2011-04-21 E-Edition

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Search and rescue team ready at all times

Members of the Malibu Search and Rescue Team gathered in a small room in the basement of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station on a recent Sunday morning. They came to discuss how to identify where emergency cellphone calls come from and how to track victims using maps, compasses and GPS devices. The different technology allows rescuers to recover victims quickly, […]

Calabasas pulls plug on Topanga sewer line

City Council changes course

Calabasas officials have decided to halt a $100,000 environmental study that was seen as the first step toward installation of sewers in Old Topanga. The decision delighted residents who have been railing against the proposed sewer for more than a year. In a contentious 3- 2 vote last year, the City Council hired Rincon Consultants to conduct an environmental study […]

Loving Mom

Mother’s Day is Sun., May 8, and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us about your favorite Mom Moment. Whether it’s a poignant memory, a funny incident that happened, or just a few kind words for Mom, your thoughts are important. Even if she’s passed on, […]

The Acorn’s editorials win best in state

Acorn editorial pages produced by managing editor John Loesing won first place in the California Newspaper Publishers Association 2010 Better Newspapers Contest. The Thousand Oaks Acorn and Simi Valley Acorn also took home top prizes. See complete story on page 15.

Easter . . .

just a hop and a skip away

April a special month for The Acorn

This month marks a milestone for The Acorn Newspapers. Last Saturday in Los Angeles, the weekly Acorn publications owned by publishers Jim and Lisa Rule won a company record four first-place prizes in the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s (CNPA) annual Better Newspapers Contest. The esteemed competition saw more than 170 daily and weekly newspapers across the state submit entries in […]


Answer to Reyes Adobe frustration

I am puzzled by the temporary design to choke Reyes Adobe Road southbound down to one lane as it feeds into the new Kanan bridge. The road has enough for two lanes, even with the construction, yet workers decided to choke Reyes Adobe down to just one lane as cars approach the bridge. This has led to three- to- five […]

Ernie Wallengren appreciation

I am writing to thank The Acorn for the generous support they have shown us year after year by publishing articles featuring stories on my late husband, Ernie Wallengren and Hoopfest, an annual event we put on to raise money for ALS research at Calabasas High School. This helps us to not only promote community involvement and to register players, […]