2013-08-08

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What makes Old Agoura happy?



I moved to Agoura Hills in 1987 and have served on the board of directors of the Chateau Park HOA off and on for over 15 years. I have watched the city evolve and appreciate the efforts of the Old Agoura HOA to preserve the rural feel of the community. It is that rural feel and the support of Mayor […]

Hot Flashes



Seeing stripes It’s the new black. And white. Have you noticed that every female under the age of 40 (and maybe a few on the other side of loveliness) has plastered her body with stripes? Horizontal, vertical, diagonal, over the shoulder or under the whatever—it doesn’t matter. I just noticed a herd of equal opportunity offenders strutting their stripy stuff […]

On the Trail



An act of avian intervention There are two pernicious insects that have disfigured my rural Agoura garden for years. One is an outright bully, picking on poor little petunias. The other has grandiose notions, attacking massive sycamores. This year, petunias were to be the stars of my budget-constrained garden. Teensy starter plants yielded gorgeous nonstop blossoms in every shade of […]

School greets new principal



Ascension Lutheran School in Thousand Oaks announced the addition of a new principal, Patti Pape, and two master teachers to the 2013/14 teaching and learning team. The new teachers are Leslee Cybulski for third grade and Mary Cypher leading the fourth grade. Pape brings nearly 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher for grades K-5 as well as eight […]

Chesebro parcel worth saving



Saving the Chesebro Meadow is not a NIMBY issue. In 1999, the Agoura Hills Open Space Committee listed this whole property as the highest category in their open space wish list. We now know these 71 acres are part of a critical corridor for maintaining the wildlife population in our national park. As a college student and Liberty Canyon resident, […]

A new generation of sailors



Pet of the Week



New staff, worship program at church

Two Sunday services provide modern rock, traditional hymns

The United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks recently hired Raymond “Ray” Schnurr to fill the newly-created position of worship director. Schnurr has been leading worship and music ministry in both small and large churches since 1986. He worked previously at Bel Air Presbyterian Church for eight years, where he was composer in residence, director of traditional worship and executive producer […]

Making headlines



There was an article in the July 25 Acorn about the Camarillo Air Show that was misleading. The article’s headline was “Air show at Camarillo Airport takes place this weekend.” The first paragraph states “The only air show in Ventura County and other portions of the southland this year is taking place in Camarillo this weekend.” Doesn’t that mean “this […]


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