2013-09-12 E-Edition

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Back in the black, Calabasas city budget ready for better times ahead

More money available for altruistic projects

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenges and controversy.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Calabasas Mayor Fred Gaines commemorated the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at a recent meeting of the City Council, saying the famous civil […]


City curtailing the use of anticoagulants

A growing number of communities, including Calabasas, are trying to reduce the use of anticoagulants that threaten wildlife. The Calabasas Environmental Commission is proposing a resolution to discourage the sale and purchase of anticoagulant rodenticides, which are used to kill rats. The rodenticides are also detrimental to wildlife such as hawks and bobcats because the food they prey upon has […]

Pet of the Week

NASCAR Family Fun Night invites top pro racers

Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills is hosting an event this weekend that is sure to get the community’s motor running. Auto racing professionals and others in the field will be among the special guests at the school’s upcoming NASCAR Family Fun Night on Sept. 15. Tim and Lisa Huddleston are sponsoring the event. The Huddleston family owns and […]

Cast your vote for top vacation photos

Attention all travelers: Voting begins Fri., Sept. 13 for the 2013 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. The Acorn Newspapers’ oldest and most popular reader participation contest is back, and starting tomorrow you can name your favorites among the top 10 finalists for each Acorn publication. Cast your vote online by visiting www.theacorn.com and clicking on the photo contest […]

Erudite Westlake High grad turns into Ironman

When Sean Wilkoff was a student at Westlake High School in the late 1990s he was a lanky volleyball player and a scholar. Today the 29-year-old is an Ironman athlete and a financial economist for the Securities Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. The Ironman competition is held in countries worldwide. Wilkoff chose to enter this year’s Ironman Canada at its […]

Mouthy parrot has his sassy say

Before my hiking buddy Tiller Montalban and his Amazon parrot shipped out for new digs in Malibu, they rented a tiny garage apartment tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains of rural Agoura. Tiller made his living as a deckhand on fishing boats and racing yachts. The bird had been his first wife’s pet and, like her, had never been […]

Tutors help students with college admissions tests

Senior Review Day is Saturday

Agoura High School and Eureka/ The Princeton Review will host a Senior Review Day from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Sept. 14 in room A-1 at the high school, 28545 Driver Ave. Professional tutors will be on hand to review and help students who plan to take or re-take the ACT or the SAT test. Students should bring all of […]

Appreciates high school scores

Thank you for putting the weekly high school football scores on the Sports page. In years past, it had been impossible to get results at a glance. Keep up all the good work you do for The Acorn. Glen Wilcox Oak Park