City of Agoura Hills to tighten its belt

Acorn Staff Writer

Following several years of economic prosperity and healthy budgets, officials with the city of Agoura Hills recently called for a "cautious" approach to future spending. Although its budget remains comfortably in the black, the city faces uncertain times due to the California energy crunch and an overall economic downturn, City Manager Dave Adams said in an address to the city […]

the income over 30 years is a lot of money. It won’t cost us all that we’d get paid to service the loan,” Duckworth told The Acorn.

the income over 30 years is a lot of money. It won’t cost us all that we’d get paid to service the loan," Duckworth told The Acorn. Calabasas wouldn’t be liable for any debt, he added. Duckworth said that another benefit to undertaking the project is that the city would control the property and possibly acquire some open space from […]

A love that’s hard to remember

Acorn Staff Writer

Inge Zimmerman of Calabasas isn’t embarrassed to say her 100-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s disease, the memory loss condition that affects more than 4 million Americans. When you live that long, you’re entitled to some rough spots, according to Zimmerman. Her mother, afterall, lived a mostly healthy and trouble-free life until last summer when the dementia suddenly took hold and thrust […]

Local student earns honors at Arizona State

Arizona State University (ASU) senior Robb McConneghy, son of Karin and Bob McConneghy of Agoura Hills, was recently named a recipient of the ASU Campus Candid Award for outstanding academic achievement and campus leadership. He was also named a National Kappa Sigma Scholar Leader for 2000.

‘Passover Pizzazz’ at Temple Etz Chaim LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

‘Passover Pizzazz’ at Temple Etz Chaim LISA ADAMS/The Acorn CELEBRATING PASSOVER––Melanie Fram, left, her daughter Meredith, pre-kindergarten schoolteacher Diane Evans and Michael Karamas make Matza covers during a recent "Passover Pizzazz" at Temple Etz Chaim. The festival of Passover begins at sundown this Sat., April 7 and Passover continues on Sun., April 8. The occasion commemorates the liberation of the […]

Acorn editorial labeled ‘too little, too late’

Acorn editorial labeled ‘too little, too late’ Your editorial of March 29 is too little too late. The utility tax issue and excessive reserve fund were brought up by the Calabasas Taxpayers Alliance in their mailers that endorsed Marcus Allen Frishman and Karmen Brower. These mailers were termed "negative campaigning" by incumbents Devine and Bozajian. The Acorn foolishly went along […]

Calabasas to explore a money-making proposition

Acorn Staff Writer

In a narrow vote at its last meeting, the Calabasas City Council voted to explore the possibility of refinancing the New Millennium Mello-Roos Community Facilities District (CFD), which could bring income into the city without liability, according to City Manager Donald Duckworth. The Mello-Roos (named for its legislative sponsors) Community Facilities District Act of 1982 established a method of financing […]

Local twins take a flying leap into the business of stunts

Acorn Staff Writer

When asked what he loved to do, Houston Hooker, 8, said he enjoyed falling 18 feet from a boat into a lake. His twin brother, Kanan, said he liked to run up the sides of walls and fly through the air on wires. The Agoura boys have taken up the family business at a young age. They recently completed their […]

Bone marrow registration coming soon

Need2Buy, an e-commerce company based in Westlake Village, will host a community bone marrow registration drive with the American Red Cross from 4 to 8 p.m., next Tues., April 10. The event is intended to expand the National Marrow Donor Program Registry for potential bone marrow donors, and to identify a specific donor for a Need2Buy employee who’s in immediate […]

Fashion show is tomorrow at Colinas

Fashion show is tomorrow at Colinas Students and faculty will be featured in Colina Middle School’s fashion show, "A Garden Party," which will begin with a silent auction at 6 p.m. on Fri., April 6, followed by students serving dinner and modeling at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $16 per person for the event which will take place in the auditorium […]