Dancer in a blue mood

Be sweet to your kids and cut back on the fructose

Expert says processed sugar found in many foods is a 'toxin' to our children

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com High fructose corn syrup, a processed sweetener found in everything from soda and sports drinks to pretzels, hamburger buns and ketchup, is a main culprit in the explosion of childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes, a leading pediatrician told members of the community April 4. Dr. Robert Lustig, a professor of pediatrics at the University of […]

No gates allowed in Oak Park

Despite vandalism, request denied

Upset by a recent increase in thefts from vehicles, Oak Park residents appealed for help at the March 27 Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council meeting. Representatives from one neighborhood asked for approval to install a security gate at its entrances to help prevent thieves and vandals from entering. The community is also considering hiring part-time security guards and issuing decals […]

Their patience was taxed

Exhibit ready at Leonis Adobe

A Getty Museum designer has created a permanent exhibit illustrating life as it was lived in the 19th century at the Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas. The installation will open next month in the museum’s 1887 Plummer House, a state historical landmark. Robert Checchi, a senior designerat the Getty, has renovated the house with display furniture that helps create an […]


+Richard Nanula was not fired as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Amgen. The company said Nanula is leaving to “pursue other opportunities.” +The new Oak Park street sweeping schedule is: Zone A from Oak Park High School east to the Los Angeles County border on the first and third Tuesdays of each month; and Zone B covering […]

Russert brings refreshing journalism to airways

Much has been said by analysts of the television industry that the golden era of the news journalist- – those years that produced Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite and David Brinkley- – is gone forever. Tim Russert, however, the longtime host and moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” falls in snugly with those legends of the past. His address at […]

Garden tour gets a fresh look

City’s public transportation routes will be revised for the summer

The city of Calabasas public works department will revise peakhour public transportation routes to provide services which will benefit those attending summer school this summer. The public is invited to take advantage of the free service. Residents who would like to use public transportation this summer are encouraged to call Amir Nazemi, assistant transportation planner, at (818) 878-4225, ext. 289. […]

Agoura Hills sets 25th anniversary goals

The city of Agoura Hills set lofty goals for the coming year during a recent workshop with City Council members and other officials. Projects, community services, government mandates and various objectives were discussed and prioritized at the March 28 meeting, a first step toward formulating a budget for 2007-08. City officials said they would place council and planning commission meetings […]