2004-03-04

Pet sitters make vacations easier



A professional pet-sitting service called Home Is Where The Pet Is, based in Agoura, specializes in providing daily home visits that allow pets to keep a regular feeding, exercise and medication routine. They provide personalized attention including walks in the local neighborhood as well as hiking in the mountains or going on a "fun field trip" or having "play time" […]

City officials praised in Calabasas



City officials praised in Calabasas We offer honors and compliments to the following Calabasas officials. Calabasas city manager Anthony Corroales (he’s spectacular in his new position) and city council members Lesley Devine (she won our hearts and is a pillar of our community), Barry Groveman (his word is gold), Michael Harrison (he’s a great organizer and has a beautiful heart), […]

Voters pass three of four propositions

knight@theacorn.com

Voters pass three of four propositions Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly agreed with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan to balance the state budget by approving Propositions 57 and 58. Despite claims from critics that it would plunge the state deeper into debt, 63 percent of the electorate approved Prop. 57, which allows the state to sell $15 billion in bonds to cover […]

Measure E in a Nutshell



Measure E was passed by voters on Tuesday in Las Virgenes Unified School District. Measure E will generate between $1.8 and $1.9 million per year in the district to help compensate for state budget cutbacks. Measure E will require an additional parcel tax of $98 per year. The assessments will expire at the end of four years. Homeowners over age […]

Give the gift of hope



Buy a daffodil and help find the cure for cancer. The American Cancer Society is hosting its 19th annual Daffodil Days and is asking individuals, businesses, corporations and groups to give the gift of hope to those stricken with cancer by purchasing bouquets of golden daffodils. The flowers are symbols that let everyone know there’s warmth, light and hope. To […]

Coming Soon: The New SAT



If you’re wondering why the SAT is changing next year, you can hold the University of California at least partly responsible. Several years ago, the UC seriously considered removing the SAT from the admissions process. The College Board, not wanting to lose a huge customer, and knowing that if the UC dropped the SAT, other schools would follow, offered to […]

Agoura Hills



After the attempted break-in of a business in the 5600 block Kanan Road the night of Feb. 14, the damages were $450. The same store has been the site of previous burglaries, but this time the suspect was unsuccessful. An in-dash stereo valued at $250 was stolen from an unlocked SUV in a carport the night of Feb. 18 in […]

Traffic woes are getting attention



I am a longtime resident of Calabasas Park. For the first time I am seeing a very big difference in the focus of the city, in particular the traffic department. Congratulations on the comprehensive way they are dealing with our growing traffic issues. Ira Wolowitz Calabasas

Oak Park voters OK new tax for schools

porter@theacorn.com

Voters in Oak Park showed incredible support for their school district in passing Measure D4. The parcel tax initiative handily exceeded the required two-thirds majority vote when 81 percent of voters literally made it a "Super Tuesday" for Oak Park Unified School District. With Propositions 57 and 58 passing in California (Oak Park voters said yes by 65 and 73 […]

North Ranch artist enchanted by elephants

bowens@theacorn.com

For artist Patricia Mason Sica, the majestic African elephant has become her muse. Her intricate drawings of the endangered creature mix realism with poignant detail. In her hands bull elephants flap their huge ears and kick up clouds of dust in alarming defiance; a weary-looking elderly female elephant treads her withered body across a graveyard of tusks. In another drawing, […]


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