2007-05-17

Stab victim found in Calabasas

Man confesses to killing his girlfriend

A woman was found stabbed to death in a car at a Calabasas gas station on the morning of May 11 after her boyfriend called and confessed to murdering her during an argument in Ventura. Police said Oxnard resident Uriel Cruz, a 23yearold Hispanic male, was arrested at the Exxon station on Calabasas Road. Cruz apparently killed his girlfriend, 25-year-old […]

Agoura High bands really know the score



ENDING ON A HIGH NOTE- Agoura High School students enjoy kudos after receiving outstanding soloist awards at the Jazz at the Lincoln Center’s 12th annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival in New York City last week. From left: Danny Jenklow, clarinet, tenor and flute; director John Mosley; Christian Choh, tenor saxophone; Eric Lamm, bass; Jake Higgins, […]

Westlake Yacht Club wants to expand

1,185 square feet would be added

Expansion plans are being considered for the Westlake Yacht Club to allow maximum enjoyment of the picturesque lakeside setting. Club board members are reviewing construction bids for enlargement of the outdoor deck and the interior of the building between the yacht club and the adjacent Boccaccio’s restaurant. In addition, the back wall of the club building, which is currently all […]

Agoura Hills law makes parents liable for their child’s drinking



A social host ordinance passed in Agoura Hills will make underage drinking the problem of parents. Parents could face fines of up to $1,000 if their children’s unruly boozing behavior prompts nuisance calls to the sheriff’s department. The ordinance applies even to parents who say they were out for the evening and didn’t know about their children’s plans. The law […]

Squirrel of the Month finds good company



WILL THE REAL SQUIRREL STAND UP- This furry fellow tries to break into a rather stiff social circle in the Sherman Oaks backyard of Joey Carbone, who caught the moment on camera. If you have a winning squirrel photo, please submit it to The Acorn. The contact information is on page 4A.

Acorn photographers recognized by CNPA



SHARP EYES- The California Newspaper Publishers Association has awarded honorable mentions to photo editor Jann Hendry and photographer Bill Sparkes for pictures they took in 2006. The CNPA honored the top 10 percent of more than 1,000 entries in its annual Better Newspapers Contest. Above: Military veterans stand beneath fluttering flags during a Veterans Day ceremony at Camarillo’s Constitution Park. […]

Calabasas will expand rental assistance program

Low-income seniors helped

The Calabasas City Council unanimously voted to expand a rental assistance program that is currently serving about 30 lowincome seniors and disabled residents. The program was adopted in December 2003, when the city decided to allocate $50,000 from the general fund to provide rent subsidies to low-income seniors in Calabasas Village. It was expanded last year to include lowincome and […]

What’s up with that?



BRIDGE WORK IN WESTLAKE- Painting the bridge at Lindero Canyon and Triunfo Canyon roads requires special care because the paint being removed contains lead. To proceed safely, the underside of the bridge has been totally contained so that workers in environmental suits can sandblast it without paint chips polluting the stream underneath. The project, originally slated to last six months, […]

Residents can see proposed tank sites



Residents now have an opportunity to voice their opinions about where the new Conifer water tank should go in Oak Park. Large yellow signs that read A-7 and A-8 went up earlier this month indicating the two sites under consideration in public open space. The site known as A8 is located near Doubletree Road and Clearhaven Drive just inside the […]

Calabasas hosting a General Plan workshop



The city of Calabasas will hold a twoday workshop today and tomorrow, May 17 and 18, to invite public input on what should be included in the city’s new General Plan. The plan is a state-mandated blueprint for the development of the city. The current plan is more than 10 years old. The public workshop, to discuss aspects of neighborhood […]