Calabasas should be a great place to raise a family, says candidate

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas City Council candidate Robert Sibilia, 44, said he wants Calabasas to be the premier place to raise a family, a city that’s good for everyone. Calabasas voters will on March 4 elect two city councilmembers. Two incumbents, Dennis Washburn and Janice Lee, are seeking reelection. Four others, including Sibilia, are challengers. "This is […]

Sisters unite, fight rare disease

Learning that a loved one had a serious illness–and was given six months to live–helped Judy Simpson find a new reason to live. In 1987, Simpson’s sister, Pat Paton, was diagnosed with a rare life-threatening lung disease called pulmonary hypertension (PH). When Simpson was told by doctors to start making funeral arrangements for her sister, she was devastated. Little did […]

Viewpoint boys improving under Coach Patterson in basketball

Acorn Sports Writer

The Viewpoint School boys’ basketball team fell to 7-8 overall on the season and 3-6 in Liberty League play when it was defeated by Buckley, 77-64, in a game played at Viewpoint School in Calabasas last week. Third year coach Greg Patterson is optimistic, though, and hopes to see his Patriots squad make it to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) […]

New ordinance in Agoura Hills a product of crybabies

New ordinance in Agoura Hills a product of crybabies The Agoura City Council and City Attorney Craig Steele owe an apology to the proponents of Measure H who opposed bringing Home Depot to town. In a front-page article of The Acorn, the city attorney and some of the members of the city council accused Measure H backers of "dirty tricks." […]

Palestine is not a nation

Palestine is not a nation After reading about Nancy Gallagher’s "reality" tour of a mythical place called Palestine in your Jan. 23 issue, it was so powerfully underscored to me how tremendous the power of language. It is truly amazing. By the mere use of such wonderful and benevolent words and phrases as "peace," justice," "fact finding" and "ensuring safety," […]

D-Day veterans to have a reunion

The Normandy D-Day, ETO Reunion Group and other World War II veterans along with their families and friends will observe Memorial Day, May 26, 2003 at the military cemetery in Normandy, France. This will be the 59th anniversary of the European invasion by the Allied Forces. A special service will be presented on Memorial Day at the Normandy Cemetery. This […]

Alzheimer’s caregivers workshop coming soon

To address the challenge of providing caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s disease with the ability to obtain maximal information they are seeking from primary care physicians, the Alzheimer’s Association will offer a workshop for learning how to communicate more effectively with your doctors. "A Caregiver’s Workshop: Creating a Partnership with Your Doctor" will be presented from 1:30 to 3:30 […]

AHS water polo girls take big first-place lead

Acorn Sports Writer

AHS water polo girls take big first-place lead The Agoura girls’ water polo team won three more Marmonte League games last week, first beating Thousand Oaks, 18-2, then Westlake, 12-3, then defeating Royal, the Chargers toughest competitor in league, 7-5, in a game played in Simi Valley last Saturday afternoon. After the win over the Lancers, Charger coach Jason Rosenthal, […]

It was Home Depot proponents who used dirty tactics

It was Home Depot proponents who used dirty tactics I was shocked to read an article last week that accused proponents of Measure H of "dirty tricks" in the campaign to keep Home Depot from being built in an ecologically sensitive area with extremely poor road access. As a resident of a community that would also have been impacted by […]

Shuttle tragedy no reason to stop the program

Since Saturday, Americans have been dealing with another national tragedy. Seven shuttle travelers perished aboard the Columbia as our nation experienced another horrible accident in the space program. We share our grief with the families and friends of those who died. They’re in our prayers. Although the investigation has only begun, it’s possible that during the launch, insulation from the […]

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