2012-10-04 E-Edition

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Pavley, Zink open fire in state Senate race

Opponents meet in debate

“We need to hold our legislators accountable,” Todd Zink, the Republican candidate for the 27th State Senate District told the audience at a Sept. 30 debate in Calabasas between himself and incumbent Democratic senator Fran Pavley. The race for the newly drawn Senate district is on. The east Ventura, west Los Angeles County district comprises Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, […]

2012 Acorn Vacation Photo winner!

Local economic forecasting far from exact science

Mixed opinions about recovery

There’s the old adage that if you don’t like the weather, wait an hour, it will change. But not so fast, say those whose job is to forecast the economy. Jobs and businesses might in fact be improving, but real change has been slow in coming. As long as the job market languishes there won’t be any traction for the […]

Night moves in Oak Park

MRT will purchase new acreage in Cold Creek

Mountains Restoration Trust received a major grant to purchase 17.4 acres of mountain property that will help complete the Cold Creek High Trail in the Cold Creek Preserve. The acreage extends for 1.63 miles between Stunt and Cold Canyon roads in the Santa Monica Mountains, connecting the Cold Creek, Stunt High and the Backbone trails. To complete the Cold Creek […]

Don’t raise a bully

Parents across the country live in fear of their child being bullied at school. But how many take the time to think about whether or not their kid is the one doing the bullying? While October is most associated with National Breast Cancer Awareness, it is also National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month, which presents an opportunity to address two life-and-death issues […]

A tragic ending

Yesterday was a day that will be very hard to forget. As I was driving down Westlake Boulevard from my home in Sycamore Canyon Estates, I came upon a motorcycle accident. It had occurred moments before I arrived and there were three people who had stopped to assist the injured man and make sure that the driver of a white […]

Another death on the road

I was returning home from the Oak Canyon Park with my 6- year-old son the evening of Sept. 23 when I saw a small white, very furry dog running into traffic on Lindero Canyon Road just up from Thousand Oaks Boulevard. I laid on my horn, hoping the dog would run off the roadway, slowed down my vehicle and put […]

Water district clarification

Letters published in the Sept. 27 edition of The Acorn warrant clarification to avoid confusion by the public. Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is proposing a three-year water rate increase which is driven by three factors: (1) It is necessary to “pass through” increases in water costs from the Metropolitan Water District in the next two years. The cost of […]