Groveman, Washburn win reelection in Calabasas

Toby Keeler's challenge falls short

By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com Claiming almost 70 percent of the combined vote, incumbents Barry Groveman and Dennis Washburn prevailed easily in Tuesday’s Calabasas City Council election. Washburn led the four-candidate race by earning 1,431 votes, or 36.7 percent, followed by Groveman with 1,261, or 32.4 percent. The closest competitor was Toby Keeler, who captured 20.6 percent, or 804 votes. Challenger […]

Oaks Christian girls celebrate soccer title

HOA rules come under attack

By Sophia Fischer   sfischer@theacorn.com Although Oak Park is known as a family-oriented community filled with children, one neighborhood forbids kids from playing outside and some homeowners are angry. Country Vistas III, a quiet development of about 147 town houses and single-family homes off Oak Hills Drive, is ruled by a homeowner association whose bylaws prohibit recreational activities on common area […]

Las Virgenes superintendent seeking job in Colorado

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com Sandra Smyser, superintendent of the Las Virgenes Unified School District for the past 18 months, is one of three finalists for a superintendent’s job in Boulder, Colo. “The Boulder position seemed to meet some personal family goals, even if not perhaps in good timing, (so) I decided to apply,” Smyser said. In her application to the […]

Time change comes early

Daylight-saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sun., March 11. The time change previously began on the first Sunday in April, but has been moved forward three weeks on the calendar in an effort to save more energy. The return to standard time has changed, too. Normally daylight-saving time ended on the last Sunday in October. This year clocks will be […]

Agoura Hills Ralphs undergoes transformation

Attention shoppers: Grocery store strives for 'upscale' appearance

Major changes are coming for the Ralphs grocery store on Kanan Road in Agoura Hills. Open since 1983, the store will be remodeled into an upscale Ralphs Fresh Fare. Work is tentatively scheduled to begin in April with a late fall completion date, according to Terry O’Neil, a spokesperson for the Compton-based company. The store, which may close briefly during […]

Agoura Hills approves faster speed limits

Thirteen Agoura Hills streets that had been slammed as speed traps by ticketed drivers will have faster speed limits posted. A recently completed traffic study also identified three sections of Agoura Road- – between Ladyface Circle and Kanan Road, from Kanan Road to Palo Comado Canyon, and from Palo Comado Canyon to Liberty Canyon- – for a change from 40 […]

New meaning of tree-lined street

Arbor Day event in Calabasas

There will be an Arbor Day celebration from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., March 10 at Wild Walnut Park at the corner of Mulholland Highway and Old Topanga Canyon Road in Calabasas. Activities include a children’s tree planting activity and an official ceremony at 11 a.m. The city of Calabasas will be presented with the 2006 Tree City USA award […]

Officials paint rosy economic forecast

By Nancy Needham  nancy@theacorn.com The economic forecast for the cities of Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village is like their weather: sunny yesterday, sunny today and sunny tomorrow. Those were the words of Westlake Village Mayor Susan McSweeney at last week’s Regional Economic Forecast of Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village presented by the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce and […]