Oak Park may have no library by this fall

Acorn Staff Writer

When Oak Park High School students return to school this fall, they will have no library on campus due to construction delays on a new facility that’s almost a year behind schedule, according to school district officials. The 10,000 square-foot library at the high school on Kanan Road has been under construction since summer of 2000 and was supposed to […]

Hot asphalt on a warm day attracts a curious boy

‘WHEN I GROW UP’—Mike McCormack, 6, watches the Los Angeles County Public Works Department place new asphalt on Canwood Street, west of Reyes Adobe Road, in Agoura Hills on Tuesday while crew leader Jeff Lee takes a drink.

Voters to decide utility tax in November or March of 2003

Acorn Staff Writer

The utility tax in Calabasas will be put to a popular vote. A recent petition drive successfully met legal requirements, the Calabasas City Council confirmed during its meeting last week. Voters will decide whether the utility surcharge tax will continue. Calabasas residents have paid a 5 percent utility user tax on gas, electric and telephone utilities since the city incorporated […]

Opponents say coastal plan is all washed up

Acorn Staff Writer

Residents of rural Agoura and Calabasas remain up in arms over the California Coastal Com-mission’s new Malibu Land-Use Plan, a 324-page government document that restricts property development along the local coast and possibly as far inland as Monte Nido and Topanga. If the state-mandated plan goes into effect this fall as scheduled, opponents say property owners would be severely limited […]

Residents warned again about parking RVs on public streets

With summer here, recreational vehicles of all types are back, but residents are reminded that all local communities have ordinances against parking large vehicles on public thoroughfares, except for short periods. In a law passed last year by the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC), recreational vehicles are banned from parking on residential streets except for a three-day period before […]

Make plans now for July 4

There’s no reason to travel far from home to find fun activities and festive celebrations this Fourth of July on next Thursday. From parades to music to city-sponsored fireworks displays, residents from Calabasas to Thousand Oaks may enjoy a red-white-and-blue happening right in their neighborhood, or just a short drive from home. Listed by city, here’s what’s on tap for […]

Residents take snake problems into their own hands

Acorn Staff Writer

It’s rattlesnake season again and things are beginning to heat up. The poisonous snakes are expected to come out in high numbers this year because of the unusually dry weather, but that doesn’t mean there should be cause for alarm, experts say. Both professional and volunteer wranglers are available to remove the snakes from your home and either destroy them […]

The rattlesnake wranglers

Contact the snake experts at the following telephone numbers: Bruce Freeman, removal and education volunteer: (818) 707-7228 Dan Giovanelli, removal and education volunteer: (818) 865-9540 Bo Slyapich, poisonous and non-poisonous snake location and removal service, professional: (818) 880-4269

A library in limbo

POSTPONED––Due to construction delays, the new Oak Park Library (above and at right) is a year behind schedule. The current library must become a classroom at Oak Park High School this fall and there are no alternative plans. See story on page 1.

Tainted water cleared up in Oak Park

Oak Park Water Service officials said the drinking water in Oak Park has recently tested clean despite samples taken in May and June that showed the water to be tainted with bacteria. Officials found two samples containing coliform bacteria while conducting tests on May 28 at Pheasant Lane in Oak Park. High amounts of coliform were found in June as […]