Voters elect one incumbent and a challenger in Calabasas

Washburn, Groveman to take seats

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer In a race that stayed true to early returns from Tuesday evening, the majority of Calabasas voters ultimately elected incumbent City Councilman Dennis Washburn and newcomer Barry Groveman to fill two seats previously occupied by Washburn and City Councilwoman Janice Lee. Negative mailers marred the campaign during the last few weeks, leaving some observers […]

Repeal of utility tax gets nowhere in city of Calabasas

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas voters on Tuesday decided to continue paying a 5 percent utility user tax to the city on telephone, electric and gas bills when they voted no on Measure A, which would have repealed the tax. The defeat of the repeal is a victory for preserving the city’s quality of life, according to opponents […]

State attorney general joins fight against Ahmanson

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer California Attorney General Bill Lockyer announced last week that he’s joining the legal opposition to Ahmanson Ranch, a 2,800-acre development being planned for eastern Ventura County. In a letter distributed by state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) and state Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica), Lockyer said he’s concerned about the impact the 3,050-home project […]

Search begins in earnest for new OPUSD superintendent

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Leadership Associates of Mission Viejo, the firm that’s assisting Oak Park Unified School District’s School Board in recruiting the next superintendent, sent two of its partners last week to meet parents. Dr. Harry Weinberg and Bob Sanchez were here on Wed., Feb. 26. The goal was to question parents on important qualifications for the […]

Westlake Baseball hosts Opening Day

Incumbents win Hidden Hills Council race

Incumbents win Hidden Hills Council race All three incumbents won handily in Tuesday’s Hidden Hills City Council election. Stuart Siegel, the 57-year-old mayor pro tem, led the field of four candidates with 229 votes or 32 percent of the total. Monty Fisher, the 64-year-old current mayor, earned 209 votes or 29 percent. Ron Berg won another four-year term with 177 […]

For the record

In a photo caption two weeks ago, it was Nicole Purkey of Oak Park who was making contact with a La Reina soccer player, not Allison Bernstein. Chase Bryan’s name was reversed in a story about Oaks Christian High School basketball last week. Last week’s Pet of the Week, Rosie (a Labrador mix) is 2 years old, not 12.

Parents need to know what kids are doing online

Parents need to know what kids are doing online Do you know what your children are saying? As a school boardmember in Las Virgenes Unified School District, I am committed to be an empathetic listener. Parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, all people who touch the lives of our students have critical perspectives that must be heard and carefully considered when making […]

Teens needed as advisors

The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations has launched a public education campaign for young people to combat the roots of hate and hate crimes in the schools and cities of Los Angeles County. The first step of the new program is the creation of Youth ACT, a group ideally composed of 15 to 20 youths who will represent […]

Responsibilities begin after election

Responsibilities begin after election Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Oak Park Recreation and Park Planning Committee. I hope they realize that in order to protect the best interests of Oak Park they need to be represented at all of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District Board of Directors meetings. Those meetings are held on the first […]