2001-02-01

Agoura Hills has never been in better shape, the mayor says

Acorn Staff Writer

"I know you all came to hear me speak and not Mr. Cooley," said Agoura Hills Mayor Ed Corridori after newly elected Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley swore in the new members of the Agoura/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. Corridori, the keynote speaker, discussed the State of the City; Agoura Hills’ past, present and future. He […]

Cop says drug abuse among teens would drop if parents were more involved

Acorn Staff Writer

Cop says drug abuse among teens would drop if parents were more involved Being nosey in your child’s life isn’t bad and good parenting could keep your children off drugs, according to Dep. David Bates of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Bates, a full-time drug awareness teacher in Las Virgenes Unified School District as part of the sheriff’s STAR program […]

Ventura County won’t file criminal charges against teens blamed for 600-acre blaze

Acorn Staff Writer

Ventura County will attempt to recover $250,000 from the families of four teens who were charged with starting a 600-acre brush fire last Dec. 26, but have dropped all criminal charges against the three juveniles and one 18 year old in connection with starting the fire. The blaze ignited near Lindero Canyon Road and spread across 600 acres of land. […]

Council challenger wants to unite Calabasas, but says city has violated personal property rights

Acorn Staff Writer

Marcus Allen Frishman, challenger for Calabasas city council, wants to bring unity to the city, which he claims has left 99 percent of its residents "disenfranchised." "I want to build bridges and coalitions. I think the city is unable to unify the interests of the community. We have the Calabasas divide," he said. "I would like to reach out to […]

Candidates’ forum set for tonight in Calabasas



All seven candidates for Calabasas City Council are scheduled to participate in a forum tonight. The event, sponsored by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce, will begin with 7 p.m. refreshments, followed by the forum at 7:30 p.m. in the board room of Las Virgenes Unified School Distict, 4111 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. A representative of the League of Women Voters […]

Comment period extended for mountain land management plan



The National Park Service has extended the public comment period for the draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS). The new written public comment period will now close on March 31. The draft GMP/EIS is a cooperative effort among the National Park Service, California State Parks and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. It describes and analyzes five possible alternatives that […]

Not a blackout



Not a blackout About 1,600 Agoura Hills homes and businesses lost electricity Monday because of a problem with underground equipment. The power outage began at 4:23 p.m. along Thousand Oaks Boulevard between Kanan and Lindero Canyon roads. Restoring electricity "took a little longer than usual because the problem was more difficult to locate," said Rudy Gonzales, regional manager for Southern […]

New officers named by Democrats



The 37th Assembly District Democrats have announced the following new officers for the year 2001: Committee chair is Jon Sharkey of Port Hueneme. Debi Miller of Camarillo is vice chair; Leah Lacayo of Newbury Park, secretary; Sharon Hillbrandt of Camarillo, treasurer. Carol Kesselman of Thousand Oaks is representative to the party Executive Board with Murray Rosenbluth of Port Hueneme as […]

Congressman says state’s energy crisis won’t go away soon



Congressman says state’s energy crisis won’t go away soon Washington, D.C. probably won’t solve California’s problems, congressman says By Steven Holt Acorn Editor U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Woodland Hills) predicted last week that California’s electricity shortage will be around until next fall. Sherman addressed the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce last Thursday after swearing in the Chamber’s new board of directors. […]

Calabasas Chamber Board takes oath of office



Sworn in by U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Woodland Hills) last week as the new Calabasas Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors were chairman of the board Larry Negrin; first vice chair Lilianne Chaumont; vice chair of business development Brenda Johnson; Don Lucove, vice chair of finance; Rudy Gonzales, vice chair of government affairs; vice chair of membership Jeff Blum and […]