Budget still bleak for LVUSD

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com A second interim budget report named "Dances with Wolves It Isn’t, Chapter II" highlighted the precarious financial status of Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) due to state budget problems and other issues. LVUSD Deputy Superintendent Donald Zimring presented his findings at a recent school board meeting, armed with information that nailed down a firm financial […]

Finalizing a fundraiser

Calabasas to recognize ‘Earthquake Preparedness Month’

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Californians haven’t experienced a major earthquake since the 1994 Northridge disaster and should always be prepared for the next one. Experts last week predicted an earthquake of about 6.4 on the Richter scale will hit the Southern California desert by this September. April is Earthquake Preparedness Month, and the Calabasas Emergency Response Program (CERP) is hosting […]

Cops say air guns are potentially dangerous

Cops say air guns are potentially dangerous By Lori E. Porter porter@theacorn.com Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station deputies were called to an Agoura Hills home on a March afternoon around 3:15 p.m. after authorities got a call from a woman. She had observed two rifles in a home’s window. Worse, the weapons had been pointed at Lindero Canyon Middle School (LCMS). […]

Safety first—even in helicoptors

Agoura Hills promotes a staff member

Agoura Hills Director of Public Works/City Engineer Jim Thorsen was recently promoted to assistant city manager. At last week’s city council meeting, council members unanimously approved Thorsen’s promotion in conjunction with the recommendation of City Manager Greg Ramirez. Ramirez said in a report, "Jim is the ideal choice for the assistant city manager position for several reasons. He’s done an […]

New director of development named by library foundation

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation board of trustees has announced the appointment of Gina Brown as director of development of the Reagan Foundation. Brown will be responsible for raising the funds to build the library’s new Air Force One Pavilion and will oversee the Reagan Foundation’s development staff,w which manages all membership and donor programs. "Gina will be a […]

Agoura Hills JPA has a vacancy

The city of Agoura Hills currently has a vacancy on the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center Joint Powers Authority (JPA), a seven-member board that sets policies on operating and maintaining the center. The JPA meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Calabasas Room of the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road in Calabasas. […]

Kuehl names Harris ‘Woman of the Year’

Environmentalist Jean Harris has been named by state Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) as the district’s Woman of the Year. The award is presented annually by each state senator and assemblymember to a woman with an exemplary track record of community service, who has made an outstanding contribution to her district and to California. Kuehl chose Harris for her work […]

Oak View High School looks strong on accreditation report

cited as strengths

Instruction, involvement cited as strengths By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Oak View High School, the only continuation school in Oak Park that offers an alternative educational environment, recently learned that its instructional program is its No. 1 strength and the school has made strides in getting community participation. Oak View just completed the long process of seeking and obtaining accreditation through […]