Conservancy a step closer to purchasing Soka campus

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is one step closer to offering to buy and preserve Soka University in Calabasas—if the college becomes a willing seller. The Conservancy decided on Monday at its monthly meeting that it would allocate $9.5 million of Proposition 50 funds and $12.5 million of Proposition 40 funds toward the purchase of the […]

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Auto detailing shop gets mixed reviews in city of Agoura Hills

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Agoura Hills residents came out in droves last week to voice their opinions on whether a vehicle detailing shop proposed for the empty lot at the corner of Reyes Adobe Road and Canwood Street should be constructed. Although 51 speaker cards were filed at the meeting, as the night wore on, many left. Of the 38 […]

Oak Park to welcome more out-of-district students

By Sylvie Belmond Acorn Staff Writer As the student population in Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) shrinks, the district is struggling to maintain its funding. Enrollment records project that about 300 students will graduate from Oak Park High School in June while only 53 new kindergartners enrolled this fall. State taxes for public schools are based on enrollment. "It […]

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Calabasas Council approves monument signs

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Large monument signs on Calabasas Road between Parkway Calabasas and the Mureau Road bridge might be sprouting up after the Calabasas City Council last week approved a new sign ordinance. The new will control the size and design of signs, but a last- minute modification allows monument signs as big as 25 feet tall in a […]

MAC candidate wants more contact with neighboring communities

By Sylvie Belmond Acorn Staff Writer Mary Pallant moved to Oak Park only last March, but she says she’s ready to represent the people of the unincorporated community on the Municipal Advisory Council (MAC). Seven candidates are running for two openings on the advisory council. Election Day is Tues., Nov. 2. "I’d like to bring more community awareness and establish […]

Candidate runs for two offices in Oak Park, says he can help on the MAC

By Sylvie Belmond Acorn Staff Writer James Ebert, one of the seven candidates running for two seats on the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC), is also one of four vying for a seat on Triunfo Sanitation District. Ebert said he’ll give Oak Park another strong voice. As a real estate appraiser, Ebert said he’s gained an appreciation for Oak […]

Hybrids can soon use diamond lanes

State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) has announced that AB-2628, a bill allowing single-occupant hybrid vehicles to use carpool lanes, has been signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. "I am thrilled that AB-2628 is now law," Pavley said. "This bill is great for Californians. It eases our commutes, saves us money at the pump, reduces our dependency on foreign […]

Election forum to be presented in Oak Park

Election forum to be presented in Oak Park The Community Foundation for Oak Park will host an Election Forum at 7:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 6 in Room G-9, Oak Park High School, 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. Residents can meet the candidates for the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education, and […]