Agoura Hills park struck by arson

Forest Cove targeted twice in one year

By Sylvie Belmond  belmond@theacorn.com The smell of burnt wood at Forest Cove Park in Agoura Hills still permeated the air Tuesday afternoon as Sgt. Craig Anderson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Arson and Bomb Squad answered questions from concerned neighbors about a recent fire that destroyed one of the park’s play areas. Forest Cove’s upper play structure was destroyed […]

Dry weather makes firefighting a year-round pursuit

By Sylvie Belmond  belmond@theacorn.com Local fire agencies are ready to fight blazes on a moment’s notice, regardless of the season. Every year is unique and brings its own set of weather challenges. This year, fire departments have remained on alert nonstop because of the lack of winter rain. Only 2.47 inches of rain has fallen this season. March and April are […]

Village plan taken to court

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com Opponents of Agoura Village will have their day in court tomorrow at 10 a.m. when Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant hears their case against the proposed commercial development in Agoura Hills. The City Council approved the 135-acre mixed-use project located near Kanan, Agoura and Cornell roads in June 2006. The plan calls for a […]

Area is entertainment hotbed

Who says nothing ever happens in the sleepy suburbs? Truth is, ours is the place to be for amateur and professional performers, meaning locals rarely have to drive far looking for Friday or Saturday night fun. At the same time the ninth annual Method Fest film festival was wrapping in Calabasas, Heart founders, sisters Nancy and Ann Wilson, treated a […]

Conservation pays off for Westlake man

Westlake Village resident Fred Rosenberg was the first customer to earn a hefty rebate check from the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District through its Malibu Creek Runoff Control program. The board of directors presented a $409 check to Rosenberg for his participation in the program. The district staff surveyed Rosenberg’s home and provided suggestions on how to conserve water through […]

Reach Out to Your Water District

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board of Directors meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. at the water district headquarters. To contact the district: Las Virgenes Municipal Water District 4232 Las Virgenes Road Calabasas, CA 91302-1994 Telephone: (818) 251-2100 Fax: (818) 251-2109 E-mail: Feedback@lvmwd.com Website: www.lvmwd.com

Synthetic turf coming to Agoura and Calabasas sooner than expected

Synthetic turf is being installed at the stadiums at both Agoura and Calabasas high schools, and much sooner than initially hoped. The $1 million project was approved by the Las Virgenes Unified School District on March 27, but the start date of the project was pushed up to this spring rather than summer 2008. “Sooner saves money in virtually every […]

Feedback needed for Civic Arts turnaround

The city of Thousand Oaks would like community feedback on proposed changes to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza turnaround on the third level of city hall. The turnaround will undergo design changes to improve its appearance and provide a safer walkway for visitors coming to city hall and the theaters. A trial run of the proposed traffic changes will […]

Safety seminar for teen drivers

Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station and Calabasas High School will present “Is Your Teen Road Ready?” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tues., April 17 in the theater at Calabasas High School, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. The free traffic-safety seminar, for teens and parents, will cover the new laws, license requirements and restrictions that apply to young drivers. There will be guest […]

RVs, streets discussed

New Oak Park RV rules take effect

Oak Park’s recreational and oversized-vehicle owners now have tougher parking rules to follow. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has approved amendments recommended by the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) that strengthen the original ordinance passed in 2001. Under the new guidelines, recreational and oversized vehicles cannot be parked on public streets. Violators will be fined $30 per day. […]