2012-05-10

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Creative, fun weekend at the Calabasas Arts Festival



Candidates for Congress lock horns at CLU forum

Local, national issues addressed


The six candidates running for the new U.S. Congress 26th District seat staked their ground on a number of important issues during a public forum Monday at California Lutheran University. Hosted by CLU and the Acorn Newspapers, and taped for replay by Time Warner Cable, the debate marked the first time in this year’s race that all the candidates were […]

Deputies investigate Oak Park High ‘sexting’




Deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department were called to Oak Park High School on May 3 after a ninthgrade female student allegedly distributed a nude photo of herself to one or more male students. She reportedly used a cellphone or email. Detective Eric Taylor said he wasn’t sure whether the girl had sent the racy photo only to her […]

Man’s disappearance a mystery




An investigation continues into the disappearance of television executive Gavin Smith, who went missing after leaving the home of a family friend on the evening of May 1 in Oak Park. According to a bulletin distributed by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, the 57-year-old Smith was last seen at the home in the 500 block of Kellwood Court between 9 […]

Principal does the right thing



When Oak Park High School Principal Kevin Buchanan phoned and emailed the parents of seniors that a potentially sketchy Hollywood party was planned following the June 2 prom, some folks took offense and thought the school was butting in on private business. The Buchanan message informed parents that OPHS seniors were being asked to pay up to $125 to attend […]

Old Agoura speed bump a danger



I was injured when I hit a speed bump on Chesebro Canyon Road on my motorcycle in 2007. It’s troubling to learn that people are still being hurt at this location. Prior to my accident, there were no markings of any kind on this bump. It was all but invisible. After my accident and lawsuit, it was striped but no […]

Cyclists to blame in Old Agoura



I marvel at the unselfconscious hubris of those who wrote letters regarding Old Agoura. Old Agoura is a “designated equestrian community,” the rules for which are spelled out in the city’s general plan in what is called The Old Agoura Overlay. Although many towns have an “old town” section, most of them are far more protected than ours. One motorist […]

A bumpy issue



There have been several responses to the danger of speed bumps in private streets within Old Agoura. The original article reported the bump being near Driver and Chesebro. That is a public street where private bumps are not allowed. The actual private street with those type of bumps is 1½ miles away. The city installed several speed “humps” along public […]

Handicapping the May 7 forum



I am a registered voter in the 26th Congressional District, a Democrat, and a mother of two small children. For the first time in 26 years we have an opportunity to send a representative to Congress who will fight for the values we Democrats believe in. I watched and listened carefully at the Acorn/CLU Candidate Forum. Jess Herrera, your passion […]