Five run for two seats on Oak Park MAC

Voters in Oak Park will choose between two incumbents and three challengers in November’s election. Two existing members of the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) and three others are running for two seats in the upcoming election. Originally elected in November 1995 and 2000 respectively, incumbents Todd Haines and Deena Parry have decided to seek reelection. Challenging for the […]

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Office park developer told to reduce scope of project

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com It’s back to the drawing board for Alesco Development, a Woodland Hills-based firm that’s proposed a development of nine Tuscan-styled office buildings in a campus-style design for the northeast corner of Agoura, Chesebro and Palo Comado Canyon roads in Agoura Hills. In a continued public hearing last week, planning commissioners advised the applicant to present a […]

Cell phone antennas reluctantly approved in Calabasas

The Calabasas Planning Commission reluctantly approved a conditional use permit recently for Nextel Communications to install 15 cell phone antennas on the roof of its Calabasas business site at 5220 Las Virgenes Road. Planning Commissioner Jack Solomon said he would rather approve the installation of additional equipment on that building than see artificial palm trees accommodating the antennas. Planning commissioners […]

Sewer line replacement program launched in Oak Park

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Triunfo Sanitation District (TSD), a public agency that provides sewer and wastewater services and potable and reclaimed water for portions of eastern Ventura County, is offering to assist Oak Park homeowners who may need to replace damaged sewer lines running from their dwellings to main sewer lines. When sewer lines known as laterals are damaged or […]

Neighborhood daycare centers may get larger after Agoura Hills complies with state law

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The city of Agoura Hills will amend a zoning ordinance to increase the number of children allowed in small and large family daycare homes. The planning commission last week adopted a draft ordinance to increase the number of children from six to eight in a small home daycare and from 12 to 14 in a large […]

Agoura Hills tough for in-home daycare centers

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Agoura Hills received an "F" grade from a Los Angeles-based child care law firm, Public Counsel, for the city’s noncompliance with state regulations regarding the number of children allowed in family daycare centers operating in the city. The grade, however, will be upgraded to an "A" once the new ordinance is approved by the city council. […]

Early deadlines coming for Acorn

Mon., Sept. 6 is Labor Day, which will require early deadlines for the Sept. 9 and 10 editions of the Acorn Newspapers. Editorial items (including Letters to the Editor) must be received by noon Thurs., Sept. 2 for the Sept. 9 and 10 editions. The real estate advertising deadline is also noon Sept. 2 for the following week’s editions. Display […]

Red Cross urges preparation for wildfires

Fire safety experts from the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles are urging residents to prepare for what could be the worst wildfire season in history, as reported in an Aug. 9 Los Angeles Times article titled "Dangerous Fire Season is Forecast." In addition to readily accessible information provided by the Red Cross, a special section of their website […]

Two on water board to run unopposed

Charles Caspary and Joseph Bowman will run unopposed for their two seats on the board of directors of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District in Calabasas. Caspary, who’s been on the LVMWD board since 2001, represents District I, which includes Hidden Hills, the easternmost portions of Calabasas, West Hills and parts of the Chatsworth and Twin Lakes areas outside the city […]