2011-02-17

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Calabasas splits vote on building codes




After four months of debate, the Calabasas City Council voted 3-2 in favor of a new set of building codes that regulate construction as well as modifications and repairs to all structures in the city. The state revises building codes every three years. New rules went into effect on Jan. 1, and cities were allowed to make local amendments to […]

Strike up the band



Las Virgenes Unified School District begins open door policy




Las Virgenes Unified school officials are considering becoming a so-called District of Choice to increase student enrollment and school funding. Because per-pupil funding has been slashed by the state, many school districts have created rules to keep students from transferring elsewhere, but a District of Choice designation allows parents to move their children to outof district schools without obtaining approval […]

Car burglar caught in Agoura



Detectives from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station arrested a woman Feb. 6 after a witness reportedly saw her peering into parked vehicles in the 5900 Block of Dunegal Court in Agoura Hills. Four felony theft counts were filed with the Los Angeles District Attorney against Jennifer Rose Sellner of Newbury Park, a sheriff’s report said. Following the arrest, deputies served […]

Calabasas election builds momentum



Calabasas voters go to the polls March 8 to take part in one of the most unique elections in the city’s 20-year history. A record seven candidates are competing for two open seats on the City Council, and it will be the first time since 2005 that two newcomers will join the council at the same time. Rarely has the […]

Cartoon



Pole dancing story offends reader



Are you kidding me? Reading The Acorn at the breakfast table with my family has always been a pleasure—until last week. Imagine my surprise when I opened my local paper to be greeted by a picture of a woman hanging spread-eagle on a pole. I quickly closed the paper, not feeling ready to explain to my young daughter that the […]

Mixed signals received on radiation issue



It was only a matter a time before someone would write in to “enlighten” those of us fighting the LCMS cell tower. Thanks, Mr. Cassel, for letting me know that the tiny cellphone I hold to my ear is more dangerous than a huge cell tower in the middle of my neighborhood. I actually knew that, since there is a […]

City’s bags are packed for good



I am absolutely thrilled our city of Calabasas has shown the courage and foresight to ban disposable plastic bags for the sake of our environment. I’ve been taking re-usable sacks to neighborhood stores for several years now and can attest that once you get into the good habit of keeping a few in the trunk of your car, you’ll never […]