Budgets in limbo for local cities

Budgets in limbo for local cities By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes officials are nervously awaiting the outcome of a budget battle in Sacramento regarding vehicle license fees (VLF). At stake is how much of that revenue would be shared with local cities. Officials also are monitoring a plan that would help reduce California’s $35 billion budget […]

Local residents appointed to United Way

Among the seven new members appointed to the United Way of Ventura County’s board of directors were several residents of the Las Virgenes-Conejo Valley area. The board is comprised of 37 small business owners, career professionals and retirees. The new appointees include the following. Eva Conrad, Ph.D., of Westlake Village, president of Moorpark College; Agoura Hills resident James Friedl, who’s […]

Grant program aids nonprofits

The SBC Foundation’s 2003 SBC Excelerator competitive technology grants program is currently open to applicants. It will provide a total of $9 million in competitive grants to help nonprofits, including those in Los Angeles, fully integrate technology into their ongoing operations and community outreach. To qualify for the SBC Excelerator grant, an organization’s major focus and project must have emphasis […]

Calvary to host Sock Hop

Calvary to host Sock Hop Calvary Community Church’s Singles’ Ministry, The Pointe, will host a "Swingin’ Sock Hop" open to singles ages 35 and up at 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 8 in Room 1100 at the church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. The event will include food, a live band, dance and costume contests. Dancing will be on a real […]


Commissioner: Mind your manners It is not very becoming of (Calabasas) planning commissioner Toby Keeler to disparagingly dismiss the largest homeowners’ organization in our city as the "high and mighty" Calabasas Park Homeowners’ Association. City officials are supposed to represent and treat all communities and residents of Calabasas fairly and equally. They should not play one area of Calabasas off […]

Rock concert helps local school

Young burn victim in need of help

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer On June 18, 2000, a 5-month-old girl was asleep in her crib in the Eastern European country of Latvia when somebody negligent—authorities say the mother or the mother’s boyfriend—dropped a burning cigarette onto the baby’s blanket. The girl, who was later given the name Megan, suffered horrible burns on both legs and almost died. […]

CLU drama students to perform big festival

For the first time in the history of the California Lutheran University Drama Department, a CLU Mainstage Theatre production has been selected to be performed in its entirety at the prestigious Region VIII Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival. CLU’s fall production of Noel Coward’s "Hay Fever" will be performed at Utah State University in February. The regional festival will include […]

Program encourages positive peer activities

For children who aren’t into organized team sports, having fun and staying active can be a challenge. But, with the help of a new movement called "VERB. It’s what you do," it’s as easy as a hop, a skip and a jump. Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "VERB. It’s […]

No on Measure A

When was the last time you hit a pothole while driving in the city of Calabasas? I can’t remember ever even seeing a pothole in Calabasas. We have the Utility User Tax (UUT) to thank for the excellent condition of our city streets. We also have the UUT to thank for the development and maintenance of our city parks and […]