Water rate reduction advocates now have majority on LVMWD board

Water rate reduction advocates now have majority on LVMWD board By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Lower water rate advocate Vernon Padgett became the new president of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) Board of Directors in a vote last week that split 3-2. Padgett, a Calabasas resident who joined the LVMWD board in 1998, received the backing of […]

Bike lane project pedals forward

Acorn Staff Writer

Hop on your bicycle and take a ride on Agoura Road in Agoura Hills; you’ll notice a big difference. The city recently completed a $1 million construction project that added eight-foot bike lanes to both sides of the road from Kanan Road to Liberty Canyon Road. Not only that, but old bumps and cracks have been smoothed over, making the […]

Officials disagree on criteria, goals for acquiring Calabasas open space

Acorn Staff Writer

Although Calabasas officials agree on the need to acquire more open space in the years to come, they couldn’t agree on the criteria for purchasing such land at a joint meeting of the city council and planning commission last week. The Calabasas General Plan calls for the acquisition of 3,000 acres of open space. So far, the city has about […]

Westlake Village a safe place to live, cops say

Acorn Staff Writer

Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station is concerned with community crime. L.A. County Sheriff Leroy D. Baca has outlined a few things that should become common sense in terms of "street sense." Last year in the city of Westlake Village alone, there were 158 Part I crimes. That’s 14 more vs. 1999. Part I crimes include burglaries. Westlake Village had 29 residential […]

Calabasas City Council candidate wants to improve education, preserve Malibu Canyon

Acorn Staff Writer

Matthew Hooper, candidate for Calabasas City Council, seeks to improve education, especially in the area of computer technology. "The city council has not paid attention to education. I think the key as city council people, we’re responsible to every member of Calabasas, young and old," he said. As the CEO of an Internet company, he favors more computer education, especially […]

Proceeds payed from golf tournament

Andy Fox, city councilman in Thousand Oaks, has announced the distribution of six grants totaling more than $10,000 from the Andy Fox Charitable Community Fund, a nonprofit foundation administered by the Ventura County Community Foundation. The grants are funded by Fox’s annual golf tournament which is entering its eighth year at Los Robles Golf Course. Recipients included the Conejo Open […]

Two women killed in mishaps

Acorn Staff Writer

Two local women—Elizabeth Shallenberger, 51, of Calabasas, and Zorkunde Hill, 80, of Westlake Village—were both hit by vehicles and killed near their homes last week. On Wed. morning Jan. 10 around 10:30 a.m., Shallenberger was jogging south on Mountain Gate Drive in Calabasas, on the roadway just east of the sidewalk, when she was struck by a car driven by […]

Vehicle accidents down in Westlake Village

Vehicle accidents down in Westlake Village In a report put together by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for the city of Westlake Village, traffic in terms of collisions, DUI arrests, hazardous citations and parking violations have decreased. Though the report shows that the statistics aren’t at their lowest, they’re lower than last year between January and April. In 1999, […]

Countrywide profit down, but stock up

Officials of Countrywide Credit Industries, Inc., the Calabasas-based mortgage banking company, said its fiscal third-quarter profit fell 5 percent due in part to a decrease in mortgage-related investments. Earnings for the company were $95.4 million, or 80 cents per diluted share for the quarter ending Nov. 30, 2000, vs. $100.6 million, or 87 cents a share, for the third quarter […]

Business owner to run for Auto Club board

Robin C. Westmiller, a novelist and owner of Paper Depot, a stationery store in Thousand Oaks, is among a slate of four candidates running for election to the Board of Directors of the Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest affiliate of the American Automobile Association (AAA). This is the first contested club election since 1971. Ballots will go out […]