Calabasas budget snafu blamed on accounting

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The mystery of the missing $3 million in Calabasas has been solved––at least that’s what interim finance director Bill Yeomans told the city council in a recent memo. Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem Michael Harrison charged several weeks ago that the funds couldn’t be accounted for, but according to Yeomans, the money either has been […]

Brushfire season off to early start

Neiman Marcus instead of Home Depot?

New ballot measure
would decide
Acorn Staff Writer

Neiman Marcus instead of Home Depot? New ballot measure would decide By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The Agoura Hills City Council is expected to prepare an initiative for the November ballot that would clear the way for a new department store and shopping center in the city. Meeting last night, the council was scheduled to begin looking at a […]

City wonders about high legal bills

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Lawyers, contractors and others are trying to obtain payments from the city of Calabasas following the recent dismissal of an attorney who was under contract with the city, according to Mayor Pro Tem Michael Harrison. The city has hired a malpractice lawyer to investigate attorney Katherine Stone, who allegedly hired contractors in the legal […]

Celebrating summer in Agoura Hills

District unwraps new findings on junk food

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer No more junk food will be available when Las Virgenes middle schools open this fall, but that doesn’t mean students will be healthy eaters, according to a recent report on school nutrition. The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services conducted eight focus group studies in Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) earlier this […]

Be prepared, group says

Speakers from the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles are available to speak to community organizations, church groups, service clubs, chambers of commerce and others about preparing Los Angeles-area families for disasters and terrorist attacks. A Red Cross campaign, "Together We Prepare L.A.," is underway to give local residents the information they need to be prepared for natural disasters […]

New Oak Park Website

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer When Brett Garrett moved to Oak Park from Glendale two years ago, he fell in love with the community and began attending Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meetings. Over time, he noticed that important issues were being discussed and recommendations made, but few residents took interest because they were unaware of the MAC […]

DeSantis announces Westlake retirement

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer After serving eight years as a Westlake Village city councilwoman, Betty DeSantis has decided not to run for reelection in November. DeSantis was born and raised in Providence, R.I. and moved to Westlake Village from Encino with her husband, John DeSantis, and their two daughters, Mary Beth and Christine, in 1979 because she said […]

Soteras to run in Agoura Hills

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Alex Soteras, president of the Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce, has announced he’s running for Agoura Hills City Council. The 42-year-old Soteras said he would file official papers after the election filing period opens July 14. Two seats will be contested in the Nov. 4 race. Incumbent Dan Kuperberg plans to seek reelection, […]