Facilitator says council must find ‘common ground’ in Calabasas

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Calabasas City Council has hired a Beverly Hills facilitator, Delia Horwitz of Business Relationship Consultants, for $2,100 a day to enhance the council’s organizational performance. And Horwitz is no stranger to the job. After late-running, contentious city council meetings and personal outbursts among councilmembers, city staff recommended Horwitz to intervene and meet with […]

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Revised Ahmanson study released, traffic still a concern

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Ventura County officials released a revised study last week containing thousands of pages of new public comment on the Ahmanson Ranch development. The county’s Environmental Review Report Committee will decide Wed. Oct. 9 whether to approve the 4,000-page study, known as the revised draft supplemental environmental impact report (SEIR), and send it to the […]

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LVUSD sets new school boundaries

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Dissension over the new middle school in Calabasas appears to have finally run its course. After struggling for almost five years over matters such as where to locate the new school and how to appease construction-weary neighbors, Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) still faced two remaining issues of controversy at last week’s board […]

Residents happy with 911

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Not everyone has been pleased with the service or the response time from using the emergency phone number, 911. But North Ranch resident Sylvia Sherwood, 67, isn’t one of them. She and her husband Walter, 72, for the first time had to use 911 and they found it a lifesaver. About a month ago […]

Agoura Hills announces street paving projects

A $410,000 street paving project is about to start in Agoura Hills. This year’s street overlay schedule begins in early November, according to city officials. "It’s based upon the pavement rating schedule we have conducted every two years," said Jim Thorsen, city engineer. According to Thorsen, the following roads and streets will be paved: Acadia, Cedarhaven, Clee, Eaglebrook, Eagleton, Freshwater, […]

Westlake Village fundraiser shows a lot of heart

Event helps American Heart AssociationSpecial to The Acorn

Event helps American Heart Association Special to The Acorn Last Saturday’s overcast skies produced the perfect climate for the annual Ventura County American Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association (AHA). The event was hosted by Westlake Inn, where volunteers prepared for their jog with a catered breakfast donated by Hyatt Westlake, followed by an aerobic warmup in the […]

Put your green thumb to work at Eco-Garden on Saturday

The city of Thousand Oaks will hosts its inaugural "Eco-Garden Gala" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Sat., Oct. 5 in the Courtyard of the Oaks at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The event will feature numerous activities of interest to anyone—young or old, from passionate gardener to occasional weed-puller—who wishes to learn environmentally-wise […]

Donors needed

The American Red Cross is in immediate need of volunteers to assist with blood drives in the Ventura, San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita areas. Volunteers assist the collection staff by greeting and registering donors, observing for confidentiality, handing out refreshments and monitoring donors for reactions. Training is provided, and no experience is necessary. For more information, please call MaryAnn […]