Candidate forums raise the ante in Calabasas election

Q and A sessions turn lively as March 6 approaches

A series of three City Council election forums ended Monday with the city of Calabasas giving voters the chance to meet the challengers, Toby Keeler and Dale Reicheneder, and review the voting record for incumbents Barry Groveman and Dennis Washburn. The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce forum followed two others hosted by the Stone Creek and Greater Mulwood homeowner associations. The […]

Call Meals on Wheels for service

Every weekday, volunteer drivers representing Meals on Wheels deliver hot and cold meals to qualified recipients in Agoura, Oak Park and Westlake Village. A hot midday meal and a nutritious cold evening meal are delivered from the East Campus of the Los Robles Medical Center between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for major holidays. Those who […]

KFWB names new program manager

Oak Park resident Andy Ludlum has been named program director of KFWB 980, a Los Angeles news radio station. Ludlum has been news director at KFWB for the past three years and served in other positions at the station since 1998. With more than three decades of experience in all-news and news talk radio, Ludlum has served in programming positions […]

Mission accomplished

Chargers win epic CIF-SS girls' water polo title match

It’s a patch, not a pin, and that’s just perfect for the Agoura High girls’ water polo squad. When a team loses a CIFSouthern Section title match, as the Chargers had done the previous two seasons, they are given runnerup pins for their achievement. But if a team is victorious, players are awarded with a CIFSS championship patch, one that’s […]

Acorn columnist shops his new movie at the Sundance Film Festival

Acorn columnist and former reporter Michael Picarella recently completed his third feature film, “Punchcard Player,” and attended the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in order to make VIP contacts. “Punchcard Player” is a dramatic comedy about a young man who works six jobs at once to live up to the expectations of his family and friends. The movie […]

A final word about Shea Homes

As a former member of the Calabasas Planning Commission, I wish to clarify certain misinformation surrounding the 2001 approval of the Shea Homes development on Las Virgenes Road. Years ago, in return for support during incorporation, developer Pamela Azar was granted a development agreement for a 200,000-square-foot commercial shopping mall on just over 11.6 acres at the southeast corner of […]

Growth and development are the cornerstone of Calabasas election politics

The hot-button issue in the upcoming Calabasas City Council election, as in years past, centers on development and whether or not the city has indeed been a proponent of “smart growth.” Over the years, change is inevitable and Calabasas residents know there are trade-offs to having high-priced homes and award-winning schools: There must be commercial development in the city to […]

A step into history

NATIVE DANCE– Alesander Littlebow of the Tribal Winds Native American dance group performs at the “Anza en Calabasas” celebration last weekend at Soka University. The event is produced each year by the Calabasas Anza Heritage Association to commemorate the first Spanish settlers in the region and, of course, those who lived here first, the Chumash Indians.

Point Mugu Air Show flies into town

Gates will open for the Point Mugu Air Show at 8 a.m. Sat., March 31 and Sun., April 1. Flight demonstrations will start at 10 a.m. The Air Force Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, will headline the show. Other attractions include Bruce Abbott and Star Raider Jet-Powered Space Shuttle and Rick Perkins FirecatAero Vodochody L-39 Albatross. The air show will feature […]


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