2008-05-22

Nature goes out on a limb



Calabasas tunes up its RV law

Long-term parking no longer allowed

The Calabasas City Council has decided to make major changes to its recreational vehicle parking ordinance after residents in the city continued to complain about the unsightliness of the vehicles and other issues. The current ordinance prohibits a recreational vehicle from being parked in one spot for more than 72 hours. Under a new law, which is expected to be […]

Can’t get ahead? Try spending less

High cost of living causes financial burden

The current economic downturn is affecting nearly everyone in some way, whether it’s the housing crisis, loss of employment or high gas prices. Getting through the financial challenges will require greater personal discipline, most financial experts agree. Expecting the government to “bail us out” is not an option, said Somnath Basu, a finance professor at California Lutheran University and director […]

Let’s draw Dad



Sun., June 15 is Father’s Day and The Acorn is inviting you to take out pen, pencil or crayon and draw a picture of dear old Dad. Using the template in the ad on page 16A, draw a picture of what your father looks like and send it to The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St. Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. […]

Calabasas hosts Relay For Life



Popular folk festival returns to Agoura



The triple-digit temperatures didn’t deter traditional music aficionados as they gathered at Paramount Ranch south of Agoura Hills to socialize and enjoy acoustic melodies last Sunday. The daylong Topanga BanjoFiddle Contest and Folk Festival, founded in 1961, attracts hundreds of musicians each year. “The festival is one of the best of its kind because there are so many bluegrass and […]

Local poll workers needed



Los Angeles County RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk’s office says an additional 11,300 poll workers are needed to staff polling places for the June 3 primary election. Recruitment has been especially difficult in communities including Agoura Hills, Woodland Hills and Malibu, election officials say. Poll workers must be available between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. to set up and close […]

Agoura Hills City Council to appeal Liberty Canyon office project



The Agoura Hills City Council said it will appeal the planning commission’s approval of an office and medical center development on the corner of Liberty Canyon and Agoura Road. Planners gave the green light for the project on May 1. The development calls for a 9,660 squarefoot, onestory office building and a two-story medical building, but the construction requires the […]

Amended state budget still poses problems for schools

Las Virgenes loss estimates are lowered

Gov. Schwarzenegger’s revised state budget, submitted to the Legislature on May 14, will restore billions of dollars to education, but Las Virgenes Unified School District must still contend with a loss of more than $2 million in the coming year, said Karen Kimmel, the district’s chief business official. Initially, Las Virgenes stood to lose about $7 million, a cut that […]

Educators stage protest



Hundreds of protestors rallied at the governor’s office in Los Angeles May 16 and brought with them more than 7,500 letters demanding adequate funding for California public schools and healthcare. Seven hundred of the letters were tacked to a poster board that stretched a full city block. The rally was sponsored by local PTA’s and C.O.R.E. (Californians Organized to Rescue […]