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Calabasas kicks off its council race with debate

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas Park Homeowners Association (CPHA) last week introduced the Calabasas City Council candidates for the March 4 election during the first forum at Hilton Garden Inn. The race to fill two seats on the council includes incumbents Dennis Washburn and Janice Lee, and challengers Karmen Brower, Barry Groveman, Gale Schroeder and Robert Sibilia. "There’s […]

Oak Park hears Boys, Girls Club proposal

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Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District boardmembers conducted a meeting at Mae Boyar Park in Oak Park last Thursday to discuss a Boys and Girls Club that would be built at Mae Boyar. Cal Johnston, planning administrator, displayed a design proposal that was drawn earlier that day for residents to view as he attempted to persuade them to consider the […]

Middle school hosts Family Day

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 […]

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 […]

Oak Park library patrons temporarily served by bookmobile

Oak Park library patrons temporarily served by bookmobile

Challenger in Calabasas says council needs her

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The profile of Calabasas City Council candidate Gail Schroeder is simple and brief, but she says the current council—which has difficulty getting along—needs someone like her. The city of Calabasas will have an election on March 4 to fill two council seats currently occupied by Dennis Washburn and Janice Lee, who are also running. […]

Red Cross says blood shortage is critical

For the first time since August 2001, Southern California is at risk of a life-threatening blood shortage, according to the American Red Cross. A shortage will be averted, officials said, only if more people donate blood immediately. Blood shortages have already reached crisis levels in other parts of the country. The New York Blood Center is reporting its worst shortage […]

New supervisor takes office in Ventura County

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Former Thousand Oaks City Councilwoman Linda Parks formally took office as the Ventura County Second District Supervisor just over a week ago, but she’s been getting ready since being elected last March, she said. "I’m thrilled to be honored by the people by getting their votes and I’m excited to be taking on this huge task," Parks said. "There’s a […]