Probation sweep keeps local teens in check

Homes searched, paraphernalia found

Probation sweep keeps local teens in check By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com The dawning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day brought a rude awakening Monday to some local teenagers and their families. It was a holiday, but they weren’t celebrating. More than 100 officers from a joint police task force tapped on doors in a predawn sweep to find out if […]

District renews water tax ‘Standby’ charge now in its 10th year

District renews water tax ‘Standby’ charge now in its 10th year By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District voted last week to continue charging customers an annual parcel tax for their water services. The $10-per-acre fee charged to landowners pays for the repair and replacement of water system facilities. According to a district report, the tax generates […]

Sewage spill creates unsavory situation 1.5 million gallons lost

Sewage spill creates unsavory situation 1.5 million gallons lost By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com A broken sewer line on Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas that spilled approximately 1.5 million gallons of raw sewage into Malibu Creek has been successfully bypassed, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District said. The damage was a caused by a landslide during last week’s heavy rains. An interim […]

Soup and quackers for lunch

Oak Park soon to receive emergency defibrillator

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com The Ventura County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing Jan. 25 to approve funding for a public defibrillator program and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program for the community of Oak Park. The programs will be funded via community service area no. 4 (Oak Park) revenue. The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) already […]

School district changes class schedule

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Agoura High School is adding an extra period to the daily classroom schedule next year and modifying its existing schedule. The Las Virgenes Unified School District last week approved the scheduling change which allows students to take an early "zero-period" class followed by a support class. The move was approved by the district after a presentation […]

Taking the oath of office

Safety concerns trigger gun lock giveaway

Some self-defense advocates oppose the new measures

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Complete gun-locking systems are being given away at Agoura Hills Target Range in an effort to promote gun safety. Jim Davis, owner of the range, said he is giving away 1,400 safety kits that include a cable gun-lock system and a firearm safety brochure. The gun lock giveaway is part of a new program sponsored by […]

Students aid tsunami relief

Students at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas are working hard to come up with creative ways to assist South Asia tsunami victims. Shortly after returning from the winter break, students formed a Tsunami Relief Alliance and have already held or established a series of projects and programs. First, the group created collection boxes that depict both the tragedy and […]

Awareness turns to India