Calabasas City Council sets March as election date for utility tax

Acorn Staff Writer

The Calabasas City Council last week decided to place the utility user tax repeal on the March 4, 2003 ballot. The repeal, if passed, would eliminate the 5 percent tax residents now pay on telephone, gas and electricity bills. All councilmembers agreed and followed city attorney Charles Vose’s recommendation to put the repeal on the March ballot instead of the […]

Another way to beat the heat

City of Agoura Hills to host an Open House, get input on Agoura Village

The public is invited to attend an Open House to learn more about and provide feedback on the city of Agoura Hills’ Strategic Action Plan for future development of Agoura Village at 6 p.m. next Tues., July 16 in the community room at City Hall, 30001 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. The Agoura Village concept would provide a pedestrian-oriented retail center […]

Garbage collection fees going up in Oak Park

Garbage collection fees going up in Oak Park Ventura County officials have approved a $2 per month garbage rate increase in Oak Park starting Aug. 1. About 2,000 residents of the unincorporated community who live west of Kanan Road will see their monthly waste disposal bill increase from $18.72 to $20.95, according to the county’s Solid Waste Management Department. Residents […]

Visitor enjoys ‘Concert in the Park’

Pumpkin Festival will return

Acorn Staff Writer

Watch out! Thirty tons of pumpkins are coming to Calabasas this October. After canceling last year’s 10th annual Calabasas Pumpkin Festival, the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce announced last week at the city council meeting that the festival is back. It was cancelled last year because coordinators couldn’t raise enough money, according to Calabasas Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Carol […]

Two men injured during July Fourth fireworks exhibition

Acorn Staff Writer

Two pyrotechnic operators were injured during the fireworks display at Calabasas High School at the city’s Fourth of July celebration last Thursday night. About 15 minutes into the show, the fireworks just stopped, according to sources. One device detonated prematurely near the ground and explosive particles hit two pyrotechnic operators nearby. "It was a beautiful show up until that point," […]

Pavley bill goes to governor in Sacramento

Acorn Staff Writer

Pavley bill goes to governor in Sacramento The hotly debated tailpipe emissions bill authored by state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) passed the Legislature last week and was forwarded to the desk of Gov. Gray Davis for approval. Pavley’s legislation, AB-1493, makes California the first state to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from passenger vehicles, a suspected cause of global warming. […]

Long-awaited sidewalk coming soon

Acorn Staff Writer

It’s been long awaited, according to some local residents, but the Calabasas City Council finally approved last week a sidewalk to be built on the north side of Mulholland Highway where pedestrians previously trekked an unsafe gravel shoulder. The vanilla-colored sidewalk will follow a straight plain path, as described by Calabasas Public Works Director and City Engineer Charles Mink, and […]

Former resident, water company pioneer dies in Carmel

Acorn Staff Writer

Friends and family attended a mass recenty in Carmel, Calif. to remember long-time Agoura resident Elizabeth Hughes who died June 22 following a long illness. She was 82. An Old Agoura resident for many years before moving to Northern California, Hughes was instrumental in formation of the Agoura/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce and Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD). She […]