2003-04-17

Freeway plan approved, wait begins



Freeway plan approved, wait begins By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer If you’re one of those drivers stuck in freeway traffic every day, there’s good news and bad news. Representatives from five local cities, Caltrans, Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Southern California Association of Governments are putting the finishing touches on a major new traffic study that seeks to solve […]

Just walkin’ in the rain



New Calabasas councilman presents a list of initiatives



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Newly appointed Calabasas Mayor James Bozajian ran a straight forward and fast-paced meeting last week, even though newly elected City Councilman Barry Groveman nearly bit off more than the council could chew when Groveman pushed for a final vote on his new package of initiatives that caused the meeting to continue until 12:30 a.m. […]

Westlake Village man indicted for embezzlement



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The U.S. Attorney’s office indicted a Westlake Village man in federal court last week on charges that he embezzled more than $11 million from a pair of swank Hollywood hotels. Kelly Timothy Ebert, 39, faces felony wire fraud charges stemming from a series of thefts that occurred at the Chateau Marmont and Hollywood Standard […]

Music van stops at local school



Robbers nabbed after holding up drugstore in Calabasas



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Heavy traffic in the San Fernando Valley is good for one thing—it makes it hard for a clean getaway. Deputies caught an adult male and his juvenile accomplice in traffic gridlock near De Soto Avenue after the two suspects allegedly robbed a Calabasas drugstore at gunpoint on Wed., April 9. The 41-year-old male and […]

Businesses needed to help with Calabasas VolunTeen program



The Calabasas Community Services Department is looking for businesses to support its Summer Teen Volunteer Program. The goal is to give youth 12 to 17 "on the job experience" and direct exposure to various programs and work. Participants in the program usually volunteer for one or two days a week for three or four hours a day. For more information […]

Man arrested for brandishing



A 30-year old man was arrested in Oak Park around 3 p.m. on Sat., April 12 for pointing a gun at a family. Officers responded and arrived in the 5000 block of Evanwood Avenue and seized several guns. Officials wouldn’t say how many. The sheriff’s department provided neither the name of the subject nor his connection to the family. The […]

Air quality district seeking nominations for its annual awards



Air quality district seeking nominations for its annual awards The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s 15th annual Clean Air Awards competition invites nominations of candidates for its 2003 awards. Individuals, businesses large and small, cities, media organizations and community groups are among those eligible. The Clean Air Awards honor those who’ve made a significant contribution to cleaner air through […]

It’s Earthquake Preparedness Month



The city of Calabasas and the Citizens Emergency Response Program (CERP) volunteers will host an Open House from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mon., April 21 at Calabasas City Hall. It will explain how the city uses its EOC Operations and Emergency Communications to deal with emergency/disaster situations. The event is open to all residents of Calabasas. Emergency preparedness materials will […]