2014-04-03 E-Edition

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Recent earthquakes cause local leaders to stand up and take notice

Chamber of Commerce making sure business community is protected

About 6:30 a.m. March 17, local residents were awakened by a magnitude 4.4 temblor, which originated on a fault line near Encino in the Santa Monica Mountains. The earthquake rattled nerves, but no damage or injuries were reported. Within days, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck the densely populated L.A. region. The temblor occurred shortly after 9 p.m. Fri., March 28 […]

Shapiro named new Calabasas mayor

The new Calabasas mayor, David Shapiro, said that in the coming year he will strive to maintain, even improve the city’s strong financial footing. He also pledged to support programs for youths and seniors, and promote local businesses and public safety. “My nature is always to give back to my community and work hard,” said Shapiro, an attorney who has […]

Supervisor candidates know local voters are key

Robert “Bobby” Shriver, one of eight candidates running in the June 3 primary to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, talked about his Kennedy heritage and original leadership style during a meetand greet with voters in the Santa Monica Mountains March 29. Yaroslavsky began his political career on the Los Angeles City Council in 1975 and […]

Pop star property invaded

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 20-year-old man who they say broke into the Calabasas home of actor and singer Selena Gomez. The incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. Sun., March 30 in the 5100 block of Garrett Court. Gomez, 21, told deputies she had arrived home with friends when she heard a noise. She called a security service and while waiting for […]

Farewell, oh hammer and nail

It’s a class at school that was synonymous with 20th century education—wood shop for boys (and its counterpart for girls, home economics). A fun, practical class and an easy grade, not to mention. Most kids loved it. Wood shop gave boys the opportunity to learn practical skills and work with tools they might never encounter at home. They learned to […]

The preservation of historic sites

The Acorn’s March 27 story regarding the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Preservation Report Card (“Calabasas earns A+ for historic preservation”) contained some errors and misconceptions that we would like to address. Amy Brink, director of community services for the City of Agoura Hills, was quoted as saying, “The more buildings you have, the more points you get,” and that Agoura Hills […]

It’s dog eat dog

I have been dog sitting in The Oaks of Calabasas for approximately two months of the year for over six years. It never ceases to amaze me how many dogs in this community are dogaggressive dogs. It is a common sight on my walks to see dogs straining at their leash at the sight of another dog, not to greet […]

Foul deed indeed

This past Saturday my husband returned to his car at Triunfo Park in Westlake Village and found that his windshield had been shattered by a foul ball from a nearby baseball game. His attempts to find out how this happened or if there was any recourse for compensation (perhaps from the league) were met with, “I don’t know, I didn’t […]

Laments bikers versus horses

I want to commend the National Park Service on the beautiful website presented for Cheeseboro National Park. Our parks are truly a treasure for all citizens to enjoy. I have lived in Agoura Hills since 1973, and have spent happy hours with family and friends riding our horses in the park, meeting hikers along the way. Children usually love seeing […]