Crack Open The Acorn Every Thursday

acornI’ve worked in Agoura Hills on and off for many years, so even before we moved here in June I knew about The Acorn.  It’s a weekly newspaper that is delivered to every household in Agoura Hills – for free – on Thursdays.  Since we canceled our daily subscription to The Los Angeles Times, I look forward to The Acorn delivery with gusto.  Who knows what crimes will be published in “The Blotter” this week?  What locals will be feverishly protesting the Water District’s pay raises in Letters to the Editor?  What photos of cute children at last weekend’s community festival will grace the pages within?  (One week, it was my child.  Of course.)

We have learned about local events, recycling drop-offs, traffic closures, sales, and general news from our immediate community from The Acorn.  This week our copy was soaked through to the very middle pages because our sprinklers went off after it hit our driveway.  I was very sad about this, because reading the newspaper online just isn’t the same.  Fortunately, there are some unoccupied houses in our neighborhood, so I can snag a dry copy from one of them.

It’s Fun To Play at the YMCA

YMCAI’ve never belonged to a YMCA before, but this year I was moved to join because it was the only organization that offered affordable swim lessons for the boys at a time that accommodated our schedule.  You can buy a full membership or a cheaper membership that allows you to enroll in various programs, aptly named a “program membership,” which is what we bought for each kid.  Now that summer is over and after-school activities are all the rage, I’ve dipped a tentative toe in the busy pond by enrolling Kid 1 in a weekly fitness class for kids called Children F.I.R.S.T.  It’s an hour-long session of learning about their bodies, doing fun exercises, and games that help build self esteem.  Soccer or martial arts can wait until next year.

YMCA of Southeast Ventura County 805-497-3081


All Moved In

Moving Day

Our family has landed in Agoura Hills.  We’ve been here for three months now, and we’re starting to meet the locals more and more.  Kid 1 is in Kindergarten, Kid 2 is a preschooler.  Mom works part-time for a video production company, part-time as a blogger and web editor, and full-time as Mom.  Dad is a professor at a local university.

These are our stories.  Welcome.