Voters to decide utility tax in November or March of 2003

Acorn Staff Writer

The utility tax in Calabasas will be put to a popular vote. A recent petition drive successfully met legal requirements, the Calabasas City Council confirmed during its meeting last week. Voters will decide whether the utility surcharge tax will continue. Calabasas residents have paid a 5 percent utility user tax on gas, electric and telephone utilities since the city incorporated […]

A. E. Wright student recognized

Jamie Reiff of Calabasas received a special award from the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce during the recent A.E. Wright Middle School graduation ceremony. The Chamber honored Reiff in recognition of her positive attitude, citizenship, academic efforts and contribution to the community. She was invited to be a guest at the Chamber’s luncheon today, Thurs., June 27, at the Calabasas Inn, […]

Senior citizens to learn computers

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will offer a "Beginning Computer Class" for adults ages 50 and up from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 11 through Aug. 1, at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Participants will learn about computer hardware, operating systems and Windows, and use software programs that are simple. The […]

Eagles’ Morales grew taller during somewhat difficult year

One Oak Park cross-country athlete who will be a key to the success of next fall’s Eagles’ team will again be Lauren Morales, who will be a junior. "She’s grown height-wise, a lot," said Oak Park cross country head coach Kevin Smith, who noted Morales was now about 5-foot-7 or 5-foot-8. "She improved last year. Lauren brought her time down […]

Reconfiguring the Avalanche

What makes the Avalanche ready for anything, anytime, anywhere? It’s the ability to be reconfigured from a six-passenger vehicle to a three-passenger vehicle with an 8-foot-1 protected cargo box with no tools required. The features of the Convert-a-Cab System include the Midgate, a cargo cover, split-folding 60/40 rear seat and a locking tailgate. There also are several other unique features, […]

Opponents say coastal plan is all washed up

Acorn Staff Writer

Residents of rural Agoura and Calabasas remain up in arms over the California Coastal Com-mission’s new Malibu Land-Use Plan, a 324-page government document that restricts property development along the local coast and possibly as far inland as Monte Nido and Topanga. If the state-mandated plan goes into effect this fall as scheduled, opponents say property owners would be severely limited […]

Kids needed for upcoming production

Fifteen children ranging in age from 5 to 15 are needed to fill roles in the Conejo Players Theatre production of "How to Eat Like a Child (and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grownup)." The play is a collection of songs and sketches designed to guide the audience in the art of being a child, as told by children, […]

Summertime gives young people a chance to learn horsemanship

Acorn Staff Writer

Some youngsters play football or softball, and some sing, play an instrument or dance. But some local children take up horseback riding and compete in races—even against adults. During a recent 30-mile horseback endurance race through the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park, Malibou Lake, Peter Strauss Ranch and Paramount Ranch, none of the top finishers was an adult. […]

Next week in The Acorn

Read about Westlake resident Lyndsey Medders decision to transfer from Harvard-Westlake to Oak Park, where she will play basketball her senior year under head coach Lindsay Strothers; about Kyle McClure becoming the first Oaks Christian athlete to earn a major college athletic scholarship; about Aaron Ware being voted the top freshmen athlete of the year by the CIF-Southern Section; and […]

Guest opinion California works to reduce domestic violence

California Attorney General

Guest opinion California works to reduce domestic violence Domestic violence is one of society’s worst crimes because it is committed by someone the victim should be able to trust the most. Intimate partner violence not only results too often in death, it also shatters the lives of children and other family members. In 2000, California law enforcement received 196,406 domestic […]