Bush visits here, says national parks need help

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer President George W. Bush visited a site at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area in Newbury Park last Friday and said he asked Congress to continue its support in spending $5 billion during a five-year period that started two years ago for repair and maintenance of U.S. national parks. The Santa Monica Mountains […]

L.A. County public hearing on Heschel West Day School delayed

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Officials postponed a Sept. 10 hearing on the proposed Heschel West School in Agoura Hills, citing the need for an updated traffic study and revised grading plan. The Jewish day school wants to build a nine-building, $25 million campus on a 70-acre site, east of Chesebro Road and Palo Comado Canyon Road, about one […]

Buses seen as possible solution to Calabasas school traffic problem

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Excessive traffic on many Calabasas streets during mornings and afternoons has been a common complaint. City Councilman Barry Groveman wants a school bus program to help reduce it. Groveman and city staff recently met with Durham school bus representatives and discussed, among other ideas, transportation services to take kids and parents out of their […]

Loesing becomes T.O. Acorn editor

Loesing becomes T.O. Acorn editor John Loesing is the new editor of the Thousand Oaks Acorn. He accepted the position late last week. Before being promoted, Loesing wrote for The Acorn and covered the city of Agoura Hills and Las Virgenes Unified School District, among other assignments. Loesing has more than 20 years of experience in radio, television and print […]

Dancing to the music

Calabasas approves chief financial officer position

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer To protect public funds and minimize waste in Calabasas, the Calabasas City Council approved a new job description, chief financial officer (CFO). It replaces the position formerly known as finance director. The CFO will report directly to the council; the finance director had previously only reported to the city manager. The council approved the […]

CHS graduate killed in truck collision

CHS graduate killed in truck collision Kyle P. Rudow, 20, a Calabasas High School graduate of 2001 was killed in an vehicle accident last Thursday in mid-afternoon, around 3:20 p.m. Rudow was riding in the passenger seat of his family’s 1996 Dodge Ram pickup truck as his brother Michael, 18, drove on Old Topanga Canyon Road, north of the community […]

Ham operators can help during blackouts

According to Rory Eikland, president of the Thousand Oaks-based Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC), amateur (Ham) radio operators are prepared to fill communications gaps when needed, such as last week’s vast power outages that struck the Northeast. Ham operators are licensed by the FCC and most are trained to be emergency responders and can communicate without relying on commercial […]

Early deadlines coming

The Acorn Newspapers will have early deadlines because of Labor Day on Mon., Sept. 1. The issue date of Sept. 4 will be affected. Real estate advertising for the Sept. 4 issue must be reserved by noon next Thurs., Sept. 28. All editorial material, including press releases and letters to the editor, must also be received by noon, Thurs., Sept. […]

Timetable set for Kanan interchange improvement

Work on the $25 million Kanan Road interchange improvement is set to get underway in April, officials in Agoura Hills announced last week. Caltrans is expected to give its approval to the interchange project report and environmental documents sometime this month, officials said. Recent pavement work on the interchange on-ramps and off-ramps was unrelated to the upcoming project, officials pointed […]