Legislature fails to pass budget again

Despite aroundtheclock legislative sessions, Democrats and Republicans could not agree on stopgap measures to ease the $24billion budget deficit. Legislators had hoped to reach a compromise and avoid issuing IOUs to college students, lowincome seniors, the disabled and others who depend on or deliver state services. The inability to meet the fiscal year-end deadline—midnight, June 30—and avoid a government shutdown […]

Fun Run scheduled

The 32 annual Calabasas Fourth of July Lakeside Fun Run will take place along Calabasas Lake at 23400 Park Sorrento with 2- and 4-mile runs, a 2-mile walk, and half- and quarter-mile races for youth. Race shirts, awards, and a pancake breakfast are included with registration. The annual pet show and the Summer Splash Party will follow after the races […]

Local students shine in college

The following local students received academic honors at their respective colleges. •Janie Zeidel of Calabasas graduated in May from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Music in vocal studies. She is a 2005 graduate of Calabasas High School. •Calabasas resident Sayan Basu made the dean’s list for spring semester 2009 at the Georgia Institute of […]

Westlake Lutheran to host Vacation Bible School

Westlake Lutheran Church will host “No Fear” Vacation Bible School on July 10 to 12 at the church, 2360A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. The program will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Fri., July 10; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., July 11 and during the worship services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sun., July 12. The event will offer […]

Leaf blowers big polluters too

Recently the city of Calabasas has taken a stand on smoking and banned it in our city for health reasons. While I commend them on being concerned with the health of our citizens, I think they have overlooked one of the biggest offenders: gas leaf blowers. All across the country, cities are banning gas leaf blowersThey have a negative impact, […]

Senor Carlos battles city for permit

Carlos Orozco, owner of Senor Carlos Grill and Tequila Lounge, wants to expand the entertainment options at his restaurant in Agoura Hills, but it may not happen now that the Agoura Hills City Council has appealed the planning commission’s recent approval of the changes. Orozco’s existing permit allows live entertainment and dancing as an ancillary use, but he wants to […]

Medea Creek administrator named Camarillo school principal

Jay Greenlinger is leaving Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park to become principal of La Mariposa Elementary School in Camarillo. Greenlinger has served as Medea’s dean of students since August 2007. Greenlinger joined Oak Park Unified School District in 2003, teaching first third and then fifth grade at Brookside Elementary School. He served as Medea Creek’s summer school principal […]

Johns Hopkins honors gifted students

Boy bubbles over with joy that school’s out

Your turn to speak

Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thoughts and concerns on any matter you wish. Anonymous letters, however, will not be published. After sending us your letter— which […]

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