2013-03-07 E-Edition

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Incumbents Bozajian, Maurer, Shapiro reelected to Calabasas City Council

Jody Thomas a distant fourth in rancorous municipal election

Only 15 votes separated the top two vote-getters in Tuesday’s Calabasas City Council election, yet the race wasn’t even close. Voters overwhelmingly chose incumbents Mary Sue Maurer, James Bozajian and David Shapiro in the three seats up for election. Almost 1,000 votes separated third-place finisher Shapiro and the only challenger in the race, fourth-place finisher Jody Thomas. “It feels great. […]

Recession still taking toll on economy

Local grocery store the latest to go under

A rush of last-minute shoppers picked through the sparsely stocked shelves at Maddy’s Market on Feb. 28, buying discounted goods and expressing sympathy to store employees who were about to lose their jobs. After two years in business, the gourmet market in the Calabasas Summit shopping center shut its doors for the last time on March 1. The developer of […]

Larger vehicles permitted to park on Agoura streets

What appeared to be a simple amendment to the Agoura Hills vehicle code to allow SUVs and pickups to park on residential streets turned into a clash of wills at a pair of recent City Council meetings. The conflict began when Old Agoura resident June Slaton called the city to complain about a large truck that had been parked in […]

Gun violence solutions sought

The school shooting in Connecticut late last year continues to prompt debate about how to curb gun violence and protect lives. On March 3, the Church of the Epiphany in Oak Park hosted a forum that examined gun violence in the U.S. and its relation to politics, mental illness, cultural and economic inequality and other factors. The speakers included Ventura […]

Lighten up, it’s only recreational sports

Whether it’s baseball or softball, the season’s opening day is full of possibility. Everyone is in first place, uniforms sparkle and the fields have never looked better. There’s a lot to be said about youth sports. Kids experience what it means to be a team player. They learn that practice makes perfect. They discover that, as in life, the calls […]

‘Spring’ not the same as ‘Easter’

I was driving by Mae Boyer Park this afternoon when I glanced at the community board to see what upcoming events would be taking place in Oak Park. I noticed that we would be having a Spring Egg Hunt. Will the “Spring” bunny be there? Will children run around with their “Spring” baskets and collect their “Spring” eggs? Everyone is […]

Council steered the wrong course

Four of our five Agoura Hills City Council members callously disregarded the will of the people and adopted Ordinance 13-400, increasing the size of oversized commercial vehicles allowed to park on city streets. Many people showed up to address the council, and all but one of the public speakers opposed passage, citing safety, aesthetics and reduced parking space concerns. Many […]

Says complaints about Calabasas unfounded

I just read your editorial and applaud your headline as “another try for civility” and I believe your assessment of our current city council is quite positive. This stands in striking contrast to a letter on the next page from a Brittany Stephens who states that Calabasas “is wrought with corruption and nepotism.” This is a very serious allegation and […]

OPUSD history remembered

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the Oak Park Unified School District on their award, Five Star designation, as covered in the Feb. 28 edition of The Acorn. No surprise, and know sincerely that Bob Kahn would be smiling down from heaven and would be very proud of the district’s latest accomplishments. Bob served on the school board […]