2012-09-20

2012-09-20 E-Edition

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Seventeen union workers employed at the Calabasas Country Club and Golf Course have been replaced by a new, nonunion crew from ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance.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 […]

A scientific explanation



Reader Baline Ziolkowski asks why little is being done to avoid global warming. There are four sources for measuring the Earth’s temperature: satellites, radiosondes in balloons, surface thermometers sited prior to urban and aviation growth, and the predictions of the 22 supercomputers used by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Neither the satellite measurements nor the radiosondes records […]

Bella Vita to host fashion show



The Bella Vita Italian American So- cial Club will present “ A Fami ly Affai r” fashion show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6 at the Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Our Community House of Hope hospice. Tickets are $35. Call Elisa at (805) 492-6567.

School field trip worries about hantavirus




Despite the outbreak of hantavirus infections—three of them fatal— at Yosemite National Park this summer, local middle school principals and science teachers sought approval from a hesitant school board for the annual eighth-grade outdoor education trips to the famous national park. The educators pleaded their case at the Sept. 11 meeting of the Las Virgenes Unified School District board. Assistant […]

Calabasas City Council gives kudos to Commons mall developer




Few partnerships between developers and city leaders are as fruitful as the one that made the Calabasas Commons possible. That’s what the Calabasas City Council said last week as it recognized shopping center developer Rick Caruso of Caruso Affiliated for his contributions to the community. Caruso’s Southern California centers include The Commons at Calabasas, The Promenade at Westlake, The Village […]

Marmonte West standings League Overall



Oaks 0-0-0Moorpark 0-0-0TOHS 0-0-0Agoura 0-0-0Calabasas 0-0-0 4-0-03-0-03-1-02-2-01-2-0

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 […]

The housing crisis



With regard to Jerry Cutler’s letter in the Sept. 13 Acorn, which cites the Community Reinvestment Act of 1966 as being the genesis of our financial meltdown, I think he was referring to the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977. That act was a federal law designed to encourage commercial banks and savings associations to help meet the needs of borrowers […]

‘Queen of Mean’ brings her attack comedy toThe Canyon




A potty-mouthed New Yorker with a vocabulary that puts sailors to shame, Lisa Lampanelli, “The Queen of Mean,” is coming to town. The insult comic will perform at 8 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30 at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills. “Have a sense of humor or stay the (expletive) home,” said Lampanelli, best known for her celebrity roasts on the […]


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