2002-02-21

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Consultant calls Home Depot a financial gamble

Acorn Staff Writer

Whether or not the Agoura Hills anti-big box initiative, Measure H, passes on March 5, the proposed shopping center containing Home Depot might already be doomed financially, according to consultants close to the project. A letter obtained by The Acorn dated last May informed Home Depot Real Estate manager Gregory George that in order to meet the company’s pro forma […]

Westlake OKs another year for bus transit study; mayor fears idea



Westlake OKs another year for bus transit study; mayor fears idea will die before it gets off the ground By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The city of Westlake Village last week again approved further study of a new bus system that would enable more travel throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Officials hope a new bus route will serve […]

Agoura Hills committee will seek to restore Reyes Adobe



The Agoura Hills City Council will form a six-member citizens’ committee to begin plans for the final renovation of the old Reyes Adobe historical site. The advisory committee will estimate construction costs and cite possible funding sources. "First there’s some history for the group to catch up on," said City Councilman Jeff Reinhardt. "The next stage would be looking at […]

Former OPHS student published in Washington Post



Nicholas Craig Rodriguez, a 2000 graduate of Oak Park High School and currently a second year public policy student at Stanford University, has published an opinion piece in the Washington Post on congressional voting. His article dealt with making public the voting records of all congressmen so that the public could know whether the elected officials were representing their best […]

POW/MIA flag flies again over city hall in Agoura Hills

Acorn Staff Writer

POW/MIA flag flies again over city hall in Agoura Hills The nation’s official prisoner of war/missing in action (POW/MIA) flag is flying at Agoura Hills City Hall for the first time in six months. The black and white flag, which features the combined symbols of a man, guard tower and barbed wire, was taken down last year after it became […]

Cities to fight to preserve sales tax revenue



Local government officials throughout California are uniting to oppose impending legislation in Sacramento that would create a "pilot program" to redistribute future growth in local sales taxes. The initial target for tax redistribution is the Sacramento region, but critics warn that if the program is extended statewide, hundreds of cities will be at risk of losing tens of millions of […]

AHS grad helps raise funds for AIDS research



Matthew Einhorn, a 2000 graduate of Agoura High School who’s currently a sophomore at Columbia College of Columbia University in New York City, was to participate in the recent Columbia University Dance Marathon. The 28-hour marathon raises money for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Einhorn was dancing to represent his fraternity and had pledged to raise at least $500 […]

Congressional challenger pushes for ‘new economy’

Acorn Staff Writer

Because of the recent change in district boundaries, local voters will have several new choices in the upcoming primary election for the U.S House of Representatives. In the newly created 30th Congressional District—previously it was the 24th—residents of Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village will no longer be represented by U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) starting in January 2003. […]

Housing rehabilitation program takes off

Acorn Staff Writer

The city of Westlake Village began a housing rehabilitation effort in cooperation with Willdan, a consulting firm, about five weeks ago, and according to city officials, the program has already experienced great success. It offers housing assistance to homeowners and mobile homeowners living in unsafe or unhealthy conditions. Recipients must also meet certain criteria. After the homeowner applies for housing […]