2011-04-14 E-Edition

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Agoura Hills won’t get Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ studio

So now it’s fade to black

Director James Cameron has changed his mind about relocating his studio, Lightstorm Entertainment, to Agoura Hills. Norman Kravetz, principal of Realty Bancorp Equities, the group that owns property on Agoura Road where Cameron had planned to build his high-tech movie complex, said Lightstorm instead signed a lease for studio space in Manhattan Beach. The Agoura Hills Planning Commission approved the […]

Spring carnival donates to a cause

Kids 4 Kids

Jr. Variety, a Southern California charity run by teenagers to help children in need, hosted its annual Kids 4 Kids Carnival last Sunday in Agoura Hills. Jr. Variety comprises students from 10 Southern California high schools. The carnival at Willow Elementary School is the organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Since it began in 2007, the Kids carnival has […]

Court favors Calabasas in septic tank legal battle

Appeal expected

The fight between the city of Calabasas and a group of residents who oppose mandated septic tank inspections will continue despite a court ruling last Friday that favors the city. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Stone denied a request by Old Topanga residents Toby and Deloris Keeler to stop the city from enforcing its septic systems inspection program. Calabasas […]

A perfect weekend getaway

It’s a beautiful time of the year in our area, a perfect time to pick up the dog and bike and pay a visit to one of the local trails. Men, women and children will be out in full force this weekend, trekking with their packs and poles and water bottles. Through the rolling hills and across the shady oak […]


Speeders not welcome in ‘hood

The speed bumps along Lake Lindero Drive as well as Passageway Place are no longer effective. Over the years the concrete has settled, the paint has faded and cars just fly over them. The bumps do not slow down the delivery trucks either. When the vehicles drive over the bumps, it sounds like they are losing their parts. There are […]

Grateful Westlake Women’s Club

The centerfold in the April 7 Acorn was stunning! On behalf of the entire membership of the Westlake Women’s Club I want to thank you for this example of high end journalism devoted to getting the news out about the nonprofit and The Oaks commercial sectors working together for the community’s benefit in a win-win partnership that benefits all concerned. […]

Fight over fishing

After reading Sylvie Belmond’s balanced article on fishing at Calabasas Lake, I found it irksome that even though Mr. Jennings found a suffering, entangled egret, he feels the fishermen just need to be more careful. I was also curious about his comment that “women who don’t fish tend to support the ban.” Possibly those women are more aware of the […]

Don’t let poachers off the hook

Thank you for your impartial article on the Catch and Release Fishing Program for our lake, outlining both sides of the issue. We have lived in Calabasas for the last 20 years, the last 15 of which have been on the lake. One of the prime motivators for our family moving to the lake was the ability to have quality […]