2000-11-09

The electorate speaks in the New Millenium Pavley takes Assembly seat

Acorn Staff Writer

The electorate speaks in the New Millenium Pavley takes Assembly seat Fran Pavley, Agoura Hills’ first mayor and long-time workhorse for the environment, earned the biggest prize of her political career Tuesday by defeating Republican candidate Jayne Murphy Shapiro in the race for 41st Assembly District. Pavley, a 51-year-old Democrat, won 60 percent of the vote in the district that […]

Oak Park elects two to MAC, school board

Acorn Staff Writer

Voters Tuesday reelected a pair of incumbents to the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education and also gave a vote of confidence to the chairman of the community’s Municipal Advisory Council (MAC). Jim Kalember, a school board member since 1987, and Jan Iceland, a member since 1992, won easily over challengers Kevin Carr and Steve Henning. Iceland, the […]

Incumbents ousted in LVMWD

Acorn Staff Writer

In a stunning reversal of fortune at Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD), two challengers beat their better known incumbent opponents for election to the district’s board of directors on Tuesday. Charles Caspary defeated Board Chairman Gordon Knopp 62 percent to 38 percent in Division I, an area that includes Calabasas Park, Hidden Hills, West Hills and several unincorporated parts […]

Riding club youth beautify Old Agoura CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn



Riding club youth beautify Old Agoura CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn CLEANING UP––Students from Sumac Elementary, A.E. Wright and Lindero Canyon middle schools (members of Rachel’s Riding Club) quietly do good things for many people. Early Saturday morning, 13 members, led by founder Rachel Wachs, right, remove trash from roadsides and ditches that border the Equestrian Center in Old Agoura. They’ve rescued […]

Fight continues over roadway extension



Since Oct. 15, 1981, there’s been a fight to add an extension to Yellowwood Drive, a cul-de-sac, and designate it as a "future street" westerly to the L.A./Ventura county boundary. Recently, JBH Development Company requested that the Westlake Village City Council reconsider a previous rejection. The original purpose was to open up Yellowwood Drive and accommodate primary access to an […]

T.O. voters elect Parks and Masry for council



T.O. voters elect Parks and Masry for council At the end of an election season that saw record amounts of money spent on local campaigns, the slow-growth team of Linda Parks and Ed Masry have won seats on the Thousand Oaks City Council. The two awaited election results in the ballroom of the Westlake Hyatt Hotel, where a very confident […]

Independence can be taught at home

Acorn Staff Writer
Know how to deal with the power struggles between you and your child and which punishment works best?
Know the difference between praise and encouragement, or the different types of rewards?


Acorn Staff Writer Know how to deal with the power struggles between you and your child and which punishment works best? Know the difference between praise and encouragement, or the different types of rewards? Raising a child is no easy task in today’s helter-skelter environment, according to Karin Hart, a Westlake Village child psychologist. But with the right approach, parenting […]

Local man sentenced for stock fraud

Acorn Staff Writer

An Agoura Hills man attempting to make millions of dollars on the unlawful sale of high-flying technology stocks was sentenced last week to 30 months in jail and three years probation. Aerick Wesley Brown, 35, pleaded guilty three months ago in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to two counts of securities fraud for short-selling thousands of shares of American […]

Special ed gets help



After 20 years of being in arrears, Gov. Gray Davis announced on Oct. 26 that the state will pay school districts a settlement of $520 million for past costs and $100 million more a year for state-mandated special education programs and services. For Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD), it means about $900,000 more in special education funding for this […]

City mails to residents ‘The Citizens’ Guide to Calabasas’

Acorn Staff Writer

If you’ve ever wanted to know anything about Calabasas, "The Citizens’ Guide to Calabasas" probably contains the information you need. The well-designed publication was distributed to all Calabasas residents via bulk mail last week. The guidebook is the brainchild and hard work of Calabasas City Councilman James Bozajian, who came up with the idea quite a while ago when he […]