2016-04-21 E-Edition

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More scoop on the poop

I live on Monteleone Avenue at the corner of Kanan Road in Oak Park. I just found out today that someone had walked their big dog and left a big poop on my lawn in the front. I don’t mind people walking their dog on my front yard as long as they have respect and courtesy for their neighbor’s property. […]

Volunteers will take on the trails

The 35th annual Santa Monica Mountains Trail Days will take place Fri. through Sun., April 22 to 24 at Danielson Ranch in Point Mugu State Park. Each year, Trail Days volunteers repair up to five miles of trail during the weekend, with work levels for everyone, including clearing brush and rebuilding trails, drainages and retaining walls. Children as young as […]

Agoura residents can help out on Community Service Days

The City of Agoura Hills has expanded its annual Community Service Days to offer a wider scope of volunteer opportunities in and outside of the community. Individuals, families, churches, schools, service clubs, Scouts, and seniors can sign up for a morning of volunteering Sat., May 7. Nick Newkirk, recreation supervisor, said one program added this year will be the creation […]

Pet of the week

BEAUTIFUL GIRL—Chloe is a female gray and white Maine Coon mix. She is very friendly and gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Chloe ask for ID No. A4927606 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare. lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Be careful with ceiling repairs

A recent article in the Acorn real estate section dated April 7 described the messy, but relatively easy procedure for removing popcorn ceilings. The article indicated that this could be a job for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. One very important piece of information missing from the article was the fact that many of these ceilings contain asbestos, which is a major health […]

Community forum to tackle local drug abuse

The Isaac family of Agoura Hills suffered a tragedy of unimaginable proportion in 2013 when they lost a son to heroin. Helping others to understand the pitfalls of opioids and to avoid having a loved one die due to drug abuse has been the family’s mission ever since. Rick and Joyce Isaac started the Liberty Crew Foundation three years ago […]

Hard truths about the autism spectrum

COMMENTARY /// Autism Awareness Month

Not long ago, the word “autism” held the same taboo as words like “cancer” and “dementia.” Autistic children and adults were often hidden away and rarely discussed, even among family members. Fortunately for those individuals (and our society as a whole), the world has changed. April is National Autism Awareness Month, an opportunity to focus on a condition many people […]

Horses get a helping hand

The Agoura Animal Care Center will celebrate the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) national Help A Horse Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sun., April 24 at the center, 29525 Agoura Road. The center will open its barn doors for an afternoon that celebrates the life of a horse. Guests can learn more about […]

No water, no development

Yes, wiser people than me have advised those in trouble to stop digging when you are trapped in a hole. The Las Virgenes water district has hired a firm to patrol water violations 24/7. I may be jumping to conclusions, but it seems to me that the Las Virgenes water district thinks there is a water shortage. Indeed, we have […]