2011-05-26 E-Edition

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Old Vettes return to Paramount track

Parts of historical raceway remain

The short-lived Paramount Ranch Raceway returned to action last Saturday when more than 25 solid axle Corvettes and their drivers and guests toured the track that had operated for only two years in the mid-1950s. Members of the Solid Axle Corvette Club met in the morning at World Class Motoring on Chesebro Road in Agoura Hills, then drove their Corvettes […]

Former WWII Flying Tiger still aims high

On Mon., May 30, retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Hal Geer of Simi Valley will stand down from duty once more. The founder and producer of the Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony, held since 1991 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, Geer will leave the leadership of the event to retired U.S. Air Force Col. Jerry […]

Let’s Draw Dad

Sun., June 19 is Father’s Day and The Acorn is inviting you to take out pen, pencil or crayon and draw a picture of dear old dad. Using the template in the ad on page 26, draw a picture of what your father looks like and send it to The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St. Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. […]

Calabasas officials ponder finances

No service cuts planned

While many cities nationwide struggle to remain viable during the ongoing economic downturn, Calabasas still finds itself in good financial shape, said Gary Lysik, Calabasas chief financial officer. Lysik unveiled a $42-million general fund budget for fiscal years 2011-2013 at a recent City Council budget workshop. Each year the city also manages about $30 million in revenues and expenses in […]

On Memorial Day, remember the cost of freedom is high

Memorial Day is set aside to remember those who’ve given their life in military service to our country. It will be celebrated this year on Mon., May 30. Established in 1868 to recognize the thousands of soldiers who died in the Civil War, Memorial Day was officially declared a national holiday in 1971 to honor any U.S. soldier who died […]


USPS service not up to par

I subscribe to two weekly magazines, Business Week and The Economist. Their scheduled delivery date, via USPS, is either Fridays or Saturdays and for years they have arrived like clockwork on those days. About 10 weeks ago they began arriving late, on Mondays, Tuesdays and even occasionally on Wednesdays. I have asked two or three carriers what is up, and […]

City should protect citizens

I am dumbfounded that Calabasas would entertain recommendations for regulation that are privately proposed by industry lobbyists. It is not a well-respected practice to ask those whom you are regulating to come up with the regulations. Currently the city has been known to claim that their hands are tied in these matters. Yes, Congress has not left much in their […]

Time for Boeing to step up cleanup

I would like to express my continual disappointment in the struggle to clean up the nuclear contamination at the Santa Susan Field Laboratory in the hills of the Simi and San Fernando Valleys. I’ve always been taught that if something is your responsibility, it is your obligation to act upon it. You would think that a company as influential as […]