Investigators to track connection between distractions, accidents

Acorn Staff Writer

A new California law effective Jan. 1 requires all traffic collision reports prepared by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and other law enforcement agencies to include information regarding whether a cellular phone or other driver distraction was a possible factor in causing the collision. Some residents have misinterpreted the law and mistakenly thought it meant that using a cell phone […]

Simple steps can help preparedness for fires at home

Are you well armed to fight a small fire in your home? Being prepared may be your best defense. About two million fires are reported in the U.S. each year and deaths caused by fires are increasing. These tips from the National Safety Council may help you save lives and property: 1. If you notice a fire or smell smoke […]

Calabasas to host workshop on slowing down traffic

The city of Calabasas will present a traffic-calming workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 22 in the Calabasas City Council Chambers. The workshop will address the various traffic calming needs of Mulwood residents and propose specific traffic calming devices at various locations in the Mulwood area. Additionally, the workshop will address future concerns and issues regarding the […]

Sports Junkie

Quick Take

There was a day when college football bowl games meant something. There were very few bowl games, and outstanding college football teams competed in them. Now we have 25 college bowl games over a two-week period; some of the competing teams barely have more wins than losses for the season. I propose one more bowl game. The Groundhog Bowl should […]

From Volvo–an SUV, finally

Volvo, with a reputation for manufacturing safe vehicles, is one of the last manufacturers to release an SUV. Released at the Detroit show and now on display in Los Angeles, there’s no doubt to the observer that the new XC90 is a true modern Volvo in every respect. "Being first in the next generation of SUV’s allows us to set […]

Property tax seminars scheduled in L.A. County

Property tax seminars scheduled in L.A. County The county of Los Angeles is sponsoring a series of free seminars to assist property owners who feel their taxes should be lowered due to a decline in the value of their property. With the improvement in the real estate market, some homeowners who recently have received a "Notice of Assessed Value Change" […]

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Children to get IDs Saturday in Van Nuys

Children to get IDs Saturday in Van Nuys A "Child Identification Day" will be presented free from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 12 at the Washington Mutual Van Nuys-Saticoy Financial Center, 17204 Saticoy St., Van Nuys. Parents can fingerprint their children and receive ID cards. The event will emphasize child safety and how to organize a safety kit […]

Pet of the Week

‘I WANNABE YOUR GIRL’—‘‘Hi there! My name is Tuesday and I’m a 7-year-old spayed balck and gold shepherd mix. I’m ready to be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter." It’s at 29525 Agoura Road, just west of Kanan. This dog is gentle, accustomed to children and other dogs, and she loves attention. Please inquire about identification No. A0932686 by calling […]

Teen drivers:

Are you learning from accidents? To the students at Westlake High School and to all teenagers: I just witnessed the saddest thing. As I was coming home from running errands, I felt the need to stop at the memorial that has developed at the crash site where the two young men from Westlake High were killed. I stopped and was […]

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