2006-06-08

Brookside flagged for excellence



Brownley wins state Assembly nomination

Beats Groveman in Dem. primary

Santa Monica resident Julia Brownley won 34.9 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary election and took home the Democratic nomination for the 41st State Assembly District. Calabasas Councilmember Barry Groveman finished second with 26.8 percent. Brownley, president of the Santa Monica/Malibu Board of Education, had been endorsed by the Democratic Party, including current Assemblywoman Fran Pavley and Senator Sheila […]

Agoura Village plan draws mixed reviews

Delays 'can't go on forever,' the city's mayor says

Opposition to Agoura Village, a proposed 135acre mixed use development near Kanan, Agoura and Cornell roads, is gathering momentum. But final plans are far from complete as the city’s new town center continues to move ahead. Agoura Hills officials hope the area will become a pedestrianfriendly shopping and enterainment area combining retail stores, commercial businesses, restaurants and housing. Some residents […]

Parks over Gibson for supervisor



Voters apparently like what Linda Parks has accomplished in her first term in office, voting on Tuesday to retain her as Ventura County supervisor for District 2, which includes Oak Park. Parks, 49, received 12,932 votes, or 60 percent; Gibson 7,286 votes, or 39 percent. “It’s very comforting to see a large margin,” said Parks, known for being an environmentalist […]

Reaching for No. 1



Dem club elects officers



Civic Center delayed due to bids



In delays reminiscent of the long-awaited Commons Shopping center, the Calabasas Civic Center project has been put off again again, this time because the one and only construction bid that the city received came in too high. The Calabasas City Council rejected the bid and asked the civic center architect to make the project smaller. The center will be built […]

Teacher let go at Oak Park High



A teacher at Oak Park High School has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the Oak Park Unified School District over alleged sexual misconduct Brandon Young, the high school’s music teacher, was dismissed after he was caught having a sexual relationship with a female senior band student, several sources told The Acorn. OPUSD officials did not comment […]

Opinions on development vary



Eighteen people spoke about the proposed Agoura Village Plan during public testimony at the May 24 Agoura Hills city council meeting. Most of the comments came from residents concerned about traffic, housing density and the safety of a proposed roundabout. Dan Crisafulli, a local business owner, wondered how the city council could consider the Agoura Village concept when five years […]

Alert student helps cops



A quick-thinking pizza delivery man helped police track down David Mark, a 42-year-old Camarillo resident, who was arrested Sat., June 3 on manslaughter charges after he was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident in Camarillo that killed a 19-monthold toddler, authorities said. The Camarillo child died at St. John’s Regional Medical Center, where he was being treated for head injuries […]