2000-12-28

December fire scorches 600 acres

Acorn Staff Writer

Four local teenagers inadvertently caused what became a 600-acre fire when heat and sparks from the vehicle they had allegedly stolen ignited with dry brush in areas near Lakeview Canyon Road and Woodland Grove Court. The fire was reported at 2:26 a.m. Tuesday in the Westlake portion of T.O. No structures were damaged in the fire and there were no […]

Rishoff accepts position offered by Assemblywoman

Acorn Staff Writer

Taxes, transportation, education; Agoura Hills City Councilwoman Louise Rishoff hears the issues that people care about. But now Rishoff has become a sounding board for more than just one city. The 59-year-old lawyer recently took a job as staff director for the state’s 41st Assembly District, an area that includes Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Malibu. Rishoff’s […]

Benefactor may help OPHS

Acorn Staff Writer

In a surprise announcement that bodes well for Oak Park High School’s struggle to build a new visual and performing arts theater, officials say an anonymous donor has expressed willingness to pay for perhaps as much as half of the building’s $4.5 million cost. Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) has earmarked $2 million for the project, but the Oak […]

Hanukkah ends tonight LISA ADAMS/The Acorn



Hanukkah ends tonight LISA ADAMS/The Acorn MIRACLE OF LIGHTS––Temple Beth Haverim Assistant Rabbi Len Muroff, above left, Cantor Kenny Ellis, and members of the temple’s children’s choir recite the blessing over the candles during the fifth annual Menorah lighting at the Westlake Promenade shopping center. The public was invited to celebrate the second night of Hanukkah last Friday evening, which […]

Early deadline



New Year’s Day on Mon., Jan. 1 is a holiday and forces The Acorn Newspapers into early deadlines. Space must be reserved by noon tomorrow, Dec. 29 for all display and classified advertising in the Jan. 4 edition. Our office will be closed Mon., Jan. 1. Happy New Year!

Planning commissioners send proposed office building back to drawing board

Acorn Staff Writer

The Calabasas Planning Commission rejected a proposal for a new office building and told the developer to go back to the drawing board and rethink his plans before returning to the commission. Only three of the commissioners discussed the proposal. Chairman Mike Tingus excused himself from the discussion because he had represented the applicant in brokering the deal. Commissioner James […]

Leadership program expands at CSUN



The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently voted unanimously to expand the leadership training academy for its employees operated by Cal State University Northridge (CSUN). The board approved a five-year contract worth $2.1 million the first year with CSUN’s Center for Management and Organization Development to continue training county workers in leadership and human resource development. Fifth District County […]

Auto insurance firm relocates



Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. (NYSE:PGR), one of the nation’s largest auto insurers, has moved its Woodland Hills claims office to the Johnston Group’s Corporate Center office park in Calabasas. The company signed a $1.27 million, five-year lease for 9,714 sq. ft. Branch manager Charlie Neville said they were drawn to Corporate Center for its attractive environment, flexibility for growth and […]

How to start up a business



A professional training course for individuals interested in starting their own business ventures is up and running on the Internet, My Own Business, Inc., of Rowland Heights, Calif. announced. Available at the Website www.myownbusiness.org, the training course is presented free as a public service. There are no costs for materials, no registration fees and no offers designed to sell related […]

T.O. to fill vacancies Nancy Dillon, city clerk in Thousand Oaks, has announced the following vacancies:



T.O. to fill vacancies Nancy Dillon, city clerk in Thousand Oaks, has announced the following vacancies: Community Events Funding Review Committee (five positions): One position runs through December 2001, and the additional four positions will expire December 2002. City residency is required. The Application closing date is Jan. 10. Community Budget Task Force (nine positions): City residency is required and […]