2013-04-18

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Going green with kids & critters



Shapiro gets Calabasas pro tem nod over Martin

Next in line for mayor became a hot button issue in the city


Despite appeals from the public in support of Lucy Martin, the Calabasas City Council appointed David Shapiro as the city’s new mayor pro tem. The decision followed more than an hour of public testimony in a packed council chamber on April 10. On March 27, four council members tabled the expected appointment of Martin as the city’s mayor pro tem. […]

More hikers pulled to safety

Third group in trouble this month


Rescuers have had to evacuated another hiker who fell and became injured in the local mountains. It’s the third rescue this month. About 5:45 p.m. on Sun., April 14, Malibu Search and Rescue Team, Los Angeles County Fire Department and California State Parks personnel learned that a climber had fallen in ravine just south of Calabasas. The area at Malibu […]

Beyond the Acorn



Be on the lookout for a special delivery set to arrive on your doorstep next Thurs., April 25 with your Acorn newspaper. Our newest brainchild, Beyond the Acorn, is a full-color glossy publication that, because of its magazine format, is able to take a close look at the people, places and ideas that shape our community. The first issue of […]

Paramount ticks test positive for Lyme



Officials from the Thousand Oaks-based Los Angeles county and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area are advising visitors that ticks found at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills have recently tested positive for Lyme disease. Three separate pools of western black-legged ticks (Ixodes pacificus) discovered along the Coyote Trail were found to be positive. “This is a good reminder for visitors […]

Agoura Hills accountant, Sherwood jeweler key players in KPMG case




Scott London, an Agoura Hills resident and former lead accounting partner with KPMG, an audit, tax and advisory firm in Los Angeles, is facing a May court date to answer charges of securities fraud filed last week by the federal government. London, 50, allegedly gave confidential information about several clients to friend and golfing partner Bryan Shaw, a jeweler who […]

Tells us your favorite Mom Moment



Of the many family traditions observed by The Acorn— we give special recognition to graduation day, Valentine’s Day and Father’s Day, to name a few—the one that really pulls at our heartstrings is Mother’s Day. Each Thursday before Mother’s Day our newspaper gives readers a chance to say aloud what Mom really means to them, how much they love her […]

Political Cartoon



Council member talks about dysfunctional Calabasas



In discussion during our April 10 City Council meeting, Mayor Bozajian made reference to a “rude and insulting” email he had received from me on March 19, which swayed his decision on our mayor pro tem appointment. In the spirit of full disclosure, here is that email verbatim: Dear James, I wanted to send out heartfelt congratulations on your re-election […]