2004-09-23

Edison hopes to have power back to normal next week



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com A recent equipment failure at the Southern California Edison power substation in Moorpark triggered an emergency outage plan that’s been causing rolling blackouts in the surrounding communities, but the substation should be able to deliver its regular volume of power within the next week, according to Gil Alexander, Edison spokesperson. SCE, which services Moorpark, Simi Valley, […]

High winds strike Westlake



Commission approves

Agoura Hills office park plan

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Three times was the charm for Alesco Development, LLC, a Woodland Hills firm that scaled down their office project enough to win approval from the Agoura Hills Planning Commission to build eight Tuscan-styled office buildings in a "campus-style" design. The development will be located at the intersections of Agoura Road, Chesebro Road, and Palo Comado Canyon […]

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City of Calabasas finally gets new traffic enforcement cops



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Traffic enforcement in Calabasas finally has new law officers. The city promised they were coming last October, but the process was delayed because of litigation in federal court involving the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and how it handles new appointments. The new officers (a community service assistant, a motorcycle officer and a team leader—or strategist/traffic […]

Candidate says MAC needs new blood



By Sylvie Belmond Acorn Staff Writer Tony Fote (pronounced Fo-tay) said he has many positive ideas and nothing negative to say about living in Oak Park. But when it comes to politics, Fote, 47, believes the Oak Park Advisory Council needs fresh perspectives. "The MAC should be made up of a wide range of people in our community, not just […]

Committee to discuss area’s future challenges

Group to prepare for budget deficits

In order to cope with unprecedented state and federal deficits, business, civic, education, nonprofit and resident group leaders in the Conejo and Las Virgenes areas will convene this month to seek solutions to the most pressing funding issues the region will face over the next 20 years. "Financing our region’s future: Planning now to pay for our quality of life […]

Mountains Conservancy to discuss Soka purchase



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy will debate at its Sept. 27 meeting whether or not to use Proposition 50 and Proposition 40 funds to purchase and preserve the 600-acre Soka University campus in Calabasas. When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the state budget in August, $22 million was earmarked for the Conservancy. Soka University is a private […]

Conserve water, keep plants green



Did you ever think that you could be saving water by using an automatic irrigation system? Probably not, but if your irrigation system is correctly designed, installed and maintained, it will help minimize the amount of water needed to keep your lawn and landscape looking healthy. The experts at Rain Bird Corporation, a leader in the irrigation industry, provide some […]

Speaker’s bureau to highlight workforce issues



The Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County (WIB) will relaunch its speaker’s bureau this month to establish new partnerships and generate support for local workforce issues. A series of presentations made by WIB members and staff will include the findings of three recent studies on the State of the Workforce in Ventura County with an overview of the WIB and […]