Agoura Hills Council prioritizes budget goals for next year

Agoura Hills Council prioritizes budget goals for next year By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com At last week’s budget workshop, Agoura Hills City Council members nailed down priorities for next year’s general operating budget. The new fiscal year begins July 1. While council members temporarily passed on Web-streaming council meetings in real time on the Internet, saving about $22,000, they moved forward […]

Fashion show fundraiser a success

Searches unsuccessful for missing man

Searches for Agoura Hills resident Timothy Perryman, 53, who was reported missing by family members on March 29, have been unsuccessful, according to Detective Diane Harris of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Division, Missing Persons Detail. Perryman was last seen on Sun., March 28 at around 1 p.m. by family members. Depressed about health and financial issues, he […]

Oak Park youth learns about, shares information on terrorism

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Not many young people complete career training before they’re old enough to work. But Jason Perlmutter, 17, of Westlake Village has almost done it. Since he was 11 years old, Jason has attended and completed classes in emergency and disaster response, emergency medical technician (EMT) training, hazardous materials and terrorism response and, most recently, cardiopulmonary resuscitation […]

Art, nature, education combined

Pavley bill advances

A bill to help low-income senior and disabled homeowners keep their homes recently passed the state Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee. AB-1886, authored by state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) would allow low-income seniors and residents with disabilities to defer property taxes, special assessments, fees and other charges due on a home. For claimants this year, household income may not […]

Principal at OPHS promoted

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com The Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education last week appointed Oak Park High School Principal Cliff Moore as assistant superintendent of educational services and certified personnel. The position was previously held by Anthony Knight, who becomes superintendent of the district on July 1. The shift in OPUSD leadership began last month when Superintendent Gary […]

Calabasas Council to look at rent control

The Calabasas City Council discussed rent control last week. Some renters in the city say landlords are gouging them. Those who spoke at last week’s meeting asked if the council would set rent controls if rates got too high. Before they decide, council members wanted to know how many rental properties exist in Calabasas, how many are full or vacant […]

For the record

For the record The name of Jim Latson, a local Scoutmaster, was misspelled in a recent photo caption.

Residents speak their minds on ‘Open Mike Night’

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Three residents recently addressed the Agoura Hills City Council on various issues during an inaugural "Open Mike Night." Jodi Regan suggested that the city create a citizens’ advisory committee similar to one in Westlake Village. If there were more consistent input from residents, better communication would result, she said. Regan added that such a committee could […]