2014-07-31 E-Edition

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Country club isflooded

A water pipe burst Tuesday evening at Calabasas Country Club, flooding two floors of the building at 4515 Park Entrada in Calabasas. Maintenance workers shut down the water source and called in the Los Angeles County Fire Department to help vacuum the water and remove debris. The cleanup took about four hours, a source said. There is no estimate on […]

Pinto power

Rabbits make good companions for families

Bunnies are easy to feed and care for; No walking is required

Taking care of animals can be both fun and educational, and it can also teach responsibility to children. Some animals require more time and care than others, so you should pick a pet that fits your needs and schedule. One of the easiest animals to take care of is the rabbit. Rabbits require very little space, and you never have […]

Send us your bestfiction

The Acorn’s popular annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest is underway, and it’s easy to enter. In 100 words or fewer, write a fiction story and send it to newstip@theacorn.com. Only one entry please, and you must include your name, home address, age and phone number. No poems, only tall tales. The fiction genre is holds no bounds. You can […]

New business gives a hand to the homebound

Nancy Sisson, a law school graduate and former employee at Chase Bank in Los Angeles, has encountered her share of obstacles in life, including illness and layoffs. But the challenges she faced didn’t affect her spirit and power of positive thinking. She recently launched a business called Schleppers Errand Service to help homebound seniors, families and business owners who need […]

Family Men

To make a long story sport Sports—my 11-year-old son never really got into any of them. Until this year. When he was younger, he played soccer and tried karate, but he didn’t get along with the athleticism part of them. Then, a couple months ago, he asked his mom and me if he could play basketball. Are we doing our […]

Swift recovery

Triumvirate, a thoroughbred race horse commonly known as Swifty, was spared from a cruel fate when he was found through a network of horse lovers. But the horrific horse tale points to the brutal underbelly of horse racing. The Southern California branch of Neigh Savers, a group that rehabilitates, retrains and rehomes retired thoroughbred race horses, and is operated by […]

District saves money via bond refinancing

The refinancing of Las Virgenes Unified School District bonds will save more than $2 million in interest payments, officials announced last week. Trustees approved new financing for the 2006 bonds at their July 22 meeting. The refinance will take between 60 and 90 days to complete. The $128-million Measure G6 bond passed in 2006 with 64 percent of the vote. […]

Calabasas students stage musical classic

Harold Hill is back in town. The famed huckster who transforms the small town of River City, Iowa is the central character in Meredith Willson’s classic hit, “The Music Man,” which was performed at this year’s Calabasas Summer Theater program. The cast, which consists mostly of high school students, performed the show last weekend at the Calabasas High School Performing […]