2011-01-27 E-Edition

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T-Mobile wins suit in Lindero cell tower placement

Agoura Hills’ blocking tactic fails

A two-year battle to prevent a cell tower from being built at Lindero Canyon Middle School is over. The telecommunications company T-Mobile won a lawsuit against the city of Agoura Hills, which was trying to block installation of the tower. The city mailed a letter to residents earlier this month explaining why Agoura Hills lost the federal suit. By denying […]

How’s this for winter in Oak Park?

Teacher charged in student slapping incident

Ildiko Lewis, a foreign language teacher at Calabasas High School, was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge Jan. 10 after reportedly slapping a female student during class. Detective J.T. Manwell of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said Lewis, 69, claims to have seen a student standing over the teacher’s grade book making changes. “She went over to the student, confronted […]

New board sworn in at water district

Newcomer Barry Steinhardt joined incumbents Glen Peterson and Lee Renger at a swearing in ceremony earlier this month for the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board of Directors. Steinhardt begins his first, four-year term on the board as the representative for the water district’s Division 3, which includes the Lake Lindero, Morrison Ranch, Hillrise, Fountainwood and Forest Cove neighborhoods of […]

In Calabasas, change is in the air

Election season has arrived in Calabasas and a record seven candidates are competing for two seats on the City Council. Such competition is rare in local politics and the city is abuzz with anticipation. No incumbents are running and the field is wide open. Emboldened with the news that Dennis Washburn and Barry Groveman would not seek reelection, challengers Bob […]


Teacher affordable housing helps build better community

Guest Opinion

The Acorn has traditionally been on target and in support of our local public schools. They share the community’s belief that good schools mean good communities, which benefit our students and also add to the quality of life and property values everyone enjoys. However, the Jan., 19 editorial regarding an innovative, collaborative effort between the Las Virgenes Unified School District […]

Afforable housing project in this economy is seen as taxpayer abuse

Taxpayer-subsidized housing for teachers? This is wrong on so many levels it’s hard to know where to begin. It goes without saying that teachers deserve our respect and admiration. But this is not about that. This is about public sector abuse of the taxpayer. Public employee compensation and pension packages have become unsupportable and government must tighten their belts. Donald […]

Not in favor of high school homes

There is no question affordable housing for teachers is needed. LVUSD has a good reputation, and it has a responsibility to its community and the students it serves to attract the best and the brightest. While it’s a good faith effort, 16 townhomes on the high school campus will not solve that problem. The last place I would want to […]