2003-07-31

Vote on school parcel tax won’t make November ballot



Vote on school parcel tax won’t make November ballot By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer If a vote were taken today, it’s unlikely an annual $170 parcel tax for Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) would pass, according to a recent survey, but voters would be inclined to support a smaller tax. School officials said delaying the vote until next […]

A postcard moment



Did landscaping assessments in Calabasas Park go to the Tennis and Swim Center?

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Did landscaping assessments in Calabasas Park go to the Tennis and Swim Center? By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Some Calabasas residents are upset that money they’ve paid for services in their part of the city might have been used elsewhere. Calabasas Park Homeowners’ Association (CPHA) president Helene Regen said that she and others want to know how much is […]

Superintendent says he’ll retire



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Unified School District gave Superintendent John Fitzpatrick a two-year instead of four-year contract and announced that he’ll retire in 2005. Fitzpatrick, who’s been with LVUSD for eight years, told the board of education he hoped to retire soon anyway, and that the abbreviated contract was in the best interest of everyone. "In […]

Judge orders L.A. County to hear Ahmanson oak tree permit application

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Judge orders L.A. County to hear Ahmanson oak tree permit application By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer A long-delayed hearing on the removal of 10 oaks trees for Ahmanson Ranch must be heard by the end of October, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled last week. Ahmanson Land Co. filed a lawsuit last year seeking to force the Los […]

Cool jazz on a warm afternoon



Calabasas tries to move forward on Sagebrush Cantina annexation



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The city of Calabasas is spending money to annex from the city of Los Angeles a popular restaurant and bar and the historic Leonis Adobe property that’s adjacent. The city of Los Angeles has never agreed to give up the parcel and is expected to fight annexation because Sagebrush Cantina generates about $30,000 per […]

Citizens get a reality check from commander of Lost Hills Station



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Local homes and businesses are relatively safe from crime and terrorism, but citizens would still be wise to keep their guard up as they go about their daily lives, Capt. Tom Martin of Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station told members of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce last week. "There will probably be some act of […]

Calabasas councilman will introduce additional municipal reforms



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer More municipal reforms might be on the way for Calabasas. City Councilman Barry Groveman said he’ll introduce new proposals at next Wednesday’s city council meeting. Groveman said he wants more efficiency in city hall. In April, when Groveman first took office, he presented and the council passed a nine-page packet of initiatives that have […]

Searches for new personnel continue in city of Calabasas



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The city of Calabasas is expected to have a new city attorney within a week, according to Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem Michael Harrison. The city has been operating with an interim lawyer since June when Charles Vose, the former city attorney, didn’t reapply for his position after the council called for new applicants and […]