Calabasas hires ‘Dream Team’ to fight Ahmanson

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Attorney Katherine Stone will no longer represent the city of Calabasas in its legal battle against Washington Mutual’s proposed Ahmanson Ranch development, north of Calabasas in Ventura County. The council last week unanimously voted to take her off the case and instead hire a duo that City Councilwoman Lesley Devine called a legal "dream […]

Agoura Hills makes it easier to add granny flats

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Residents in Agoura Hills might be adding more granny flats onto their homes under a new state law that makes it easier to build the units. Starting July 1, Assembly Bill 1866 requires local governments to approve the granny flats, or second units through an "over-the-counter" application process, as opposed to the normal planning […]

Holiday to cause early deadlines

Next Mon., May 26 is Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer season. The Acorn Newspapers will experience early deadlines for next week’s May 29 edition because of the holiday. Advertising for the real estate section must be reserved by noon today, which is also the deadline for all editorial material, including letters to the editor. The deadline for […]

Living history at LCMS

Annual Memorial Day program again set for Pierce Bros. Valley Oaks

Annual Memorial Day program again set for Pierce Bros. Valley Oaks Producing this year’s Memorial Day show at Pierce Bros. Valley Oaks Cemetery has turned out to be one of Hal Geer’s biggest challenges to date. Geer, who’s put together each of the last 11 Memorial Day events at the Westlake Village cemetery, said the nation’s fervent patriotic mood could […]

Nearby festivals a sure sign that summer is almost here

School district, Calabasas reach agreement on new middle school

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Unified School District approved an agreement last week with the city of Calabasas that will allow the district to open its new middle school next year. District budget cuts threatened to delay the 26-classroom school on Mulholland Highway, but under a $725,000 contract with the city, funds have been provided to open […]

Nicole Johnson investigation continues

Nicole Johnson investigation continues Thousand Oaks police say they’re continuing their investigation into the death of Nicole Johnson, the 17-year-old Westlake High School student who was killed May 1 when her car was hit while stopped at a traffic light. Police said Johnson was waiting at the intersection of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lakeview Canyon Road in Westlake Village when […]

Calabasas gives more help to financially strapped LVUSD

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The city of Calabasas last week approved an education trust in the amount of $625,000 for its schools. Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is being forced to cut $3 million from its operating budget to help balance its books because of California’s economic woes. Several school programs were cut back or eliminated. Calabasas […]

By John Loesing

Acorn Staff Writer

Calabasas resident Norm Buehring has announced his retirement as director of resource conservation and public outreach for Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. Buehring came to LVMWD in 1997 following a 32-year career with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Arlene Post, who’s served since 1995 as the water district’s public outreach and customer service manager, will replace him. […]