Water board candidate has checkered past with law enforcement, courtrooms

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer A candidate for Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board of Directors who has an affinity for luxury cars ran into trouble with the law in the early 1990s that led to a felony auto theft complaint and other serious charges, court records obtained by The Acorn show. Marcus Allen Frishman, a 43-year-old Calabasas resident, […]

It’s Halloween

New school to be named after Las Virgenes District pioneer

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD)Board of Education voted last week on a name for the new Calabasas middle school. The 35-classroom school, which is scheduled to open next fall, will be called Alice C. Stelle Middle School. Stelle, an 80-year-old Hidden Hills resident, helped form LVUSD in the early 1960s. Stelle was […]

Calabasas Planning Commission unimpressed by car wash plan

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Calabasas Planning Commission last week forwarded to the city council a proposal for a new 4,365 square-foot, two-story car wash on property behind the existing Unocal 76 gas station at 24115 Calabasas Road. At a public hearing last Thursday, the majority of commissioners opposed the plan. The city council will ultimately determine the […]

Roadway improvement project gets rough reception in Seminole Springs

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The hairpin turns leading up to the famous Rock Store on Mulholland Highway are either a blessing or a curse, depending on how you look at them. The hundreds of motorcyclists who visit the area each weekend appreciate the road’s sharp challenge, but others worry about the safety of blind curves that approach the […]

Assembly, congressional races winding down

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Education, healthcare, Ahman-son Ranch and the state’s record budget deficit topped some of the issues discussed last week at the 41st Assembly District candidates’ forum in Calabasas. It attracted a standing-room-only crowd of about 90 residents who were missing the fifth game of the World Series on TV. Sponsored by The Acorn, the event […]

Los Robles, Blue Cross reach agreement

Contract renewed

Blue Cross of California and Los Robles Regional Medical Center have settled a month-long dispute with the signing of a two-year contract this week. Leslie Kelsay, assistant administrator of public affairs for San Jose Medical Center and a spokesperson for HCA, the parent company of Los Robles, said, "After no talks for about three weeks, we came back to the […]

Introverted author speaks out in her new book

Calabasas psychotherapist helps

Introverted author speaks out in her new book By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer No wonder it took 54-year-old author Marti Laney so long to publish her first book. The Calabasas psychotherapist is an introvert who kept her writings to herself. But as soon as Laney pitched the publishing world with several chapters of her work, "The Introvert Advantage: How […]

Running for the gourd

Adult school to host Job Fair

Conejo Valley Adult Education will host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wed., Nov. 6 on the school campus, 1025 Old Farm Road, Thousand Oaks. The purpose of the event is to introduce area employers to potential employees and for students and community members to learn about job opportunities in the local area. The adult school’s principal, […]