2001-04-05

City of Agoura Hills to tighten its belt

Acorn Staff Writer

Following several years of economic prosperity and healthy budgets, officials with the city of Agoura Hills recently called for a "cautious" approach to future spending. Although its budget remains comfortably in the black, the city faces uncertain times due to the California energy crunch and an overall economic downturn, City Manager Dave Adams said in an address to the city […]

Calabasas to explore a money-making proposition

Acorn Staff Writer

In a narrow vote at its last meeting, the Calabasas City Council voted to explore the possibility of refinancing the New Millennium Mello-Roos Community Facilities District (CFD), which could bring income into the city without liability, according to City Manager Donald Duckworth. The Mello-Roos (named for its legislative sponsors) Community Facilities District Act of 1982 established a method of financing […]

More streets in Oak Park will be resurfaced

Acorn Staff Writer

Oak Park has the image of being a sparking new community, but in reality, many of its streets were built in the 1970s and now need major repairs. The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC), the community’s governing body, announced last week that phase two of its street resurfacing program will get underway next year. The work will include three […]

Shadow Day at water reclamation facility LISA ADAMS/The Acorn



Shadow Day at water reclamation facility LISA ADAMS/The Acorn LEARNING ABOUT WATER––Lab assistant Paul Jorgensen, left, shows Calabasas High School junior Elan Levy, 17, how to search for bacteria and microorganisms in drinking water during "Shadow Day" at Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s (LVMWD) Tapia reclamation facility near Malibu. Last week, Calabasas students had an opportunity to hear firsthand the […]

Carrying the torch LANNON HARLEY/ The Acorn



Carrying the torch LANNON HARLEY/ The Acorn BROWNIE OLYMPICS––Megan Trgovich from Troop 547 of Thousand Oaks waves to the crowd as she carries the Olympic Torch during the opening ceremony of the Brownie Olympics last week in Westlake Village. The event draws more than 700 Brownies from throughout Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes. Following Megan is Brownie Lauren Bushey and her dad, […]

100 years old Despite Alzheimer’s, her birthday is a special occasion in Calabasas -Page 22



100 years old Despite Alzheimer’s, her birthday is a special occasion in Calabasas -Page 22

To be fenced Popular party place for teen trespassers about to be enclosed -Page 7



To be fenced Popular party place for teen trespassers about to be enclosed -Page 7

A big win



Charger pitcher gets a ‘W’ against T.O. Lancers -Page 33

New mayor meets first goal of streamlining meetings, looks forward to the future

Acorn Staff Writer

When Janice Lee became mayor of Calabasas two weeks ago, she expressed a desire to make the city council meetings shorter and more efficient, a goal she achieved the following night, when she presided over the council for the first time. The meeting, which included some complicated and controversial issues (see story on page 1), was completed before 10 p.m., […]

‘Great City Hall Tune-In’ continues this week



The city of Calabasas has announced that CTV-the Calabasas Channel has joined with government access channels across the country in a national marketing campaign, "The Great City Hall Tune-In," to be celebrated through April 6. Designed to promote awareness of televised local government meetings and increase viewing audiences, the Tune-In brings numerous jurisdictions together to promote a shared vision. Sponsored […]