2003-06-26

Calabasas cuts budget by $4 million



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Last June, when the Calabasas City Council approved the city’s budget for this fiscal year ending June 30, the balance of the general fund, the city’s primary account, was expected to be up $1.5 million. Instead, the city is short $3 million, according to Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem Michael Harrison and City Councilman Barry […]

Acorn Sound off Michael Picarella Do you think Californians should recall



Acorn Sound off Michael Picarella Do you think Californians should recall Gov. Gray Davis? Why or why not?

Sports Junkie

Quick Take

Quick Take What do Mike Piazza and I have in common? We both vehemently dislike Roger Clemens—and I cleaned that up. But Clemens recently became only the 21st pitcher in history to win 300 games. The last pitcher to accomplish this feat was Nolan Ryan 13 years ago. In this age of pitching "specialists," shorter stints for starting pitchers and […]

Porsche Cayenne takes cross-country road trip

Acorn Automotive Editor

At the Chicago Auto Show, Porsche announced both a special fundraiser for cancer research and a cross-country drive to highlight its first SUV, the Cayenne. Called the 2003 Cayenne Crossing Drive for Hope the event benefits the Hope Foundation. This year’s event connects some of the projects associated with Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) "Cayenne Crossing Initiative," a multi-year program […]

Oak Park man arrested for bouncing checks



Ventura County District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced recently the arrest of Alexander William Cooperman, 51, of Oak Park on charges of passing checks with nonsufficient funds (NSF) and violating the terms of his probation on a previous conviction for passing bad checks. The charges were initiated following the completion of a six-month investigation by the District Attorney’s Bureau of […]

Three-part diabetes workshops planned



West Hills Hospital & Medical Center will host a three-part Diabetes Workshop from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 8, 15 and 22 on the hospital campus at 7300 Medical Center Drive, West Hills. Part I (July 8) will be in the hospital’s fourth floor Education Classroom and will explain the American Diabetes Association guidelines on how to effectively manage […]

Pet of the Week



Kuperberg can’t claim that he was against

Home Depot

Kuperberg can’t claim that he was against Your last issue included an article on Dan Kuperberg’s decision to seek reelection to the Agoura Hills City Council. The reporter writes, "In addition to his views on open space, Kuperberg has voiced strong opinions against commercial development. He opposed the Home Depot big box store in Agoura Hills last year." What? For […]

New people take posts with LVUSD



Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) has announced the hiring of David Jackson and Janine Jellander as assistant principals at Agoura High School, and the appointment of Teresa Shiner as the district’s director of classified personnel. Jackson has more than 20 years of service in public education. Before moving on to administrative positions, he was a teacher at both the […]

Rare chemical a problem for some people



Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. This may be a result of a weakened immune system due to chemotherapy treatment, organ transplants, HIV/AIDS, or other immune system disorders. Some elderly people and infants also can be at high risk. For people who are immuno-compromised, one contaminant of particular concern is Cryptosporidium. […]


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