Robert Harvey, popular city staffer in Calabasas, passes away

City of Calabasas building official Robert Harvey, 47, died last month after a short battle with liver cancer. Harvey worked for the city since the early 1990s as a contractor and became a full-time city employee in 2001. Harvey is survived by his wife Joanne, two sisters and "a whole family of co-workers in Calabasas. His work ethic, talent and […]

Dog, Oak Park family are reunited

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer A boy and his dog are a hard combination to beat. Garrett Knowles, a 17-year-old student from Oak Park, almost lost his favorite pet, "Jack," but amazingly, the dog was found safe after wandering almost three weeks in the high desert. Jack is half Catahoula, a native Louisiana hunting dog, but Jack is less […]

IRS offers voluntary compliance initiative for taxpayers

Internal Revenue Service officials have launched an initiative aimed at bringing back into compliance with tax law those taxpayers who used "offshore" payment cards or other offshore financial arrangements to hide their income. Under the Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative, eligible taxpayers who step forward will not face civil fraud and information return penalties. However, taxpayers will still have to pay […]

Church services listed

Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. at Westlake Lutheran Church, 2630A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:35 a.m. Childcare is provided all morning. For more information, please call (805) 497-4888 or visit the Internet Website at www.westlakelutheran.com.

Heschel West opponents are


It is interesting that the debate over Heschel West’s efforts to build a community day school seems to have come full circle. The Acorn’s first editorial on this topic (Nov. 14) cast the issue primarily as NIMBYism (Not In My Back Yard), stating that "the folks in Old Agoura . . . have opposed just about everything north of the […]

United Way off to fast start

United Way of Ventura County announced recently $2.9 million has been raised four months into the campaign which kicked off last September and will end May 1. This amount includes $130,000 of in-kind donations. The $5.5 million fundraising campaign is being led by Tina Dahlenberg of Bank of America and Mike Silacci of SBC Communications. The amount raised so far […]

Senior activities growing in Agoura Hills

Membership in the city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services Senior Recreation Program is only $12 annually, which entitles adults ages 50 and up to participate in a variety of classes, activities, special events and excursions. Some of the program’s upcoming highlights include the following: "Beginning Conversational Spanish," geared toward those with very little or limited Spanish language skills, […]

Public administration courses offered

California State University Northridge Extension is offering a master of public administration program at the Cal State Channel Islands campus, One University Drive, Camarillo. Classes include "Human Resources Management," from 7 to 9:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 29 through May 7; and "Administrative Law," from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 1 and 15, March 1, 15 and 29 and April […]

‘Lost Tribes of Israel’ is topic

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a lecture, "The 10 Lost Tribes of Israel—the Oriental Mystery," at 8 p.m. Mon., Jan. 27 at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Guest lecturer will be Rabbi Marvin Tokayer, who served as the Rabbi to the Far East from 1968-1981. He has done extensive research on the history of Judaism in the Orient, publishing […]

Keep the utility tax—vote ‘no’ on Measure A

Keep the utility tax—vote ‘no’ on Measure A Isn’t it interesting that some of the people supporting Measure A, the repeal of the Calabasas Utility Users’ Tax (UUT), also oppose the city of Calabasas’ fight to prevent Ahmanson Ranch from being built? Without having the funds that the UUT generates and having Ahmanson built, Calabasas residents will not continue to […]

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