Calabasas Council cautious about developing farmhouse property


Any plan for the "Old Farmhouse" property will get close scrutiny from the Calabasas City Council. Council members discussed last week possible development of the site at 5539 Las Virgenes Road. The landowner recently approached the city and requested planning commission and city council feedback regarding potential projects, according to Calabasas Community Development Director Steve Craig. Since then, environmentalists have […]

History comes alive at Paramount Ranch

Man found in burned car committed suicide, coroner’s office says

Man found in burned car committed suicide, coroner’s office says A man apparently committed suicide in Agoura Hills last week. The charred body of 33-year-old Leo Cooper of Sherman Oaks was found in the backseat of his burning Cadillac last Friday. The investigation, which was originally assigned to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Depart-ment’s homicide division, was turned over to […]


Parcel tax campaign drawing to a close


They’ve walked, talked, cajoled and convinced many voters that passing the parcel tax (known as Measure E for education) is a necessity if quality education is to be preserved in Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD). The campaign might be winding down, but the massive volunteer force that’s been spreading the word on the importance of the $98-per-year flat parcel […]

OPUSD looks at election scenarios

Results of
Props. 57 & 58,
Measure D4
will have
a big impact

Results of Props. 57 & 58, Measure D4 will have a big impact By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Exactly two weeks before the March 2 election, Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) board members conducted a budget study session, clarifying how a pass or fail vote on Propositions 57 and 58 and Measure D4 will affect the district’s financial standing. OPUSD […]

Foundation endorses

Measure D4 in Oak Park

The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation for Oak Park, on behalf of its five activity committees, has endorsed a yes vote on Oak Park Measure D4. The measure, on the March 2 ballot, would support the Oak Park Unified School District by assessing a tax of $197 per parcel for all properties in the community. The nonprofit foundation […]

Students collect food for the needy


If you drive by Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park on Friday mornings you’ll see a gaggle of enthusiastic students trying really hard to get your attention. In fact, they’re out there every Friday from 7:40 to 8:10 a.m. on Doubletree Road, waving signs and helping the fight against hunger. The half hour is unabashedly spent soliciting food donations […]

Pavley takes budget position

Speaker of the State Assembly Fabian Nunez recently named Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) to his newly formed Assembly Fiscal Team. The group will begin immediate work on the 2004-05 state budget. "Nothing is going to be more challenging this year than both to balance our current budget and also to get started restructuring California’s budgeting process," said Pavley. "The […]

Calabasas shows interest in televising LVUSD Board meetings


The city of Calabasas might be willing to help pay for Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) board meetings to be televised on public access cable TV. Currently, the meetings can be viewed in real time on a Web cast through the Internet. At a recent board of education meeting, district staff recommended declining the offer due to the uncertainty […]