2003-11-27

Parcel tax proposal likely to go to voters in Las Virgenes District



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer A parcel tax initiative will likely be placed on the ballot next spring in the four cities that are served by Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD). Although specifics of the flat tax are still being debated by district officials and the school board, the proposed tax is expected to be less than $100 […]

Fate of Oak Park parcel tax will be decided on Monday



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Oak Park Unified School District board members are close to making a final decision on whether or not to place a parcel tax measure on an election ballot next spring. A recent poll of 300 Oak Park residents revealed enough support to consider the parcel tax proposal, but not enough to ensure that it […]

Longtime city councilwoman to step down in Agoura Hills



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer After 16 years of public service to the city of Agoura Hills, City Councilwoman Louise Rishoff is retiring from office. When Rishoff moved here in 1982, Agoura was just another Los Angeles County suburb. Just four months later, it incorporated as the city of Agoura Hills. At that time, Thousand Oaks Boulevard didn’t connect […]

Three planning commissioners reappointed by Calabasas Council



The Calabasas City Council reappointed three planning commissioners last week. One other resident applied for a seat but wasn’t selected. The city council in June appointed Jack Solomon, Jonathan Wolfson and Martha Fritz to the commission. Each was given a six-month term because following the council reorganization in March, council members decided to appoint a new commission. The newly reappointed […]

Keeping it natural



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Controversy continues over Farmers’ Market in Calabasas



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer About 20 growers who participate in the Calabasas Farmers’ Market showed up at last week’s Calabasas City Council meeting with complaints about the new market’s management. The city has little control over the Farmers’ Market, but it does issue permits for such organizations to operate within city limits. The Calabasas Farmers’ Market is under […]

HOA gets $18,300 rebate for converting to low-flow toilets



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Municipal Water District last week presented a check for $18,300 to the Town and Country Estates Homeowners’ Association in Agoura Hills for replacing 122 toilets with ultra low-flow models. The HOA represents 91 condominiums. The rebate, the largest amount to date for LVMWD, was presented at the Nov. 11 board meeting. According […]

OPUSD seeks waiver on school’s test scores



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Oak Park Unified School District board members last week approved a request to the state Board of Education asking for a review of the department’s decision to invalidate the 2003 Growth API for Oak Hills Elementary School. Last March fourth graders statewide took the annual California Writing Standards Test established by California’s STAR testing […]

Metro passes get an extension



October and November transit passes will be honored on all Metro buses and trains through December, the MTA announced after a tentative contract agreement was reached between MTA and the Amalgamated Transit Union. For those customers who do not have an October or November pass, a November pass can be purchased for use in December. Customers are advised to check […]