County tries to help make traffic safer near schools in Oak Park

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com The county will provide several devices to boost traffic safety near schools in Oak Park, said Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks at a Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting last week. Flashing crosswalks will be installed at Red Oak and Brookside elementary schools, and a permanent solar-powered speed monitor will be set up on Doubletree, near Medea […]

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Officials warn that kids are abusing over-the-counter meds

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Over-the-counter drugs like Dramamine, cough syrup and cold remedies are being abused by local teens, according to facilitators at a recent parent education forum on drug and alcohol abuse by children. Alcohol, tobacco and marijuana, however, are still the drugs of choice for most teens. About 100 parents participated in the second annual forum sponsored by […]

Young rider finishes first

New business complex coming to city of Westlake Village

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Westlake Village City Council members recently approved a new project for a highly visible location. The Westlake Landmark Development Project will be a two-building, three-story office complex. Investment Development Services, Inc. (IDS) of L.A. acquired the 11-acre site between the 101 Freeway and Russell Ranch Road, designating it for the Westlake Landmark project. The developer initially […]

Calabasas transfer-student laws to be enforced

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com A rule at Calabasas High School dictates that students who attend CHS from outside its enrollment area cannot contribute to traffic problems––and that rule is going to be enforced. The city of Calabasas is cracking down on traffic and is taking interdistrict student transportation guidelines very seriously. Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station Dep. John Caffrey, who’s also […]

Agoura Hills accepting applications for

Senior Advisory Committee

Agoura Hills accepting applications for The city of Agoura Hills is accepting applications for the 2005 Senior Advisory Committee, consisting of seniors 50 years of age or older who would like to get involved with the senior recreation program and assist with program development and city-sponsored special events. The committee meets at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each […]

Food drive to be wrapped up on Saturday in Agoura Hills

The Agoura/Las Virgenes Optimist Club will culminate the annual Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond food drive from 8 to 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 4 at the Do-it Center, 28750 Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills, east of Kanan, between Roadside and Agoura Road. Here’s the schedule: Kameron Johnson will make opening remarks at 8 a.m. and introduce the dignitaries. Face […]

Rate hike for trash collection angers residents

HOA fee jumps
79 percent

HOA fee jumps 79 percent By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com A group of Shadow Ridge homeowners expressed their frustration over a 79 percent trash-hauling rate increase imposed on their 440-unit townhome complex at last week’s Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting in Oak Park. Dick Bennett, who assumed the position of association treasurer last month, said the fee went up from $5,960 […]

Parks and rec committee needs applicants in Oak Park

Parks and rec committee needs applicants in Oak Park By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com The Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District (RSRPD) is currently looking for candidates to serve on the Oak Park Parks and Recreation Committee, an advisory committee to the RSRPD. The group, which meets quarterly at the Oak Park Community Center, is made up of both residents and […]