The meter is running on the cost of Ahmanson Ranch

The meter is running on the cost of Ahmanson Ranch By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved a three-fold increase in the fee that it must pay to receive final reporting on the impacts of Ahmanson Ranch. Ventura-based Rincon Consultants––which must summarize more than 6,000 pages of public testimony on how the development will […]

State Farm will close its Westlake Village offices

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Like many corporate employees, the 700 workers of State Farm Insurance in the city of Westlake Village pride themselves with loyalty and longevity. Denise Fiore has been with State Farm for 16 years, but last week she received word that her employer is closing shop. State Farm Insurance Cos., the largest U.S. auto and […]

Governor signs AB-1493

BILL BECOMES LAW—Gov. Gray Davis signs AB-1493, legislation introduced by state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills). Pavley, standing behind the governor, wrote the bill to speed up improvements in technology that would reduce greenhouse emissions from new cars and other vehicles beginning in the 2009 model year. The bill was signed into law on Monday during a ceremony at Griffith […]

101 Freeway improvement study continues to evolve

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes-Malibu Council of Governments (COG) Executive Director Terry Dipple presented information to the Calabasas City Council last week regarding the 101 Freeway Corridor improvement study. After previous COG meetings, many ideas were incorporated into strategies for review. The 101 Freeway Corridor from state Route 23 in Thousand Oaks to state Route 110 in […]

Beating the heat


JUST A FEW MORE LAPS—Bradley Gage of Calabasas swims laps at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center on Saturday.

Westlake Village takes closer look at public safety

Special to The Acorn

Five residents of Westlake Village expressed concerns over vandalism, increased traffic and unsafe roads during the city council’s public safety meeting last week. Weekend law enforcement and a proposed false alarm ordinance were also discussed at the Wed., July 17 meeting. It was attended by four members of the Westlake Village City Council and three members of the sheriff’s department, […]

Oaks Christian administrator faces arraignment today

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Arraignment is scheduled in Ventura County Court today in the sexual molestation case against Jonathan Andreas, the former director of Oaks Christian Middle School in Westlake Village. Authorities arrested Andreas July 20 at a Thousand Oaks residence and charged him with 15 counts of felony lewd conduct with a 13-year-old female student. Oaks Christian […]

Local camp is sure of one thing: The kids are all STARS

The STAR (Success Through Awareness and Resistance) program concludes a successful two-week summer camp tomorrow at Calamigos Ranch in Agoura. Formerly known as SANE (Substance Abuse Narcotics Education), this is the sixth year the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department drug and alcohol awareness program has offered summer activities for kids. This year, 240 students from ages 9 through 12 attended […]


Park Service
combine to bring VIDA

Park Service combine to bring VIDA PLAQUES PRESENTED ––Capt. Jim Glazar of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, third from the left in the photo at right, joins members of of his staff and representatives from the National Park Service in a ceremony recognizing VIDA (Vital Intervention Directional Alternatives). The two government agencies offer the program to help at-risk students learn […]

Landscaping tips for the hot summer

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District provides the following tips for summer water savings: Check irrigation systems for leaks, broken, sunken or mis-directed sprinkler heads. When it’s hot, deep soak your landscaping once or twice a week. It’s better and more frugal than more frequent, shallow applications. Avoid watering on windy days of at midday, when the hot sun evaporates irrigation […]