Traffic enforcement to get a booster shot in Calabasas

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Traffic enforcement in Cala-basas should get three new law officers in the next several weeks, according to Mayor Pro Tem Barry Groveman. Their job is to alleviate traffic congestion and reduce reckless driving. In October, the Calabasas City Council called for the addition of three new traffic cops. The city will add a community service assistant, […]

Bluegrass comes to Paramount Ranch

Agoura Hills Council split on ballot initiative

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Agoura Hills city officials were divided on whether they should continue to support the Local Taxpayers and Public Safety Protection Act, a November ballot initiative designed to protect city revenue, or rally behind Gov. Arnold Schwar-zenegger’s pledge for a constitutional amendment. The governor’s plan would offer equivalent or better protections after a two-year financial contribution by […]

Early deadlines coming soon

The Acorn Newspapers of June 3 and 4 will have early deadlines because of Memorial Day on Mon., May 31. Real estate advertising for the June 3 and 4 editions must be reserved and all editorial items, including letters to the editor, must be received by noon Thurs., May 27. Display advertising must be reserved by noon Fri., May 28 […]

Charm of Westlake Village to be preserved, says mayor

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Since Westlake Village became a city in 1981, many changes have taken place. When Robert "Bob" Slavin became mayor last January, he pledged to continue building on the progress the city has made while maintaining its charm. Slavin, 45, grew up in Reseda. When he was 13, his family moved to Woodland Hills. He graduated from […]

Mountain lion warning signs posted again

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Just days after a bear was spotted and captured in an Agoura Hills neighborhood, a mountain lion was allegedly seen roaming the park grounds of Oak Park’s Oak Canyon Community Park. Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District (RSRPD) received a phone call from a woman at the park who said she had just spotted a cougar. […]

Oak Park teen arrested for felony drunk driving

Adam Frank, 17, of Oak Park, was arrested for felony drunk driving last Saturday at 10:55 p.m. after crashing his 2003 silver Hyundai Tiburon onto the sidewalk at the intersection of Sunnycrest Avenue and Sprucewood Drive, where he hit Mark Schulman, 57, also of Oak Park. According to officer Randy Pickens of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Frank was driving […]

Condominium association still owes $8.5 million to construction company


Condominium association still owes $8.5 million to construction company By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The Calabasas Oak Park Condominium Association might lose its bankruptcy status and, if that were the case, it would be responsible for an $8.5 million debt, according to Robert Selan, president of the former Reseda-based ECC Construction, Inc. After the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the condominium association hired […]

Cartoonist’s impression of the world good for work, life

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com A funny person is often not humorous to himself but is to others. He’s an observer who relates what he sees to his audience. By that rationale, it’s an amusing person’s perspective on life that’s laughable to others. Cartoonist Dave Boatman, 50, who draws the editorial cartoons for The Acorn and the Moorpark Acorn, translates what […]

Students invited to realize dreams

Ventura County middle and high school students and their parents are invited to attend a "Realizing the Dream" workshop, where the Youth Council of Ventura County and the Superintendent of Schools office have partnered to help each student determine a unique career path. The next workshop is planned for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tues., May 25 at Moorpark College, 7075 […]