2011-02-03

2011-02-03 E-Edition

Message of hope and prosperity in Calabasas

Groveman bids farewell in State of the City address


The city of Calabasas last year found the wherewithal to cope with the deep economic downturn while continuing to take seriously its role as steward of the environment, Mayor Barry Groveman said in his State of the City speech Monday at city hall. Calabasas is the owner of almost $100 million in assets, $16 million in general fund reserves— and […]

For the record



An incorrect title was give in the Jan. 20 Acorn for the book written by student Dani Pattiz. The correct name is “Genella’s Big Mistake.” The photo of Dani was taken by Laura Starks.  In the Jan. 27 story about the historical collection that will open to the public at the Calabasas Library, it was stated that Kay Beachy’s […]

The stoic Mr. Stumptail



One Sunday while sweeping I came upon a lizard freshly nailed by a neighbor’s hubbahubba hotrod. Western fence lizards are low riders to begin with but this one was seriously scraping asphalt. I nudged him with my dustbin. Some reflex action or flicker of life pulsed. Balancing his splayed form on the dustbin I noticed much of his tail was […]

Westlake council approves auto shop, grapples with business park zoning




Despite several complaints from competitors, the Westlake Village City Council voted 4-1 to keep a small auto repair shop running in the Westlake Commerce Center. Christian Sniady, a former auto technician at the Bob Smith BMW dealership in Calabasas, has been renting a 1,150-squarefoot space at 31127 Via Colinas for about two years to store his race cars and perform […]

National Signing Day a major commitment for area gridiron stars



Agoura Hills loses Heschel land purchase




The Agoura Hills land purchase deal that some people thought was too good to be true turned out to be just that. Los Angeles Superior Court ruled that the 71 acres just east of Agoura Hills that the city purchased during a foreclosure sale in March 2010 was an improper transaction and will not be allowed. According to the court, […]

Tell us about falling in love



Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to win your heart. And if Cupid’s arrow finds its mark, then you know you’re in love. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, The Acorn invites you to tell us about the exact moment when you and your significant other fell in love. Send us a note at valentines@theacorn.com […]

Coyote cuties prepare for the big game



District offers teachers early retirement




The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education approved an early teacher retirement program at its Jan. 11 board meeting. Superintendent Donald Zimring said the agreememt between the school district and and the teachers union demonstrated “true collaboration and problem solving.” In a report to the school board, Zimring explained how early retirement couldsavethedistrictmoneyeven though senior teachers will be […]


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