2011-10-06 E-Edition

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Strickland, Pavley in legislative showdown?

Pair could face off in new 27th Senate district

The newly formed state Senate district has thrown Fran Pavley and Tony Strickland a curveball. The redrawn legislative district, which include portions of each senator’s former territory, could pit the two incumbents against each other when their terms expire next year. Pavley’s mostly coastal 23rd Senate District and Strickland’s mostly inland 19th will morph into District 27 at the end […]

Reyes Adobe Days festival brings past into the present

An old fashioned parade and a two-day festival in the park with music, crafts, food and lots of sunshine provided the highlights for the seventh annual Reyes Adobe Days hosted by the City of Agoura Hills from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Don Most, the actor who portrayed freckle-faced Ralph Malph on the iconic television series “Happy Days,” served as […]

Westlake Village candidates meet in forum

In the idyllic, trouble-free town of Westlake Village, the three candidates vying for two seats on the City Council are searching hard for issues to run on. A big topic in this year’s race: lighting, or the lack of it. According to a city survey, the biggest concern among the town’s 9,000 residents is lack of lighting along some popular […]

2011 Acorn Vacation Photo winner!

Second vehicle might have caused deadly crash

The mother of a 9-year-old girl who died in a traffic accident Oct. 1 on the freeway near Calabasas remains fighting for her life this week at USC Burn Center. Gilani Taylor of Oxnard received burns to more than 90 percent of her body after her car rolled over and caught fire at about 8:30 a.m. last Saturday on the […]

Sprinkler funds

The City of Calabasas will receive a $630,000 state grant to become one of the first cities in Southern California to install a smart irrigation control system for city-owned landscaping. The grant will allow Calabasas to convert all city-owned landscape irrigation to recycled water and convert all watering controllers to smart irrigation, which only waters landscaping when actually needed. The […]

Communities seized by vandalism

What is it about our local communities and their gang of relentless vandals? Property-destroying teenagers have struck again, making this one of the worst years on record for local vandalism. Two young people confessed to last week’s car vandalism in the Peacock Ridge neighborhood of Agoura Hills. A third suspect, 18, was being sought. Last week, two 17-year-olds admitted in […]


Teachers deserve some of the blame

The best way to handle students who don’t meet the administration’s STAR expectations is to restrict their teachers and make them stay on campus and actually work an eight-hour day sans the help of parent volunteers, parties, student free days, gifts and showing movies to students instead of teaching them. I am certain that will solve the problem. Debra HerschmanOak […]