2012-02-09 E-Edition

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Love remembered

Couplefinds spark in 41-year marriage

On Jan. 24, 1986, Los Angeles Police Officer Bob Farley was training a new recruit in pursuit maneuvers at the L.A. County Fairgrounds in Pomona when their car slammed into a retaining wall at 70 miles per hour. Farley’s ribs, collarbone, hip and shoulder were broken. He sustained lung and heart damage, requiring six months of hospitalization. He was unconscious […]

Calabasas wants better disaster preparation

Offcials nervous about readiness

Preparing for disaster is one of those things that’s often put off till tomorrow. But, without warning, tomorrow may be too late. At a Jan. 23 meeting, members of the Calabasas Public Safety Commission expressed disappointment about an apparent lack of interest from community members in preparing for emergencies. Last year, the city introduced a new disaster readiness program called […]

Westlake man sentenced in fatal shooting

Honma gets 21 years

A Westlake Village man convicted of fatally shooting a Pasadena art college instructor at a 2010 party was sentenced last week to 21 years in state prison, the District Attorney’s office said. A Van Nuys Superior Court jury convicted Steven Ronald Honma, 56, of one count of voluntary manslaughter last November for the killing of Norman Schureman, a 50-year-old Altadena […]

Red Oak Elementary sock hop a trip back in time

Open, collaborative process

The Las Virgenes Metropolitan Water District—like other water agencies but unlike most local government—carries wide-ranging power and authority, including the ability to issue building permits and to proceed with infrastructure projects without obtaining consent from cities and other entities. There’s a reason for this: People cannot survive without water, and it is LVMWD’s responsibility to deliver clean, safe water—despite all […]


Organ transplant awareness

I just had to write after seeing last week’s Acorn article on the kidney transplants and want to thank you for bringing this to people’s attention. Fourteen years ago I donated my right kidney to my father, who was 68 at the time. He was on home dialysis, four times per day. He is now 82 years old and doing […]

A bad signal

I am alerting all citizens to the fact that there are telecommunications lobbyists actively working to subvert the will of the people of Calabasas. The evidence is contained in the proposed wireless ordinance. For example, the installation of “stealth” facilities as proposed and installed in our scenic corridors and Wild Walnut Park are hardly invisible to the surrounding communities. As […]

Says telecoms have upper hand

I have written to the Calabasas City Council and been to city hall several times regarding the wireless ordinance. It will now be open season on our neighborhoods by the telecom companies. Who authorized this? Is it the City Council’s decision to further weaken an already weakened policy they had for 13 years? Have these hearings meant less than nothing, […]