Calabasas to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year

LIGHTING OF THE EIFFEL TOWER––Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year is the city of Calabasas. The first official event to mark the occasion was on New Year’s Eve with the lighting of a 55-foot replica of Paris’ famous Eiffel Tower, left. Preparing for Sunday night’s ceremony and tower lighting are left to right: City of Calabasas Director of Parks and […]

Oak Park football players, community find a silver lining

Acorn Staff Writer

A negative event last year eventually caused a positive reaction in Oak Park. Last July, many of the varsity football players at Oak Park High School were involved in possession of alcohol during an out-of-town football camp. To compensate for their mistake, 15 players had to participate in a program set up by peace officers known as "Cops ’N’ Jocks." […]

Fire department to seek $250,000 in restitution

Acorn Staff Writer

Fire department to seek $250,000 in restitution Last week’s 600-acre Westlake fire cost about $250,000 to suppress and the Ventura County Fire Department will seek restitution from the four teenagers who allegedly caused it, officials said Friday. The figure is an estimate by financial representatives from the fire department as well as the California Department of Forestry, according to Sandi […]

L.A. County D.A. to speak here

L.A. County D.A. to speak here Steve Cooley, the newly elected Los Angeles County District Attorney, will be the keynote speaker at the Agoura/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce installation luncheon later this month. Cooley defeated incumbent Gil Garcetti in the November general election. The Agoura Hills luncheon will feature the swearing in of the Chamber’s new board of directors, including […]

Seven candidates file papers to run for Calabasas City Council

Acorn Staff Writer

Seven residents have officially declared their candidacy for three seats on the Calabasas City Council in the March 6 election. The candidates include two incumbents, Lesley Devine and James Bozajian, and Planning Commissioner Michael Harrison. The other candidates are: Karmen Brower, Leslie Abraham-Wolf, Matthew Hooper and Marcus Allen Frishman. The Calabasas City Council is comprised of five members elected at […]

Hearing set for water tax

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) has announced a public hearing for Tues., Jan. 23 to discuss continuation of its annual parcel tax. Under the tax which started six years ago, property owners with less than one acre pay $10 per parcel or an average of 83 cents a month. Owners with more than an acre pay $10 per acre. […]

Calabasas adds a new crossing guard

Acorn Staff Writer

Students returned to Chaparral Elementary School in Calabasas yesterday feeling a little safer about crossing Mulholland Highway. The city’s Traffic and Transportation Department began a five-month pilot program in which a crossing guard was put into place to escort children across the busy street where it intersects with Declaration Avenue. Residents of the Mulwood neighborhood prompted the action after expressing […]

Walking to school offers benefits

Children today don’t have the opportunities to be as physically active vs. previous generations. Many schools don’t have physical education classes every day and many elementary schools are removing recess from the daily schedule. At home, children have a wider variety of television programs and video games filling their leisure time. Less than 10 percent of trips to and from […]

What’s up with that? CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

What’s up with that? CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn ON THE MOVE––The landscape and views between Agoura Road and the 101 Freeway in Westlake Village are taking on a new look as old structures are cleared in preparation for new buildings. The construction of two two-story office buildings will occupy the 8.7-acre site that sits immediately across from the construction of Westlake […]

T.O. presents customer service awards

Thousand Oaks City Manager MaryJane Lazz recently presented the quarterly Customer Service Award to the Community Development Department’s Permit Processing Group: Tony Alvarado, Shelly Austin, Rigo Barrera, Marjan Behzadi, Wilfredo Chua, Susan Kane, Steve Kearns, Maria Prescott, Byron Sells, Ian Share, Diane Shipton, Spyros Sipsas, Joana Smith, Irene Tomlin and Alicea Ware. Lazz recognized the group for their diligence in […]