Sign vandals apprehended

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com

Two juvenile vandals will pay the price for knocking over traffic signs in Calabasas. In early August, the city of Calabasas reported that a motorist ran over eight traffic signs in the Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Parkmor Road area. After an investigation, Lost Hills Sheriff’s deputies found two suspects who admitted to the crime. “We take this (type of crime) […]

Longtime public works inspector retires

When asked what he’ll do now that he’s set to retire—for the second time—Robert McLaughlin answered with a chuckle. “My wife has plenty of plans for me around the house.” McLaughlin, 78, was recognized by the Westlake Village City Council for his 12 years of service as the city’s public works inspector. As an inspector, McLaughlin was responsible for making […]

Oncology walk team to help victims of Katrina

On Sun., Sept. 25 starting at 5 p.m., the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will host “Light the Night Walk” at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills. Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center Oncology nurses will participate in this special walk and have formed the Oncology Care Walk Team, which now has 40 members. All proceeds from the walk will go to The […]

Last Week’s Top Performers

Marc Tyler, RB, Oaks Christian: Grace Brethren’s big defensive line couldn’t stop Tyler, they couldn’t even hope to contain him. Tyler rushed 10 times for 182 yards and a pair of scores, including a 98-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter that put a close game out of reach. Josh Irvin, RB, Agoura: Looking to provide balance to their […]

Be prepared in case of disaster

Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services such as water, gas, electricity or telephones were cut off? As the 2005 recipient of the American Red Cross National Good Neighbor Award and corporate friend for more than a decade, Target […]

It’s either the resort or the homes

In her Sept. 8 Acorn letter, Valerie Burkholder claims Brian Boudreau’s 81-lot subdivision, the site of the Malibu Valley Inn & Spa, is invalid because the sewer line being installed was permitted for another subdivision up the street and not the 81-lot tract map. So? When the county reviews a project, they consider every future project that may connect to […]

Private Yard with Garden

This delightful 4-bedroom, 2-bath, one story is located on a tree-lined street. The spacious country kitchen with refaced cabinets and newer appliances opens to the family room. The private yard features a manicured garden and patio. For more information on this house priced at $824,900, call George and Jeannette Hutchi son of Coldwell Banker, Westlake Village Centre, at (805) 444-4552.


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Carpool parking installed

As a solution to heavy early morning and afternoon traffic on the streets and to promote carpooling in Calabasas, the city and Calabasas High School have designated a carpool parking area on campus. The carpool parking signs have been installed already, said Tom Gdala, Calabasas Associate Transportation Planner. “This project was initiated after many months of (city) task force meetings […]

New technology helps police

A new state-of-the-art mobile computer system has been added to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department’s fleet of patrol cars. The Cops Making Officer Redeployment Effective (MORE) grant program, along with other federal technology grants, paid for the $900,000 installation of the Vision Tek mobile computers in the department’s 126 police cars. “There is no cost to the county for installation […]

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