizing early signs of dyslexia



One in five people in the U.S. has a learning disability like dyslexia, yet experts say that for many children, the problem remains undiagnosed longer than it should. Recognizing the early signals of learning differences can be important for a child’s success in school. Pediatric neuropsychologist Nichole Dawson, PhD, has a son with dyslexia, and has teamed up with Learning […]

Round the clock walk gives hope




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