Boardmember says he worked hard to cut local water rates

Boardmember says he worked hard to cut local water rates A 10 percent reduction in customer water rates was voted by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) Board of Directors at its meeting of March 27. This could be done because of surpluses built up since 1996 when a 15 percent increase in rates was enacted. This rate cut […]

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 […]

Westlake Rotary takes to the streets LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Westlake Rotary takes to the streets LISA ADAMS/The Acorn A DAY AT THE FAIR ––Mindy Hobman, her daughter Kallyn, son Jordan and husband Steve enjoy fine artwork at the sixth annual Westlake Rotary Club Street Fair. Hundreds flocked to the fair last Sunday to admire the arts and crafts and enjoy the entertainment, despite a cloudy gray day.

‘Cancer Survivors Day’ in the planning process

Representatives of the Wellness Community, Valley/Ventura and the American Cancer Society met recently to promote National Cancer Survivors Day in the Conejo Valley. A family picnic with a "country" theme is being planned, with entertainment and festivities honoring those who have been touched by cancer. The picnic is provided free to cancer survivors, their significant others, family members and oncology […]

Teacher recruitment centers open

Education Secretary Kerry Mazzoni recently announced the official opening of six regional teacher recruitment centers as a part of Gov. Gray Davis’ plan to reduce California’s teacher shortage. The centers will serve as one-stop information, recruitment and job placement clearinghouses for individuals pursuing a teaching career. Prospective teachers will be provided with information on the numerous incentives currently available, requirements […]

Spreading Passover goodwill LANNON HARLEY/The Acorn

Spreading Passover goodwill LANNON HARLEY/The Acorn REACHING OUT TO OTHERS––Volunteers from the B’nai B’rith Haverim No. 5213 of the Conejo Valley prepare Passover baskets for needy families and individuals last week in Westlake. From left to right are Bernie Schiffer, Arylene Rosenbloom, Mel Lieberson, Fran Kaushansky, Joy Krieger and Eilen Kurit. The baskets help those who otherwise couldn’t celebrate the […]

Proud to have opposed the North Area Plan In response to March 15 Acorn comments made by Toby Keeler in a letter to the editor:

Proud to have opposed the North Area Plan In response to March 15 Acorn comments made by Toby Keeler in a letter to the editor: Toby, thank you very much for reminding everyone that REC (Recreation and Equestrian Coalition) opposed the North Area Plan (NAP). We are very proud of that. You just didn’t go far enough. You forgot to […]

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 […]

High school tennis star takes the court on behalf of Special Olympics

Acorn Staff Writer

As spring blooms, so does the hope that today’s teens are on the right track with their lives. Calabasas High School senior Eric Fingleson apparently is. One beautiful weekend afternoon recently, when many local youth chose to be at the beach or with friends, Fingleson devoted his time to playing tennis with a group of special needs children. Fingleson, a […]

Fundraiser set

New West Symphony will present its annual Ascot Garden Party fundraiser to benefit the symphony on Sun., April 29 on David Murdock’s Hidden Valley estate in the Lake Sherwood area. Attendees will meet with celebrities and community members bidding on auction items that include golf, travel packages and more. Atendees will view Murdock’s gardens and grounds and have a catered […]

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