Calabasas City Council fills two posts on planning commission

Acorn Staff Writer

The Calabasas City Council appointed Toby Keeler and re-appointed Scott Solomon to the city’s planning commission at its meeting last week. Both will serve two-year terms, unless the new council reorganizes the planning commission after the March 6 election. Keeler’s been active in land use and community issues since Calabasas became a city in 1991. That year, he chaired the […]

School rallies behind Great Race of Agoura

GREAT RACE PROMOTION––A multigenerational Willow Elementary School picnic to raise awareness of the 16th annual Great Race of Agoura attracts a crowd at the school campus in Agoura Hills. Parents, grandparents and students brought a picnic lunch to enjoy during the noon hour and talk about preparations for the Great Race of Agoura which will be held on Sat., Feb. […]

Seventh period experiment continues at OPHS

Acorn Staff Writer

The need for outside private tutoring is no longer an issue for students at Oak Park High School (OPHS). To improve grades, the school has modified its academic year with a seventh period support time. This new addition to the OPHS schedule has been designated between 2:15 and 3:05 p.m. Students are now moving into the second quarter of the […]

Mayor portrays ‘Indiana Jones’ during upbeat State of City address

Acorn Staff Writer

The crowd knew something special was about to happen as the lights dimmed in the Calabasas City Council chambers last Thursday evening. First came strains of the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" theme song. Then he walked in, with the trademark leather jacket and classic hat. Could it be adventurer Indiana Jones? Well, not exactly. Actually, it was Calabasas Mayor […]

Council candidate wants to combine environmentalism with ‘smart growth’

Acorn Staff Writer

An ardent environmentalist, planning commissioner Michael Harrison would continue to preserve Calabasas’ natural resources while allowing for some of what he calls "smart-growth" development, if he’s elected to the city council in March. He also wants to forge a community that will continue to provide and increase the amenities that brought people to Calabasas in the first place. "There are […]

Yerba Buena student, 5, helps pets LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Yerba Buena student, 5, helps pets LISA ADAMS/The Acorn A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND––Liana Moss, left, 5, a Yerba Buena Elementary School kindergarten student, donates dog treats and towels for animals at the Agoura Animal Shelter. Shelter volunteer Sally Sakai receives the treats while a female Labrador/retriever mix anxiously waits to sample the goodies. Liana loves animals and hopes to be […]

Calabasas Council gives itself a raise They get $165 more per month; the first raise they’ve ever had

Calabasas Council gives itself a raise They get $165 more per month; the first raise they’ve ever had Although it won’t make them millionaires, the Calabasas City Council will receive an increase of $165 per month beginning with the newly seated council in April. The raise will bring their salaries up to $465 per month. The California Government Code provides […]

Pavley to chair resources subcommittee in Assembly

California state Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg recently announced the appointment of Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) as Chairwoman of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Resources. The subcommittee has primary responsibility for the budgets of the California Resources and the Environmental Protection agencies and their subsidiary boards and departments as well as the Department of Food and Agriculture. "Her long record […]

Seniors learn about Agoura Hills programs CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

Seniors learn about Agoura Hills programs CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn ENROLLING––The Agoura Hills Recreation Center is filled with activity when hundreds of local senior citizens meet, talk and sign up for workshops, dance instruction, yogi lessons, jazzercise, music classes and excursions that are available all year. More than 20 activities were represented by teachers and instructors. Information is available at Agoura […]

Candidate forum scheduled

All Calabasas City Council candidates have been invited to participate in a Candidates’ Forum from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. Mon., Feb. 5 at Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, 4232 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. Doors will open 7 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation and Calabasas Park Homeowners Association. Seven candidates are seeking three seats. Upon […]