2003-08-14

Upgrade of cable TV to cause service interruptions



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Adelphia Communications is modernizing its cable service, but the improvements will cause temporary service interruptions. Officials with Adelphia recently announced that the company will soon begin upgrading its Oak Park cable system, which will affect TV and Internet services for Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Oak Park. Adelphia will install a fiber optic system, […]

Outdoor movie a success



Measure H creates development dilemma in Agoura Hills



Measure H creates development dilemma in Agoura Hills By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Confused over the interpretation of Measure H, Agoura Hills officials say they’re unsure about how to move forward with a new fashion mall that a developer wants to build here. Narrowly approved by voters last year, Measure H prohibits any store greater than 60,000 square feet. […]

Calabasas appoints new city attorney, prosecutor



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas now has a new city attorney and city prosecutor. After facing a request for proposal (RFP) process initiated by the city council this spring, former city attorney Charles Vose didn’t reapply. Starting work this week as city attorney is Michael G. Colantuono of Colantuono, Levin and Rozell, APC. "The RFP process produced quite […]

Chamber of Commerce honors local law enforcement



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Whether it’s keeping tabs on local traffic issues or trying to get to the bottom of a complicated crime, deputies from Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station work hard to preserve the safety of local communities. On Tuesday, the Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Deputy Appreciation ceremony at The Canyon in Agoura […]

Mayor won’t seek reelection in Westlake Village



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Westlake Village Mayor Chris Mann announced last Thursday that he won’t seek reelection in November. He’s confident that he accomplished his goals, Mann said. While many cities are struggling to make ends meet, Westlake Village has stayed strong. Conservative fiscal policy that he helped establish, Mann said, was a major factor in Westlake Village’s […]

Mann endorses two challengers



One day after the incumbent mayor of Westlake Village, Chris Mann, announced that he won’t seek reelection, he endorsed two candidates for the Nov. 4 ballot. "I am excited that Michael Edelstein and Jim Bruno are running for the two open seats on the city council this November," Mann said. "Both are men of valuable experience and remarkable integrity, and […]

Security in Calabasas to be topic of meeting next Monday



Security in Calabasas to be topic of meeting next Monday Calabasas City Councilwoman Lesley Devine and Community Policing Commissioner Ron Stillman have made arrangements for the city’s first workshop on "Safety and Security in Public Places." It will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. next Mon., Aug. 18 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Residents, security […]

Budget crunch forces city of Calabasas to cut funding to Pumpkin Festival, Chamber renames the annual event



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The 12th annual Calabasas Pumpkin Festival has been renamed the California Pumpkin Festival. It’s scheduled for Sat. and Sun., Oct. 18 and 19 at Paramount Ranch off Kanan Road, south of the 101 Freeway in the Santa Monica Mountains. The city of Calabasas has withdrawn its usual contribution to the Pumpkin Festival due to […]

Sales tax revenue down slightly in Agoura Hills



Agoura Hills officials have released a list of the top sales-tax producing businesses in the city. As expected, hardware, furniture and groceries are among the leading big ticket items. "We take a look at (the store) numbers on a regular basis," said Dave Adams, city manager. "If they do well, we do well." The city receives 1 percent of the […]