2004-06-17

Conservancy denies any misuse of funds



Conservancy denies any misuse of funds By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com According to a May 4 state audit, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy misused $7 million in public-approved bond money that was earmarked for open space acquisitions and parkland restoration in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The Office of State Audits and Evaluations, which examined the conservancy’s spending through June 2003, […]

One goal accomplished, new goals ahead



Superintendent in Las Virgenes is retiring



Superintendent in Las Virgenes is retiring By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com After nine years of serving Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD), Superintendent John Fitzpatrick will retire from his position and apply his talents at the university level. Fitzpatrick has accepted the position of Superintendent in Residence at Pepperdine University’s School of Education and Psychology in Malibu. He’ll also teach courses […]

Yearbooks stolen, one marked with racist slurs, threats



By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Ten yearbooks were stolen from the library of A. E. Wright Middle School last week. Eight were recovered, but one turned up with swastikas drawn over some photos, racial slurs were written on others and a sketch of a target was placed on the picture of at least one teacher. An employee at the school, who […]

Water main breaks, floods The Canyon



Calabasas City Council looks at condo project



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The Calabasas City Council recently discussed a proposed 116-unit condominium project in unincorporated Los Angeles County, north of the 101 Freeway near Parkway Calabasas. The project will certainly affect Calabasas streets, said Calabasas Mayor Michael Harrison. He said he was concerned about the condominium project because of the traffic it would put on the bridge. It […]

Ventura County offers suggestions on complying with brush clearance laws



The Ventura County Fire Department has announced that its Fire Hazard Reduction compliance program is now in effect. Property owners who are complying with the 100-foot brush clearance regulation may find the following guidelines helpful to reduce the risks of accidental fires and health problems associated with heat-related illnesses: •Cut grass and weeds before 10 a.m. when the humidity is […]

Pavley to visit Corner Bakery



State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) will host a neighborhood coffee from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sat., June 19 at the Corner Bakery, 4776 Commons Way, Calabasas. She’ll listen to Calabasas residents and answer questions about legislative issues and hopes to gather information on matters that are of interest to her constituents. There will be printed materials on a variety […]

Mobil station keeps gas prices high on purpose



Mobil station keeps gas prices high on purpose By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The owner of the Mobil gas station at 24025 Calabasas Road in Calabasas said he’s intentionally keeping his gas prices high to make up for the higher wholesale costs he must pay. John Rabi, who’s sold Mobil gas at his station for more than 10 years, said his […]

Board of supervisors agrees to remove cross from county seal



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday against conducting a public vote on whether or not the county should fight a lawsuit that demands the cross be removed from the Los Angeles County seal. If voters had decided to keep the cross, an inevitable lawsuit might have found its way to the U.S. […]