Parcel tax proposal approved in LVUSD


Measure E, the parcel tax designed to offset state budget cutbacks, readily passed on Tuesday with 72 percent of voters in Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) casting a yes vote. It passed with a total of 11,852 votes in favor and 4,802 against. Measure E required a two-thirds majority to pass. The district serves the cities of Calabasas, Hidden […]

Student sees the beat

Voters pass three of four propositions


Voters pass three of four propositions Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly agreed with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan to balance the state budget by approving Propositions 57 and 58. Despite claims from critics that it would plunge the state deeper into debt, 63 percent of the electorate approved Prop. 57, which allows the state to sell $15 billion in bonds to cover […]

Oak Park voters OK new tax for schools


Voters in Oak Park showed incredible support for their school district in passing Measure D4. The parcel tax initiative handily exceeded the required two-thirds majority vote when 81 percent of voters literally made it a "Super Tuesday" for Oak Park Unified School District. With Propositions 57 and 58 passing in California (Oak Park voters said yes by 65 and 73 […]

Acorn starts up new Simi Valley edition

The first Simi Valley Acorn will be delivered on Friday to 25,000 homes and businesses in Simi Valley. It becomes the fourth publication in The Acorn family of free newspapers. In addition to the one you’re reading, The Acorn also publishes the Thousand Oaks Acorn and the Moorpark Acorn. The Acorn and the Thousand Oaks Acorn are distributed each week […]

Mystery woman plants trees illegally in Oak Park

Mystery woman plants trees illegally in Oak Park

Teens to discuss Bradbury book

The "Book Scene 4 Teens" book discussion group will next examine "Fahrenheit 451," Ray Bradbury’s classic tale of a futuristic world where books are banned and burned if found, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed., March 17 at the Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. The gathering offers teens the opportunity to share pizza, discuss books and […]

Fireworks firm under fire

Calabasas City Councilman Barry Groveman doesn’t want the city to contract with companies that are environmentally reckless. He and the city council asked staff to write a policy requiring companies that do business with Calabasas to disclose any relevant environmental information as part of the bidding process. This issue came up after Groveman, an attorney who’s handling a water case […]

Parks and recreation department seeks ‘mystery lady’ who planted coastal oak trees in Oak Park


Rancho Simi Parks and Recreation is concerned over 13 coastal oaks that were recently planted in the vicinity of North Oak Hills Drive and Medea Creek Lane by a "mystery lady." An Oak Park resident said he met the woman while walking his dog. She took credit, he said, for planting the trees and said she was very proud of […]

LVUSD to offer early retirement program


For the third time in the history of Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD), a Supplemental Early Retirement Program (SERP) will be offered to veteran teachers. The last SERP ended this year. At a recent school board meeting, staff reported that as part of the budget process, they’ve been investigating ways to save money. According to LVUSD Dep. Superintendent Donald […]