2003-12-25

Construction of Yerba Buena School hits a snag —costs may double



Construction of Yerba Buena School hits a snag —costs may double By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Progress on the new Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills has ground to a screeching halt. Architects now project the cost to nearly double to $22 million so that the site can be preserved environmentally as much as possible. According to a […]

Train soon for emergency response



The Los Angeles County Fire Department will conduct an emergency response training program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 10, Sat., Jan. 24, Sat., Feb. 14 and Sat., Feb. 28 at Calabasas City Hall. The program is open to all L.A. County residents. “This program provides 20 hours of training in emergency response and rescue that is […]

Multivitamins help reduce risk of disease



Do you know what constitutes a healthy diet? With a barrage of conflicting news reports highlighting recently published nutrition research, many consumers are confused about the types of foods that make up a healthy diet, optimal vitamin and mineral intake, and ways to improve general health. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to recommend a diet rich in fruits, […]

Agoura Hills



Padlocks and a door hinge had $35 damage and $19,480 worth of wood and construction equipment were stolen from a work site in the 28400 block of Roadside Drive the night of Dec. 9. Between Dec. 7 and 13, a diamond ring valued at $8,000 was stolen from a Langhall Court home. Workers who had delivered and set up a […]

Acorn Sound off –– Michael Picarella



Acorn Sound off –– Michael Picarella What do you enjoy most about the holidays?

Merry Christmas!



Merry Christmas!

Alcohol sales compliance checkups underway



The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station will assist the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) investigators by conducting a series of “sales laws compliance” investigations during December and January in the cities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Malibu. According to Sgt. P. Morris, officials hope that public awareness of these investigations will motivate merchants to monitor […]

Low-income women encouraged to take advantage of free cancer screenings in Simi Valley



"Every Woman Counts" cancer detection program provides breast and female cancer screening and services, including breast exams, mammograms and Pap tests, to lower income women. Women age 40 or older are eligible (cervical cancer screening is provided to women age 25 and above), who are lower income and have no or limited health insurance. The clinic, which is free of […]

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Okay, so you’re God and you want to announce the most amazing, incredible, joyous news ever, an event which will literally change the course of history—the birth of your only Son, Jesus Christ. Now, it’s always fascinated me whom God announced the birth of His Son to. Who does He invite to come and see the new baby? Think about […]

Bad tidings in LVUSD



Residents of Agoura Hills have every right to be infuriated. The new Yerba Buena Elementary School will be stuck on the drawing board indefinitely because the final cost estimates have exploded to $22 million from $12 million. To say that somebody screwed up is an understatement. We’ve always been suspicious about public agencies habitually running into outrageous cost overruns. Things […]


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