2002-03-28

Easter is Sunday



Calabasas City Council reorganizes Attempt fails to bypass Councilwoman Devine as mayor

Acorn Staff Writer

Calabasas City Council reorganizes Attempt fails to bypass Councilwoman Devine as mayor Elected to the Calabasas City Council in 1991 and mayor in 1997, Lesley Devine was reappointed as mayor for second time last Wednesday night, but only after City Councilman James Bozajian turned down a nomination from outgoing mayor Janice Lee and a second by City Councilman Dennis Washburn. […]

Public art controversy goes to court

Acorn Staff Writer

A private dispute over public art in the city of Agoura Hills is scheduled to go before an arbitrator next month. In March 2000, the city defeated a proposal by the new Reeds & Son furniture store for an outdoor sculpture that depicted a young girl sitting in a chair reading a book. The $34,000 bronze sculpture—to be located near […]

Stop signs complicate CHS traffic problems

Acorn Staff Writer

Traffic near Calabasas High School during student drop-off and pick-up hours has been a problem for years, but it’s now worse than ever, according to residents and Calabasas City Councilman Michael Harrison. Four-way stop signs were recently installed on Topanga Canyon Road at Bluebird Street for safety reasons, but motorists are now backed up as far as Park Ora and […]

Man critically injured during alleged drug deal



Authorities say a 19-year-old Calabasas man remains in critical condition at UCLA Medical Center following an incident last week in which he was run over by a vehicle during an apparent foiled drug deal. John Barron, a resident of Parkmor Road in Calabasas, was allegedly selling marijuana to a man and a girl inside a truck when the couple sped […]

Get clean cash



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will host its 14th annual Trashbusters Day clean-up program from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Sat., April 20 beginning with volunteer check-in at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Volunteers will then continue to their designated route to pick up litter. Upon conclusion of the event, the volunteers […]

City of Westlake Village hosts gala grand opening of new civic center, library

Special to The Acorn

After two decades of living with a lease agreement, Westlake Village City Councilmembers and residents inaugurated the city’s new dwellings with the help of state, county and neighboring city officials on last Saturday. "All good things come to pass and to fruition and this is one of them," said Westlake Village Mayor Betty De Santis at the opening ceremony. The […]

Public encouraged to report hate crimes



Following the events of Sept. 11, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and the L.A. County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) created a plan for greater unity and tolerance to protect residents of Los Angeles County from possible backlash. At the request of LACCHR, the board of supervisors provided funds for the promotion of tolerance and to meet the increased […]

Teachers’ union, school district battle about state funding, reach impasse

Acorn Staff Writer

A dispute between the Unified Association of Conejo Teachers (UACT) and Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) regarding teacher salaries and medical benefits has reached an impasse. According to Kitty Pierce, UACT representative, Gov. Gray Davis announced about 18 months ago that the state was sending funds to raise teachers’ salaries. UACT is taking the position that of the amount […]

Assemblywoman gets money for Malibu cleanup at Surfrider Beach



Assemblywoman gets money for Malibu cleanup at Surfrider Beach State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) recently announced that a grant for $2 million has been awarded to the city of Malibu to reduce the bacterial contaminants flowing into Malibu Creek then on to Surfrider Beach, a popular surfing beach located at the outlet of Malibu Creek in mid-Malibu south of […]