2003-02-20

Incumbent to keep people informed



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas City Councilwoman Janice Lee, 51, said she’s proven in the past—as councilwoman, mayor and community activist—that she can deliver the truth to the citizens. If reelected on Tues., March 4, Lee said she’d continue to keep residents informed. Calabasas voters will elect two councilmembers. Six candidates, including incumbents Lee and Dennis Washburn, are […]

Anti-war group small but effective



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Compared to the hundreds of thousands of people who demonstrated elsewhere around the world, the two-dozen anti-war protestors last week in Agoura Hills were hardly noticeable. Not loud or rancorous, these protestors held signs and mostly visited among themselves in a peaceful demonstration that only lasted about 90 minutes. The traffic where they stood […]

Performing arts camp to feature acting, dance, more



Donna Magnani, director and founder of Fame 2003 Performing Arts Camp, will host a two-week performing arts camp from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mon. through Fri., June 23 to July 3 at Oaks Christian School, 31749 La Tienda Drive, Westlake Village. The course of study includes jazz, ballet, hip-hop, tap, new American tap, singing, voice and speech, acting, improvisational […]

Navy Chorus coming to Woodland Hills



The "Sea Chanters," the official chorus of the United States Navy Band from Washington, D.C., will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Sun., March 9 at Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. The concert is sponsored by Temple Aliyah, St. Bernardine Roman Catholic Church and The Acorn News-papers. This special performance is part of the Sea Chanters’ […]

Elect Groveman



We finally have an excellent opportunity to change the makeup of the city council on March 4. This is essential. As a 26-year resident, I have witnessed many changes. We are fortunate to have the chance to vote for a highly qualified and capable city council member. I urge everyone to take the time to understand how important it is […]

Water district pioneer remembered for her contributions locally



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The family of Elizabeth Hughes, a longtime Agoura resident who was instrumental in the formation of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, presented valuable documents to LVMWD officials last week that traced the long history of the water agency and many of the land development issues that still affect residents today. Hughes passed away last […]

Full Service Arts and Materials Store

Now Open in Agoura Hills

Graphaids, a full service art and materials store, has opened at 30135A-Agoura Road, just south of Reyes Adobe Road, in Agoura Hills. The family-owned business opened its first store in 1971. Fern and Frank Festa, now joined by their sons Chip and Jerry, have seen Graphaids’ retail space grow from 750 sq. ft. to more than 30,000 sq. ft. Their […]

Holocaust educators’ forum slated for spring in San Diego



An in-depth training session for Holocaust educators is scheduled for Thurs. through Sat., April 3 to 5 at San Diego State University, San Diego. Hosted by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the third annual Southern California Teacher Forum on Holocaust Education will explore the content, methodologies, and rationales for teaching the history of the Holocaust and examine issues associated with […]

Gas prices: Fact or fiction?

Acorn Automotive Editor

Gas prices: Fact or fiction? By Michael Binstock Acorn Automotive Editor Last weekend was just a regular weekend in the Binstock household. We did a lot of shopping. We went to the market. We went to the home store. We went to a trendy clothing store. And I noticed something. In none of these stores did the price change between […]

Likes Groveman



After reviewing all six candidates running for city council, one and only one person stands out above the rest, and that is Barry Groveman. Groveman’s qualifications, experience and record of accomplishments are head and shoulders above all the other candidates. I’m voting for Barry Groveman. Howard Regen Calabasas


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