Incumbents raise the most campaign cash in Agoura Hills council race

Acorn Staff Writer

In the race for the all important campaign dollar, the incumbents in next month’s Agoura Hills City Council election are beating the challengers to the punch, according to financial disclosure statements released by the city clerk’s office. The three incumbents in the Nov. 6 election raised a total of $8,693 through the Sept. 27 campaign finance-reporting period. The five challengers […]


TESTING—Olivia Russo, 6, does her best to keep the bike within the orange safety cones during the 12th annual Bike Rodeo at Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills on Saturday. Kids ages 6 through 14 had their bikes inspected and completed a battery of tests to improve their riding skills.

Local schools fare well in inaugural examinations

Acorn Staff Writer

While Los Angeles County turned in one of the worst performances in the state on the inaugural high school exit exam, local high students bucked the trend and posted scores that were among the best. In Las Virgenes Unified School District, 97 percent of the freshmen that took the test last spring passed the English-language arts portion and 90 percent […]

With hazardous waste, it’s safety first MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

With hazardous waste, it’s safety first MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn CLEANUP—Workers unload hazardous waste from a pickup on Sunday at the Calabasas Landfill. Los Angeles County residents were encouraged to bring dangerous items such as motor oil, paint and antifreeze for proper disposal. Similar events are conducted several times each year.

Westlake candidates reveal campaign donations

One candidate has given $2,000 to his own campaign and the mayor owes more than $4,000 for his reelection in Westlake Village. City council candidates have turned in their campaign financial disclosure statements, and in Westlake Village, as opposed to some other cities, there are no limits on contributions. The list of candidates includes incumbents Mark Rutherford and Iraj Broomand […]

Supermarket bank robbed in Westlake

The FBI has joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in the investigation of last week’s bank robbery in Westlake Village. Three armed men took a reported $40,000 from a Wells Fargo branch inside Albertson’s grocery store at 5770 Lindero Canyon Blvd. According to Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, two black males entered the store at 10:45 a.m. on Thurs., Oct. […]

Westlake seeks nominees for recognition

The city of Westlake Village is accepting nominations for its annual Citizen and Youth Recognition programs. The purpose is to identify and recognize outstanding individuals who have made a difference in enhancing and improving the quality of life in the city. The purpose of the Youth Recognition Program is to identify and recognize outstanding youth, both on an individual and […]

Challenger tries again in race for city council Candidate who ran once before admits his run for office is a long shot

Acorn Staff Writer

Challenger tries again in race for city council Candidate who ran once before admits his run for office is a long shot He doesn’t accept campaign donations and doesn’t give himself much of a chance to win, quite frankly. Ken Horton says he’s running for Agoura Hills City Council on principle. When two city council incumbents ran unopposed in 1999, […]

School board candidate has special interests

Acorn Staff Writer

Bob Charney, a candidate for the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education, speaks from experience when it comes to special education. Charney’s 5-year-old son is a special needs child at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills. The boy has autism. His child and others would be much better off if the school district had more funds to […]

LVUSD first to ‘Webcast’ meetings

Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) has recently become the first school district regionally to begin "Web casting" school board meetings. The inaugural coverage was slated for Oct. 9. "This will … (provide) real time access by the community to our board meetings," said Donald Zimring, deputy superintendent of schools. "Another advantage of this approach is that it will enable […]