History lives in Calabasas John Loesing/The Acorn

History lives in Calabasas John Loesing/The Acorn SHOWING VISITORS SOME HISTORY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – Docent Lynn Jones, right, explains to a delegation of African women the history of the Leonis Adobe in Calabasas. Tina Aforu-yeboah, left, of Ghana and Helen Hatala of Tanzania were among visitors in a recent tour sponsored by the League of Women Voters. See story […]

Getting a license a tough task for teens

Acorn Staff Writer

Alarming accident rates among teenage motorists have led to tougher driving requirements in California. According to the state of California’s Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) California Driver Handbook 2000, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers. Teens as a group have more accidents than most other drivers, averaging twice as many accidents as adults, according to the […]

Calabasas courting open space partner

Acorn Staff Writer

Calabasas might join forces with the Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT), a nonprofit organization, to form a land trust that would acquire and maintain open space in the city. MRT president Steve Harris spoke to the council at its last meeting, discussing the benefits of such a partnership and how it could help the city preserve open space. Currently, Calabasas is […]

Traffic info coming soon Chuch Rogers/The Acorn

Traffic info coming soon Chuch Rogers/The Acorn RADIO ALERT – Motorists in the canyons between the 101 Freeway and Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu will soon have an emergency AM radio station to warn about bad weather, road closures or other information. See the story on page 10.

Water district to consider closing its compost plant

Acorn Staff Writer

Water district to consider closing its compost plant Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) officials say it’s time to grind out a plan of action for the controversial composting plant. They’ll consider numerous options, one of which is discontinuing compost operations altogether. Touted as an environmentally friendly way to make good use of sewer waste, the six-year-old, $50 million Rancho […]

Calabasas Municipal Court to close

Acorn Staff Writer

After this month, Calabasas residents and other locals who need to fight a traffic ticket will have to drive to Van Nuys or Malibu as the Los Angeles County Municipal Court in Calabasas closes its doors Sept. 29. Primarily a traffic court, the Calabasas courthouse also handled civil and small claims cases. With the closure of the Calabasas courthouse, traffic […]

Agoura Hills official takes Westlake post

Acorn Staff Writer

Audrey Brown, a long-time Agoura Hills official credited with helping build a community center, recreation programs and city parks, announced she’s taking a job as assistant city manager in neighboring Westlake Village. "I’m absolutely delighted that she’s coming over," said Ray Taylor, the Westlake Village city manager who hired Brown last week. Taylor said Brown was a finalist for the […]

Helsley named to commission

Helsley named to commission L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has appointed area resident Hal Helsley to the county’s Regional Planning Commission. Helsley, a public school science/technology teacher and counselor, is a 30-year resident of the unincorporated community of Cold Creek in the Santa Monica Mountains. Helsley, a strong environmental advocate, served on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board of […]

Committee reviews plans for Raypac’s property in Westlake

Acorn Staff Writer

Committee reviews plans for Raypac’s property in Westlake In a Westlake Village City Council’s Land Use Committee meeting held last week, committee members reviewed plans for the property across from the Westlake Village City Hall and next to the State Farm offices. The property is being vacated by Raypac in a few weeks. The building on the property is to […]

Feinstein, Baca unveil identity-theft task force

Joined by victims of identity theft, L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) unveiled the sheriff’s department’s identity theft strike force at a field hearing of a subcommittee on terrorism, technology and government information. Baca highlighted the accomplishments of a pilot project implemented in July 1999. The team, comprised of a lieutenant and four deputies, designed […]