Calabasas to hike preschool tuition

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Parents of Calabasas Klub-house Preschool students will pay more this fall. Last week, the Calabasas City Council voted to increase tuition by 8 percent. The Calabasas Klubhouse is at 3655 Old Topanga Canyon Road in Calabasas. The facility opened in 1999, and since that time, the school has been unable to break even financially, according to […]

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Art in Public Places law brings new contribution to Agoura Hills

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com In compliance with the city of Agoura Hills Art in Public Places ordinance that was passed in 1989, an abstract stone sculpture has been erected at Oak Creek Apartments. The artwork is located at the new Canwood Street entrance that crosses Kanan Road. The sculpture was created in 1998 by Beverly Pepper, an American artist living […]

Reading fun continues in summer

Plan would try to preserve Soka campus in Calabasas

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The California Legislature has earmarked $22 million of Proposition 50 funds for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy to purchase and preserve the 600-acre Soka University of America campus in Calabasas, according to a recent letter from the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation (LVHF). But Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may slash the Conservancy’s budget, and the LVHF and other […]

Resident hopes that Liberty Canyon dog messes will go away after city installs ‘Mutt Mitt’ dispensers

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com "Mutt Mitt" dispensers and waste baskets will be installed on both sides of Liberty Canyon in the Country Glen area of Agoura Hills. Mutt Mitts are a euphemism for "doggy-dropping gloves" that city employees and residents hope will be used by canine owners to clean up (after their dogs deposit dung along streets). The city of […]

Study shows safety of local water

LVMWD tap water is quite drinkable

Local residents can be confident that their tap water is safe to drink. Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) has released its annual Water Quality Report, which should be received by all customers in July. The report summarizes the results of year-round testing and monitoring of the drinking water served to district customers. LVMWD General Manager John Mundy said, "The […]

Park workshop coming soon

If you live in or near Westlake Village, and if you use public parks and you want more amenities available in those parks, read on. The city of Westlake Village has scheduled a workshop for Canyon Oaks Park to identify specific needs and enhancements. The 6:30 p.m. workshop is set for Wed., July 21 in the future Canyon Oaks Park […]

Chamber to host a mixer

The Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce will host a networking mixer at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., July 22 at "Blue" Restaurant and Bar (formerly Casa Rea), 5017 Lewis Road, Agoura Hills. The event will feature food and door prizes. For more information, call (818) 889-3150 or visit www.agourachamber.org.

Oaks mall to be discussed next week

Representatives of The Oaks mall will discuss a proposed expansion, including a Nordstrom department store, during a meeting of the Westlake Joint Board of Homeowner Associations at the North Ranch Community Centre, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd. in Thousand Oaks. Members of the Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks councils also will give a report. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. […]