2002-07-11

Calabasas City Council sets March as election date for utility tax

Acorn Staff Writer

The Calabasas City Council last week decided to place the utility user tax repeal on the March 4, 2003 ballot. The repeal, if passed, would eliminate the 5 percent tax residents now pay on telephone, gas and electricity bills. All councilmembers agreed and followed city attorney Charles Vose’s recommendation to put the repeal on the March ballot instead of the […]

Acorn Sound off

Do you think movie theaters should enforce a "no cell phones" policy?

—- Michael Picarella Do you think movie theaters should enforce a “no cell phones” policy?

Qualified seniors get powered wheelchairs



The "Three Wishes Program" makes power (electric) wheelchairs available at no cost to seniors (age 65 and up) and the permanently disabled, if they qualify. Power wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair in their home, and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. No deposit is required. For more information, please […]

Calabasas couple celebrates 50 years together



AHS students attends forum on medicine



Jonathan Dadon, who will be a senior at Agoura High School this fall, is participating in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine through July 16 at UCLA. The forum is a career development program for high school students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in medicine. He and other participants will have an opportunity to meet […]

Disliked cartoon, Palestinians don’t want peace



Disliked cartoon, Palestinians don’t want peace I was very disturbed by the cartoon in the June 27 edition of The Acorn. To publish such a biased piece is to display a complete ignorance of the situation in the Middle East. This cartoon implies that Israel is responsible for the vile round of homicidal mania that its citizens must endure daily. […]

Another way to beat the heat



Water works wonders for family fun



Water works wonders for family fun If you’re looking to make a splash with your next family-outing, you may want to consider an idea that’s all wet: Go boating or fishing. Fishing and boating have always been popular-and fun-ways for people to spend time together. In fact, the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) reports that it’s the social aspect […]

9th annual Tour, Taste program returns



The ninth annual Tour & Taste Thursdays program will be presented this summer at the Arboretum of Los Angeles County, a 127-acre botanical garden and historical site at 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. The series offers an entertaining way to learn about the Arboretum and its many noteworthy collections. Each evening the tram tour and talk begins at 6 p.m., […]

Air conditioners need help, too



When summer’s heat bears down on your home, give your air conditioner a helping hand. It will lower your electricity bill while it helps you beat the summer heat. To help your air conditioner keep your home as cool as possible, try these six ideas from the maker of Heil heating and air conditioning products: Rearrange your furniture. Make sure […]


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