2013-01-30 E-Edition

Curtains up at new high school theaters

Calabasas ‘special,’ says mayor in state of city address

The City of Calabasas is a thriving community of children, adults and seniors. And the success of the city would not be possible without the selfless contributions of volunteers and the hard work of city officials and employees, said Mayor Mary Sue Maurer during the 15th annual Calabasas State of the City address. About 200 people attended the event co-hosted […]

Agoura’s first family of football puts safety first

Team Matthews conscious of head injuries

The rain falling last week didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of fourth- and fifth-grade flag football players when National Football League star Clay Matthews III sloshed onto the field at Chumash Park in Agoura Hills to deliver concussion-preventing helmets to the young Packers team. Matthews, a member of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, is the older brother of Brian Matthews, the […]

Say it with love

Valentine’s Day is special, and your loved one deserves to know why they’re the No. 1 person in your life. This year you can let your Valentine know just how special they are by purchasing a $10 personalized Love Note that will appear in The Acorn to be delivered on Valentine’s Day. Not to exceed 100 words, your Love Note […]

Game over: Court approves bankruptcy sale of Agoura-based THQ

Agoura Hills-based gamemaker THQ Inc. closed its bankruptcy sale last week for an estimated $72 million, a far cry from the $2 billion market capitalization the company enjoyed during its heyday five years ago. U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved the sale of THQ’s studios and titles to multiple buyers. Plans to sell the company to “stalking horse” bidder Clearlake Capital Group, […]

Lost Hills captain dismissed

Joseph Stephen, former captain of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Malibu/Lost Hills Station, has been relieved of duty amid claims that he sexually harassed a subordinate. Stephen, a 27-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, is one of three Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department leaders under investigation for alleged sexual harassment. “He has been relieved of duty with pay. The investigation is […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A person reported being the victim of an armed robbery on Roadside Drive Jan. 16. The victim was sitting in his truck when a white male with a dark bandana covering the lower part of his face approached, put a four-inch knife to the left side of his neck and demanded money. The truck driver gave the thief […]

New tax on water pollution is all wet

All responsible citizens desire clean streams and clean beaches. The wish for environmental responsibility goes without saying. But a recent effort by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to impose a new annual tax for fighting water pollution hits property owners in the pocketbook just as they are catching their breath from the recession. Luckily, the county’s Clean Water, […]

Yes, we do need bicycle lanes

Responding to Charles Amman’s letter criticizing the construction of bike lanes: Are you serious? There is nothing negative about exercising, saving fossil fuels and reducing car traffic. I and a lot of my friends bike all the time and cars co-exist with us because of the great bike routes and lanes The Valley has. Bikes, by the way, have been […]