Wildlife mitigation funds not always in city’s hands

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The $600,000 in escrowed mitigation funds that the city of Calabasas would put toward a possible purchase of Soka University of America in Calabasas comes out of a 1991 agreement between the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and home-developing giant Baldwin Co., according to Calabasas Community Development Director Maureen Tamuri. Baldwin had started building a project called […]

Re/Max hosts grand opening

REAL ESTATE FIRM OPENS IN OAK PARK—Re/Max on the Boulevard hosted a recent grand opening in Oak Park. The office will employ 35 to 40, according to principal owner Roy Belson. From left to right are: Tom Otero, general manager; Sally Bellerue, director of new homes and land; office manager Anne Van Gieson; sales manager Gayle Caughey; Dick Purvis, regional […]

Police offer course on Internet safety

The Camarillo Police Department’s community resource unit is offering free one-day courses about the dangers of the Internet. The course will be given from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 15, Feb. 19 and March 19. Instructors will teach Internet safety skills to local parents, educators and other adults who supervise children’s online activities. Topics include: •Computer hardware and […]

Residents share local memories of 30 years

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com Before The Acorn, there was the Agoura Valley News. In 1965, that paper was established by Bill and Dorie Poremba in response to what they saw as one-sided reporting by the only other local paper, the Calabasas Enterprise. "We would get so incensed reading that paper because it only supported one side of the fence," Dorie […]

Flag to fly in West Hills

Calabasas Library will present storytime

The city of Calabasas Library will present a series of storytime programs for children this winter at the library, 23975 Park Sorrento St., Calabasas. The programs will begin Fri., Jan. 7 and continue through March 18. The schedule is as follows: Children age 2½ and under: 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.; ages 2 and 3: 11 to 11:30 a.m.; ages 3½ […]

A horse, of course

Students encouraged to submit scripts

VSA arts, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the participation of people with disabilities in the arts and society, has announced its 2005 Playwright Discovery Award. Students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to submit one-act plays that examine how disability affects a person’s life. A distinguished panel of award-winning theater artists will select two scripts for professional production […]

Rosalynn Carter

to speak in T.O. Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will open the Distinguished Speaker Series’ 2005 season at 8 p.m. Tues., Jan. 11 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. As first lady, Carter brought an interest in complex social and political issues and a wealth of compassion to the White House. Born and raised […]

Scouts helping again

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