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 […]

Rock concert helps local school

Oak Park residents give a frigid reception to Boys, Girls Club

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The community of Oak Park, known in Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes for its for its pristine parks and family-oriented atmosphere, told the Boys and Girls Club last week to keep hands off of Mae Boyer Park. Boys and Girls Clubs of Conejo and Las Virgenes, Inc. recently drew preliminary plans for a 10,000 square-foot youth […]

Lot 79 suggestions solicited in

Westlake Village

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer The city of Westlake Village will seek comments from residents about the future of Lot 79, a parcel that the city has coveted for a long time. Lot 79 is west of Lindero Canyon Road, north of Thousand Oaks Boulevard, near the neighborhood of Canyon Oaks. Some residents of that community have said they […]

Contemplating a career

Homeowners’ group endorses Groveman

Calabasas Park Homeowners’ Association (CPHA) sponsored a city council candidate forum last month and they’ve endorsed city council candidate Barry Groveman, although council policy states that sponsors of forums shouldn’t make endorsements. The council previously discussed the matter and tried to decide if the CPHA forum tape would continue to air on CTV. It’s scheduled to be telecast several times […]

Students call for more funding

School administrators aren’t the only ones concerned about losing education funds during tight budgetary times. The Associated Student Body of Calabasas High School has started a campaign to increase, among other things, the amount of federal funds provided for special education. That funding has been failed to meet the actual costs for years. "When the federal government enacted the Individuals […]

Ham radio testing is Sunday

Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold examinations for FCC Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) licenses at 8:30 a.m. Sun., Feb. 9 at East Valley Sheriff’s Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Exams are conducted by accredited examiners for all FCC Amateur Radio license classes. No pre-registration is necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Candidates must bring: 1. A government issued […]

Man guilty in embezzlement case had links to Agoura Hills

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Jeffrey Ovadia, a 43-year-old Van Nuys resident, will serve three years in the state penitentiary for his involvement in a major larceny ring that reportedly had ties to an Agoura Hills high tech company. Ovadia pleaded guilty Jan. 15 in San Fernando Superior Court for his involvement in a extortion scheme that netted $260,000 […]

Media to be speaker’s subject

The Thousand Oaks Republican Women Federated will host guest speaker Michael S. Emerson, an award-winning writer/director and media-marketing consultant during the club’s Feb. 13 meeting at Westlake Inn, 32001 Westlake Blvd. The schedule calls for an 11:30 networking session and a noon luncheon. Emerson will speak beginning at 12:45 p.m. His topic will be "Media: Friend or Foe?" The cost […]