2003-10-09

Toll lanes possible for 101 Freeway



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has about six more months until a regional transportation plan must be presented to its regional council. The plan would address increasing population and traffic volume projections for the 101 Freeway in 2030, according to SCAG manager of public affairs Dan Rhodes. A suggestion discussed last week […]

California voters go to the polls



Two local school districts may seek parcel tax revenue

Awareness
campaign kicks off
in LVUSD


Awareness campaign kicks off in LVUSD By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer A grassroots effort to galvanize homeowners to vote yes on a parcel tax that would offset the state budget crisis threatening school funding for at least five years was conducted last week at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills. The school’s multipurpose room was nearly filled to capacity […]

Two local school districts may seek parcel tax revenue

OPUSD names consulting firm to study the issue

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Oak Park Unified School District officials convened last Thursday evening for a special study session on preparing for a parcel tax election. OPUSD has hired Tramutola Public Mobilization (TPM). It’s a political consulting firm in Oakland that assists school districts with bond issues, parcel taxes and campaign strategies. A parcel tax would help compensate […]

Teens have an ally in Westlake Village Library



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Teenagers living in and around Westlake Village and Agoura Hills now have an advocate at the Westlake Village library. Library aide Deborah Farber, 27, of Agoura Hills manages the Young Adult Resource Center at the library. She focuses on teen programs. With a degree in liberal arts from California Lutheran University, Farber is currently […]

School spirit starts early



Worn U.S. flags sought for Elks Club Oct. 19 ceremony



Worn U.S. flags sought for Elks Club Oct. 19 ceremony Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge No. 2477 will conduct its 11th annual flag retirement ceremony at 1 p.m. Sun., Oct. 19 at 158 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks, in conjunction with their sponsoring Boys, Girls, Brownie, Cub and Explorer Venture Scouting units. The public is invited to bring worn and torn […]

Incumbent seeks third term in Agoura Hills

Kuperberg vows to preserve
open space


Kuperberg vows to preserve open space By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Agoura Hills Mayor Pro Tem Dan Kuperberg is seeking his third term with the city council and promises to maintain his commitment to slow growth. Kuperberg, 44, said that he’s worked diligently over the last eight years to keep development in the city in check. He has a […]

School board incumbent wants to serve four more years



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Terilyn Finders, president of the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education, is seeking reelection because, she said, she wants to complete her work. Over the past four years, Finders said she’s worked diligently in various areas. When she first joined the board, labor relations were practically nonexistent, Finders said. The current climate […]

‘Santa Comes to Agoura’ on cable TV



A special 30-minute program about the annual Santa Comes to Agoura food drive will be televised on Adelphia Channel 25 at 6:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 11 and 5:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 12. The same program will be rebroadcast on weekends through the end of November on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5:30 p.m. In some areas, community access […]