2015-12-17 E-Edition

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Let’s figure out how to save the storm water

Guest opinion

Earlier this fall, heavy rains pounded the Los Angeles region. Water poured onto our streets and sidewalks, raced through gutters and drains, and vanished into the Pacific Ocean. Result: another lost opportunity for Los Angeles County. During that September storm, Los Angeles County saw more than 2.5 inches of rain—10 times the amount we usually get at this time of […]

Giving with love

TOY-DRIVE DONATIONS— Firefighter Jonathan Tolle of Moorpark meets Sarah Glassman, 15, of the Oak Park Eagles girls’ soccer team along with Maysen Pagan, 13, left, and other team members. The girls donated to the Spark of Love toy drive Dec. 10 at the Ventura County Fire Department Station 36 in Oak Park. Below is the team Station 36 engineer, Clint […]

Dinner is served at Bethlehem Inn

Church brings in live animals for family Christmas program

Monte Vista Presbyterian Church hosted a Christmas Dinner Theater, In Bethlehem Inn, on Dec. 12 and 13. The cast, consisting of both high school and middle school youth groups, had been rehearsing for the past six weeks under the direction of Carol Benson. The parents and church members of Monte Vista provided the food. Guests included the women and children […]

Resident reports uncomfortable experience at recreation center

I am one of many locals who are health-minded and who are daily patrons of the Agoura- Calabasas Community Center. It is our mission to maintain health and wellness and, for me, the first place I go after work and on a Saturday morning, and occasionally on a Sunday. On a recent Sunday, several of us locals, when passing through […]

Santa comes to town

SPECIAL DELIVERY—Santa arrives aboard a Los Angeles County fire truck (top photo) for the 36th annual Santa Comes to Westlake, Agoura and Beyond Food Drive, presented by the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club Dec. 12 at the Agoura Hills DIY Home Center parking lot. Thrive Dance Center members like Newbury Park’s Olivia Fernandez, 10, above, entertained. Other participants, such as […]

Uniting head and heart in Bible study

Roots of Faith

In my last column, I discussed the need for regular personal Bible reading (if you missed the article, go to www.theacornonline.com and type “Sally Carpenter” in the search box.) This week we’ll look at why head and heart knowledge are complementary aspects of Bible study. Head knowledge is mastering the facts . It’s understanding a text that was written in […]

Appreciates rodenticide info

I am thrilled to see another environmental report by Sylvie Belmond in last week’s Acorn on the impact poison baits are having on our local ecosystem. Wildlife, including multiple species of birds, coyotes and big cats throughout the Santa Monica Mountains, have inadvertently ingested poisoned rodents or gotten into uncovered bait. Unfortunately, the fate of local mountain lions P-34 and […]

Calabasas kids are thinking green

The Calabasas Environmental Commission received a record 1,286 entries for this year’s recycling awareness calendar contest. The theme was “Recycling in school means . . .” Fourteen children were recognized at a meeting Dec. 1. The children received a $25 prize and gave a brief presentation about their drawings. “Recycling is important for everyone all the time, not just at […]

Remembering our loved ones

REST IN PEACE—Above, the Village Voices Chorale sings carols before the start of the Candlelight Service of Remembrance Dec. 13 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village. Right, a candle is lit in memory of a loved one who had passed away. The service provided comfort for those facing the holidays while dealing with the loss of […]