Calabasas woman says oak tree ordinance isn’t fair

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The oak tree ordinance in Calabasas is strict—too strict, according to 20-year Calabasas resident Jane Chaudron, who said some oak trees on her neighbor’s property and on land that’s owned by the city have become overgrown nuisances. Chaudron, who lives off Park Sienna on Park Alisal, has been trying to get the city to alleviate the […]

Debate over new Yerba Buena school continues in LVUSD

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education has revisited the timeline for construction of the new Yerba Buena Elementary School. Trustees also debated the composition of a citizens’ oversight committee that will be forming under the facilities committee. The long-overdue project is estimated to cost far more than originally anticipated—now about $33 million […]

Calabasas Council approves concept for civic center project

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Last week, the Calabasas City Council approved the conceptual site plan for the future civic center complex. It will be on Park Sorrento just behind The Commons shopping center. Several structures will be included in the project. The site plan that was approved includes approximate building sizes and layout. The specific architecture and other design elements […]

Governor attends local groundbreaking ceremony

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com State and local dignitaries including Gov. Arnold Schwarzen-egger took part in a groundbreak-ing ceremony last week for the Dole Wellness Center, a massive six-story complex that will include a medical spa and luxury hotel. The world-class center will be built on 20 acres directly across from Dole World Headquarters, which is at 1 Dole Drive in […]

Chamber of commerce endorses Heschel West

The Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce has announced its support for Heschel West Day School to develop a permanent site for its campus adjacent Agoura Hills. At a meeting of its board of directors on March 3, the chamber of commerce unanimously endorsed the project, which would serve the 75,000-strong Jewish community of Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes by providing a […]

State assemblywoman names her ‘Woman of the Year’

Every year the California Legislative Women’s Caucus sponsors its "Woman of the Year" celebration. Each assemblymember selects a woman from his or her district who has contributed significantly to the community. This year’s women of the year were honored in a floor ceremony in the Assembly chambers at the state Capitol on March 15. Each was presented with a framed […]

For the record

Last week’s "thank you" advertisement for Measure E should have included the following disclaimer: "Paid for by a personal contribution from Red Godfrey, Dave Moorman, Stuart Selter, Emily Dubin and Dr. Donald Zimring."

Golf tournament worked because of team captains

Golf tournament worked because of team captains The Oak Park Golf Challenge held on Feb. 23 at North Ranch Country Club was a huge success. We had 140 players representing all schools in the Oak Park Unified School District. Each school had five to seven teams playing for a perpetual trophy taking the three low gross scores from each team. […]

School’s event a big success

School’s event a big success Thank you to all parents and volunteers at the Oak Hills Elementary Ability Awareness Fair. The Ability Awareness Fair at Oak Hills Elementary School (OHES) was a great success. The students had fun while learning the challenges posed by certain physical limitations or disabilities. This was made possible because of all the wonderful volunteers from […]

Kidney transplant surgeon to speak tomorrow

Chief UCLA kidney transplant surgeon Hans Gritsch, M.D., will be the guest speaker during the next meeting of Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO) at 7 p.m. Fri., March 19 at Los Robles Urgent Care and Rehabilitation Center, 4415 S. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. There is no fee to attend. For more information, please call (805) 495-3297.