Schools need nurses, says Calabasas commissioner

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Calabasas schools need more nurses, according to Calabasas Education Commission member Mary Sue Maurer, who’s also a mother of three children currently enrolled in Las Virgenes Unified School District. The National Association of School Nurses recommends one nurse for every 750 kids in general education. The nurse-to-student ratio in LVUSD is one nurse for 12,200 students. […]

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County says Malibou Lake emergency access problem is solved

County says Malibou Lake emergency access problem is solved By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Last week, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works removed the asphalt from the Lake Vista bridge (on Lake Vista Drive just south of Mulholland Highway in the Malibou Lake community). Removal of the asphalt will allow a second access for emergency use only. The 80-year-old […]

North Ranch water main bursts, diverts Kanan traffic

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com A water main that ruptured Monday night on Kanan Road, just north of Falling Star in North Ranch, is being repaired. Don Jensen, district manager for California Water Service Company, the agency that serves Ventura County portions of Westlake Village and North Ranch, said that the company received a call at around 11:30 p.m. from either […]

Dog dies after being poisoned in Calabasas

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Two dogs in a Calabasas neighborhood ingested poison last month in what’s being investigated as a possible deliberate animal poisoning. One dog died as a result of the incident. The pets belonged to Marian Weiser, who lives in the 24000 block of Park Miramar. On the morning of July 18, she let her two dogs out […]

Environmental impact report for fighting mountain fires will be reviewed

Environmental impact report for fighting mountain fires will be reviewed Woody Smeck, superintendent of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has announced that an environmental report identifying and evaluating four alternatives for managing fire in the mountains has been completed. Public outreach for the report began in June 2001 with a planning workshop. Smeck announced that four public meetings […]

Calabasas Education Fund pays for counselor, assistant principal

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The Calabasas Education Fund provided money for a full-time counselor at each middle school in the city, and it also allocated funding for an assistant principal who will help principals at all of the Calabasas elementary schools. The total cost is almost $200,000, according to Barry Groveman, chairman of the Calabasas Education Fund. Groveman is also […]

Marijuana plants removed from national forest

Forest Service and Ventura County Sheriff’s Department personnel recently removed 2,956 marijuana plants from a plantation in the Rose Valley/Nordhoff Ridge area of the Los Padres National Forest. The plants, which had an estimated a value of $3,700 each, were flown by helicopter to a nearby disposal site where they were destroyed. No arrests were made. On July 30, Forest […]

Assemblyman to chat with Conejo Valley voters

State Assemblyman Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) will host a coffee get-together with residents of Conejo Valley and nearby communities from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Fri., Aug. 20 at Roxy’s Famous Deli, 1345 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. He’ll answer questions and offer updates on the state of California and other government matters. For more information, please call (805) 230-9167.

Eulogy planned for Michael Binstock

A eulogy is planned for 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 15 at Groman-Eden Mortuary, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd. in Mission Hills for Michael Roy Binstock, 55, who died on Thurs., Aug. 5. Binstock was automotive editor of The Acorn from September 1999 to July 2003. Binstock had been in poor health following a setback from diabetes last summer. He was born Sept. […]