2003-02-27

Complaint over Calabasas city councilman goes to state agency

Washburn denies any conflict of interest

Complaint over Calabasas city councilman goes to state agency By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas resident Eric D. Jenson recently filed a complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission regarding past actions of Calabasas City Councilman Dennis Washburn. Jenson wouldn’t comment on the complaint while Washburn said it’s a political attack against him because he’s seeking reelection next Tuesday. […]

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Power lines spark debate



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer How the state will deal with its tight budget and how Sacramento intends to handle the issue of high voltage power lines on school properties are twin issues that have put the new Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills on a hot seat recently. The state wants to issue new guidelines concerning high […]

T.O. Acorn coming to Westlake



To better serve our readers, starting next week, circulation to homes and businesses in the Westlake Village portion of Thousand Oaks south of the 101 Freeway will begin to receive our sister publication, the Thousand Oaks Acorn instead of The Acorn. The Acorn has received calls from readers who live in the Westlake portion of T.O. who want more news […]

Survey reveals that kids face contemporary problems here



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer At a recent Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education meeting, Millie Andress, principal of Oak View High School reported on some startling results taken from the 2002-03 California Healthy Kids Survey. The state Department of Education implemented this survey in 1998 to give educators a general overview of how students compare in […]

After 10 years, OPUSD honors, says farewell to Lippiatt



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer At last week’s Oak Park Unified School District’s board meeting, Brookside Elementary third graders gave a sample of their performance "Let’s Hear it For America," singing songs that celebrate the heroes in our country’s history. As the meeting proceeded, a contemporary person was honored as each boardmember praised Marilyn Lippiatt, who has served as […]

Pipeline project underway in city of Calabasas



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Work is in progress on a new $4.5 million pipeline project that will greatly improve water delivery in Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD), officials said. As the water district grew in stages over the years to meet customer demand, a pipeline "bottleneck" resulted where the water lines created a jog from the south […]

Residents dig their own compost



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has begun a program to make its free compost easier to acquire. LVMWD produces more than 15,000 cubic yards of compost each year at the Rancho/Las Virgenes Composting Facility in Calabasas. The water district hopes to give away about a third of that amount to the public for landscaping […]

Interim superintendent named for Oak Park Unified



The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education interviewed two candidates on Fri., Feb. 14, to assume the role of interim superintendent. The board unanimously selected Dr. Kenneth L. Moffett to fill the position temporarily until a permanent superintendent has joined the district. Moffett served as superintendent for 20 years from 1976 to 1996 in both the Lennox School […]

No on Measure A Committee says Ahmanson attorneys are supporting Measure A



No on Measure A Committee says Ahmanson attorneys are supporting Measure A Several attorneys battling for Ahmanson Ranch, a 3,050-home development north of Calabasas in Ventura County, have financially supported the Coalition for Competent Leadership (CCL), a group that’s supporting Measure A. Measure A—if approved by voters on next Tues., March 4—would eliminate the 5 percent utility user tax that […]