2011-03-10 E-Edition

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Voters elect Gaines, Martin to Calabasas City Council

Political rivals must now share power on fivemember council

Calabasas voters chose two new members to the City Council on Tuesday in an election that gives the municipal leadership its first big makeover in years. Fred Gaines, a land use attorney and member of the Calabasas Library Commission, and Lucy Martin, a community advocate and member of the Parks, Recreation and Education Commission, finished one-two in the voting that […]

Social Security is not a ‘handout’

First I’d like to thank The Acorn for printing my recent viewpoint, “ Rich man, poor man.” My only exception was the letter from the gentleman from Westlake Village who said I was looking for a handout because I didn’t get a one-time payment of $250. My response is I worked and paid into Social Security for over 40 years […]

Einstein expert speaks to GOP

The Westlake Village Republican Women Federated will host a luncheon with Robert Piccioni on Thurs., March 17 at the Westlake Village Inn Lakeside room, 31943 Agoura Road. Social time will start at 11:30 a.m. will lunch served at noon. Piccioni has a doctorate in high energy physics from Stanford University and was a faculty member at Harvard University. Presently he […]

Women donate books to school library

Actor Doug Jones to speak at CLU

Actor Doug Jones will talk to California Lutheran University students and the community at 7 p.m. Wed., March 23 as part of the “Conversations With . . .” series in the Preus-Brandt Forum, south of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard on the Thousand Oaks campus. This is the second in a series of informal discussions with actors on their craft. […]


THURS., MARCH 10 Simi Valley Community Council Meets at Lost Canyons Golf Club, 3301 Lost Canyons Drive, Simi Valley. Meet-and-greet 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon. Debbie Sandland, president of SVUSD board of education, discusses status of school district, history of local education. $15 includes lunch menu, beverage, dessert, tip, tax. Phone: 805.526.8006 Contact: Mary Email: mrlmrs34@sbcglobal.net Time: 11:30 a.m. Date: […]

Fun-runners hit the trail

Ban the bag now

Calabasas community has sent a message to the state legislature. We will not wait for you to initiate the change needed in plastic pollution policy; rather, we will do it ourselves. The recently passed plastic bag ordinance is yet another highly commendable example of proactive change initiated from the bottom up. While the American Chemistry Council was able to kill […]

Brownies send love to hospitalized children