2000-10-05

Westlake residents ask: ‘Who wanted park playfields?’ Homeowners get defensive about facilities in their own neighborhoods

Acorn Staff Writer

Westlake residents ask: ‘Who wanted park playfields?’ Homeowners get defensive about facilities in their own neighborhoods Westlake Village City Councilmembers unanimously agreed to continue eminent domain proceedings to purchase a site known as Lot 79 and to proceed with building a passive sports park at Foxfield, which is a one-acre lot at Lindero Canyon Road and Foxfield Drive. According to […]

Public transit still moving in Calabasas

Acorn Staff Writer

Public transit still moving in Calabasas If you want to take advantage of various entertainment and dining amenities in Calabasas, but don’t want to hassle with weekend traffic and parking, the city’s come up with a solution — take the city trolley. Designed with the Old West in mind, the bright red trolley runs through the city every weekend, picking […]

A. E. Wright Middle School parents call for teacher’s dismissal

Acorn Staff Writer

A history teacher who was transferred from Calabasas High School to A.E. Wright Middle School continues to be disruptive and should be removed from class, according to angry parents. Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) administrators took Lee Shagin and fellow Calabasas High School (CHS) teacher Diane McEvoy out of the high school last month because of growing antagonism between […]

Showing strike support



HITTING THE BRICKS–L. A. County employees at the Agoura Animal Shelter inaugurated the first day of the county’s rolling strike by picketing the facility all day Monday. The shelter’s volunteer staff was allowed to care for the animals and maintain the kennels during the one day closure. The strike involves bus and train operators for the county Mass Transit Authority […]

Winners to be announced soon



Due to incredible response, we’re still judging the entries in our Y2K "Take an Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest." We sincerely appreciate your participation and will display the winning photographs and start printing photo pages of honorable mentions in next week’s edition. Photo pages will continue intermittently through next summer, so look for one of your pictures in an upcoming […]

Water board challenger calls for lower rates

Acorn Staff Writer

Glen Longarini, a Westlake Village resident who has a master’s degree in business, says Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) needs a director on its board with strong financial sense if water rates are ever to come down. Longarini, 35, is challenging incumbent Ken Rufener in the Nov. 7 election to represent Division IV of LVMWD, a region that includes […]

Skateboard park grand opening planned



The city of Calabasas is shooting for an Oct. 28 grand opening of its new skate park, according to John Keisler, director of community services. The skating facility will operate on a part-time basis, three to four hours daily, three days a week, on the basketball court of Gates Canyon Park. The Calabasas City Council approved the project in July. […]

For the record



In last week’s Acorn, Michael Fichera was incorrectly named as the president of the Calabasas Park Homeown-ers Association. Fichera is a past president and is currently corresponding secretary. Gary Klein is the current president of the organization.

Cops seek public’s help in jewelry burglaries



Capt. John O’Brien of Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station is asking for the public’s help in identifying suspect(s) wanted for high dollar loss burglaries. Most occurred between January and August. Burglaries have occurred in gated and non-gated areas of Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Westlake Village. Similar thefts have been reported, too, in the North Ranch area of Thousand Oaks. Only expensive […]

Next Tuesday is deadline for voter registration



The final date for Californians to register for the Nov. 7 presidential general election is Oct. 10. Ventura County residents wishing to register may do so at the office of the Ventura County Elections Division in the Hall of Administration, Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura. The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Fridays. […]