2016-03-31 E-Edition

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Calabasas celebrates 25th anniversary with yearlong activities

Self-determination was impetus behind 1991 cityhood drive

Calabasas officials are assembling a collection of historical mementos and organizing a full slate of festivities that will begin in April and continue throughout the year to commemorate the city’s silver anniversary. On March 5, 1991, voters went to the polls and approved incorporation of the city by a margin of 91 percent. A month later, Calabasas became the last […]

Events will honor the area’s storied past

Special events marking Calabasas’s 25th anniversary will begin next month and continue throughout the year. On Tues., April 5, Mayor James Bozajian will speak about the history of Calabasas during an annual mayoral luncheon hosted by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce at the Calabasas Country Club. Bozajian is the longest-serving member of the City Council. At 6:30 p.m. Thurs., April […]

Historical Adobe swings into spring

Civic center to get park and trails


The City of Calabasas is moving ahead with a plan to build a small walking park behind the civic center, constructed in 2008. The park will include a looping trail, new trees and a picnic area overlooking the San Fernando Valley. At a meeting last week, officials approved an agreement with Kilroy Realty Corp., the property owner, to allow public […]

Acorn owners mark 20-year anniversary at the helm

Jim and Lisa Rule purchased the newspaper in 1996

The Acorn is middle-aged at 42, but owners Jim and Lisa Rule have kept the publication forward-thinking and young at heart since buying it 20 years ago. On April 3, the Rules will celebrate two decades of owning the business. Jim Rule had been the publisher for Baker Communication for 10 years prior to purchasing The Acorn. Baker owned and […]

Calabasas City Council settles debate over senior center fees

The Calabasas City Council decided the final membership fees for the city’s new senior center that will open in June. The yearly fees will be $100 for individuals and $125 for couples who live in Calabasas. Nonresidents can join for $150 a year and couples for $175, space permitting. Day passes will also be offered at $3 for residents and […]


Agoura Hills A resident on Davids Road reported that a thief stole a $25,000 Angenieux camera lens from the hallway of his home March 13. A vandal caused $700 in damage denting a door and shattering the window of a car parked on Defender Drive March 11. Calabasas A thief stole a Swiss Army knife, a credit card and an […]

New planning commissioner is ready to tackle latest Calabasas development

Using his engineering knowledge and detailed understanding of the city’s General Plan, new Calabasas planning commissioner Peter Kraut said he will strive to make informed and balanced decisions for the benefit of the community. Councilmember Alicia Weintraub chose Kraut to replace David Litt, who recently resigned from the commission. The panel makes decisions and recommendations on a variety of land […]

Down memory lane with Calabasas


The history speaks volumes, the story of Calabasas city-hood and how it transformed a community. In April 1991, Calabasas officially became incorporated as the last of the 88 cities comprising Los Angeles County. It was the beginning of a 25-year plan by the city’s founding fathers that would place Calabasas indelibly on the L.A. County map and help make it […]