Bird’s-eye view offers glimpse into warblers’ world

Bird’s-eye view offers glimpse into warblers’ worldHERE’S LOOKING AT YOU, KID– Chaparral Elementary School kindergarten student Nicholas Salit, 6, is on bird watch at the Mountains Restoration Trust headquarters in Calabasas Saturday along with the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society. Below, the camera freezes hummingbirds midflight. A hummingbird’s wings flap anywhere from 15 to 80 times per second, depending on […]

Agoura’s Sunny Skies Day Camp property sold

33-year-old camp looking for a new home

33-year-old camp looking for a new home By Stephanie Bertholdo   bertholdo@theacorn.com After 33 years of operation, Sunny Skies Day Camp near Agoura Hills must move, but where it will go is anyone’s guess. The camp will operate at its longtime site through summer. Actress and model Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber are said to have purchased the 23-acre […]

City, schools partnership is switched on

Support coming for new programs in technology

Support coming for new programs in technology By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com The city of Agoura Hills last week agreed to an ambitious technology partnership with the Las Virgenes Unified School District, envisioned as a way to change how students learn. After Measure G6, the $128-million facilities/technology bond measure was passed by voters in June, the school district rolled out a […]

Five principals reassigned

By Stephanie Bertholdo   bertholdo@theacorn.com Five of eight elementary school principals in the Las Virgenes Unified School District will move to new schools by July, administration officials have said. Karen Hansen, principal of Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills for eight years, will move to Bay Laurel Elementary School in Calabasas. Rose Dunn, principal of Round Meadow Elementary School in Calabasas, […]

Community pays respect to deputies and firefighters

TOP COP– Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca addresses last week’s public safety employee appreciation luncheon in Calabasas. See commentary in Editorials section.


A headline for last week’s story about the Styrofoam ban in Calabasas incorrectly stated that the “law goes into effect next week.” While the ordinance banning polystyrene products was adopted Feb. 21, the actual prohibition doesn’t begin for one year. The barbecue scheduled for volunteers after the annual Community Creek and Canyon Cleanup on Feb. 24 will be held at […]

Helping reduce water runoff

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is hoping to have 100 local homeowners enrolled in a voluntary program that will advise them how to reduce excess runoff. So far, just one resident is participating, but hopes are high that others will take interest. “You’d think people would be knocking our door down for this type of assistance,” said Randall Orton, […]

Westlake Village springs a big leak

GIANT GUSHER- Above left, Dep. Mark Merino inspects the bare tire treads on a car that smashed into a fire hydrant at the corner of Agoura Road and Greengate Court in Westlake Village last week. No injuries were reported from the accident. Below left, the accident created quite a scene before the hydrant was finally capped off.

Candidate’s passion for open space prompts campaign

When Dale Reicheneder moved to Calabasas in 1987 as a junior at Pepperdine University, it was to a home away from home, the Malibu Meadows Apartments. Twenty years later, he wants a chance to help run the city. Reicheneder and Toby Keeler are challenging incumbents Dennis Washburn and Barry Groveman in the March 6 election for City Council. “My platform […]

Foundation seeks trustee

The Community Foundation for Oak Park Board of Trustees is seeking a resident of Oak Park to fill a vacant position on the board. The board normally meets quarterly. The foundation was founded in 1979 and supports volunteer efforts in the community as well as raising funds for community programs and projects. Most of the foundation’s funds are spent in […]