2022-11-11 E-Edition

Young Wolf new man on council


The election hasn’t been declared official but the message is clear: 31-year-old Jeremy Wolf appears to have won election to the Agoura Hills City Council on his first try. Wolf, who is chair of the city’s planning commission, becomes the youngest person to be elected to the city council in Agoura Hills’ 40-year history. A longtime volunteer in the city […]

Albrecht rises from the pack


An open seat on the Calabasas City Council drew a trio of newcomers to the race, and the candidate who appears to have grabbed the brass ring is Edward Albrecht, an investment adviser representative and a resident of the city since 1994. The two incumbents, James Bozajian and David Shapiro, led all vote-getters in Tuesday’s election. Five candidates were vying […]

Halpern, McSweeney, Pearl return


Voters had no problem sending a trio of incumbents back to their seats on the Westlake Village City Council Tuesday. With an unknown number of mail-in and cast-on-election-day ballots still to be counted, Brad Halpern, Susan McSweeney and Ray Pearl were headed to reelection with 28.4%, 23.8% and 23.3% respectively. They were followed by newcomers Marc Bakerman and Pam Johnson, […]

School bond headed to impressive victory


Measure’s narrow defeat in 2020 is avenged The Las Virgenes Unified School District’s $340-million bond measure on Tuesday’s ballot appears to have passed with more than 61% of voters giving approval. The measure required 55% percent to pass. The money generated from the bond will help pay for capital projects throughout the district starting in 2025 when Measure R, a […]

LVUSD incumbents find reelection easy

Three incumbents on the ballot were on their way to winning reelection to the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education following Tuesday’s voting. Angela Cutbill, who was elected to the school board in 2013 and has served as a volunteer in the district for more than 25 years, led the balloting with 29.3% of the Los Angeles County […]

Queen for a day

This author as ‘nuts about squirrels’ as we are

Writer shares fun, informative facts about loveable rodent

  Regular readers of The Acorn know that the newspaper is nuts about squirrels. The rambunctious rodent has been a company mascot for more than 40 years and is the star of the paper’s regular “Squirrel of the Month” feature. And, of course, squirrels love acorns. So you can imagine our delight at cracking open “Nuts About Squirrels: The Rodents […]

Timetable set to reopen Oak Park lagoon

Damaged by the Woolsey fire and closed to the public for four years, the lagoon at Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park is on track to reopen in January 2023 following a $2.7-million refurbishment project. Kate O’Brien, chair of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District board of directors, which oversees Oak Park’s recreational facilities, acknowledged the lengthy time […]

Taking a stand on women’s rights

It might be only a ripple in the sea change for women’s rights, but on Nov. 9 a resolution condemning the government of Iran over the in-custody death of a young woman accused of improperly wearing a head covering came before the Calabasas City Council for approval. The action came as protests continue around the world in memory of 22-year-old […]