2004-09-16

We have low crime rates but we’re not always safe



We have low crime rates but we’re not always safe By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com It’s just a couple of quiet, suburban blocks from our home in Oak Park to the local elementary school, but something frightening still occurred not long ago. My own children, ages 12 and 10, were riding their bikes on the route when they noticed a car […]

Remembering Sept. 11



Remembering Sept. 11

Pony League baseball dispute nears settlement



By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com With just a few details to be ironed out at a meeting scheduled next week, the lawsuit between Calabasas resident Martin Atkin-son-Barr, Agoura Pony Baseball (APB), Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) and the city of Calabasas is nearing a settlement. It will end a contentious six-year battle over the use of baseball fields at Lupin […]

Parking to accommodate 800 vehicles at new hotel



By Sylvie Belmond Acorn Staff Writer The city of Westlake Village approved an additional parking level for the 469,000-square-foot Dole hotel project, currently being developed by Westlake Wellbeing Properties, LLC in Westlake Village. The developer presented a plan to increase parking spaces from about 600 to slightly more than 800. "There was no answer for midday events," said Dave Maffit, […]

Forum coming next Tuesday on proposed sales tax hike in Ventura County



Forum coming next Tuesday on proposed sales tax hike in Ventura County The League of Women Voters of Ventura County will host a countywide forum on Measure B, the half-percent sales tax for local transportation projects, from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Tues., Sept. 21 in the Ventura Room at the James Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. The forum […]

Meeting on LVUSD school nurses postponed



A Calabasas Education Fund meeting to discuss the shortage of nurses in Las Virgenes Unified School District on Sept. 21 has been cancelled until October. Call Mary Sue Maurer for details at (818) 613-0503.

Democrats to host Saturday breakfast



Sharon Davis, the former first lady of California, will be the featured speaker when members of the Democratic Club of Conejo Valley host a breakfast for volunteers at 8:30 a.m. Sat., Sept. 18 at the Conejo Recreation and Park District Center, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. The title of the former first lady’s talk will be "We Can […]

Incumbent enjoys serving Oak Park, seeks reelection to advisory council



By Sylvie Belmond Acorn Staff Writer Deena Parry was the first woman elected to serve on the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC), and she hopes to keep her post for another four years. "I just really enjoy it. This is my way to be part of the community," said Parry. At 43, she’s the mother of three children who […]

Challenger for Oak Park MAC wants to preserve quality of life



Challenger for Oak Park MAC wants to preserve quality of life By Sylvie Belmond Acorn Staff Writer Similar to the other six candidates vying for two seats on the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council in November, Jennifer Pichotta wants to preserve the quality of life in Oak Park. The 27-year-old attorney grew up in Oak Park, and she said she’s […]

Local areas hit by rolling blackouts



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com A major equipment failure at the Southern California Edison power substation in Moorpark triggered an emergency plan that forced rolling blackouts in local communities from Calabasas to Simi Valley, according to SCE officials. SCE, which services Moorpark, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Calabasas and Malibu, is asking residents and businesses to […]