City hosts grand opening

Acorn Staff Writer

Elyssa Woods, 4, isn’t reading quite yet, but the way her eyes danced across the Dr. Seuss pages it may not be long. Elyssa thumbed through every red, green and yellow illustration as she sat with her book inside the children’s section of the new Agoura Hills Library. Lots of hubbub going on last weekend, but little fazed her; the […]

Westlake Village city council candidates find very little to argue about

Acorn Staff Writer

Open space, a new hospital, youth and senior programs, and preserving the city as a great place to live were topics covered at a Westlake Village candidate forum last week at the First Neighborhood Community Center. Five candidates are seeking three city council seats in the Nov. 6 election. Incumbents Mark Rutherford and Iraj Broomand listed their accomplishments. "Four years […]

Library/city hall visitors, workers won’t be screened with metal detectors in Calabasas

Special to The Acorn

There are no skyscrapers in Calabasas. There are neither airports nor military bases, no embassies, major universities or federal buildings. Nevertheless, council-members in Calabasas are looking for ways to prepare for a possible terrorist attack. At the behest of City Councilwoman Lesley Devine, an initial proposal "to provide recommendations on how to heighten security in the city hall-library building" was […]

Fun at fall festival MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Fun at fall festival MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn UP AND OVER—Paige Ramer, 10, of Oak Park tries to get a ring over a Pepsi bottle during this year’s fall festival at Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park on Sunday. Proceeds from Sunday’s event went to the Brookside PTA.

Candidates reveal financial statements in Westlake Village

Five candidates in the race for three city council seats in Westlake Village turned in their updated financial disclosures to city hall last week. Many people contributed to the candidacy of challenger Bob Slavin. The total amount he received was $6,072. Nasser Haverim, property manager of Stanford and 9th Enterprises in Los Angeles, donated $500. The Pama Management Company in […]

Two local water agencies to meet again in court

Acorn Staff Writer

Attempts broke down last week to reconcile a long-standing dispute between the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVWMD) and its joint-venture partner, Triunfo Sanitation District (TSD). The 37-year-old relationship between the two local water agencies might even be dissolved depending on the outcome of a TSD lawsuit filed last year in Ventura County Superior Court. A judge ordered Las Virgenes […]

For the record

Several facts were inadvertently omitted from a story in the Acorn issue of Oct. 18 due to faulty information provided by a source. Regarding the death of Jessica King, a former resident of Agoura and Tarzana, she was a resident of Tarzana from birth until age 16. She lived with her mother, Bonnie (King) Ruby, now of Bend, Ore. for […]

Facility repairs in full swing

Acorn Staff Writer

For years, residents have thumbed their nose at the Rancho Las Virgenes Composting plant in Calabasas, but the foul odors that led to homeowner complaints could finally be coming to an end. According to Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD), repairs are underway on a $1.1 million project to expand the plant and restore the bio-filter that controls the odors. […]

Conducting a drill

GETTING READY—From left to right, Deps. Mark Sutherland, Robert Carangi and Mark Merino use mock guns during a training exercise at Agoura High School last Thursday. Because of shooting incidents at schools across the country, Malibu/Lost Hills deputies, along with police throughout the U.S., have been training to deal with similar situations.

Weber leads Agoura Hills in campaign donations

According to the latest campaign disclosure statements for the Nov. 6 election, Agoura Hills City Councilman Denis Weber spent $3,156 dollars on his reelection bid, highest in the five-candidate field. Weber, who’s seeking a third term, listed total contributions at $6,385. Six individuals gave Weber the $250 maximum donation during the reporting period that ended Oct. 20. Incumbent Ed Corridori, […]