2003-09-04

Former U.S. treasurer may run against Barbara Boxer

Acorn Staff Writer

Former U.S. treasurer may run against Barbara Boxer By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer Former U.S. treasurer Rosario Marin tested Republican support in the Conejo Valley last weekend as she begins her bid for the U.S. Senate to challenge for the seat currently held by Democrat Barbara Boxer. Marin was a guest of the Apple Pie Foundation, a Westlake Village […]

Connectors to close at 101, 405 on Sunday morning



The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the westbound 101 Freeway connectors to the northbound and southbound 405 Freeway on Sun., Sept. 7 from 6 to 11:30 a.m. for guardrail repair, maintenance, sign repair, electrical and bridge work and striping. In addition, the westbound 101 Freeway at the Van Nuys Boulevard on-ramp as well as the northbound 101 Freeway […]

Cityhood activist dies at age 70



Cityhood activist dies at age 70 Carole Dynda passed away on Mon., Sept. 1 due to complications resulting from lung cancer. Born in Trenton, N.J. on Sept. 7, 1932, she was a longtime resident of Agoura Hills. She served as chief petitioner for the successful cityhood campaign in 1982. Carole is survived by her husband, former Agoura Hills City Councilman […]

Transit services expanded



A transit service now offers Calabasans door-to-door taxi-like services anywhere within Los Angeles County—without an expensive fare for qualified recipients. Access Services Incorporated, a Los Angeles County-sponsored group, provides Access Paratransit services to people who are functionally disabled. The rides are provided by a van or sedan which will collect passengers within three quarters of a mile of any public […]

U.S. weak on drunk driving, but California does better than most states, MADD says



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer A nationwide organization is lobbying for tougher drunk driving laws. Over the Labor Day Weekend in areas served by Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, there were 18 accidents and four arrests for drunk driving vs. last year’s 13 mishaps and three DUI arrests. The California Highway Patrol’s California Law Enforcement Challenge program started its "You […]

Too early to tell if school traffic’s worse or not



Wednesday of last week was the first day of school for students enrolled in Las Virgenes Unified School District. Traffic trends around the camupuses seemed to be similar to last year, according to LVUSD Deputy Superintendent Donald Zimring. "It’s hard to see a difference at the start of the year," Zimring said last week. He expected to have a better […]

Legislation targets intoxicated drivers



Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) wants to make prevention a top priority. That’s the aim of MADD’s new federal legislative plan to significantly reduce alcohol-related traffic fatalities. The proposed legislation, backed by MADD, would establish more funding for ongoing law enforcement efforts, such as sobriety checkpoints. It also encourages states to enact get-tough laws for "higher-risk" drunk drivers as a […]

Public feedback sought on Calabasas annexations

Meeting set for Saturday afternoon

Don’t like the way developers treat open space? The city of Calabasas seeks to annex two parcels of land with planned development projects, and the public is invited to offer input on environmental, aesthetic and traffic issues regarding the process. "To so approve development projects of these sizes, the law says that the full environmental review process must take place, […]

LVUSD to host meeting on home schooling tonight



Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) will host a parent meeting regarding its home schooling program at 7 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Sept. 4 in the LVUSD boardroom, 4111 N. Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. Parents can plan for the 2003-04 school year. The meeting is open to the public. LVUSD is launching its home schooling program for the 2003-04 school year. […]

Local boy to collect donated music instruments for schools



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer If you have any musical instruments around the house collecting dust, please call Ryan Darling of Oak Park, a 12-year-old student at Medea Creek Middle School who’s working on a special project. On Jan. 31, Darling will have his Bar Mitzvah. He must complete a project that’s geared toward community service before he can […]