2012-09-20

2012-09-20 E-Edition

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Union workers trimmed from Calabasas Country Club groundskeeping staff

Work to be subcontracted


Seventeen union workers employed at the Calabasas Country Club and Golf Course have been replaced by a new, nonunion crew from ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance. Critics of the move worry that the change is the beginning of a new trend in the golfing industry to move away from organized labor in favor of independent subcontractors who work for less. The country […]

Drug arrest in Westlake



Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 38-year-old man on drug and other charges Sept. 10 in the Three Springs neighborhood of Westlake Village. John Gregory Higgins, who lives on Shellcreek Place, was charged with possessing narcotics and dealing drugs, and presenting false identification, said Capt. Joe Stephen of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. A team of squad cars descended on the quiet […]

Promenade’s new luxury theaters take back seat to no one

Doors open at Cinépolis


Raise the curtain and roll the projector—take out your wallets, too. The new Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas open Fri., Sept., 21 at the Westlake Promenade shopping center following nine months of construction. Last week, corporate executives from the Mexico-based cinema chain came to the Rick Caruso-owned shopping center to cut the ribbon on its new eightscreen, 600-seat, high-end movie theater and […]

Stars and Stripes and motorcycles



RIDE ON—Motorcyclists cruise through Westlake Village in last weekend’s Ride to the Flags commemorating 9-11.

Photo contest



The voting is now open for the 2012 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. Cast your vote online by visiting www.theacorn.com and clicking on the photo contest button. Voting ends Oct. 1. The winning photos plus honorable mentions will be announced in the Oct. 4 edition of The Acorn and online at www.theacorn.com.

Vacation memories



It’s inevitable. School is back in session and autumn is almost here. But if you’re already longing for another vacation, don’t worry. You can extend your summer reverie by participating in the annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. Visit www.theacorn.com and click on the Vacation Photo Contest button at the upper right corner. You’ll be given a choice […]

Be aware of buses



It is illegal to pass a school bus that has its red flashing lights on, regardless of whether you are traveling in the same direction and same lane as the stopped school bus or whether you are traveling in the opposite direction and are in the opposite lane. It is illegal to pass a school bus that has its red […]

Was it heat stroke or poison?



I read the recent article about dog poisoning in Calabasas and have a related story. On Sept. 10 my husband and I took our two dogs on a hike with our friend and his puppy at the trailhead at the end of Las Virgenes. At the end of our hourlong hike our friend’s dog collapsed and started seizing. We performed […]

HOA camaraderie



Last Sunday the Morrison Ranch homeowners were treated to a fun afternoon at Willow Elementary School. After living here almost 30 years it is the first time our entire neighborhood was invited to a community picnic because of the generosity of Sheri Karp. Thank you so much for the time and energy you provided toward making the event a success. […]