2003-02-20

Teacher cutbacks possible in LVUSD



Teacher cutbacks possible in LVUSD By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Faced with severe cutbacks in state spending, Las Virgenes Unified School District officials said they could cut $600,000 off this year’s budget, but warned that next year’s shortfall—that could run into the millions of dollars—will be far more difficult to meet. LVUSD will immediately freeze all "non-essential" purchases and […]

Peace demonstrations happen here, too



School construction dispute might be going to court



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer A lawsuit over construction delays at White Oak Elementary School in the city of Westlake Village is scheduled for a May 6 trial date, but the two sides in the dispute say they hope they can settle their differences out of court to save huge legal fees that could wind up in the laps […]

Teenager traffic collisions not a trend—they’re just more devastating



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Two recent teenager-related traffic collisions have some residents concerned that teen driving is getting worse. But according to local L.A. County statistics, only four teenage-related traffic accidents have occurred since Jan. 1 and two of them were non-injury wrecks. The current statistics are about average, according to traffic detective Robert Evans from Lost Hills […]

Making a fashion statement



Local school nominated for Blue Ribbon



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park has been nominated by the California Department of Education to receive the Blue Ribbon Award. Brookside was named a California Distinguished School, (CDS), which is one of the categories the Department of Education chooses from when nominating a school for the Blue Ribbon. The goal of the Blue […]

State Assemblywoman Pavley appointed to key advisory positions



California State Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson recently announced the appointment of Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) to two key advisory positions to protect California’s natural resources. Pavley will serve on the legislative advisory committees of both the California Coastal Conservancy and the Wildlife Conservation Board. "Her service on these panels will provide her with new opportunities to continue her outstanding […]

Assemblyman opens

Westlake office

State Assemblyman Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) recently announced the opening of his new district office in Westlake Village. Due to the redistricting of Assembly boundaries, the 37th Assembly district has been shifted to the east. The new office is at 3659 Townsgate Road, Ste. 236, Westlake Village. The phone number is (805) 230-9167 and the fax number is (805) 230-9183.

Residents will get fluoridated water



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The Metropolitan Water District (MWD), the largest water agency in the state, voted Feb. 12 to add fluoride to the drinking water of millions of Californians and two local residents are being given credit for the effort. Dr. Jonathan Ziv, an Agoura Hills dentist, and Glen Peterson, a board member of both MWD and […]

West Hills Hospital is new sponsor of Agoura Hills Concerts in the Park



West Hills Hospital is new sponsor of Agoura Hills Concerts in the Park The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services has announced that West Hills Hospital and Medical Center will be the major sponsor of the city’s 2003 summer "Concerts in the Park" series. Five free concerts will be presented June through August at Chumash Park in Agoura […]