2015-07-02

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Why does it cost more to use less?



I want to applaud Randall Kennedy for his spot-on statement of facts regarding the drought situation. Remember, LVMWD is in the business of selling water. They state that 70 percent of water usage is for irrigation of our lawns and plants. That fact is correct; however, it is not 70 percent of the total water usage in California. Perhaps you […]

Summer camp teaches the joy of music



There are still some spaces available in the 23rd annual Pizazz Music Camp at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The program is for students entering grades one through eight this fall. Pizazz will meet from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mon. through Thurs., Aug. 3 to 6, and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. […]

Elvis sighting in the Conejo Valley



Underwood Farms named Small Business of the Year

Thousands of school children have visited farms over the years


A popular Ventura County farming business was recognized as a Small Business of Year during a special day at the state capital. Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Camarillo) honored Underwood Family Farms with the distinction on June 10 during the California State Assembly’s annual California Small Business Day in Sacramento. Underwood Family Farms co-owner Craig Underwood said he was pleased that his […]

Was misquoted



The article in last week’s Acorn about the expansion of the National Park Service boundary said that I “expressed concern that government agencies might take control of private property through the power of eminent domain.” That is not true. My statement was precisely the opposite. The NPS, like the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and other state conservancies, can only acquire […]

National Pollinator Week has beegone



Every year, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture signs a proclamation designating a week in June as National Pollinator Week. This year, it was June 15 through 21 in recognition of the creatures that pollinate many of the plants in the natural ecosystem as well as crops across the nation. Pollinators include bees, butterfl ies, moths, birds and bats, many of […]

Zoot Suite Revue ready to swing

Fireworks after the concert at 9 p.m.

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the Acorn Newspapers will present the second free performance in the summer Concerts in the Park series at 7 p.m. Sun., July 5 at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. Zoot Suit Revue will be the featured artist. A fireworks show will follow the concert at 9 p.m. […]

Botox maker purchases Kythera



An Irish-based company is buying Kythera Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KYTH) of Westlake Village in a $2.1-billion cash and stock transaction announced June 17. The deal allows Allergan (NYSE: AGN), a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Dublin and the maker of Botox, to gain control of Kythera’s newly marketed treatment for reduction of the human double chin. Kythera’s Kybella injection is the […]

Biker behavior



I read Ken Handler’s letter about the high speed traffic on Mulholland Highway and share his concern for peoples’ lives. I, too, live very close to the Mulholland Highway speedway but I live on the section of Mulholland Highway near View Point School on Dry Cannon Creek Road in Calabasas. Cars and especially motorcycles travel at high rates of speed […]


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