Contractor defaults on Oak Park Library

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The building contractor for the new Oak Park Library told officials earlier this month that he’s abandoning the $2 million construction project with almost half the work left unfinished. Attempts to contact Keith K.C. Lee were unsuccessful, but the Los Angeles contractor wrote a letter to Ventura County last month explaining that he had […]

Oak Park has better news on its community center

Oak Park has better news on its community center Oak Park officials have a friendly wager in place. They’re trying to determine which building will be finished first in the community; the problem-plagued Oak Park Library, which began to be built in July 2000, or the Oak Park Community Center and Gardens, which started in April of this year. They’re […]

Traffic signal light approved for Topanga Canyon, Bluebird Street

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Calabasas City Council awarded $135,000 to a contractor recently to construct and install a traffic signal at the Topanga Canyon Road and Bluebird Street intersection. Officials said the project would be completed by September. The council discussed safety issues at prior meetings—including a past fatality at the site. Other factors were additional traffic […]

Library excitement

New school progresses

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer With the possible return of El Niño in the forecast for this winter, officials of Las Virgenes Unified School District say they’re glad to be on schedule––even slightly ahead––in the construction of the new middle school for Calabasas. Ground preparation is complete and foundation work is now underway at the Mulholland Highway construction site. […]

Sand games at the beach can be dangerous, local family discovers

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer A day at Zuma Beach nearly turned deadly for the Standrowiczs of Oak Park, but the waves and the riptide weren’t the culprits this time, the sand was. Twelve-year-old Chad Standro-wicz and six of his friends were doing what many do at the beach on the Fourth of July—they were burying each other in […]

Summer beach bus services continue in Agoura Hills, Calabasas

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The cities of Calabasas and Agoura Hills offer beach bus programs throughout the summer with trips to Zuma Beach. Those who want to spend hot summer days on cool, breezy beaches can find inexpensive, convenient transportation. The cost is only $1 per trip, $2 round trip. "Throughout the entire summer I would say (the […]

Water district incumbents file for reelection in November

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Three incumbents have filed for reelection in the Nov. 5 Las Virgenes Municipal Water District race, but as of Tuesday, there were no challengers in the field. The filing deadline is 5 p.m. Fri., Aug. 9. Ann Dorgelo, now in her 20th year on the LVMWD board of directors, represents Division 5, which includes […]

Officials excited about Oak Park Community Center

The community center is located next to Oak Canyon Community Park, which opened to the public in 1997. "When it’s all finished, it should be award-winning," said Kent Behringer, a MAC member. "It’s a real triumph." In addition to community meetings, weddings and other social events, the facility will serve as headquarters to the dozens of park district programs, which […]

Beach buses operate Mondays through Saturdays

Bus riders must have a picture ID with them to show the driver and have exact change. For more information about the Calabasas program, call (818) 880-6461. The Agoura Hills beach bus is available Mondays through Saturdays. Pickups are at: Lindero Canyon Middle School at 7:50 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 12:40 p.m. and 3:10 p.m., with return trips at 12:30 p.m., […]