2003-07-31

Calabasas councilman will introduce additional municipal reforms



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer More municipal reforms might be on the way for Calabasas. City Councilman Barry Groveman said he’ll introduce new proposals at next Wednesday’s city council meeting. Groveman said he wants more efficiency in city hall. In April, when Groveman first took office, he presented and the council passed a nine-page packet of initiatives that have […]

Unwise to fill up while cell phoning



Internet stories regarding three incidents of alleged fires caused by cell phone use at gas pumps have caused many Americans to take extra caution while filling up. A representative at Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station recently said the department has received a warning from Shell Oil Company regarding the three separate incidents. But according to American Petroleum Institute media relations representative […]

Teachers said to be biggest influence on a child’s ability to learn

Teacher training seen as
vitally important


Teacher training seen as vitally important Research indicates that teachers are the single biggest influence on children’s ability to learn. That may be one reason the discussion and debate about reforming schools has zeroed in on the quality of teaching in the classrooms. Congress began taking a closer look at how teachers are prepared and certified during the 1998 Higher […]

Temple Beth Haverim welcomes new rabbi to its clergy



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Temple Beth Haverim of Agoura Hills has added an extraordinary touch to its clergy with the recent addition of Rabbi Lynne Kern. When Senior Rabbi Gershon Johnson heard about Kern’s program, "Timbrels through Torah," a women’s institute where women gather to learn more about the stories that reflect their lives within the Jewish tradition, […]

Common courtesy missing among Calabasas drivers



Upon viewing the recent signs posted about Calabasas regarding a "Traffic Calming" workshop, I am compelled to share my thoughts regarding the drivers in Calabasas. I am a six-year resident of Calabasas Park. I run daily through Calabasas Park and often up around Gelson’s, down Mulholland Highway out to Las Virgenes, up Mureau Road and Parkway Calabasas. I have a […]

Searches for new personnel continue in city of Calabasas



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The city of Calabasas is expected to have a new city attorney within a week, according to Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem Michael Harrison. The city has been operating with an interim lawyer since June when Charles Vose, the former city attorney, didn’t reapply for his position after the council called for new applicants and […]

Board of Realtors awards scholarships



Visiting soccer team lends a hand to help Dr. Laura Schlessinger Foundation



Visiting soccer team lends a hand to help Dr. Laura Schlessinger Foundation Between drills and preparations for their participation in the San Diego Surf Cup Challenge last weekend, July 25 through 28, the Sting 90 girls soccer team from Dallas, Texas sewed handmade blankets and spent a day filling "My Stuff Bags" at the Dr. Laura Schlessinger Foundation and Volunteer […]

School has new principal



Rabbi David J. Lamm has been named principal of the Conejo Jewish Day School in Agoura Hills. He will be working with Rabbi Moshe Bryski, executive director of Chabad of the Conejo, who serves as the school’s dean. Rabbi Lamm’s appointment is "an extension of his lifetime of service" to the Jewish community. He served as Judaic director of El […]

Calabasas citizens need to be aware of current events in their city



The Acorn provides an opportunity for news to be disseminated. Journalists report on activities, readers write in with their opinions, and freedom of the press and open government is at its best. At times, however, one scratches his head and thinks, "What’s happening?" This is such a time. At present, certain council-members are forging a path that will not make […]


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