2005-06-30

Officials tackling violence on campus

Methods to curb the problem are studied

By Daniel Wolowiczdanielw@theacorn.comAlthough recent media attention suggests otherwise, violence on school campuses has hit a 10-year low, experts say. For the most part, local students are safe when they go to class in the morning, but the fighting, bullying and sexual assaults on campus remain hot-button topics for parents and school administrators. To be sure, Las Virgenes and Conejo Valley […]

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Calabasas budget in the black despite Civic Center



by Michael Picarellapic@theacorn.com The general fund for Calabasas grew by almost $1 million during the past year, city finance officials reported. And despite inflationary costs and the spending of $2.1 million to begin work on the new Calabasas Civic Center, officials say the city’s finances remain on solid ground. The current 2004-05 fiscal year started with a general fund balance […]

Steakhouse debate not quite done



By Stephanie Bertholdobertholdo@theacorn.com Representatives of Dakota’s Mesquite BBQ & Steakhouse were disappointed last week when the Westlake Village City Council failed to approve plans for a new restaurant proposed for the corner of Russell Ranch and Lindero Can- yon roads in Westlake Village. A public hearing on the restaurant was continued. Dakota’s would be located on a 10.4-acre site near […]

Survivors celebrate



INSPIRED—Enid Rich, a cancer survivor, receives a medal from her granddaughter at last weekend’s Relay for Life fundraiser. Over 400 volunteers walked and ran the Calabasas High School track for 24 straight hours to raise funds for cancer research and awareness. The annual event is nationwide. BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers

Acorn offices will be closed July 4



Monday is Independence Day, and it forces us into early deadlines. Real estate advertising must be reserved by noon today for the July 7 edition. Display advertising must be reserved by noon Fri., July 1. Letters to editor and press releases for the July 7 edition must be received by noon today. Our offices will be closed in observance of […]

Calabasas resident completes AIDS bike ride



Before he began the seven day, 585-mile AIDS LifeCycle Ride 2005 from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Elliot Lemberger had never met anyone with HIV. He says he signed up for the ride so he could “meet people and have a new experience.” Along the way Lemberger, a 28-year-old graphic artist who grew up in Calabasas, raised over $5,000 for […]

$53 million water budget OK



The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors adopted a $53.1 million budget for the 2005-2006 fiscal year starting July 1, including $14.2 million for capital projects that district officials say will “renew and strengthen” the agency’s aging infrastructure. “I am pleased the adopted budget is balanced with no anticipated need for an increase in potable water rates in […]

Agoura Hills



A man with an axe assaulted two day laborers at the inter-section of Agoura and Kanan roads on June 11 at about 10:30 a.m. According to the laborers and witnesses, a heavyset Hispanic man approached the men and asked them if they wanted to work for him. But the laborers smelled alcohol on his breath so they declined. The man […]

Mayor honors academic standouts