2015-07-02 E-Edition

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New law bans religious exemption for school vaccinations

‘This is a very emotional and difficult issue,’ one lawmaker said

A law that bars religious and other personal-belief exemptions from school vaccinations received majority approval in the state Assembly last week and was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation goes into effect one year from now, but opponents are threatening to appeal it on grounds that parents should retain the right to choose what’s best for […]

Your turn to speak

Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thoughts and concerns on any matter you wish. Send your letter to newstip@theacorn.com and please include name, address and phone number. […]

July 4 fun at the Reagan Library

To celebrate the nation’s 239th birthday, the Reagan Library will host a day full of family activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., July 4 at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, All outdoor activities are free. Admission rates apply to view the Reagan Museum, Air Force One Pavilion and Football! The Exhibition. Following is the schedule: 10 a.m. to […]

Pet of the week

Scandinavian summer

Staid Calabasas business closes

Nursery began 40 years ago

It’s the end of an era for Sperling Nursery, an original Calabasas business that is being turned into a Nissan auto dealership. A family-run establishment for the past 40 years, Sperling was sold to Chicago-based Slevin Capital Development, the parent company of Slevin Automotive Group, which owns and operates car dealerships in Chicago and Southern California. Once the changeover is […]

Crutch collection

The Cronies Crutch Crusade has begun. Used crutches can be donated at any Cronies location. With the assistance of Partners for World Health, the crutches will be distributed to people in need throughout the world. Cronies locations are: 5687 Kanan Road, Agoura Hills; 1620 Newbury Road, Newbury Park; 2752 Cochran St., Simi Valley, and 370 N. Lantana St., Camarillo. The […]

Adat Elohim selects spiritual leader

After a two-year search, Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks has found a new spiritual leader. Rabbi Andrew Straus joined the temple July 1. “We were looking for someone who could really represent us and who could be somebody who would be warm and spiritual and intellectual but not stodgy,” said Seth Stevens, president of the temple’s board of trustees. […]

Senior center construction underway

A ‘dream come true’ for city’s elderly

The City of Calabasas says welcome to the golden years. More than 100 people, many of them elderly, gathered at the Civic Center Tuesday to take part in a ground-breaking ceremony for a new 9,500-squarefoot senior center. Construction for the two-story recreational facility behind the library and city hall will begin July 20, and should be completed in about a […]