2005-02-16

Old Agoura’s second pipe bomb in two weeks



Residents say library used for viewing pornography

Constitutional issues involved

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Several Oak Park residents say they are outraged after discovering that two middle-aged male patrons of the Oak Park High School library frequently use the facility’s computer terminals to view pornographic websites. The residents, who asked to remain anonymous, say the men spend time each day at the library looking at electronic porn. One woman said […]

Local economic forecast cautiously optimistic



By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com The economic outlook for the Conejo Valley is strong for the coming year, but it isn’t without problems, according to the panel of political and business leaders at a breakfast forum last week at the Westlake Village Inn. The meeting, sponsored by the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Thousand […]

Calabasas citizens’ group wants Harrison out

City council incumbent
draws fire as
election nears


City council incumbent draws fire as election nears By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com With only three weeks to go before the Calabasas City Council election, the campaign reached a new level of intensity Tuesday as several city activists and former city council members charged Calabasas Mayor Michael Harrison, who’s running for reelection, with conducting "secret talks" to secure a key endorsement. […]

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School principal under fire, but gains student, parent support

J. Guidetti

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com About 100 parents and students came to last week’s Las Virgenes Unified School District meeting to show support for Calabasas High School Principal J. Guidetti, whose contract is up for renewal. Friction between Guidetti and teachers at the high school has some members of the school community worried that Guidetti’s contract will not be renewed. Gordon […]

Agoura Hills contributes to Soka purchase



By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The city of Agoura Hills last week approved spending $250,000 to buy the 588-acre Soka property in Calabasas. The approval was part of the city’s mid-year budget review. Council members unanimously voted to join in the regional effort to preserve the ecologically significant land as open space. Mayor Ed Corridori abstained from the vote due to […]

Program about road safety aims to drive home an important point



By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com For many of us, learning to drive a car was the hallmark of our teenage years. Remember the feeling of freedom, independence and maturity during those first few months when you drove by yourself? It’s important to also remember the responsibilities and dangers that come with driving. "Is Your Teen Road Ready?," a program scheduled for […]

City council profiles — Lesley Devine

Calabasas founder wants to continue serving

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the way Lesley Devine feels about the current race for Calabasas City Council. The well-managed city is a wonderful place to live, mainly because it has good leaders, said Devine, one of seven candidates in the March 8 election. Devine, Councilmember James Bozajian and Mayor Michael Harrison are […]

Paramedic issue to be discussed



The Los Angeles County Fire Department, in cooperation with the office of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, will host a special community meeting regarding relocation of the Regional Paramedic Squad to Fire Station 89. The meeting is at 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 24 at the Malibou Lake Mountain Club, 29033 Lake Vista Drive, Agoura. Fire Station 65 on Cornell Road currently houses […]