2013-06-20

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Charges LVMWD director with interest conflict



In the June 13 Acorn letters, Las Virgenes Water Municipal District directors Len Polan and Barry Steinhardt wrote to encourage ratepayers to speak up to the remaining LVMWD board members to vote against, or at least delay, funding of the controversial new water storage tank in Westlake Village which has escalated in price from $6 million to $8 million just […]

Life in the Single Lane



Lost in Translation The other day I ran into one of my single neighbors, who happily announced that she’d recently found herself a boyfriend. My first thought was “Yay! At least someone was able to find a companion.” But my second thought was “Gee, this lady must be in her 60s, so should we still be calling a gentleman pal […]

Exhibit to feature works of local artists



The Thousand Oaks Community Gallery will host an exhibition of Conejo Valley artists through Wed., June 26, with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., June 9 at 2331-A, Borchard Road, Newbury Park. This is the largest collection ever assembled of multiple award-winning 21st-century Conejo Valley fine artists. Each has earned a minimum of three significant awards in major […]

Red Storm drowns the competition



Welcome to fight club

Calabasas wrestling coach is off to strong 3-0 start in amateur MMA career


Kiarang “Kia” Ahankoob is the bookworm basher. He’s writing his first novel. He also enjoys beating up opponents in the Octagon for amateur mixed martial arts fights. An assistant coach for the Calabasas High wrestling team, Ahankoob has something to prove every time he steps into the cage for a fight. “ I want to be an amateur champ,” Ahankoob […]

Kanan Road smog checkpoint was an intrusion



I witnessed the smog checkpoint on Kanan Road recently. I question the legality of such a checkpoint as well as its true intention. In the four times I passed through the checkpoint that afternoon, the only vehicles I saw detained were pickup trucks belonging to our local gardners and tradespeople who, for the most part, are Hispanics. Although the Highway […]

Chipping in for the kids



Is your four-legged family member ready for summer?

COMMENTARY | Summer pet care


Summer is here and that means warm weather, outdoor activities, and vacations. It also means fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other tiny creatures that can be harmful to pets. Protection from insects and diseases they carry comes in many forms regardless of where you live. I highly recommend some sort of insect repellant or medication. For the dog or cat that […]

Rehabilitated seals released into sea



The California Wildlife Center, based near Calabasas, released four of its first marine mammal rehabilitation patients recently in Malibu. The four seals are northern elephant pups brought to the center in April and May and are returning to the wild after being stranded on beaches in L.A. and Orange counties earlier this spring. This is the first year CWC has […]


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