2002-08-22

Elected officials worry over Rocketdyne waste disposal



Elected officials worry over Rocketdyne waste disposal By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Rocketdyne recently dumped what’s alleged to be radioactive waste into the Calabasas Landfill and the Sunshine Canyon Landfill in Granada Hills and both U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky voiced their concerns last week. Recent reports, according to Yaroslavsky, indicate that […]

Summer Concerts in the Park draw to a close



Summer Concerts in the Park draw to a close

Councilwoman says mayor nearly jeopardized Calabasas grant



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer During Mayor Lesley Devine’s absence at a recent Calabasas City Council meeting, City Councilwoman Janice Lee accused her of jeopardizing the city’s chances for an $8 million library state grant. The council recently appointed a consultant to complete the library grant application by a deadline of 5 p.m., Fri., June 14. According to Lee, […]

Six to seek three seats on Oak Park Unified’s Board of Education



Six to seek three seats on Oak Park Unified’s Board of Education Half a dozen people have filed to run in the Nov. 5 election for the three open seats on the Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) Board of Education. The vacant seats will be filled by the three highest vote getters. Incumbents Robert "Bob" H. Kahn and Cindy […]

Twilight is already arriving earlier



City of Calabasas shares $25,000 with service groups, but continued funding may be in jeopardy



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Calabasas City Council has announced it will give $25,000 to 11community service organizations in the area. Officials said a second funding cycle could provide even more money to the nonprofit organizations, depending on the outcome of a vote in March seeking to repeal the city’s utility tax. In October 1999, the council approved […]

Sisters meet for the first time and fulfill a lost dream

Special to The Acorn


Valerie Pugliese, a 39-year-old Agoura Hills businesswoman and resident of Thousand Oaks, had been looking for her 49-year-old sister Karen for over a decade. Her search ended earlier this summer, over Memorial Day weekend, when she met the woman for the first time. "We connected so well," said Pugliese, "as if we’d been together our whole lives." For Pugliese, the […]

Foxfield show is a hit



Foxfield Riding School in Westlake Village recently hosted its annual Summer Horse Show. More than 50 horses and riders competed for a variety of trophies. Division championships were awarded in eight divisions covering kids, adults, ponies and horses. Foxfield caters to families, and since the shows began in 1966, generations of families have been attending. "Perpetual" trophies are awarded, including […]

Middle East violence brings close friendship to an abrupt end

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It was the summer of 1995 and I was swimming in the pool at Camp JCA Shalom in Malibu with several other 12-year-olds and our counselor, Marla Bennett. Marla, with whom I had become close friends, joined me in nicknaming each other after our favorite foods. She became "Marla-Cheesecake" and I became "Half-Baked-Barri." We joked about the nicknames and cherished […]

The miracle of running