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 […]

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.

Senior scams are creeping up

By John Loesing   newstip@theacorn.com When Judi Dolan of Westlake Village called to have the air ducts in her home cleaned by a professional, she thought the $149 coupon she received in the mail would be the limit of her expense. She wound up paying $1,362 for the work, and the cost could have been even higher. Dolan said a representative […]

Oversight committee seeks help

The Las Virgenes Unified School District’s board of education needs volunteers to work on the districtwide Measure E Oversight Committee. Measure E is the $98 per year parcel tax initiative passed by voters in March 2004. The special assessment has paid for a variety of improvements and programs, including reduced class sizes, athletics, college and career centers, elementary school reading […]

Agoura girls win CIF water polo title in a thriller

TEARS OF JOY- Emily Schmachtenberger left, and Carly Clark embrace following last weekend’s 11-10 victory over Laguna Beach in the CIF Div. II championship. The Chargers had lost in the finals the two previous years. See story on page 42A.

Malibou Lake becoming a destination for dirt

Urban runoff threatens mountain community

The bucolic, awayfromitall mountain lifestyle of the 130 Malibou Lake residents doesn’t come cheap. But it’s not the high price of real estate that is at the root of homeowner discontent. The private community is at the center of lake-choking urban runoff. The water, sediment and trash from neighboring areas, including Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and the Santa Monica Mountains, […]


+A letter by Shari Goodman in the Feb. 1 Acorn incorrectly states that Hussam Ayloush- executive director of the Southern California Council on American-Islamic relations (CAIR)- co-hosted a 1998 event attended by Egyptian “militant” Islamic leader Wagdi Ghunaym at which anti-Semitic remarks were made. Neither CAIR nor Ayloush co-hosted the event and Ayloush was not in attendance. +Upcoming open house […]

Groveman said to be threatened

Nidia Cota, a writer, producer and host of a local television show in Malibu, launched a verbal tirade against Calabasas City Councilmember Barry Groveman at last week’s city council meeting, creating an uncomfortable scene for council and audience members alike. The incident stemmed from a cable programming change last year in which Cota’s program was bumped off its time slot […]

Community groups rise to the occasion

When Oak Park students attend music classes each day, they can thank their parents and others for the program. A small group of Oak Park residents raises thousands of dollars annually to help create and retain new programs in local schools, including music education. Friends of Oak Park Schools, a 13-member board made up mostly of parents with children in […]

Filmmaker delves into world of autism

A free screening of “Normal People Scare Me,” a film about autism made by a teenager with autism, will be presented at 7 p.m. Mon., March 5 at the Westlake Village Twin Theater, 4711 Lakeview Canyon Road. The screening will be followed by a questionandanswer session with the teen, Taylor Cross, and his mother and director of the film, Keri […]