Real Estate Advisor

Attorney at Law

Real Estate Advisor Q. Our homeowners association has not obtained a reserve study for more than four years. We do obtain audits each year. Can an audit report be truly accurate if we don’t have a current reserve study when the audit is completed? A. No. Without a current reserve study, the balance sheet included in your audit report will […]

Election over but scars remain in Agoura Hills

Acorn Staff Writer

The Agoura Hills City Council met in the plush green chambers of the new city hall last night, the first meeting in the 17,000 square-foot government center since it opened in October. The place has changed but the faces are the same. Three incumbents returned to office following the Nov. 6 election: Denis Weber, Jeff Reinhardt and Mayor Ed Corridori. […]

Autumn’s in the air MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Autumn’s in the air MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn GOLDEN MOMENT—Leaves throughout Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes are turning to autumn hues as this one at Hyatt Westlake Plaza colorfully shows. With rain earlier this week and fireplace temperatures at night, it’s abundantly clear: Thanksgiving is only a week away, and Hanukkah, winter and Christmas quickly follow. Next week’s Acorn will be distributed on […]

Oak Hills to celebrate a Blue Ribbon

Acorn Staff Writer

Representatives of Oak Hills Elementary School attended an awards’ ceremony in Washington, D.C. late last month recognizing the school’s achievements as a Blue Ribbon achiever with a special emphasis award in technology. A celebration at school tomorrow will honor students and teachers for their hard work. The celebration is to begin at 9 a.m. at the campus flagpole, and according […]

AYSO settles volunteer referee dispute

Acorn Staff Writer

Following an uproar from parents and coaches, Region 4 AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) has reversed a controversial decision to ban teams from the playoffs that didn’t meet certain volunteer requirements. Two dozen angry parents attended last week’s regional board meeting and protested a new league rule specifying that teams failing to provide volunteer referees during the regular season wouldn’t […]


Bush administration to change Blue ribbon program

Acorn Staff Writer

The 18-year-old Blue Ribbon Schools of America program has honored successful schools across the U.S. for nearly two decades, but President George W. Bush’s "No Child Left Behind" education plan will change its focus next year. Schools that dramatically improve student performance, especially in disproportionately disadvantaged areas, will be getting future recognition. As part of the Blue Ribbon awards ceremony […]

Seatbelts, sober driving to be emhasized next weekend

Thanksgiving has always been one of the most dangerous holidays for motorists and their families, and this year is no exception. Despite the sharp drop in air and vehicle travel following the Sept. 11 attacks, holiday road travel is expected to bounce back, with only a 1.6 percent drop from last year, according to the Automobile Association of America (AAA). […]

Lung Association shares information

The tragic events of Sept. 11 have changed the way we think about our health and safety here in America. Each new report about the anthrax virus has heightened fears about bioterrorism and caused some to stock up on antibiotics. At the American Lung Association of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, we understand these fears. Our organization has been working […]

Calabasas resident built a reputation as a terrorism expert

Acorn Staff Writer

Calabasas resident built a reputation as a terrorism expert Nobody could have predicted an airplane crash into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, but Kenneth Solomon, a Calabasas resident and renowned anti-terrorism expert, always knew there was a possibility. Solomon, a 53-year-old former senior scientist at the Rand Corporation think tank in Santa Monica, prepared hundreds of studies dating […]