2003-06-19

Officials disagree on whether funds are missing in Calabasas



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem Michael Harrison last week discussed his perception that $3 million is missing from the city’s general fund. But Mayor James Bozajian in an interview said he’s not sure the money is actually missing. And in either case, City Councilman Barry Groveman said it’s important that the council know for certain […]

‘We will have these moments to remember’



Almost $1 million raised for school budget crunch



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The 2003-04 Las Virgenes Unified School District budget is expected to be approved next week, officials said, just in time to meet the state-mandated June 30 budget deadline. The much anticipated budget contains $2 million in cuts to local programs and services, the result of a statewide budget rollback that has cost all California […]

City of Agoura Hills flags down new cab service



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The city of Agoura Hills is changing its taxi service for the first time in 18 years, but the move shouldn’t affect the price of fares, officials said. Thousand Oaks Cab Co., the city’s cab provider since the mid-1980s, planned to increase its contract for the coming year by 20 percent to $333,000, prompting […]

Saturday will be the first day of summer



101 Freeway improvements still coming, mayor says

Special to The Acorn

Part of a stripped down version of the plan to improve the 101 Freeway between Ventura and Los Angeles has been approved by the Ventura County Transportation Commission. The $700 million plan got VCTC approval last week for the 20 miles between Ventura and Thousand Oaks. The 40-mile Thousand Oaks to Los Angeles plan was to have been considered by […]

For the record



It was Kyle Falter, not Evan Nelson, who was quoted in the Oaks Christian High School graduation story last week. Falter was the student who talked about the wonderful help he received from other students after a traffic accident. Joshua Goldberg was misidentified in a "Take Your Acorn on Vacation" photograph last week. Josh was pictured on Catalina Island. Calabasas […]

Oak Park to host special event



The Oak Park Library Bookmobile will host a special Summer Reading Program kickoff event at noon Sat., June 28 presenting the musical treats of "Doc Ricketts and the Flying Milkshakes." The bookmobile is located at Mae Boyer Park, 130 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. For more summer reading fun, visit the bookmobile from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays for the […]

City councilman says he’ll seek reelection in Agoura Hills



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Agoura Hills Mayor Pro Tem Dan Kuperberg has announced he’s running for reelection to the Agoura Hills City Council. The 44-year-old Kuperberg is seeking his third term in office. He joined the city council in 1995. Also up for reelection on the November ballot is City Councilwoman Louise Rishoff. The official filing period for […]

AQMD to use innovative controlled burn technique to get rid of diseased, dying trees



Responding to an emergency risk of uncontrolled wildfires, the Air Quality Management District’s (AQMD) governing board in March approved controlled burning of an estimated 500,000 tons of wood from trees killed by drought and bark beetle infestation near Lake Arrowhead and Idyllwild. "AQMD prohibits most open burning as it adds air pollution to our already smoggy region," said Barry Wallerstein, […]