2007-03-08

Groveman, Washburn win reelection in Calabasas

Toby Keeler's challenge falls short

By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com Claiming almost 70 percent of the combined vote, incumbents Barry Groveman and Dennis Washburn prevailed easily in Tuesday’s Calabasas City Council election. Washburn led the four-candidate race by earning 1,431 votes, or 36.7 percent, followed by Groveman with 1,261, or 32.4 percent. The closest competitor was Toby Keeler, who captured 20.6 percent, or 804 votes. Challenger […]

Calabasas Magazine plans national expansion



The bright red lips of TV star Jaime Pressley may make it hard for even avid readers of Calabasas Magazine to notice the change in this month’s cover. But at second glance it’s easy to see that the publication’s title has changed. It will continue to evolve over the next two bimonthly editions. In the current issue, the banner “Calabasas” […]

Films recognized for uplifting messages



Movieguide, in partnership with the John Templeton Foundation, recently hosted the 15th annual Faith & Values Awards Gala recently to honor films for their positive outlook. The following films received awards: $50,000 Epiphany Prize for Film to “The Nativity Story,” $50,000 Epiphany Prize for Television to “The Ten Commandments,” The Libertas Award for Promoting Positive American Values went to the […]

A.C. Stelle to open radio station



Eighth-grade students at A.C. Stelle Middle School will soon be hitting the airwaves. The Calabasas school has earned a grant to open its own radio station. According to Karl Beutel, head of the school’s science department, A.C. Stelle was one of only 10 schools nationwide to receive a 2007 American Radio Relay League grant for radio stations. The grant is […]

Surf benefit at Ventura Point



The Arden Taylor VIII Surf Benefit, hosted by the Ventura Surf Club, is slated to be held Sat. and Sun., March 24 and 25, at Surfer’s Point in Ventura. The action gets underway at 7 a.m. The longboard contest is open to all. Registration fees are $55. Online contestant registration, a list of divisions, driving directions and hotel information can […]

A modest proposal



A couple of weeks ago, I read in The Acorn that the city of Calabasas plans to ban Styrofoam packing. As we all know, these are the same folks who banned smoking. It occurred to me that since they apparently have a lot of time on their hands, as well as the resources to do these things, I would like […]

Oaks Christian girls celebrate soccer title



Girl and her dog are tough to beat



Amanda Prince, 12, of Agoura Hills, and Rogan, her 2year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, have had quite a run in their first year of agility competition. Amanda was awarded Outstanding Junior Handler of the Year for 2006 at an awards banquet hosted by Valley Hills Obedience Club at Cal State Northridge on Sun., Feb. 11. During the year, Amanda and […]

Young athletes celebrate winning season



Oak Park High Hall of Fame awards announced



The Oak Park High School Booster Club has announced the recipients of their 2007 OPHS Hall of Fame awards. This year’s inductees are Tyler Blondi, David Puopolo and Belinda Tucker. The recipients were chosen based on their contributions in support of the Oak Park High School athletics program. Blondi was a threesport athlete at Oak Park who later returned to […]


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