2012-05-03

2012-05-03 E-Edition

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Candidates for Congress eye June primary

Acorn/CLU forum is May 7


With just over a month left until the June 5 primary election, the six candidates for Ventura County’s 26th U.S. Congressional District have already collected more than $1.3 million in campaign funds, making it one of the most expensive current races for a seat in the House of Representatives. Almost two- thirds of the amount was raised by State Sen. […]

Weather, or not?



Gillette Ranch ready for NPS




The National Park Service, along with other local and state agencies, will open its Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on June 9. The new facility, at the site of the former stables of King Gillette Ranch near Calabasas, will replace the current NPS visitor center on Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. The […]

Cell towers the buzz in Calabasas




Opposition from homeowners is interfering with a new ordinance that would govern the placement of cell towers in Calabasas. The ordinance has been in the works for almost a year. Most of the 30 speakers at a City Council meeting last week urged the panel to forbid cell facilities from residential zones and open spaces in the city. “There are […]

Deep thoughts



It’s May—let’s play



To all you couch potatoes, smartphone addicts and fixated computer junkies: There’s no excuse to stay home in May. The weather? No way. Aside from the rare shower, it’s perfect. Not too cold at night, not too hot during the day. No money? No problem. Several events—such as the Calabasas Fine Arts Festival from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. this […]

Taking shots



In the April 26 issue of Acorn, on page 29, there is a photo of a woman receiving a vaccine and stating that she is grateful to get it as it is required of nursing students. Just for clarification, vaccines are never required in California for anyone. Anyone can decline, including any student, elementary through college. I know this because […]

Old Agoura speed bump has a history



I have read last week’s article regarding the speed bumps on Chesbro Road with interest and regret. The regret is that I did not write this letter earlier, prior to the significant injury described in the article. I had a significant fall in the exact same area on what I believe was the probably the exact same speedbump. This left […]

Going down a difficult road



In response to last week’s page one article titled “Bump in the road for old Agoura community,” speed bumps are necessary to slow traffic in residential areas. There are many different widths and heights to each of them. From what I read in the article, the speed bump in question was the third one and may not be necessary. Old […]