2004-02-05

Oak Park MAC recommends yes vote on parcel tax



By Billie Owens Acorn Staff Writer A parcel tax to help Oak Park schools facing state budget cuts received unanimous support last week from the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC), the community’s governing body. The tax would be $197 per parcel for five years if approved by two-thirds of the voters on March 2. It would raise about $950,000 […]

A hundred smiles per hour



Councilman says Calabasas will wage war on bad drivers



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Watch out for more law enforcement on the streets of Calabasas. The city is cracking down on reckless driving and traffic violations, according to Calabasas City Councilman Barry Groveman. Reports show that traffic has gotten worse since the city incorporated in 1991. The Calabasas Traffic and Transportation Department has made some interesting discoveries. In […]

Making final touches



New hotel coming to Agoura Hills



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer J.H. Snyder Company of Los Angeles and HBF Holdings LLC of San Diego were given the green light at last week’s Agoura Hills City Council meeting to build a 125-unit Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel as part of the Oak Creek residential and commercial project. It’s on the north side of Canwood Street, east of […]

LVUSD’s ‘Code of Conduct’ contract creates a ‘Catch 22’



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Unified School District’s "Code of Conduct" contract may be contributing to a "Catch 22" situation for students who are prohibited from participating in extra and co-curricular activities if their grades dip below a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or if they get an F in two classes. The problem is that the […]

Enjoy a slice of birthday cake in honor of Ronald Reagan



The public is invited to festivities marking the 93rd birthday celebration of former President Ronald Reagan on Fri., Feb. 6 at the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. free birthday cake will be served in the lobby, and the public will have the opportunity to sign birthday cards that will […]

Mayor to give State of the City



Calabasas Mayor James Bozajian will present the sixth annual State of the City address at 7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 11 in the city council chambers at Calabasas City Hall, 26135 Mureau Road. A reception hosted by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will begin with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public. The mayor’s […]

Center offers recreational programs, classes



The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center has begun the following recreational classes and programs: SCORE counseling sessions for those who own a business or want to get one started, an after-school teen program, and swing salsa, ballet and jazz dance lessons. Planned are a Wednesday Israeli folk dance night, acting camps, basketball leagues and events with live swing music and live […]

Two longtime planning commissioners step down



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Diane Walker and Ray Shack-elford, two longtime Agoura Hills planning commissioners, have stepped down to pursue other interests. The Agoura Hills City Council honored Walker and Shackelford last week. Mayor Dan Kuperberg said, "When you thank God something wasn’t built (in a given area), you can thank Diane Walker." For her 14 years of […]