Agoura Hills reveals timetable for Kanan Road improvements

Acorn Staff Writer

Agoura Hills reveals timetable for Kanan Road improvements Agoura Hills’ officials announced last week that help is on the way for the Kanan Road/101 Freeway interchange. But don’t get too revved up, final improvements on the ramps and the crowded overpass won’t be completed until late 2003. "This is the best we can do," said City Councilman Dan Kuperberg. "But […]

Ventura County administrator retires

Ventura County Emergency Medical Services Agency Administrator Barbara Brodfuehrer has retired after 18 years of service. A Ventura County resident since 1971, she was recently honored at a reception. Her successor, Barry Fisher, was born and raised in Ventura County. During his career, Fisher served as a reserve firefighter with the Ventura County Fire Protection District for several years at […]

Razor-sharp kid MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Razor-sharp kid MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn DOING HIS THING––Carson Huncke, 2, of Calabasas rides around the skate rink on his scooter at Juan BautIsta de Anza Park during Skate Night and Movies Under the Stars last Friday.

Student joins UCLA program

Katharine Chen, 17, a junior at Oak Park High School, has been selected to participate in an Economics for Leaders program being conducted at UCLA through Aug. 19. Chen is one of 30 students from around the country accepted into the program, sponsored by the Foundation for Teaching Economics, a Davis, Calif.-based nonprofit foundation. All of the students selected have […]

Methodists use film to help illustrate sermons

Pastor Rob Calderhead continues his August Film Fest message emphasis at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sun., Aug. 19 at United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Using a different motion picture each week this month, movie clips will be shown to illustrate the Gospel message of God’s love for all people. The […]

Home Depot proposal includes another benefit

Home Depot proposal includes another benefit My wife and I are happy that a new animal shelter will be built by the developer of Ladyface Village Center as part of the project. Our current shelter has done a good job, but the new one will have new dog runs, a larger clinic, more kennels and a larger area for horses […]

Up, up and away MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Up, up and away MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn WATER SPORTS––Derek Povan, 7, of Calabasas shoots a hydro rocket into the air during Family Skate Night last Friday night at Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas. Mark Cohen holds the launcher. Please see a related photo on page 19.

Local roadways getting safer, smoother

Acorn Staff Writer

The 101 Freeway between Mulholland/Valley Circle Boulevard and Lost Hills Road in Calabasas is getting a facelift. The project involves the removal of pavement striping and concrete slab work on different parts of the freeway, especially around the Calabasas freeway exits.  The pavement rehabilitation project won’t be completed until June 2002, but already motorists are noticing a smoother ride, thanks […]

Laws govern debt collectors

They send you letters in the mail. They call you at home, work and on your cell phone. There seems to be no escape. They’re debt collectors. And like a starving mouse that smells cheese, they’re quite persistent. "You don’t have to let debt collectors treat you like a deadbeat," said Steve Rhode, president and co-founder of Myvesta.org. "There are […]

Parents play pivotal role in education

Kids who dread the prospect of spending more hours in school and taking more standardized tests may be surprised to find support from an unexpected source: America’s parents. According to a new survey, only one in four parents believes that adopting year-round classes would have a significant positive impact on student performance, and fewer than one in five support lengthening […]