The winner of our annual photo contest

FIRST PLACE PHOTO–Westlake Village resident George Turek collects $100 for this picture in our Y2K ‘‘Take Your Acorn on Vacation" photo contest. George was visiting Montego Bay, Jamaica, in June when he was captured on film with his Acorn. We think George will probably use the hundred bucks to invest in something practical-like a pair of pants, "Mon!" See more […]

Local districts make the grade Schools score high in Stanford 9 tests

Acorn Staff Writer

Local districts make the grade Schools score high in Stanford 9 tests For the second consecutive year, Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) turned in one of the best overall performances in the Conejo and San Fernando valleys as a result of scores posted in standardized testing. Agoura High School and Lindero Canyon Middle School won the area’s top high […]

Apartment complex decision delayed

Acorn Staff Writer

Developers of a proposed apartment complex, which was twice rejected by the Calabasas Planning Commission, appealed to the city council for a second time Wednesday, only to have a decision put off until at least the end of the month. The 134-unit luxury apartment complex would be constructed on an 11.63 acre site on the east side of Las Virgenes […]

Festival is a success CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

Festival is a success CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn A PENNY FOR HER THOUGHTS–Ariel Beesley, a 7-year-old Bay Laurel Elementary student, falls in love with artist Barbara Larson’s garden mermaid on display at last Saturday’s Cultural Festival at Calabasas’ Old Town. The all-day event celebrated October as Los Angeles County’s Arts and Humanities Month. Participation was free and open to the public. […]

Forum planned

The Community Foundation for Oak Park will host an Election Forum to give residents an opportunity to see and hear the candidates for the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC), the Oak Park Unified School District Board, and those supporting and opposing "Measure O" (the Ventura County Tobacco Tax Initiative) on the Nov. 7 ballot. The forum will be at […]

MAC candidate targets traffic

Acorn Staff Writer

When the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) approved construction of six speed humps in a neighborhood of fast-moving cars, concerned resident Deena Parry was said to be the driving force. Parry, who led a petition drive to have the speed humps installed between Kanan Road and Woodcrest Place, said her fears Oak Park traffic are the main reason she’s […]

Rufener says he makes sense for LVMWD

Acorn Staff Writer

For Westlake Village resident Ken Rufener, retirement doesn’t mean laziness. Far from it. The 80-year-old candidate for Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) plays golf weekly, takes a friend to the doctor on a regular basis, does his own yard work and is involved in a major fundraiser at his church. Hardly a day goes by that Rufener isn’t busy. […]

Suspect sought

A peeping Tom, prowler/burglar was spotted at 8:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 4 at an apartment in the vicinity of Lost Hills and Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. The suspect (white or Hispanic male, 25, (6-0, 200) is 6 feet tall or slightly taller. He wore dark clothing and peered into windows of unsuspecting victims. He was bold during the recent […]

Oak Park tries to jump-start a new RV ordinance

More than a year after tackling the issue of large recreational vehicles parked on neighborhood streets, Oak Park is still trying to pass an ordinance that will satisfy both RV owners and legal tests. The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) called for the new ordinance after hearing complaints about motorhomes that remained parked in front of houses for long […]

Crossing guard feels the warmth of Oak Park

Acorn Staff Writer

Morris Rousso, a 72-year-old crossing guard at Red Oak Elementary School in Oak Park, went back to work Tuesday after suffering a mild stroke that could have cost him his life. Rousso said he lost control of his legs and felt one of his arms go numb while he was on the job directing foot traffic in front of the […]