Incumbent trustees reelected in Oak Park

Incumbent trustees reelected in Oak Park By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Two trustees in Oak Park will be returning to the board of education. Incumbent Jan Iceland captured the most votes in Tuesday’s Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education race with 43.1 percent. Trustee Jim Kalember and challenger Kenneth Kossoff finished close but Kalember pulled out a 56-vote victory, […]

Voters go to the polls in droves

State assemblywoman returns to Sacramento for another term

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Democrats held their majority position in Sacramento following Tuesday’s election and among the party incumbents returning to office was state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills). Pavley won her third term in the 41st District, earning 60 percent of the vote compared to 35.5 percent for Republican challenger Heather Peters, a Santa Monica resident. Libertarian Richard Koffler […]

Calabasas High School hosts drama festival

Calabasas High School hosts drama festival

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Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Two Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) incumbents won reelection in a landslide on Tuesday. MAC members Todd Haines and Deena Parry captured about twice as many votes as the challengers. An unprecedented seven candidates initially ran for two seats on the MAC, an elected body that represents Oak Park at the Ventura County level. Haines, […]

Firefighters accept equipment donation

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com A potentially life-saving thermal imaging device was presented to Los Angeles County Fire Station No.144 in Westlake Village last week. Jeanne Harrison, a Westlake Village resident who wanted to make a difference, spearheaded the two-year fundraising effort. The thermal imaging device is a tool that firefighters can use to locate a person or a fire in […]

School traffic trouble continues in Oak Park

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Oak Park’s Medea Creek Middle School, nestled in a residential area, is the center of a traffic impasse on Doubletree Street and the surrounding roads at drop-off and pick-up times. The issue has plagued the neighborhood since the school was built, and residents are still fuming about the gridlock. Last week some of the school’s neighbors […]

All bids rejected for Decker Canyon recycled water project

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) has rejected all bids for the proposed Decker Canyon recycled water facilities project. Pre-qualified contractors placed bids on two aspects of the project—installing a pipeline that would bring reclaimed water to a golf course and construction of a pump station that would have delivered the reclaimed water for irrigation. A […]

Cities get money for hazardous-response planning

Feedback from local citizens is sought for a plan to mitigate an emergency. The Las Virgenes-Malibu Council of Governments (LVMCG) received a $117,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) to prepare a multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for member cities (Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu and Westlake Village). The LVMCG is seeking input from local residents before Nov. 15. […]

Hospital executive protests zoning overlay change in city of Westlake Village

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com To meet state requirements for special needs housing, the Westlake Village City Council moved a zoning designation known as an overlay from one location to another. The action was contested by a local hospital executive. The special needs housing overlay would accommodate low-income affordable housing for senior citizens and homeless or physically disabled citizens. The overlay […]