State budget will hit hard public schools

Acorn Staff Writer

Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) will have to scramble to assume its share of the proposed $843.5 million in education budget cuts proposed recently by Gov. Gray Davis. Because of the slumping economy, LVUSD has been told to expect $668,000 in mid-year reductions for its kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms. Worried that California is facing its steepest decline in […]

Hanukkah to begin Sunday MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Hanukkah to begin Sunday MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn PRACTICING—Adam Spector, 9, left, Hannah Laskow, 5, and Rabbi Manachen Weiss demonstrate the lighting of the menorah for Hanukkah at the Chabad of the Conejo in Agoura Hills. Hanukkah starts at sundown this Sun., Dec. 9 and continues for eight days through Sun., Dec. 16.

Calabasas hears feedback on civic center

Special to The Acorn

The end of the beginning to construct a new civic center in Calabasas may be on the horizon. A joint meeting of the city council and planning commission convened last week to begin sorting out details of the beleaguered, long-anticipated project. Michael Freedman, a San Francisco architect specializing in civic center master planning, chaired the meeting. Freedman’s firm, Freedman, Tung […]

Agoura Hills City Council reorganizes

Acorn Staff Writer

Longtime incumbent Denis Weber earned another term as mayor of Agoura Hills during Monday’s city council reorganization ceremony. Weber, who previously announced he wouldn’t seek reelection when his city council term ends in 2005, probably will be serving as mayor for the last time. The 57-year-old bank executive, who was reelected to his third term on the council in November, […]

Investigation continues on sewage spill

A significant amount of sewage overflowed in Westlake Village Tues., Nov. 27 when a sewer line running parallel to the 101 Freeway became blocked. The cause was building materials such as bricks and rock that must have been pulled downstream with the sewage until it built up and eventually clogged a pipeline, creating an overflow. The blockage occurred below ground […]

Anti ‘big box’ referendum will be placed on March 5 ballot

Acorn Staff Writer

The Agoura Hills City Council met in special session yesterday and decided to put a citizen’s anti- Home Depot referendum on the ballot this spring. Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder officials verified last week that the referendum received 2,142 valid signatures and met the requirements to put the measure before a vote of the people. The city council immediately announced plans […]

Office building sold in Westlake

Plaza Center III, an 81,500 sq. ft. office complex in Westlake Village has been sold to investors Duesenberg Investment Co. of Los Angeles for $20.4 million. The three-story Mediterranean style structure is located south of the Ventura Freeway and east of the Hyatt Westlake Hotel. Neil Scribner of Thousand Oaks was the project architect. Tony Principe, executive vice president of […]

Pearl Harbor veterans remember the ‘Day of Infamy’ 60 years ago

Acorn Staff Writer

Pearl Harbor veterans remember the ‘Day of Infamy’ 60 years ago According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the average age of American World War II veterans is 77 and we’re losing 1,500 of them each day. Sixty years ago tomorrow at 7:53 a.m. on a Sunday morning, the first attack on Pearl Harbor led by Japanese fighter planes […]

Three vehicles collide on 101 BRUCE LEHMANN/The Acorn

Three vehicles collide on 101 BRUCE LEHMANN/The Acorn ACCIDENT SNARLS TRAFFIC—The northbound 101 Freeway just west of the Reyes Adobe Road onramp was the site Monday morning of a three-vehicle mishap. This Volvo became disabled on the right shoulder and was struck by a Ford Crown Victoria, which was in turn broadsided by a Dodge Durango, according to CHP information […]

Agoura Village development would get bold new look

Acorn Staff Writer

Agoura Village development would get bold new look Consultants are back at work designing plans for the proposed Agoura Village development in Agoura Hills. The Agoura Village Specific Plan is a 4-year-old development blueprint that calls for a pedestrian-friendly shopping area with retail stores and restaurants along Agoura Road between Kanan and Cornell roads. The project went dormant until recently […]