2012-05-10 E-Edition

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Understanding Calabasas CPHA

Two years ago, the City of Calabasas reached an agreement with the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association concerning access to Calabasas Lake by certain homeowners whose property taxes pay for maintenance of the lake, but whose CC&Rs do not mandate that they be members of CPHA. Every year, almost $700,000 of tax money from homeowners who live within Landscape Maintenance District […]

Eye of the Conejo

Political correctness I agree with the late George Carlin: We’re watering down our language. We’re trying to be too politically correct. We use softer, nicer words, but at what cost? Carlin, a comedian and satirist, died in 2008, and he would have been angry to hear someone say that he “passed away.” That’s the kind of language that tripped his […]

Let’s hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Maybe there was a close call with danger, and perhaps your pet became a hero. Or maybe you just want to tell us […]

‘Noah’s Ark’ docks at T.O. Civic Arts Plaza

Pacific Festival Ballet will celebrate its 18th season of bringing professional dance to the community with an encore, extended presentation of the company’s original theatrical dance epic, “Noah’s Ark,” at 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., May 19 and 2 p.m. Sun., May 20 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Pacific Festival Ballet is the resident […]

Universities lay out red carpet at Moorpark High expo

Common issue

I feel the stop signs in the Calabasas Commons are a hazard. Unless a driver looks straight at them, they are rectangular in shape. Thus a person on a crossing lane does not know if the other car has a stop sign or not. California and international standards for stop signs are for octagonal signs. Thus without seeing the sign, […]

Farmers market promotes summer safety

To help residents learn more about home safety, the Thousand Oaks Farmers’ Market is partnering with the City of Thousand Oaks to host a Community Outreach Program promoting safety from 3 to 6 p.m. Thurs., May 31 at the farmers market at The Oaks shopping center, east end parking lot, Wilbur Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard. Individuals will have the […]

Soap Box Derby racers scorch the streets of Westlake

An ornate display of soapbox cars lined the sidewalk near the Farmers Insurance driveway on Sunday as racers prepared to hurl their homemade racers down the track at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour during the sixth annual Triunfo YMCA Soapbox Derby in Westlake Village. The creatively constructed race cars were adorned with labels, duct tape and flames. […]

Song circles for musicians

Songmakers sponsors song circles for acoustic musicians, singers and songwriters of all levels. Participants can play, sing or listen. Admission is free. •Thousand Oaks Song Circle and potluck dinner on Tues., May 22 in a private home. A potluck dinner will be held at 6 p.m., followed by the song circle from 7 to 10 p.m. Call Gary and Kathy […]