The Acorn celebrates its 30th anniversary

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com The Acorn is celebrating an important milestone this week—30 years of serving the community. Owners Jim and Lisa Rule want to thank readers and staff members for their loyalty and dedication. "The paper connects you and makes you feel like you’re part of something special. We love the people and seeing the community grow," Lisa Rule […]

Early deadlines

Thanksgiving on Thurs., Nov. 25 will affect deadlines at The Acorn Newspapers for the issues of Nov. 25 and Dec. 2. Real estate advertising for the Thanksgiving issue must be reserved by noon today. Real estate advertising for the issue of Dec. 2 must be reserved by noon Wed., Nov. 24. The display advertising deadline for the Thanksgiving issue is […]

Agoura Hills financially sound, mayor says

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Despite budget problems in California, the city of Agoura Hills is financially sound, according to Agoura Hills Mayor Dan Kuperberg, who presented a State of the City address at last week’s city council meeting. Rather than directly addressing the audience, Kuperberg offered his speech via a video presentation produced by his son, Ethan. Photographs of city […]

More kids take buses in Calabasas

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The city of Calabasas is making progress at reducing traffic around public schools at pick-up and drop-off times, a city official said last week. The number of riders on school buses in Calabasas is up 40 percent, according to Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem Barry Groveman. The results are better than expected but improvement is still needed, […]

Fundraising continues for disabled kids’ playground

The Las Virgenes Special Education Parent Teacher Association (LVSEPTA) will begin raising funds to build a playground for children with disabilities at Gates Canyon Park in Calabasas. Officials hope to build a playground that mirrors the Shane’s Inspiration concept in L.A.’s Griffith Park, where children of all abilities—even those in wheelchairs and with leg braces—can play together. At a Calabasas […]

Calabasas commissioners told to de-emphasize budget watchdog roles

Calabasas commissioners told to de-emphasize budget watchdog roles By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com One way to find financial waste in government is to look for it, but the Calabasas City Council recently voted against an initiative that would continue to require city commissioners to be public watchdogs. Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem Barry Groveman was the only council member who called for […]

Women’s club hosts annual fundraiser

Traffic plan may be working in Calabasas

The city of Calabasas continues to wage war on traffic. Improvements in the school bus system have reduced gridlock in the morning and afternoon hours. City reports show more students are taking buses to school because of a cooperative effort between the city, Las Virgenes Unified School District and the Durham bus company. The Calabasas Vehicle Management Plan is showing […]

Trail construction continues in Calabasas

Trail construction continues in Calabasas Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) is continuing work on construction of an 8-mile loop trail in Calabasas that will connect eastern and western Calabasas. The trail will also connect to the Los Angeles County Regional Trail System including the 17-mile Calabasas/Cold Creek Trail that will link the Santa Monica Mountains to the Simi Hills. It is […]

Local opinions vary on impact of Arafat’s death

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com With the recent death of Yasser Arafat, the president and leader of the Palestinians for 40 years, many Americans are watching and waiting to see what will unfold in Israel. Many believe that Arafat, a paradoxical figure who was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 but was also labeled a terrorist, has left his people […]