City council gives itself a raise in Calabasas

The city council in Calabasas starting in March will get bigger paychecks after council members approved pay raises for themselves last week. Council members will get a raise from $464 per month to $566. It amounts to $1,224 more a year. "The state law for all cities is, no raise can go into effect until after the next regularly scheduled […]

Agoura High School may get support period next year

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Students at a local high school may have a support period starting next year. Larry Misel, principal at Agoura High School in Agoura Hills, and teacher Jason Busby recently presented a proposal to the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education regarding the possibility of adding a new early support period to the school’s […]

Winning rider and horse

Harvey Kern now officially a cherished nut in Oak Park

Harvey Kern now officially a cherished nut in Oak Park By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Following a thorough search, the Community Foundation for Oak Park last week gave Harvey Kern, a longtime resident of Oak Park, this year’s Golden Acorn award. Kern, 62, has served Oak Park in many ways. At the start of a forum hosted by the foundation last […]

Wearing blue and red—but not for long

Government agencies must change with the times, experts say

Second of two parts

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Second of two parts Cities and other government agencies in California must develop alternative revenue sources and find new methods of delivering services, according to panelists who participated in a recent Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation (CLVFF) colloquium called "Financing Our Region’s Future." Joanna Bowes, a vice president of A.G. Edwards, explained how California’s tax dollars are […]

Let us know about your Halloween display

Let us know about your Halloween display Are you planning something elaborate as a Halloween display this year? If so, we want our readers to know about it. If you’re presenting something very special for beggars on trick or treat night, give us your address, and we’ll let everyone know about it in our Oct. 28 issue. We need the […]

Pavley wants another term in state Assembly

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Fran Pavley is prepared to tackle another two years of work as state Assemblywoman of the 41st District, which represents 423,000 residents in Agoura Hills, Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Oak Park, Woodland Hills, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Encino, Tarzana, Topanga, Port Hueneme and portions of Westlake Village and Oxnard. Pavley has authored or co-authored 49 bills […]

For the record

We had some recent money problems. An article in the Sept. 30 edition had some faulty dollar amounts regarding how much money the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy would allocate for the purchase of Soka University. The Conservancy would use $4 million from Prop. 50 funds and $6 million from Prop. 40 funds—not $9.5 million and $12.5 million respectively. Regarding a […]

Lost Hills Station to host Open House

The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station will host an Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 23 at 27050 Agoura Road, Calabasas. Families are invited to attend and learn about public safety. Special appearances will be made by an L.A. County Fire Department’s helicopter, an Urban Search and Rescue vehicle and a paramedic squad. The L.A. County search […]