Community digs out and dries off

Large sewage spill in Calabasas

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Multiple Pacific storms hit the area hard earlier in the week, and although Las Virgenes and Medea creeks overflowed their banks and caused some adjacent flooding, the thousands of homes and businesses from Calabasas to Thousand Oaks remained mostly safe. Wednesday, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District crews worked to repair a broken sewer main on Las […]

Vandalism has local officials worried

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Station are working to solve the rash of recent vandalism in the community. "Back in 1994, Oak Park was a very quiet community with no crime. But the families that moved in 10 years ago with young children now have teenagers, said Sgt. Patrick Macauley […]

Schools blame governor for education shortfall $2.2 billion might be lost

Schools blame governor for education shortfall $2.2 billion might be lost By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger angered school officials and education groups in California last week with the news that he may weaken Proposition 98 and renege on last year’s promise to restore $2.2 billion to the state’s schools. Prop. 98 is a constitutional amendment passed in 1988 […]

Lights, action

Agoura Hills sign ordinance generates differing viewpoints

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Agoura Hills planning commission last week wrangled over an amendment to the city’s controversial sign ordinance. The meeting continued a discussion begun Dec. 2 at a public hearing. The ordinance is being changed to include different signs that face the freeway, different colors, and the number and size of gas station and other business signs. […]

City’s Disaster Response Team makes plans for upcoming year

The city of Agoura Hills will host a kick-off meeting for the city’s Disaster Response Team at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 19 in the Community Room of the Agoura Hills Civic Center, 30001 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. All former and current Disaster Response Team members are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested in joining the team is also invited to attend. […]

Escape attempt foiled at Kilpatrick camp

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Three juvenile males assaulted a female employee Jan. 8 during a botched attempt to escape Camp Vernon Kilpatrick, a Malibu probation camp for youth offenders. Sgt. Timothy Youngern of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said the teenagers attacked the employee with a blunt object, causing injury to her head, face and ankle. She was treated at […]


Martin Luther King Day a time to serve

For hundreds of thousands of Americans, this Martin Luther King Day will be "a day on," not "a day off." That’s because this year, people across the country will honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and legacy through community service. Working alongside neighbors, families and co-workers, citizens in every state will join together on Mon., Jan. 17 to tutor children, […]

Brookside drives home traffic safety

Innovative program works

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Students arriving every morning at Brookside Elementary School are now a little safer thanks to a new traffic program initiated by the school’s PTA. The Safety Traffic Awareness Reward program has been successful in cutting down on dangerous driving habits, such as double parking and dropping off children in areas where there is no crosswalk or […]

Mayor to deliver State of City

address Jan. 26

address Jan. 26 Mayor Michael Harrison will deliver the seventh annual State of the City address at 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 26 at Calabasas City Hall, 26135 Mureau Road. The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will host a reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. Harrison, whose first term as a city council member expires in March, will review […]