2009-12-17

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Let us hear your ‘tails’



The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Maybe there was a close call with danger, and perhaps your pet became a hero. Or maybe you just want to tell us […]

Calabasas wants to muffle construction noise



Calabasas City Council members are considering restricting the number of construction projects in certain Calabasas neighborhoods. Local homeowner associations seem to be supporting the idea. A new ordinance would restrict the construction in Old Topanga, Calabasas Highlands and Park Moderne, also known as the Bird Streets neighborhood, to three at a time, per area. The areas have substandard street conditions, […]

Early holiday schedule for The Acorn



Deadlines for the Acorn editions of Dec. 24 and 25 will advance 24 hours. Both the Thursday and Friday editions will be delivered on Christmas Eve., Thurs., Dec. 24. Letters to the editor, press releases and real estate advertising for those editions must be received by 11 a.m. today, Dec. 17. The deadline for display advertising is 11 a.m. tomorrow, […]

Why choose certified?



Q: There are a lot of companies that call themselves arborists, but some don’t look like they know what they’re doing. Is there a difference between a certified arborist and an arborist, and, if so, what is the difference? A: The title “arborist” literally means a person that works on trees. There is a lot of truth in the fact […]

Westlake resident saves dog from coyotes



Jamie Andrew of Westlake Village was in the right place at the right time when she saved a small English bulldog from a pack of coyotes at about 1:45 p.m. Fri., Dec. 11. Andrew, a 33-year-old circulation and marketing consultant for the magazine publishing industry, had parked her car next to a hillside in the Hidden Canyon condo complex near […]

Calabasas father and daughter build a gingerbread house together



It was a special holiday experience Blake Ring isn’t likely to forget. The Calabasas resident built a gingerbread house with her father back when she was only 7 years old. Twenty-one years later, she had a chance to do it all over again. Last weekend, Ring, the oldest of three sisters, wanted to spend some quality time with her dad […]

Acting studio for kids will open at former Stage Door Theater



Tube Star Studio, an on-camera acting class for children and teens, will be opening early next year at the former Stage Door Theatre—now Blue Star Theatre—on Agoura Road in Agoura Hills. Lori and Timothy Carhart, Tube Star Studio owners, are working actors who recently moved to Malibou Lake from North Carolina. The class is designed for children ages 10 to […]

Shopping opportunities at audio video center



Video & Audio Center stores have three freeway-close stores open seven days a week including their newest local in Agoura Hills.  The stores will not be undersold and always have the lowest possible prices on the latest electronics from favorite brands, such as Sony, Sharp, Samsung, Pioneer, Mitsubishi and LG. The salespersons are experts and the stores’ selection is superb. They are […]

Parents opt for private education



As a parent in the LVUSD, I was saddened to receive an e-mail from the district outlining the slate of budget cuts that will be voted on Tues., Dec. 8. I was particularly sad to see that class size reduction in our district is essentially over. My children benefited from being in the smaller classes for their K-3 experiences, and it is […]


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