Opening of new middle school in Calabasas faces possible delay

Officials of Las Virgenes Unified School District said 55 different programs and services will be on the chopping block May 15 when the board of education makes final cuts to the district ‘s budget. High on the list of cuts will be the new 35-classroom Alice C. Stelle Middle School in Calabasas. The 2003-2004 budget must be submitted to Los […]

Middle school traffic upsets residents of Oak Park

Part III of three parts

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Part III of three parts There seems to be no getting around it. Where there are schools in Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes, there will be traffic. And where there are homes near schools, there will be residents who complain about it. This is certainly true at Medea Creek Middle School (MCMS) in Oak Park. The […]

Don’t try this at home

Speeding drivers the topic of monthly meetings in Calabasas

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The city of Calabasas beginning this month will host neighborhood traffic calming public workshops at 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday at city hall. The workshops will address traffic concerns in residential areas throughout the city. The sessions will focus on each of the 12 regions of Calabasas, one area at a time, according to […]

Annual Street Fair draws a crowd

Smeck named superintendent of National Recreation Area

Woody Smeck, a 12-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been promoted to Superintendent of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). NPS Regional Director Jonathan B. Jarvis made the announcement. Smeck has been serving as acting superintendent for the 153,750-acre national park in the Los Angeles region for 18 months. A licensed landscape architect, Smeck has worked […]

Fundraising continues for CHS musicians

Calabasas High School’s music trip to New York last month was cancelled due to uncertainty over the war with Iraq, administers said, but the city of Calabasas recently contributed $10,000 so the CHS Jazz "A" Band can take an alternate trip in May to New York. The band is attempting to raise $20,000 to $25,000 for the trip. The Jazz […]

STAR program gets help from Celebration of Youth

Kiwanis, Optimists cooperate to host event that helps STAR program, which helps kids stay off drugs, out of gangs

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer What better way to prepare for the future than a celebration of youth? The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, the Kiwanis Club of Calabasas-Agoura and the Las Virgenes Optimist Club on last Saturday hosted an inaugural STAR fundraiser. STAR is an acronym for Success Through Awareness and Resistance. The "Our Community Celebrates Youth" event was […]

Is your pool really safe?

Is your pool really safe? As summer approaches, the Ventura County Emergency Medical Services Agency is inaugurating its second-year drowning prevention campaign. The goal is to remind parents and caregivers of various safety tips to prevent drowning. Last year there was a decrease in drownings or near drownings of children in Ventura County between birth and age 4. Here are […]

Calabasas young people say they would welcome a community youth center

Calabasas young people say they would welcome a community youth center By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer While the communities of Westlake Village and Oak Park have apparently turned down Boys and Girls Clubs, the city of Calabasas found at a recent parks planning public workshop that its youth want a teen center where kids can go after school. The […]