Get ready for a splashdown! LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Get ready for a splashdown! LISA ADAMS/The Acorn JUMP INTO A POOL FULL OF SUMMER FUN – Calabasas resident Mark Hanson, 14, enjoys a bird’s-eye view from the high dive at Agoura High School’s swimming pool during an open swim. Open swim is one hour long–from 11 a.m. to noon–Monday through Friday. Folks of all ages can enjoy a cool, […]

Oak Park football players may be suspended for alcohol incident

Acorn Staff Writer

According to Sgt. Mark Liddi of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, just after midnight on Sat., July 8, seven football players from Oak Park High School (OPHS) varsity team were cited for drinking alcohol along with four football players from the Santa Ynez area while at a school-sanctioned overnight trip to Santa Ynez to participate in the Passing League […]

Hilltop mansion gets the axe

Acorn Staff Writer

Despite recommendations by city staff members and even a last-minute withdrawal by the applicant, the Calabasas Planning Commission recently voted down a proposal for a controversial hilltop mansion after lengthy discussion and comments from area residents. It marked the second time that the proposal came before planning commissioners. The home was proposed by Richard and Pamela Aronoff. They wanted to […]

Local school district reorganizes its personnel

Acorn Staff Writer

Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is reorganizing its administrative staff for the coming year, with most of the new job titles going to current front office veterans. Joe Nardo, the district’s director of pupil services, takes on new responsibilities as director of secondary education. Madge Lamb, director of curriculum and instruction, will be LVUSD’s new director of elementary education. […]

Officials express fear for scooter operators

Acorn Staff Writer

As the number of motorized scooters mounts here, many local residents and city officials are afraid for the safety of those who ride them. A concerned Peter Julian addressed the Agoura Hills City Council meeting last week about the issue. He was upset about the ages of the riders and said they weren’t wearing protective helmets. "Children ride these motorized […]


UNSAFE OR UNWELCOME? "Go Peds" such as this one and scooters are creating concerns and complaints in local areas, including Agoura Hills where the subject came up at last week’s city council meeting.

Sunday concert rehearsals begin

REHEARSING FOR THIS WEEKEND–Trumpet player Jack Sheldon rehearses with the Agoura HIlls – Las Virgenes Community Concert Band, under the direction of conductor Matt McKagan, center, for this Sunday’s 6 p.m. concert in Chumash Park.

Slurry seal repairs worry residents

Acorn Staff Writer

Some residents of First Neighborhood in Westlake Village have expressed concern about the condition of streets after new blacktop appeared in their neighborhood. Michael Berry claimed that the asphault was eroding where vehicle tires had dug right through the material. "In the morning, you could see the imprint of tires on the street where the car sunk right into the […]

Two local court cases postponed

Two local court cases of interest have been postponed until August. The case of the two Agoura High School males arrested on campus Fri., June 16 and charged with attempted second degree burglary with intent to make an explosive device, has been continued to Fri., Aug. 18, after a court appearance on July 12. The 15-year-old boys were stopped early […]

Committee to review park proposal

Acorn Editor

A group of residents in Westlake Village, feeling pressure from the city, are deciding how they’ll react to a park that’s proposed for their neighborhood. Homeowners from Canyon Oaks in Westlake Village met last week in city hall and formed a committee to officially respond to a park proposal for Lot 79. They fear that if they don’t provide feedback […]