2004-09-16

Local deputy arraigned on sexual assault charges



By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Juan-Antonio Jimenez, a deputy at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station in Calabasas, was arraigned Sept. 8 on a Los Angeles County Grand Jury indictment that charged him with sexually assaulting two women during traffic stops in 2002. One woman was under the age of 18 at the time of the alleged incident. Capt. Tom Martin of […]

Council denies sign variance



After a lengthy and heated debate, the Westlake Village City Council denied a request by Barbeques Galore to install larger than customary signs on the business property at the corner of Lindero Canyon and Thousand Oaks Boulevard. However, the council will allow the applicant to install a 20-inch wall sign that’s more prominent than the norm. Council members were somewhat […]

‘No Child Left Behind’: What it means for parents



The No Child Left Behind Act is a landmark education reform law that is already improving academic performance across the land. One of its chief aims is to close the troubling achievement gap that separates many disadvantaged, disabled and minority students from their peers. To do this, it measures student performance and focuses extra resources and attention on those most […]

New Warrior Stadium finally open for business



Despite some concerns that the renovations of Warrior Stadium would not be finished in time for the team’s home-opener against Notre Dame, Westlake Athletic Director Richard Urias said things will go as planned for Friday night’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. "Everything is a go," Urias said. "We don’t have possession of the field yet, but they are telling me Thursday night everything […]

Valley art studios to open for tour



The public is invited to visit the studios of 48 San Fernando Valley fine artists between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sat. and Sun., Oct. 2 and 3 during Valley Cultural Center’s third annual Valley Artists Studio Tour. Tour participants will have an opportunity to meet the artists, get an "inside look" at their studios and current work, and […]

School bus program promoted in Calabasas



School bus program promoted in Calabasas A major breakthrough in alleviating the traffic problems to and from the Calabasas public schools is well underway. This, plus the issues of the safety of our Calabasas kids, is being addressed through the use of an innovative assortment of tools available under the Calabasas Comprehensive Vehicle Management Program (CMVP). One of these tools […]

Calabasas City Council endorses sales tax measure



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com A one-half-cent sales tax increase on the Nov. 2 ballot in Los Angeles County is being promoted by L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca. The city council in Calabasas also endorsed the new tax last week. Measure A would boost the number of law enforcement officers throughout the county to help fight gang-related crime, Baca said. It […]

People with diabetes need exercise



Staying physically active is one of the most important steps toward a healthy lifestyle, especially for people with diabetes. If you have diabetes, you are at a higher risk for heart disease and stroke than people without diabetes. Exercise not only helps you manage your blood glucose (sugar), it also helps to improve other health conditions that are common in […]

Upcoming reunions for Agoura High



An organization called The Reunion Committee, Inc., based in Santa Clarita, is staging the following reunions for Agoura High School at the Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills this November: Class of 1973: Nov. 6. Class of 1974: Nov. 20. For details, call the event organizer at (800) 827-8427.

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