2015-04-23 E-Edition

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No rain, no development

I read in last week’s Acorn about our need to cut back more on water usage. We are in an historic drought and everyone needs to pitch in. I read in the same edition about Hyatt’s permit to expand, and more on the ongoing contention regarding the Chesebro Meadow home development. I also recall reading about new hotels, shopping centers […]

It’s chili time!

Rotary cook-off is back April 25

The Rotary clubs of Thousand Oaks and the Conejo Valley will present the 39th annual Thousand Oaks Chili Cook-off and Classic Car Show from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat., April 25 at Conejo Creek Park South, 1300 E. Janss Road, T.O. Prizes will be awarded at this International Chili Society-sanctioned event. Attendees can taste and vote for their favorite […]

Forum addresses addiction risks

The Liberty Crew Foundation will sponsor a community forum titled “Is your child at risk?” to address risk factors for substance abuse affecting children from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm. Sat., April 25 at the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road Expert presenters will include mental health professionals and representatives from the Los Angeles Unified School Distsrict […]

Different strokes

Results from Oaks Christian High’s boys’ tennis team’s matches are the definition of an up-anddown season. The Lions, who started the season 8-7 overall and 3-4 in the Marmonte League, manage to put together win streaks but have also had their struggles in consecutive defeats. Oaks Christian’s 10-8 win over Calabasas on April 16 put it back over the .500 […]

Green grass or shower?

I am dismayed that I will eventually have to forego my daily shower because my neighbors want pretty green lawns. They claim a willingness to pay higher water rates and don’t seem to understand that drought means no water. All the money in the Conejo Valley can’t replace this finite natural resource that once is gone is not there anymore. […]

Talking tax

The Ventura County Taxpayers Association will host a program titled “Threats to Taxpayers in 2016” at 11:30 a.m. at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The guest speaker will be Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association. The cost is $30. A deli buffet lunch is included. RSVPs are due by Mon., April 27. Email […]

At The Library

The Agoura Hills Library will offer these activities at 29901 Ladyface Court, unless stated otherwise. For more information, call (818) 889-2278. Also, residents can bring used books to the library and the Book Cellar. Proceeds are used to purchase materials. For large pickups, call (818) 584 7219. The Agoura Readers Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tues., April 28 […]

Support the Sheriff’s K9 officers through a dinner fundraiser

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation, along with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit and Search and Rescue K9 Team, will host Dining with the Dogs from 2 to 6 p.m. Sat., May 2 on the campus of California State University Channel Islands, 1 University Drive, Camarillo. Guests can interact with the handlers and their dogs, watch demonstrations throughout the […]

Water on the open market

We have been informed by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District that they are going to decide our water allocation based on the “number of occupants, property size and other considerations.” Is this the way things are done in this country? Do we want some government official or committee to decide for us? Haven’t we learned from history that this […]