To reduce gridlock–Calabasas promotes taking buses to school

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The city of Calabasas is working in conjunction with Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) and Durham school bus company to reduce gridlock around the city’s public schools. Parents can now apply for bus passes for their children. The city needs the applications by Aug. 1. "We want to make the service a desirable one, not […]

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Agoura Hills planning commissioners approve more office buildings

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com More office buildings are apparently coming to Agoura Hills. The Agoura Hills Planning Commission recently reviewed a conditional use permit (CUP) request by Alesco Development L.L.C. in Woodland Hills to reconfigure 10 existing lots on the northeast corner of Agoura, Chesebro and Palo Comado Canyon roads to develop nine two-story office buildings. Variances were also approved […]

County may build temporary emergency bridge in Malibou Lake

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Los Angeles County might build a temporary bridge for emergency access use only in the Malibou Lake area. Some local residents were upset after recently learning that they must wait a year before the now-condemned Lake Vista Bridge can reopen. The Lake Vista Bridge, located on Lake Vista Drive just south of Mulholland Highway in the […]

West Nile virus a more serious threat than previously imagined

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com West Nile virus, a disease that can in rare cases cause encephalitis, inflammation of the brain and even death, is taking its toll in Southern California. One man died in Orange County and another victim was infected in Griffith Park. A dead bird that had been infected with West Nile virus was found in Simi Valley […]

Meeting at 4 p.m. today to address spending of Calabasas Education Fund


Meeting at 4 p.m. today to address spending of Calabasas Education Fund By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Calabasas Education Fund (CEF) board members will host a public forum at 4 p.m. today at city hall, 26135 Mureau Road, to seek opinions on what school programs should be funded over the next two years. Red Godfrey, CEF executive officer, said that the […]

LVUSD seeks another firm to search for new superintendent

Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is trying to hire another search firm to find a new superintendent. Heidrick & Struggles, the search firm that LVUSD trustees initially chose to seek a replacement for Superintendent John Fitzpatrick, pulled out last week, temporarily causing a delay. According to LVUSD Board Member Gordon Whitehead, the firm didn’t specialize in education searches. "After […]

Park rangers still serving residents of Oak Park

Rumors that rangers no longer patrol the parks within Oak Park are unfounded, according to Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District officials. Although it’s true that state budget cuts caused the district to lay off five of its employees, which included one park ranger, there remain three park rangers who are assigned to patrol the parks within Rancho Simi Park […]

Bowman will seek reelection

Joseph Bowman, current board member and treasurer of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has announced that he’s filed election papers to run as the District 4 director in November. Bowman was appointed to his post in November 2002 by the water district’s board of directors, who then chose him as treasurer in January 2003. He’s seeking a full four-year term. […]

Washburn to take new post

The L.A. County Division of the League of California Cities will host its installation dinner at 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 5 at the Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento. Calabasas City Councilman Dennis Washburn will become the league’s president. L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca will install the elected officials. California state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) is scheduled to speak. The […]