District officials hope new school can still open in Agoura Hills

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Despite news that the cost of the new Yerba Buena Elementary School will be nearly twice the original estimate, new funding sources and alternate approaches were explored at a special Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education meeting on Tuesday. Construction bids have been halted temporarily, although district officials have promised that […]

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Office buildings denied again by Agoura Hills City Council

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Scheu Development Company was once again denied a conditional use permit (CUP) by the Agoura Hills City Council to construct two office buildings on the south side of Agoura Road, west of the Renaissance Hotel. Westlake Village developer Mark Scheu will be given another chance for approval at a council meeting in March if […]

API score reinstated for

Oak Hills Elementary School

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff writer Oak Park Unified School District won a victory earlier this month when the state Board of Education approved a waiver allowing Oak Hills Elementary School to receive a valid Academic Performance Index (API) score for 2003. The victory came after Tony Knight, OPUSD assistant superintendent of education, traveled to Sacramento to present an oral […]

Reserve deputy gets ‘Courageous Citizen’ award

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer It was a full house at last week’s Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Westlake Village Inn, where David Katz, a reserve deputy from Lost Hills Sheriff’s station, received a "Courageous Citizen" award. Many dignitaries were present to honor Katz, who in late October became a local hero when he tackled a […]

CTV may televise LVUSD board meetings

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Calabasas TV public access channel might televise Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) board meetings. The Calabasas Education Commission discussed it last week. The cost of coverage, sources of funding and other concerns are still undetermined. According to Calabasas Recreation Services Manager Dan Huncke, the city council would likely be asked to appoint […]

Free emergency training courses offered at Calabasas City Hall

The city of Calabasas Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, will host free emergency training courses from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 24, Feb. 14 and 28 at Calabasas City Hall, 26135 Mureau Road, Calabasas. The courses will introduce participants to the CERT program and provide instructions for dealing with […]

Plan to build outdoor climbing wall collapses in Agoura Hills

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Oak Park residents Todd and Pavlina Ryzow’s dream of opening "The Rock Garden," an outdoor rock climbing facility in Agoura Hills near Whizin’s Shopping Center, was reduced to rubble at last week’s Agoura Hills City Council meeting. Todd Ryzow presented preliminary plans for an outdoor rock climbing facility during a pre-screening review. The Ryzows […]

Posters for Preservation Week sought

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is still accepting entries for its fourth annual Preservation Week poster contest. The top three winning designs and 10 honorable mentions will be announced and exhibited at the National Building Museum in Washington, D. C. during National Preservation Week, May 3-9. Posters must illustrate the 2004 Preservation Week theme, "New Frontiers in Preservation." Contestants […]

New councilman shares his thoughts, goals

New Agoura Hills City Councilman John Edelston presented the keynote address at the Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Westlake Village Inn last week. Edelston addressed the audience after David Katz, a reserve deputy at Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, was honored with a Courageous Citizen’s Award. Edelston, who wore a "Measure E" button to show support for Las […]