2004-11-11

Prop. 1A not a perfect solution for cities, officials say

Measure passes overwhelmingly

Prop. 1A not a perfect solution for cities, officials say By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Voters overwhelmingly supported Proposition 1A at the polls last week, while voting down Proposition 65, a similar but more Draconian measure. Prop. 1A received yes votes from 83.5 percent of the voters, compared to the 16.5 percent who voted no on the measure. Prop. 65 was […]

School remembers Veterans Day



‘Mansionization’ worries some residents of Calabasas



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com A phenomenon known as "mansionization," the effect of enlarging a dwelling (such as adding a second story), is getting negative attention again in Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes. On Wed., Dec. 1, the Cala-basas City Council plans to review a request to build a 1,985-square-foot two-story addition to an existing home in the 4200 block of Park Alisal. […]

Kanan traffic lights to stay desynchronized

Mall signs to get committee review

Mall signs to get committee review The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) voted recently to keep the Kanan Road traffic signal synchronization system off. The lights had been synchronized for several months at the request of the MAC, allowing traffic to flow more quickly down Kanan Road. However, it slowed drivers who were trying to make left turns onto […]

Equestrians compete in Old Agoura



Calabasas man, 46, sentenced for embezzlement, tax fraud



Ventura County District Attorney Gregory Totten has announced that Michael Alan Feldman of Calabasas, a 46-year-old attorney and accountant, was recently sentenced to one year in jail and five years on probation following his conviction in May on two felony charges of embezzlement and tax fraud. The prosecution of Feldman followed an investigation conducted jointly by the Ventura County Sheriff’s […]

Open forum addresses special education issues, results in lower fees at Buttercup Preschool



By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com A meeting for parents with children with disabilities was conducted recently at the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) office. Although only a few parents attended, several issues were addressed. There was a call for lower fees at a local school that serves special needs children. Buttercup Preschool in Westlake Village offers special education classes for […]

Flu vaccines available for young people with medical problems



Pediatric Affiliates, with offices in Agoura Hills and West Hills, has extra flu vaccines and is offering to immunize anyone—even young people who aren’t patients—from birth to age 21, if they meet the flu vaccine requirements. According to Dr. Beth Melin-Perel of Pediatric Affiliates, the Agoura Hills and West Hills medical offices ordered the standard amount of about 4,000 vaccinations […]

Sheriff’s Department warns of bogus telephone solicitations



The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents not to be victimized by phony telephone solicitors. The sheriff’s department does not solicit donations by telephone and is warning the public about accepting calls from anyone claiming to be affiliated with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department or other law enforcement-related agencies. They may claim to be soliciting donations for […]

Hazardous waste collection service available



Westlake Village’s first Household Hazardous Waste collection was so popular that the city is offering another free, door-to-door pickup. Residents with hazardous materials that weren’t accepted at the regular fourth Saturday collection at Berniece Bennett Park are advised to call the recycling hotline at (800) 579-4979 by Nov. 15. Those registering will be added to a list. Priority is given […]