2014-12-18 E-Edition

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Businesses want City of Calabasas to relax sign laws

Current ordinance too restrictive, Chamber says

A group of business owners in Calabasas asked the City Council at its Dec. 10 meeting to review the restrictions on sign usage in the city. The group wants more freeway facing signs, fewer restrictions on the size of monument signs and elimination of the ban on sidewalk signs. The issue was placed on the council’s agenda after it received […]

Newcomers join OPUSD school board

Ross, Hazelton, Helfstein take oath

The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education officially welcomed three new members during its Dec. 9 reorganization meeting. Derek Ross, Drew Hazelton and Denise Helfstein were sworn into offi ce, and a farewell was given to board president Mary Pallant, who had decided not to run for reelection. Superintendent Tony Knight said that when Pallant was elected to […]

Viewpoint names McKee

Viewpoint School’s board of trustees unanimously selected Mark McKee as the school’s next leader in charge of daily operations. McKee is currently head of school at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School in San Mateo, Calif., and brings to Viewpoint more than 20 years of leadership experience in K-12 independent schools. McKee will assume his role at the private Calabasas school […]

Water board reorganizes

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board members were sworn into office at LVMWD’s Dec. 9 meeting. Incumbent board directors Glen Peterson (Division 2) and Lee Renger (Division 3), along with the newly elected Jay Lewitt (Division 5) began new four-year terms. Lewitt replaces former board member Barry Steinhardt after defeating him in the Nov. 4 election. Incumbent board members Charles […]

Local cities are learning to read sign language

Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village embrace a business sign policy that suggests the size of the sign is inversely proportional to the beauty of the city. The bigger the sign, the uglier the environment; the smaller the sign, the better off we all are. But businesses don’t see it that way. Storefront and building signage is the lifeblood of […]

Political Cartoon

Acorn policy of free speech comes under question

I am writing in support of Martin Jansen’s letter to the editor, “Letters could use some censorship (Dec. 11), and to dispute the feeble answer given by The Acorn. The rants about the current administration, specifically about President Obama, have no place in any newspaper. Remember the utmost respect with which we treated President George W. Bush. The answer by […]


Martin Jansen hit the nail on the head and your response was disingenuous at best. You often support Obama bashing, Christianity and right-wing agendas despite your level-playing-field counterpoint to Martin Jansen, so shame on you. I genuinely respect your perspective no more, no less, as is your right because you own the paper. Your selection to publish is completely controlled […]