Trashbusters clean Agoura Hills

Battle over Ahmanson focuses on environmental report

Acorn Staff Writer

Environmental experts say developers of the Ahmanson Ranch project have failed to protect the habitat of two endangered species found living in the development area and that other biological resources at the project site could be threatened as well. Speaking at a public hearing in Ventura last week, opponents said the developer’s new environmental impact study does not guarantee security […]

Ahmanson Ranch: Will it be a boon or bust for Oak Park Unified?

Ahmanson Ranch: Will it be a boon or bust for Oak Park Unified? By Sylvie Belmond Special to The Acorn While Ahmanson Ranch proponents and opponents still argue over the proposal, Oak Park Unified School District is preparing to accept students that would enroll there, if the project is approved. It’s expected that 1,500 new students would eventually join OPUSD […]

Water supply seems adequate ––for now

Acorn Staff Writer

Water supply seems adequate ––for now Part II of two parts Ever stop to consider the source of your tap water? For the 17 million customers of Metropolitan Water District, the largest purveyor of potable water in Southern California, the answer is a long one––almost 700 miles to be exact. That’s the combined distance our water travels from Metropolitan’s two […]

Already showing compassion for others

Memorial Day event to be bigger, better than ever

Acorn Staff Writer

The producer of the annual Memorial Day show at Pierce Brothers Memorial Park says the May 27 tribute to the country’s fallen heroes will be the best ever for the local area. Hal Geer, who’s put together each of the last 10 Memorial Day programs at the Westlake Village cemetery, said the nation’s fervent patriotic mood could bring out as […]

For the record

Robert Benton of the Volunteers in Policing (VIP) program in Westlake Village was a Level I (unpaid) reserve lieutenant with the city of San Fernando Police Department. Benton is not a retired, former full-time salaried law enforcement officer. It was the Colorado River Aqueduct pictured in last week’s paper.

Calabasas resident wants to go back home, but is stopped by mold

Acorn Staff Writer

Musty odors in the home of Calabasas resident Karla LaFebre seemed to come from the carpet. The smell might have been eliminated with a coat of paint on the walls. But after losing her hair, suffering from respiratory problems and her two kids battling severe nosebleeds and serious skin disorders, LaFebre looked into the problem and learned that mold was […]

Public comment sought on proposed park shuttle to serve local mountains

The Draft Environmental Assessment/Initial Study for the Heart-of-the-Park Shuttle Demonstration Project is available for review and comment. The project proposal has also been referred to as the Santa Monica Mountains Shuttle System. The document is available on the Internet at www.nps.gov/samo (Under "News and Events") and at the Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Newbury Park, Oak Park and Thousand Oaks libraries. The […]

Oak Hills principal says goodbye, hello

Acorn Staff Writer

Oak Hills Elementary School Principal Tony Knight has a new job and new goals. He’s taught for seven years, assumed the responsibilities of principal for nearly 16 years and has helped Oak Hills earn recognition as a California Distinguished School in 1995 and 2000, and National Blue Ribbon status in 1992 and 2001. Last year, the school also received a […]