2014-09-18 E-Edition

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YMCA says time is right for final fundraising push

In the throes of the recession, few were hit harder than the nation’s nonprofit organizations whose funding—the private donation—dropped faster than the falling dollar. But times are better now and so is the outlook for those charitable groups that depend on the generosity of others. Officials say sizeable contributions have been made to the $55-million Westlake Village Park and YMCA, […]

Lights, camera, Calabasas

The inaugural Calabasas Film Festival held last weekend at theaters in The Commons and at Viewpoint School gave local residents, actors and industry insiders a chance to revel in all things Hollywood. About 700 people attended the three-day film festival presented by the City of Calabasas and the Bob Smith BMW and Mini dealerships. The Calabasas Film Festival was organized […]

Augmentation of lake under scrutiny

As the drought drags on and calls for conservation increase, residents are more sensitive than ever as to how water is being used. It was no surprise when some residents noticed that the management company for the 125- acre Westlake Lake had set up a temporary connection to a fire hydrant in order to increase the lake’s falling water level. […]

Was Lawrence politicking?

School board member unduly influenced campaign, union says

The Las Virgenes Educators Association has accused Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education member Dallas Lawrence of using undue influence in campaigning for a candidate in the state school board race. Lawrence is backing Marshall Tuck, a candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and his actions have led to the belief that not only he, but the […]

Smile . . . you’re on candid newspaper!


Attention, travelers: Voting begins today for the 2014 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. The Acorn Newspapers’ oldest and most popular reader participation contest is back, and right now you can pick your favorites among the top 10 finalists. Cast your vote online by visiting www.theacorn.com and clicking on the photo contest button at the right. Your vote will […]

Former leaders operate behind the scenes

Does anyone else realize what’s going on in Agoura? A group of former City Council people have joined together into a “former mayors group” to affect policy in our area. Past Agoura Hills council members Corridori, Reinhardt, Kuperberg, Rishoff, Yacovone, McBane and Koenig are no longer in office but seemingly are trying to bear their influence as they once did […]

Wants Renger to be reelected

Visitors to my Calabasas home often remark on how good the tap water tastes. No surprise there. The Las Virgenes Water District has long been known as one of the best water agencies in the state. Its farsighted board has been ahead of the curve on water safety, water storage, wastewater treatment and composting, which is one reason we pay […]

A vote for Lewitt

I have known Jay Lewitt for many years and am supporting his campaign to represent Agoura Hills on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water Board. When Jay decided to run for office, he made it a point to become familiar with the issues facing the water district by attending LVUSD board meetings, watching meetings on the Internet and talking with neighbors […]

Renger, Lewitt and Peterson

I have lived in this district for 27 years, and I’ve often heard rumors about high water bills, overpaid employees and suspicions of wrongdoing in the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. Two years ago, I went to see for myself what’s behind the rumors. Most of these rumors aren’t backed up by facts. To separate rumor from fact, I took […]