Fate of Calabasas utility tax to be decided by city voters

Acorn Staff Writer

Fate of Calabasas utility tax to be decided by city voters Calabasas residents have paid a 5 percent utility user tax since the city was incorporated in 1991, but now a group of residents wants to repeal it. Utility tax opponents recently conducted a petition drive and said they’ve obtained enough signatures to put the tax to a vote on […]

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Court ruling preserves water district partnership

Acorn Staff Writer

A ruling in Los Angeles Superior Court has defeated an attempt by Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) to dissolve its 36-year partnership with the Triunfo Sanitation District. The relationship between the two Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes water agencies turned sour in 1997 when LVMWD purchased the 370-acre Micor property in Calabasas despite Triunfo’s objection. LVMWD bought the land to provide […]

Chamber of Commerce honors outstanding local teachers

Acorn Staff Writer

When Oak View High School in Oak Park celebrated its 20th anniversary this year and recognized past accomplishments, English teacher Christine Brown couldn’t have been prouder. Brown has taught at the continuation high school since the day it opened, but this year announced her retirement from Oak View and from teaching. Last week at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, […]

Some deputies get busier in summer

Acorn Staff Writer

Some deputies get busier in summer School’s out tomorrow and kids are back on the streets—at least those who aren’t busy with jobs or summer camps, that is. But students being out of school isn’t the only concern for Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station during the summer months; people in general tend to become more active, stay out later and go […]

Demand for Alzheimer’s care spiraling upward

Acorn Staff Writer

The growing need for Alzheimer’s care has prompted the Agoura Hills Senior Retreat to expand its operations. The facility at 5217 N. Chesebro Road opened last summer with 96,000 square feet and 160 rooms. Thirteen of the rooms were devoted to Alzheimer’s patients, but the west wing of the building has been altered to increase the number of rooms for […]

Santa Monica firm buys The Oaks

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The Macerich Co., one of the largest real estate investment trusts in the United States, has purchased The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks in a multi-million dollar deal that reportedly closed escrow on Monday. A spokesperson at the mall said the previous management team already has been replaced in its entirety, including former general manager Rebecca Bresson who’s now on […]

Local children help victims of abuse

Acorn Staff Writer

Local children help victims of abuse Ventura County Safe Harbor opened its doors to child molestation victims recently and fortunately—thanks to a group of third-graders from Willow Elementary School—the center will have a bit of a softer side. Students from the Agoura Hills school made a 25 square-foot quilt containing scenes from the inspirational book, "Little House in the Big […]

Saturday’s Lake Sherwood Kidney Walk to include actor Danny Glover

Acorn Staff Writer

Actor Danny Glover, well-known for his role as one of the action stars in the "Lethal Weapon" movies, will join hundreds of walkers for the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) Kidney Walk beginning at 7 a.m., this Sat., June 15 at Lake Sherwood in Westlake Village. The walk is one of 100 events scheduled throughout the country this year which seek […]

Father’s Day classic car show will be motoring into Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks-based Milestone Car Society (MCS) of California, Inc. will present its 14th annual Father’s Day Car Classic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sun., June 16 at Kingsmen Park on the California Lutheran University campus, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. The Conejo Valley Rotary assists MCS in coordinating the event. This year’s show theme is "Special Orphan […]