2014-05-15

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Las Virgenes-Malibu bike plan underway



The Las Virgenes- Malibu Council of Governments has begun preparation of a bicycle master plan for the region. The plan involves five area cities—Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu and Westlake Village—and encourages leaders to offer healthy and sustainable activities on the roadways for residents and visitors. The plan includes development of a comprehensive bikeway network and support programs, such […]

Local author, expert demystifies technology




Want to know how to choose a flat-screen TV or how to call overseas without spending a fortune? Wondering what people are talking about when they invoke “the cloud”? These are some of the topics longtime New York Times’ consumer technology writer Eric Taub covers in his new book “Does This Plug Into That?” The book demystifies modern technology for […]

Latin American art on display and for sale



The importance of groundwater




Ventura County’s groundwater supply is one of our most precious resources. Did you know that approximately 60 percent of the water used in the county is groundwater? Did you know that the county has a groundwater well ordinance and a groundwater department? This department is a part of the Ventura County Watershed Protection District. The section is staffed by two […]

Eagles take care of business in first round

Oak Park boys’ volleyball team will battle Santa Barbara tonight on road

The Oak Park High boys’ volleyball team’s youth was not a factor during the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 tournament. With five freshmen making postseason debuts, the Eagles cruised to a straight-sets home victory on Tuesday against El Dorado (25-14, 25-19, 25-15). Oak Park’s road to a section title doesn’t get any easier with a second-round match […]

In praise of the political process



No matter where one stands on the political spectrum, open minds can learn from both the left and the right. We know politicians in the middle also have important things to say. Democrats, Republicans—and one independent—attended a May 10 candidates forum for state Assembly and U.S. Congress, hosted by the Acorn Newspapers and Cal Lutheran University. With the June 3 […]

At the Library



The Westlake Village Library will offer the following free activities at the library at 31220 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. For details, call (818) 865-9230 or visit www.colapublib.org. Fri., May 16 from 4 to 5 p.m., Margo Gravelle will introduce artistic styles and methods to children ages 6-12 years old. Materials will be provided. Wed., May 28 at 4 p.m., […]

Water conservation: What a gardener might not share about landscape care




Up to 70 percent of typical household water use is outdoors, so reducing over-watering is often the easiest way to cut back on usage. Over-watering is a wasteful and expensive method to green landscapes. Changing gardening habits can save water and money on a utility bill, especially during summer months when days are longer and hotter. However, a gardener might […]

Kids take a break from school for breaker waves




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