Calabasas to host traffic workshop

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Calabasas will host a 10 a.m. public forum on Sat., June 26 at Calabasas City Hall to discuss the city’s Comprehensive Vehicle Management Program. It will address traffic congestion and vehicle safety on municipal streets. Officials hope that plenty of citizens will show up and help with the plan, according to Robert Yalda, Calabasas director of […]

Summer kicks off in song

Holiday forces early deadlines

In observance of Independence Day, the Acorn Newspapers will be closed on Mon., July 5, forcing early deadlines for the issues of July 8 and 9. The deadline for all editorial material—including letters to the editor—will be noon Thurs., July 1. The real estate advertising deadline will also be noon Thurs., July 1. The deadline for reserving display advertising space […]

County, Oak Park residents out of sync regarding Kanan traffic

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com In response to May’s Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting in which a handful of residents criticized a synchronized traffic light system recently installed along Kanan Road by the Ventura County Department of Transportation, Nazir Lalani, the county’s traffic department director, sent a recent report to Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks. About three years ago, […]

Emergency response teams conduct drill in Westlake Village

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Members of the Westlake Village Disaster Response Team and the Calabasas/Malibu Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) participated in a practice drill last Saturday in the upper parking lot of Westlake Village City Hall. A simulated bus accident created a scenario in which victims were injured or killed. The exercise was led by CERT instructor Stacy Gerlich […]

Calabasas High School baseball stadium hotly debated in LVUSD

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com At last week’s Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education meeting, Calabasas residents came out en masse to either support or criticize a proposed baseball stadium at Calabasas High School (CHS). The proposal was approved conceptually despite the opposition. Bret Saberhagen, a former professional baseball player who was named the 1985 World Series MVP, is […]

New water system might save money in Oak Park

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Triunfo Sanitation District (TSD), the public entity that provides water service for Oak Park, is considering alternatives to replacing the dilapidated Conifer Street tank with an underground cement replacement tank that would cost TSD $6 million and Oak Park residents an additional $6 per month. Concerned over the increase, Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks has for […]

LVUSD names new principal

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education has announced that Stanley Lyons of West Hills is the new principal of LVUSD’s Alternative Education programs. Lyons comes here with more than 19 years of service in public education in California and New Mexico. He’s taught fifth grade through community college, spanning subjects from reading and language arts to physical […]

Public again warned: It’s illegal to swim in Lake Calabasas

A variety of substances are in the water

Public again warned: It’s illegal to swim in Lake Calabasas By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com At least one teenager was recently reported swimming illegally in man-made Lake Calabasas. The lake is within the Calabasas Park Homeowners’ Association (CPHA) area, just off Park Sorrento in Calabasas. The adolescent and other teens were trespassing on CPHA property near the shoreline. The water is […]

Libraries closed on July 4 and 5

The Ventura County Library community libraries will be closed Sun., July Fourth and Mon., July 5 for the Independence Day holiday. The Ventura County libraries are in Moorpark, Oak Park and Simi Valley. Other community libraries are expected to be closed on the same days. Books can be returned to drop-off boxes despite the closures.