Mediation gets last chance in Agoura

Pony Baseball lawsuit

Mediation gets last chance in Agoura By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com After six years of court battles, Agoura Pony Baseball is preparing for one more conflict, probably a court trial to determine whether the league has the right to continue playing on Lupin Hills Elementary School baseball facilities in Calabasas. Agoura Pony Baseball, Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD), which leases […]

Uninvited guest comes to town

In LVUSD, alternative education not just for ‘at-risk’ children

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Alternative education, for years a safety net for "at-risk" students, is undergoing a renaissance within Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD). Assistant Superintendent of Education Joe Nardo presented a comprehensive report on LVUSD’s alternative education programs during a recent board of education meeting. The Alternative Education Study Committee, comprised of administrators, teachers and facilitators, described each […]

It’s not what you think it is

New ordinance would make it tougher for developers

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Speakers took about four hours sharing their opinions at last week’s Los Angeles County Planning Commission public hearing regarding a proposed grading and significant ridgeline protection ordinance. More people wanted to speak, so commissioners decided to postpone a recommendation. The hearing will continue on Wed., May 26. L.A. County officials are hoping to protect the Santa […]

Calabasas appoints new community development director

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The city of Calabasas has hired a new community development director to replace Steve Craig, who recently stepped down. Maureen Tamuri took the position. "The job is exciting, challenging and well-suited to my personal philosophy about the stewardship of urban land, and Calabasas is a leader in this regard," Tamuri said. Tamuri is rejoining forces with […]

City administrator to leave job in Calabasas

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com A major fighter in the battle to stop the development of Ahman-son Ranch is leaving. Calabasas Community Development Director Steve Craig was instrumental in saving Ahmanson Ranch, a property north of Calabasas in Ventura County, according to opponents of the project. Craig stepped down from his position recently and will continue working with the city in […]

A bear visits here

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com After taking a dip in a backyard Jacuzzi and frolicking through several Oak Park and Agoura Hills neighborhoods, a wild bear was caught Tuesday afternoon on Passageway Place in the Lake Lindero neighborhood of Agoura Hills. The bear was first spotted early Monday morning in Oak Park at around 6:30 a.m. when Christina Eshtehardi heard her […]

Bank robberies to be discussed

Former FBI agent and author William Rehder will discuss bank robbery investigations occurring in Los Angeles—dubbed by the media as the "Bank Robbery Capital of the World"—at the next meeting of the Ventura County Writers Club at 7:30 p.m. Tues., May 11 at Borders Books and Music, 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. in T.O. Rehder is the author of "Where […]

Seniors sought to serve on Westlake Village committee

The city of Westlake Village is seeking applications from Westlake Village residents interested in serving on the city’s Senior Advisory Committee. It advises the cultural recreation advisory board and the council on recreation and cultural programs for city residents 55 and older. The committee will consist of up to seven members (55 or older) and one member of the cultural […]