North Area Plan approved by supervisors

Acorn Staff Writer

North Area Plan approved by supervisors Answering the call to keep local development in check, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors gave approval Tuesday to a scaled-down version of the Santa Monica Mountains North Area Plan, the county’s first major land use plan in 20 years. Supervisors voted 5-0 to allow 3,700 new homes in the North Area Plan […]

Two pumpkins exchange vows JIM RULE/The Acorn

Two pumpkins exchange vows JIM RULE/The Acorn ‘DO YOU TAKE THIS, THIS–WHATEVER–AS YOUR AWFUL WEDDED HUSBAND?’– During the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival, City Councilman Dennis Washburn (portraying the preacher) marries a pair of pumpkins, "Punky," left, and "Cali Bass." The ninth annual Pumpkin Festival was last weekend. It was produced by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the city […]

‘Meet Mr. Frank N. Stine’

‘Meet Mr. Frank N. Stine’ ‘HE’S MY BIG BROTHER, MY REALLY BIG BROTHER’ ––Tyler Hunt and his friends Brian and Jason Oppenheim, Andrew Hughes and Ben Weeks are all smiles now that they’ve assembled this 9-foot Frankenstein’s monster at their home, 3923 Cottonwood Grove in Calabasas. Halloween is Oct. 31.

Calabasas councilman may resign his position

Acorn Staff Writer

At the Calabasas City Council meeting Oct. 18, Councilman Robert Sibilia told the his colleagues that he may resign his position as of Dec. 1 because of a job offer in another state. "Every once in a while a career opportunity comes along …a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," he said. That opportunity is with a top law firm in Maui, according to […]

School district, teachers reach agreement

Acorn Staff Writer

School district, teachers reach agreement The Las Virgenes Educators Association voted reluctantly this week to accept a 10 percent salary hike on behalf of the 600 teachers in Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD). Saying LVUSD teachers are paid less than neighboring school districts, only 75 percent of the teachers voted in favor of the plan, which calls for the […]

Don’t forget to

turn clocks back Daylight saving time will end at 2 a.m. this Sun., Oct. 29 when clocks, VCRs, microwave ovens, etc., should be turned back one hour to meet Pacific Standard Time. Daylight saving time will return next spring at 2 a.m. the first Sunday in April. Clocks "spring forward" in April and "fall back" in October. Enjoy the extra […]

Exterior lights not coming to Calabasas High School

Homeowners concerned about new lights on athletic fields at Calabasas High School shouldn’t worry, according to officials with Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD). Contrary to popular belief, lights and loudspeakers will not be added to the fields, which are located on a hill above the school’s football stadium and used for baseball and softball games and varsity and junior […]

Incumbent says he’s kept his promises

Acorn Staff Writer

Like most politicians, Todd Haines builds campaigns on promises. Now running for a second term on the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, Haines said all of his promises have been kept, thanks to this work and the work of others on the MAC. "When Congressman [Brad] Sherman was elected, I contacted him and said Oak Park had a wish list […]

Accident may pay dividends in Oak Park

Acorn Staff Writer

Accident may pay dividends in Oak Park A mishap in Oak Park might actually save taxpayers some money and inconvenience. "While trenching from the library site to the street for water and gas connection, water lines were struck on the site," said Martin Klauss, Oak Park Unified School District’s Assistant Superintendent of Business and Administrative Services, during a recent board […]

GOP candidate for Assembly wants to defy election odds

Acorn Staff Writer

Jayne Murphy Shapiro, a Republican candidate for the 41st state Assembly District in next month’s election, is anxious to defy the prognosticators. Conventional wisdom says a Republican doesn’t have much chance in the solidly Democratic district, which runs from Pacific Palisades to Westlake Village and includes local communities of Hidden Hills, Calabasas and Agoura Hills. Shapiro, a 55-year-old mother of […]