2004-01-08

White House takes a look at LVUSD’s drug program



White House takes a look at LVUSD’s drug program By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Unified School District’s drug education/counseling program, “Choices,” caught the attention of White House cabinet member John Walters, director of the office of national drug control policy, who visited LVUSD to learn about the program. A meeting was conducted on Monday at district headquarters. […]

Newcomer to city council appeals plan for hotel in Agoura Hills



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer New Agoura Hills City Councilman John Edelston has appealed the unanimous decision of the city’s planning commission that would allow construction of a 125-unit Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel on Canwood Street, east of Kanan. The proposed hotel is part of the Oak Creek residential and commercial subdivision and would be built on the eastern […]

Two planning commissioners retire in Agoura Hills



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Diane Walker and Ray Shackelford, two long-term planning commissioners have retired from the Agoura Hills Planning Commission. The surprise announcement was made at last month’s meeting. The two-year terms of the remaining three commissioners have also expired, which sparked interest by potential new commissioners. The Agoura Hills City Council is scheduled to take action […]

‘I don’t want to get it tangled, Dad’



Ahmanson hiking trails are now open

Acorn Staff Writer

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer While rain has hit the Southland, hikers can find some new trails as the skies have cleared. About 15 miles of dirt pathways that run through Ahmanson Ranch are now open to the public. Washington Mutual Bank previously planned to build a 3,050-home, two-golf-course development on the 2,800-acre site in eastern Ventura County, north […]

Money found for interpretive center

Funds will also help restore
habitat for wildlife


Funds will also help restore habitat for wildlife Seven acres at Headwaters Corner on Mulholland Highway and Old Topanga Canyon Road in Calabasas have been identified to house a new interpretive center that will teach the management practices for living or working near a natural resource, such as the Los Angeles River. The city of Calabasas and the nonprofit Mountains […]

Teens now find healthier food items

Nutrition improves at Agoura, Calabasas high
schools, thanks to better choices


Nutrition improves at Agoura, Calabasas high schools, thanks to better choices By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Lunchtime candy, sodas and pizza at local high schools have been replaced with more nutritious foods to comply with new standards developed by the Las Virgenes Unified School District. LVUSD’s Child Nutrition Services department presented the board of education with an update on […]

D.A. to present award here



David Katz, a reserve deputy from Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, will receive the "Courageous Citizen" award at the Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce luncheon next Thurs., Jan. 15. The award will be presented by Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley. In late October, Katz tackled William Strier to the ground after he repeatedly fired at Simi Valley attorney Jerry […]

Some new laws effective now, others will wait



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The state of California passed approximately 900 new laws for 2004, many of which went into effect on Jan. 1. Some aren’t effective until later. The following is a recap of the new legislation and what the laws mean for you. Education SB-892: Requires California schools to maintain clean and operational bathrooms or risk […]

Local, national retailers expect modest gains from holiday season



By Saria Kraft Acorn Staff Writer Procrastinating consumers, post-holiday bargain hunters and a favorable retail calendar combined to make Christmas week a profitable one for the nation’s retailers, according to ShopperTrak in its Dec. 30 national retail sales estimate. Retailers in Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes and surrounding communities reported a brisk holiday as well. Sales for the week ending Dec. 27 […]