2020-09-24 E-Edition

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Calabasas mayor talks pandemic in State of the City address

As city rises up, all residents named ‘citizen of the year’

Calabasas Mayor Alicia Weintraub delivered a truncated State of the City address last week, the first all-digital presentation in the city’s history. Weintraub is wrapping up her first term on the City Council. She spoke directly to residents via a prerecorded video. The address was presented virtually rather than in person to minimize the spread of COVID-19, which has presented […]

‘Scooby Doo’ co-founder from Westlake dies

Television cartoon series started in 1969

“Scooby Doo” has been a childhood staple for more than half-a-century—the easily frightened Great Dane and his four friends have been solving mysteries since 1969 when the animated series debuted on American television. One of the show’s key creators, Joe Ruby, died at his home in Westlake Village on Aug. 26. Ruby, 87, died due to complications from a fall, […]

LVUSD candidates’ forum set for Oct. 13

The Acorn Newspapers and City of Calabasas will host a candidates’ forum for the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education election that is coming Nov. 3. Three candidates are running for two seats on the board: incumbent Linda Menges, who is running for her second term; challenger Kathryn Vadehra, a pediatrician and Calabasas High School parent faculty club […]

Seriously? Somebody stole the nice Old Topanga Canyon landmark sign

‘It’s a beautiful marker, there to commemorate a history,” official said

A historical marker installed in Calabasas over the summer to recognize an important part of city history has been stolen, officials report. The marker, a bronze plaque that stood at the entrance to Old Topanga Canyon Road, was one of nine installed in the city to commemorate historically significant areas and buildings. Maureen Tamuri, community development director, said she was […]

Trick-or-treating discouraged but not banned in L.A. and Ventura counties

Bring back the snack-size Snickers and cue the costumes: Halloween lives. After announcing a cancellation of trick-or-treating last week, Ventura County authorities issued a revised Halloween order in which door-to-door trick-or-treating is discouraged but not banned. Los Angeles County health officials did the same walk-back—first canceling the Halloween tradition and then saying it is still permissible, with precautions. In last […]


When life is on the line, compassion matters


Few words in the English language elicit a response like the word suicide. Despite its prevalence, and how it uproots lives in such a dramatic way, suicide is rarely discussed in social settings, and even less so publicly. Many families who’ve seen loved ones take their own lives suffer in silence because they share guilt about the act and worry […]

Agoura-Kanan intersection

Did I read that correctly? There was an article that stated the city is planning to expand Agoura Road to help the traffic congestion to the beach. First of all, the congestion is on Kanan, not Agoura Road, and our tax money was just spent on widening this road and putting in benches and street lights a couple years ago. […]