2012-06-21 E-Edition

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Permit fees on the rise in Calabasas

Application for a home renovation project will jump from $150 to $850

Property owners in Calabasas soon will have to pay higher fees to the city’s planning division for permission to build new structures or improve existing ones. The City Council voted to increase the permit fees at its June 13 meeting. The city’s fees for planning applications have not changed in 21 years. But the cost to process the construction requests […]

School’s out, give a shout!

Some schools follow alternative path

The journey to graduation was not easy for the 17 students who received their diplomas at the Indian Hills High School commencement ceremony on June 12, but the trip to culmination was worth the effort. Students were praised and encouraged by teachers, counselors and school leaders as they received their diplomas at the Agoura High School football stadium. “We’re incredibly […]

City Council will declare one Chamber of Commerce

Due to a heavy agenda, the Calabasas City Council meeting will begin an hour early, at 6 p.m., on Wed., June 27. Among other things, officials are scheduled to approve a new budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year and to finalize the city’s new wireless ordinance. The council will also declare which Chamber of Commerce it will support in the […]

Youth base brawl puncher could face felony charge

Man accused in attack is CEO of Integrity First Mortgage Solutions

The recipient of a blind-side punch during an incident following a June 7 youth baseball game in Westlake Village wants the district attorney’s office to file felony battery charges against the man who hit him. Michael Bateman, 53, says he was knocked unconscious by the blow he received from Lee Appleby of Thousand Oaks, causing him to fall and hit […]

Public transit fare increases in Calabasas driven by higher operating costs

People who ride public shuttles and buses in Calabasas will soon pay more to reach their destinations. Riders will also see a reduction in public transit services provided by the City of Calabasas. At a meeting last week, the City Council approved several measures to reduce costs and increase revenues in the city’s public transit system. The adjustments will eliminate […]


Calabasas High School graduate Adam Gabay obtained his helicopter pilot’s license in August 2011. He is not still in training, as was reported last week.

Calabasas around town

The reputation of the City of Calabasas is among the top in the country when it comes to environmental awareness. Its ambitious public transportation system, for example, a big effort for such a small city, was put into place with the goal of keeping traffic and air pollution in check. Calabasas public transit uses 14 vehicles and serves 84,600 riders […]

Smoking issue is overrated

I just finished reading Allan Weiner’s letter in the June 14 edition of The Acorn, “Stop smoking in Agoura Hills.” I believe the allegation in his letter that Agoura Hills is a city enveloped in tobacco smoke is preposterous. I’m wondering if perhaps he may be smoking something. I reside, shop and do business here and have yet to see […]

No Pavley fan

I am pro-choice, I support gay marriage, and I am openminded to man’s contributions to climate, but there is such a thing as too liberal. Thus I was thrilled to see that challenger Todd Zink defeated Fran Pavely in the primary. Pavely, along with that paragon of virtue, Fabian Nunez, force fed us SB32, California’s extremist “cap and trade” bill […]