Calabasas may build park for children with disabilities

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Kids love playgrounds, but not all children can play on standard playground equipment—especially kids with disabilities. The city of Calabasas may build a universally accessible playground at Gates Canyon Park in Calabasas. The city council identified the site last week and city staff was instructed to complete the planning. "This is a city project, but it […]

Calabasas new home to Method Fest

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com A new event will put Calabasas in the spotlight while also generating some revenue for the city. The Method Fest Film Festival will be relocating here. The Calabasas City Council last week agreed to host the festival and to contribute $50,000 from the city’s general fund to the event. Calabasas will also provide $25,000 in staff […]

Equine with Calabasas roots wins

A horse named Discreet, owned by Jennifer Jean Cacavas, who trains at Far West Farms in Calabasas, was recently ridden by Nori Burby of Las Vegas to the championship at the Pacific Coast Horse Show Association’s Victor Hugo-Vidal Adult Horsemanship Finals at the Flintridge Autumn Classic Horse Show. The annual competition was staged at the Flintridge Riding Club in La […]

Agoura High School students stage election convention

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Students at Agoura High School on Tuesday attended a political awareness assembly similar to a political convention but with panelists from different parties. The goal was to get students excited about the political process and convince them to vote when they’re eligible. AHS senior Brittany Shaff came up with the idea for the convention. She enlisted […]

Pet of the Week

PATRICK SHELBY/Acorn Newspapers ‘TAKE ME HOME’––Lucy is a 5-year-old American pit bull and Staffordshire mix. Her color is black brindle and she’s full of personality. See her now at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills. Ask about identification No. A0903830. Occasionally, pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http://animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us

Reserve now for a trip to the Rose Parade

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is offering a trip to the 116th annual Rose Parade on Sat., Jan 1. The bus will leave from the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., at 6:15 a.m. and return at 2 p.m. The registration fee of $75 per person includes bus transportation and reserved seats at 1630 […]

Vote for Stark

I want to let your readers know why I am supporting Ronald Stark for a position on the board of the Triunfo Sanitation District. I have known Ron for more than 25 years. In that time, he has worked very hard to better the lives of all residents in the Triunfo district. For his hard work he was awarded the […]

Council members endorse both Props. 1A, 65


Council members endorse both Props. 1A, 65 By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Voters can choose between two ballot measures on Tuesday that would prevent the state from raiding city revenues.The League of California Cities (LCC) supports Proposition 1A, a bipartisan measure that is Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s compromise initiative in response to Proposition 65. However, several local council members have recently called […]

Film looks at War on Terror

The documentary film "The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 30 at the headquarters of the Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 213, Thousand Oaks. Admission is free, but due to limited seating an RSVP is required by calling (805) 496-0112. Co-producers Audrey Broney and […]

Concert to raise funds for cleaner beaches

The Malibu Chapter of Surfrider Foundation has announced that the band Whitestarr will headline the third annual "Battle for De Beach" on Sat., Oct. 30 at the Viper Room in Hollywood. The event is described as a fusion of environmentalism and music that increases awareness of coastal water quality issues facing local beaches and waves. Produced by the Malibu Chapter, […]

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