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raise a family, live in harmony with nature, and their neighbors. We all care so
much for our communities that we attack the small wrongs and injustices with a
vengeance. People reading this site should understand we love our community but
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Here is a new local Acton weather site
Here is a link to the USGS Google earth overlay of the fires
Open link and zoom to the fires
link to the geo-map system that provides more information about the fire
Graffiti call 800- 675-4357.
7-21-10 County supervisors voted $32,400 to remove graffiti in
Acton, Agua Dulce, and Vasquez Rocks.
Superior Property Services Inc. will use pressured water hoses to remove graffiti off resident’s private property
and public within 48 hours after a resident complains about graffiti,
The contract is for 1 year with the option to renew the contract for
the next four years. You can call to get graffiti removed, a 24-hour hotline, at (800)
Here is a new group we just found when doing a Google search .
4-11-10 MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club is a non-profit, international
organization for stay-at-home MOMS, full or part-time. The Agua Dulce-Acton MOMS
Club serves the communities of Agua Dulce and Acton. We strive to provide
activities that will foster friendship, support and a
sense of community to our members and their families. Our activities are
primarily during the day, when at-home moms most need the support! Children are
welcome to ALL of our activities. For more information, contact Janet Demeter
See Their website
The total failure of Vasquez High
The 2009 API scores are out from the State of California. They show that between 2007
(the last year with API
scores for Vasquez) that the API dropped from 695 to 682. The
number of students taking the exam dropped from 421 to 398. In 2008 and 2006 the incompetent staff did not even test enough students to get a score
. This is the same incompetent staff that allowed the bullying that caused the
Jeremiah Lasater tragedy.
This year in the school board "contest" the board member that was most concerned about the quality of the school, Ron Bird,
was bullied by Distaso and his group and refused to stand for re-election. One seat even went without a candidate and will be selected by
the Distaso group, from their idiots.
This lousy group sold the bonds
that the well meaning people of Acton voted for and the money has
sat for a year, with you the taxpayers paying nearly 7% interest, and the students got absolutely nothing.
We believe the long-term goal is to use the bond money to build a gym and other athletic facilities, as the educational quality of the high school continues to plummet.
It is time to recognize that having a high school in Acton is a failure
A few kids might get a LAUSD quality education, if they are well motivated.
But parents, to protect their children, must pull
their kids out of Vasquez and place them in home-schooling, private schools, or
as a prior board member did, in the Hart district.
LAUSD's average score on the API increased by 13 points to 694 in
2009. Statewide the average score was 755, up 14 points from last year.
To show you how corrupt the district is, they have refused to honor
our public records request for documents to publish their internal communications that are public. They've taken a position that
if we want to see anything at the school, we would have to sue them. Frankly
it's not worth it, just let them die on the path they chose .
Station fire was set intentionally
9-3-09 LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators launched a homicide
investigation Thursday into the wildfire north of Los Angeles after
determining that the gigantic blaze - which has killed two firefighters,
scorched 226 square miles and destroyed dozens of homes - was set
"We believe that this was caused by someone intending to set a fire,"
sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said at an afternoon briefing.
Officials said forensic evidence at the fire's point of origin
revealed that the wildfire - among the largest in Southern California's
history - was an act of arson. Whitmore declined to elaborate on the
evidence due to the ongoing investigation.
8-30-09 The jerks that run the Acton-Agua Dulce School District have failed to allow
our schools to be opened as shelters and our residents have to go to Highland
High in Palmdale. What a bunch of low life jerks and they wonder why most of
the community hates the school and its management.
Wilbur C. Brink
Birth: 1919 Death: May 30, 1931
Full story Here is an unusual event and its e-mail.
We are a rock band based in Belgium and found out about the true but unusual
story of your uncle, Wilbur Brink who passed away in 1931.
We were so moved and inspired by Wilbur Brink's story that we decided to make
an album about him and to write a song about him.
The album is near finished now and we'd like to present you the first copy.
Many thanks. Kindest regards, Jorrit Hermans, Norma
Here is a mpg of "Bad Luck For Wilbur Brink" by Norma
Los Angeles County (and the so called Agua Dulce Town Council) again claims
resident's protected speech sign illegal
6-30-09 See the original story from 5-18-06
Since the original complaint over three years ago, the County
and the Town Council are again violating the resident's right to free
speech guaranteed in the Constitution and upheld unanimously by the
The County has attempted to modify the published County
22.52.940 (C) which specifies the sign set back from the road line to
be the property line. The County to date has not provided their legal
authority to change the publicly published code.
The County has claimed they have received "dozens" of letters from
members of the community protesting the sign is illegal and unacceptable. It is reported one of the letters is from the Agua Dulce
Town Council but they refused to provide a copy of the letter.
Mr. Wayne Crathorne asked me to
assist him as I did the original work on finding the Supreme Court case in
2006. My letter to the county is here.
Here are the photos of the illegal pro-airport signs which the Town
Council and County seems to be unconcerned about.
The Town Council members should be forced to stand in a corner and
repeat that they will observe the Constitution of the United States and
follow the Supreme Court's decision. They apparently think they are so
important the laws do not apply to them.
Cell Phone Numbers are now Public
All cell phone numbers were released to telemarketing companies
and you will start to receive sales calls. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS .
You can go to
www.donotcall.gov to block the calls
or call from the cell phone number you want to
have blocked. It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of
your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years.
Up coming meetings