2012-02-02 E-Edition

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Ethics at city hall

Regarding the labor suit filed against the city manager on Jan. 19: What in the world was Greg Ramirez—the Agoura Hills city manager, the presiding manager over all city employees—doing asking a city employee, Frank Gonzalez, to oversee a 10-day landscaping job at Ramirez’s home in March 2009 in the first place? All of us who have managed an organization […]

Art guild seeks entries

The Westlake Village Art Guild Open Juried Show will run from Wed., March 14 through Sat., April 28 at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331-A Borchard Road, Newbury Park. All artists are welcome and may submit up to four images of their work. Digital submissions are due by Wed., Feb. 15. All entries juried into the show will be hung […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. We love our pets and want to give them the recognition they deserve. Send your pet story to: The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; e-mail your tale to newstip@theacorn.com, or fax us at (818) 706-8942.

Cupcakes for Cancer a tasty recipe for health

Cupcakes for Cancer, a nonprofi t created in 2007 by then 13-year-old Blakely Colvin of Solvang, will present the inaugural Cupcake Camp Conejo Valley from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., Feb. 26 at the Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road. The event is a fundraiser for the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, which provides programs free of charge to individuals affected by […]

Says smart water meters not a bright idea

At the Jan. 24 board meeting, a group of concerned citizens from Calabasas vigorously argued against installation of smart water meter readers on the basis of radio frequency emissions being a health hazard. The board responded by basically agreeing to an opt-out provision— with extra costs to those customers— which narrowly escaped being passed as a motion when Las Virgenes […]

Donor, recipient share unbreakable bond

More than 100,000 men, women and children in the U.S. are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants. Chris Breed, an Agoura Hills resident who was born with hereditary kidney disease, is among those who have received an organ from a living donor. The owner of Sunset Room restaurant in Agoura Hills was weeks away from having to begin dialysis when his […]

Calabasas Chamber gets down to business

2012 Installation Gala introduces new officers

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others,” Elena Yasno, new chair for the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce told fellow business leaders at the Chamber’s 2012 installation and awards gala on Jan. 28. The event at the Calabasas Country Club began with a cocktail reception followed by an awards ceremony honoring the achievements […]

Seminar on heart disease

In recognition of Heart Month, Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center will present the free seminar, “Heart Disease: Prevention, Treatments and Management,” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Feb. 18 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Doctors Fraidon Azizi, Vishva Dev, Mohammad Gharavi, Michael Papanicolaou, and Leo Polosajian will be the featured speakers. The cardiologists will […]

Need transparency in political ads

Hidden funders with unlimited money are outspending presidential candidates. That’s nothing new for California, though, where misleading political ads flood the TV and radio every election year. Worst of all, they hide behind false names like “Peoples’ Right to Vote.” The one bright spot in this mess is AB 1148, the California Disclose Act. Sponsored by the California Clean Money […]

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