Agoura Hills looks at $450,000 in cutbacks

Agoura Hills looks at $450,000 in cutbacks By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer The Agoura Hills City Council met on Saturday to prioritize the city’s yearly goals and brace for reduced state funding that may stretch into 2006. Agoura Hills Mayor Dan Kuperberg said the city will get $450,000 less this fiscal year than anticipated. "We will do what we […]

Spring-like weather returns to Southland

Two local school districts go to work on parcel tax proposals


By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Parents, students, teachers and administrators gathered Sunday in a political rally atmosphere at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills to convince voters to vote yes on a parcel tax initiative that’s coming on the March 2 election ballot. The "Yes on E" campaign kicked off a phone bank effort. Supporters will attempt to convince […]

Two local school districts go to work on parcel tax proposals


By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Last Saturday the Friends of Oak Park Schools conducted a Campaign Kickoff for Measure D4, a parcel tax measure that will appear on the March 2 ballot. It seemed to reveal strong community support for Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD). The event was hosted by Oak Park resident Anne Davis, whose home was […]

Medea Creek Middle School a finalist for state honor

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park has been named one of six finalists in California’s Model School program. Up to four middle schools will win the Model School designation after an extensive on-site review of the finalists. According to principal Laurel Ford, Medea Creek Middle School is expected to be reviewed on Tues., […]

For the record

Last week’s page 1 banner headline should have said, "White House takes a look at LVUSD’s drug program" (not "problem"). We regret the error and address the mistake in today’s page 4 editorial. Also in the same story, when she was asked about parents who abused drugs, Randi Klein recommended 12-step and other programs. Mayor Dan Kuperberg received more votes […]

Here’s what to do if you’re stopped by a deputy

The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station provides the community with the following information to promote better understanding and cooperation between citizens and law enforcement. Being stopped by a deputy sheriff can be uncomfortable. Deputies share your feelings. More than half of all California peace officers killed in the line of duty were conducting pedestrian or traffic stops. Our biggest concern is […]

New middle school opens with minimal glitches

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Alice C. Stelle Middle School in Calabasas officially opened on Mon., Jan. 5. The school is operating smoothly, officials said. Las Virgenes Unified School District had planned A.C. Stelle for almost 10 years, according to LVUSD deputy superintendent Don Zimring. The campus is the solution to—among other problems—overcrowding at A.E. Wright Middle School in […]

LVMWD has new manager

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer John Mundy is replacing James Colbaugh as general manager of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD). Colbaugh retired from his position after 27 years of service, 10 as general manager. "We are very pleased to appoint John Mundy as general manager," said LVMWD Board President Ann Dorgelo. "His management skills and experience are strong […]

Wright has room to breathe

When Alice C. Stelle Middle School opened in Calabasas last week, A.E. Wright Middle School lost about half its enrollment. Most of the kids and faculty at A.C. Stelle started the year at A.E. Wright. Overcrowding and traffic congestion before, during and after school had been growing problems at A.E. Wright for a long time, according to district assistant superintendent […]