Fate of Calabasas utility tax to be decided by city voters

Acorn Staff Writer

Fate of Calabasas utility tax to be decided by city voters Calabasas residents have paid a 5 percent utility user tax since the city was incorporated in 1991, but now a group of residents wants to repeal it. Utility tax opponents recently conducted a petition drive and said they’ve obtained enough signatures to put the tax to a vote on […]

Online support available for children with cancer

Online support available for children with cancer Parents of children with cancer let their fingers do the talking, thanks to a new Internet support network created by The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS), called Care to Share Cancer Connection. The site allows families from all over the country to be connected with just the click of a mouse, so they […]

Amateur Radio Society will participate in emergency exercise

The Ventura County Amateur Radio Society (VCARS) will participate in the annual Amateur Radio "Field Day" Emergency Communications Exercise during the weekend of June 22 and 23 by operating from the grounds of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The event provides an annual training opportunity for amateur radio operators to quickly assemble, set up and operate amateur radio communication stations […]

Conserving soil helps protect climate

Experts are suggesting we use an old tool-soil conservation—to fix a new problem—global climate change. Scientists generally agree that increasing amounts of carbon dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere will lead to global warming. The threat of temperatures 5 to 10 degrees higher and the possibility of more severe storms, floods and drought have intensified efforts to reduce the […]

Calabasas resident stands out at UCLA, earns honors

Crystal J. Lee, daughter of Joseph and Kazue Lee of Calabasas, has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) and will be honored during a campus ceremony this fall at UCLA, where the Calabasas High School graduate is currently a freshman. NSCS recognizes first and second year undergraduate students who excel academically. At UCLA, Lee was named […]

Worship times announced

Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. at Westlake Lutheran Church, 2630A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Sunday School is at 9:40 a.m. for ages 3 through adult. Child care is provided all morning. For more details, please call (805) 497-4888 or visit the Internet Website at www.westlakelutheran.org.

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Blood drive will be in Westlake

Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel will participate in the fourth annual "Hyatt’s World’s Largest Blood Drive" on Fri., June 28. The hotel will be teaming with United Blood Services to conduct a blood drive for employees and guests in their bloodmobile in the hotel’s parking lot between 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Community participation is welcome. In appreciation, the hotel will […]

Parents encouraged to talk to their teens about sexual orientation

The teen years can be tough for parents as teenagers come closer to understanding who they are and who they are not. One of the most important issues teens come to terms with involves their sexuality. Parents can do a lot to make this issue a more comfortable one. Puberty is not an easy time for any teen, and it […]