LVUSD adopts budget, makes cuts, predicts rosier future

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) adopted its 2004/05 budget at a recent board of education meeting, trimming an additional $785,800 off an already tight budget. The proposed cuts and adjustments for the next school year were outlined in a new, user- friendly document that explained in lay terms, charts and narrative every detail of the […]

Young people administer their own justice

New firm to present Calabasas fireworks on Independence Day

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The city of Calabasas will host its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at 9 p.m. Sunday night at Calabasas High School, 22855 W. Mulholland Highway. City officials want residents to know that the company presenting the fireworks is environmentally friendly. In March, Calabasas dissolved a former relationship with Pyro Spectaculars. City Councilman Barry Groveman, an […]

MAC approves conditional use permit for Chabad

MAC approves conditional use permit for Chabad By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) voted last week to renew a conditional use permit that allows Chabad of the Conejo an additional five years to meet at 5998 Conifer St. in Oak Park. Chabad’s original temple was in a building at the corner of Kanan Road and […]

Acorn to be closed on

Mon., July 5

Mon., July 5 In observance of Independence Day, our offices will be closed next Mon., July 5. This requires early deadlines for next week’s issues. The deadline for all editorial material—including letters to the editor—is noon today, Thurs., July 1. The real estate advertising deadline will also be noon today. The deadline for reserving display advertising space will be noon […]

Going Scandinavian

Family of missing Agoura Hills man faces new struggles

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Mark Perryman, 18, recently attended three funerals. At each of them, he felt a tinge of envy watching his friends grieve at the passing of their fathers. He understood the anguish over losing a father at a young age, but his friends’ grief seemed fitting, manageable—part of the scheme of things. The funerals, it seemed, provided […]

School bond maneuver will generate $2 million for LVUSD

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education recently took action on a previously approved bond issue that will help fund major projects later this year. Measure R was approved by the voters in 1997 by a two-thirds majority. It finances school projects by generating money (a maximum of about $93 million) through property […]

House minority leader meets with Masry,

Brockovich in Westlake
Topics: Environmental issues, healthcare

Brockovich in Westlake Topics: Environmental issues, healthcare By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Tom Daschle, the Democratic senator from South Dakota and current House minority leader, met Wednesday with Ed Masry, local attorney and Thousand Oaks city councilman, and Erin Brockovich, Masry’s former assistant on the celebrated Pacific Gas and Electric lawsuit, to discuss environmental issues and political matters. Speaking to local […]

Alternative fuel gets a boost in Sacramento

The state Legislature recently gave final approval to Joint Resolution 50 proposed by state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) to support the rapid commercialization of hydrogen fuel. It also calls for the U.S. Department of Energy to help fund California’s efforts to develop hydrogen. "California is leading the way in exploring the enormous promise of hydrogen to help clean up […]