Some new laws effective now, others will wait

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The state of California passed approximately 900 new laws for 2004, many of which went into effect on Jan. 1. Some aren’t effective until later. The following is a recap of the new legislation and what the laws mean for you. Education SB-892: Requires California schools to maintain clean and operational bathrooms or risk […]

Young women debut at Debutante Ball

Brooke Kayland of Calabasas and Katherine Capri of Agoura Hills were among the young women presented at the recent Coronet Debutante Ball in the international ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. "Our city has benefited greatly from the talents, good hearts and willingness to help others that these girls have given for the past six years," said Ball […]

Diabetics at risk for vascular diseases

Diabetes is often accompanied by peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a vascular disease that occurs when blood vessels in the legs are narrowed or blocked by fatty deposits. An estimated one in three people over the age of 50 with diabetes has this condition. If undetected, PAD can lead to leg amputations and can place people who have it at very […]

Lacrosse registration still underway

Registrations are continuing for the Conejo Valley Lacrosse League. The deadline has been extended to Fri., Jan. 30. There are three boys’ divisions—fifth/sixth grades, seventh/eighth grades and high school. The girls’ eighth through 12th-grade division has already been filled. Games are primarily on Sundays at the Conejo Creek Park South fields, at the 23 Freeway and Janss Road in Thousand […]

Swing band social on tap for active seniors

Swing band social on tap for active seniors The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will host a swing band social on Sun., Jan. 18 at the center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Providing musical entertainment will be Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, featuring Hilary Alexander. Dance lessons will be available from 2 to 2:30 p.m. The band will perform from […]

Local, national retailers expect modest gains from holiday season

By Saria Kraft Acorn Staff Writer Procrastinating consumers, post-holiday bargain hunters and a favorable retail calendar combined to make Christmas week a profitable one for the nation’s retailers, according to ShopperTrak in its Dec. 30 national retail sales estimate. Retailers in Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes and surrounding communities reported a brisk holiday as well. Sales for the week ending Dec. 27 […]

City of Calabasas offers classes for all ages this month

The city of Calabasas Community Services Department is offering a wide selection of classes for all ages and all interests beginning later this month. Unless noted otherwise, classes are at De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas Hills. For registration or additional information, please call (818) 880-6461. Baby-Sitting Club (ages 11-15): This class will cover basic first aid, CPR […]

Over-hydration may pose risk to runners

Over-hydration can be more dangerous than dehydration. Consider this: Up to 27 percent of athletes seeking medical attention during long races show warning signs of hyponatremia. The 200,000-plus runners approaching the starting line of major marathons each year need to heed warnings about a recently identified, potentially life-threatening hazard that can result from drinking too much water–hyponatremia. "While the dangers […]

CHS boys off to fast start in basketball

CHS boys off to fast start in basketball The Calabasas boys’ basketball team began this week 11-3 under fifth-year coach Russell White. The Coyotes were slated to play three times this week, all at home. After facing El Camino Monday, Calabasas took on Royal Wednesday. The Coyotes host Thousand Oaks tomorrow night. "It’s always a little more fun when you’re […]

Boys & Girls Club unwelcome

in Oak Park

Boys & Girls Club unwelcome in Oak Park Cal Johnston and Ronnie Hewitt’s response to my letter to the editor (Acorn, Dec. 11) is completely non-responsive. The question is not whether the Boys & Girls Club (BCG) is a worthy organization. The question is why does the BCG continue to list Oak Park on its proposed future site list when […]