2006-05-11

Spring fling



Agoura Village plan close to approval

Traffic roundabout is a concern

Agoura Village, which has been nine years in the making, moved a step closer to becoming a unique town center for the city of Agoura Hills. The Agoura Hills Planning Commission last month reviewed the Agoura Village Specific Plan and certified the development’s environmental impact report. The panel recommended the city council approve the project following a May 24 public […]

Buckle up, or else



The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is stepping up seat belt enforcement fforts, joining forces with the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” campaign. From May 15 to June 4, local deputies will increase enforcement of the state’s safety belt laws. Those caught not buckling up will be issued a ticket that carries a maximum fine of $91 in L.A. County. […]

Calabasas Arts Festival showcases top works



Acorn hosts forum for Assembly candidates



The Acorn, the Agoura/ Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and Charter Communications are sponsoring a public forum at 7:30 p.m., Tues., May 16 for candidates in the upcoming 41st state Assembly race. All contenders in the June 6 primary have been invited to take part in the two-hour forum, which will be televised on Charter cable. The primary will […]

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The location: Westbound Lindero Canyon Road at the Russell Ranch Road/Via Colinas intersection The problem: The red light seems to take too long, backing up vehicular traffic. Possible solutions: The city of Westlake Village should allow the light to stay green longer. Immediate action: The problem was solved recently, according to Westlake Village City Engineer John Knipe. “Due to the […]

Local entertainer, volunteer, die



Conejo Valley recently lost a long-time volunteer and popular magician when Chris De Palma of Westlake Village suddenly passed away. De Palma, 49, suffered an aortic blood clot on Sat., March 25. A magician who specialized in comedy and mind reading, De Palma was a featured performer at the Magic Castle in Hollywood and on “Magic & Beyond . . […]

Agoura Hills council talks sign language



After a year of monitoring the city’s sign ordinance, Agoura Hills staff members have asked for further direction from the city council and left the door open to amend the law in six areas. Planners and code enforcement officials reviewed restrictions on temporary commercial window signs, political campaign signs, outdoor menu boards, freewayfacing signs, secondary commercial signs and real estate […]

Neighbors collecting care packages for troops overseas



Some U.S. soldiers overseas receive more care packages than they need from loved ones at home. Some receive nothing at all, not even letters. Calabasas resident Marcy Fried, who is working on Operation Care Package, said a recent collection drive by residents has gathered enough donations to fill 142 boxes of treats for the U.S. troops abroad. The drive at […]

Try paintball



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community services is accepting enrollments for its Spring Teen Paintball Trip. Teens will travel to Paintball USA in Simi Valley from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., May 20. The bus will depart from the Agoura Hills Recreation Center. The price of $65 includes bus transportation, supervision, paint-ball equipment and pizza for lunch. […]