25th anniversary is music to their ears

Mayor outlines ambitious goals for 2005

Says Calabasas Civic Center coming soon

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The falling crime rate, the new civic center project, the Method Fest Film Festival and a host of other accomplishments were highlighted last week by Calabasas Mayor Michael Harrison during the 7th annual State of the City address. Harrison gave project updates and listed specific goals for Calabasas at the annual event. As those before him, […]

Congressman talks traffic

Attention turns to Reyes Adobe

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, whose 30th Congressional District includes Calabasas, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, flew here from Washington D.C. last Friday to discuss federal funding for the U.S. 101 Freeway/Reyes Adobe Road interchange project. The construction, scheduled to begin after the Kanan Road interchange is finished, will expand the three-lane bridge to six lanes and […]

New push for local disaster preparedness

Agoura Hills
revives team

Agoura Hills revives team By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The city of Agoura Hills resurrected its emergency operations center last week, and conducted a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) meeting to train volunteers to help firefighters, police officers and medical professionals during a disaster. Members of the team will be trained in disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical intervention, light search and […]

Kanan Road work underway

The second phase of the long-awaited Kanan Interchange Project is scheduled to begin today. Construction on utility lines will force lane closures on Kanan Road north of the 101 freeway. Expect delays. City officials said the utilities need to be relocated before actual construction on the interchange can begin. The new configuration will eliminate left-hand turns onto the freeway and […]

Funeral for a friend

City’s election forums begin

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidates’ Forum at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Feb. 3, in the board room at the Las Virgenes Unified School District, 4111 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. Seven candidates will be vying for three Calabasas City Council seats. The city election will be Tues., March 8. The event will open with refreshments at 7 […]


Kidnapping trial is Feb. 22

Kidnapping trial is Feb. 22 Thousand Oaks resident Paul Whitehead, 24, will go to court Feb. 22 on kidnapping and child molestation charges. In November 2003, Whitehead was driving along Erbes Road in T.O. when he allegedly lured a 13-year-old girl into his pick-up truck after saying someone was following her and that she might be in danger. Whitehead reportedly […]

Maurer ready to tackle city politics

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Governing Calabasas and serving on the city council is a tall order, but Mary Sue Maurer says she has the business and community service experience to get the job done. Maurer, 46, has lived in Calabasas for more than a decade and said she has proven her love for the city and the surrounding area. She […]