City Council reorganizes
Michael Harrison becomes mayor

City Council reorganizes Michael Harrison becomes mayor By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Calabasas has a new mayor. The city council reorganized last week and James Bozajian rotated out of the mayor’s seat and handed the gavel to Michael Harrison. The council appointed Barry Groveman as mayor pro tem. "The past year," Harrison said, "has been extremely busy . . . But […]

Kites fly––sort of––at Lindero Canyon

OPHS told to give more help to average students, underachievers

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Oak Park High School recently learned that it should put greater emphasis on average-to-below-average students. The school had gone through a lengthy process of seeking and obtaining accreditation through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In response to the procedure, the school recently received a final report. WASC is one of six regional associations […]

Crossing the line

Dole Great Race of Agoura fun, beneficial to schools

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com More than 4,000 men, women and children from four countries, 17 states and throughout California participated in this year’s Dole Great Race of Agoura on Saturday, raising thousands of dollars for local schools in Agoura Hills and Oak Park. Although the exact amount of money to be donated to local schools won’t be known for several […]

For the record

The Dole Wellness Center in the city of Westlake Village won’t open until December 2005, not next December. Rental for plots at the Oak Park Community Garden will be $60 per year, not $24.

Calabasas hires new fireworks company for July Fourth show

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com After learning about alleged environmental problems associated with Pyro Spectaculars, Calabasas won’t use the fireworks company again for the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration. City council members recently decided to contract with Fireworks America instead. Pyro Spectaculars, located in the Inland Empire, had presented the Calabasas Fourth of July fireworks for several years. Calabasas City […]

Get rebates from Rideshare

Get rebates from Rideshare Metro Transit is offering a $100 rebate to the first 1,000 commuters who join a vanpool as a new rider through June 30. In addition, every month a new rider qualifies, that van will automatically be entered into a monthly $500 drawing to be used toward the cost of the van. Other incentives such as tax […]

Medea Creek a ‘School to Watch’

Celebration is planned for
May 20 when flag will be awarded

Celebration is planned for May 20 when flag will be awarded By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Last month, Medea Creek Middle School (MCMS) was chosen as a "School to Watch." The designation was made by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform, and it was sponsored by the California League of Middle Schools and the California Department of Education. This […]

Multiple agencies got involved when tanker overturned on 101

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com When the tanker truck was hit by a drunk driver and overturned on the westbound 101 Freeway, spilling hundreds of gallons of gasoline east of Chesebro Road in Agoura Hills early last Thursday, multiple public agencies converged on the scene to assess the damage, clean up the mess and protect citizens from further harm. According to […]