2003-03-13

New contractor will finish Oak Park Library



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved a $1.3 million contract last week to complete construction of the long-delayed Oak Park Library. Richard and Richard Construction Co. of Oceanside was given 98 days to complete the job that was left 40 percent unfinished when another contractor walked off the site. Keith K.C. Lee, Inc., […]

Five local teams win championships



Five local teams win championships

Environmentalists beat Soka University—again



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Opponents of Soka University are celebrating in the wake of a recent court ruling that finally closes the book on any plans for campus expansion, but despite their victory, Soka opponents are still pressing the attack. On Feb. 27, the Second Court of Appeal overturned a California Coastal Commission permit that would have allowed […]

Calabasas persistent about pursuing grant for library



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Although unsuccessful the first time around, the city of Calabasas will apply for a second-round library grant in the amount of $8.3 million. But this time, if Las Virgenes Unified School District participates in a joint use agreement, the city will apply as a "first priority" project. California’s Office of Library Construction (OLC) will […]

Concerns raised again about radiation levels at Calabasas Landfill



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer A recent test of 50 California trash dumps shows 22 had high levels of radioactivity, including the Calabasas Landfill, which contained up to seven times the level of unsafe uranium, officials said last week. The landfills were tested at the request of the state Water Resources Board and represent about 10 percent of rubbish […]

Reagan Library to host event



At 9 a.m. tomorrow, Fri., March 14, the Monument to the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution will be delivered to the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, where it will be housed for the next few years. An unveiling ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Artist Brett Livingstone-Strong was commissioned in early 1987 to design and […]

Westlake Council visits Sacramento



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer All five councilmembers from the Westlake Village City Council visited Sacramento last month on a lobbying trip that proved to be rewarding and successful, according to Mayor Pro Tem Bob Slavin. Westlake Village City Manager Ray Taylor and Planning Director Bob Theobold went, too, in an effort to share two major concerns of Westlake […]

Oak Park theater committee will donate money for Activity Center



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer The Oak Park Theater Building Committee (OPTBC) voted recently to use all the funds for providing amenities for the Oak Park High School Activity Center. The committee’s money was originally earmarked for a professional theater that would have built in Oak Park. The committee is still deciding exactly how the funds. There are multiple […]

Pavley introduces several bills that deal with public safety



California State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) recently introduced four bills in the upcoming legislative session designed to increase public safety in several areas. AB-28 would establish a new Firefighting Hazardous Materials Response Team Equipment Program under the Office of Emergency Services for the purchase and deployment of HAZMAT response apparatus and equipment to state and local agencies dependent on […]

New officer will lead

Lost Hills Sheriff

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced that Lt. Tom Martin, a former Lost Hills deputy, will be the station’s new commanding officer starting next week. Martin, who will be promoted to captain, takes over for the retiring Jim Glazar. Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, which is located in western Calabasas, covers a 200 square-mile area […]