2013-04-04 E-Edition

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Calabasas City Council rejects mayoral appointee in post-election spat

The mood went from celebratory to sour at the March 27 Calabasas City Council meeting when four incumbents voted to pass over fellow incumbent Lucy Martin for her turn as the city’s mayor pro tem. During the City Council reorganization meeting, the panel unanimously selected Fred Gaines as mayor for 2013. Recently elected council members James Bozajian, Mary Sue Maurer […]

Down motor racing memory lane

New sheriff promises ‘responsibility’


As new captain of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, Pat Davoren said he looks forward to working with the local cities in his jurisdiction to make sure they are as safe as they can be. The Lost Hills station serves Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Westlake Village and nearby unincorporated areas. Davoren, 52, replaces Capt. Joseph Stephen, who was […]

Sam Levine eulogized at memorial

Samuel Levine, a 2009 Oak Park High graduate and University of Southern California student who died while vacationing in Mexico, was memorialized March 27 as a young man whose kindness, intelligence and creativity touched family and friends in ways that will never be forgotten. Levine died March 19 after falling six floors from the Cabo Villas Beach Resort in Cabo […]

National Park Service braces for sequestration

Special Report

Now that the government sequester is officially in effect, some public agencies are feeling the squeeze. Sequestration is the automatic spending cut imposed by Congress and the Obama administration that hits a multitude of public sectors in the country. The National Park Service, which runs the local Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, is one agency feeling the pinch. The […]

Make a date with The Acorn

The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly On the Town Calendar section. The types of items we welcome include club meeting notices, garage/bake sales that benefit a worthy cause, service club activities, library events, nonprofit musical and theatrical productions, nature walks, festivals, holiday events, and school-related events such as plays, concerts or […]

At the finish line

The new economic reality has wormed its way into everybody’s pocketbook. In this climate, wells tend to run dry, charitable donations included. Our local public schools and the charities that assist them are not immune from the scarcity of resources. Parents and community groups are simply giving less in today’s economy because many have less to give. For over a […]

Political Cartoon

A great thanks to the volunteers

On behalf of Danny and Traci Greenberg, race directors, and the vendors and runners, a big thank-you to all the community members who turned out to cheer the runners on and to the over 450 volunteers who helped make the event possible. Your community spirit, enthusiasm and thoughtfulness were appreciated by the runners as they passed by or were helped […]