2012-06-07 E-Edition

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Farewell, superintendent

Strickland, Brownley will square off in November

Parks third in congressional primary

After several months of free-for-all campaigning that ended with Tuesday’s primary, the crowded field in the 26th U.S. Congressional District race was left with just two candidates in the battle for the U.S. House of Representatives seat: Republican Tony Strickland and Democrat Julia Brownley. Strickland, a freshman state senator the 19th Senate District, finished with 37,347 votes, or 44.2 percent. […]

Pavley, Zink—round two is next

Local favorite Pavley suffers narrow loss to GOP newcomer

Political newcomer Todd Zink scored a narrow 1 percent victory over local Democratic stalwart Fran Pavley in Tuesday’s primary election for the state 27th Senate District. The two will square off again in the November general election. Only 105,300 voters cast ballots. Zink, a Republican, received 53,236 votes, or 50.6 percent, and Pavley got 52,062, or 49.4 percent. “It’s refreshing. […]

Grads glad this one’s in the bag

Ceremonies held at Oak Park, Oaks Christian

It’s been two years since Oak Park High School broke from the tradition of distinguishing valedictorians and salutatorians at graduation, and by all accounts the new student recognition system is appreciated. This year’s crop of summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude graduates total 102 out of the 303 graduates scheduled to graduate on June 14. “Clearly, with […]

New reward in Richardson case

The cities of Agoura Hills and Calabasas are offering a combined $15,000 reward in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the death of Mitrice Richardson. The woman’s remains were discovered in the Monte Nido area of Calabasas on Aug. 9, 2010; she was last seen a year earlier, at about […]

Do the neighborly thing

Do you know your neighbors? That used to be a silly question. Time was, everybody on the block knew everybody—even the names of kids and pets. Because of today’s hyper-technological society, it’s more likely you’ll run into your neighbor on Facebook than in the front yard. Conversations over the white picket fence are slowly becoming a thing of the past. […]

Official says water tank needed—and won’t raise rates

guest opinion

A letter to the editor was recently published questioning the proposal by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District to construct a water tank in the western portion of the service area. The letter goes on to ask citizens to complete a survey on the pretext that it is a rate issue. This letter presents factual reasons why the tank is […]

Sewer rates could be lowered

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) provides for our sewage services as well as potable water. Our sewage is piped to the Tapia plant on Las Virgenes Road, where it is treated. This treatment results in reclaimed water sold to golf courses, etc., and “sludge” which currently is piped to the Rancho Composting plant and turned into compost. This composting […]

Sad, but thanks

We the parents of Chris Schwartz, whose fatal accident was reported in the May 24 issue of The Acorn, wish to thank you and reporter Sylvie Belmond for the professional manner in the way the story was written. Chris would have been happy to know he made front page (if you had known Chris). He lived and played hard at […]