Zimring named Las Virgenes superintendent

Smyser released from contract

Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com Donald Zimring became superintendent of the Las Virgenes Unified School District on Monday after the board of trustees bought out the final year of Sandra Smyser’s three-year contract for $175,000. The board met on the evening of June 27 to discuss releasing Smyser from her responsibilities at the district. Smyser was informed of the decision the following […]

Not sure about the new driving laws and fines?

E-mail scam probably to blame

By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com Hundreds, maybe thousands of people have received the email, and in an effort to be helpful, they’ve forwarded it on to their family and friends. Unfortunately, the e-mail regarding California’s traffic laws is bogus, and has resulted in much confusion among drivers. For one thing, the e-mail warns drivers that California’s hands-free cellphone law went into […]

Sailing in Westlake makes their day

SUMMERTIME– Young sailors practice their moves and perfect their tacks and jibes in the protected environment of Westlake Lake. Below, sailing coaches Raine Hobin and Jackie Hollander embody the season’s carefee spirit. Westlake Yacht Club offers sailing programs for all ages in a calm-water environment free of large boat traffic, strong currents and unpredictable ocean weather. The yacht club is […]

Housing data reflects downward trend

According to the California Building Industry Association and other housing permit data, single-family housing starts in May stayed relatively level statewide, while multifamily homes saw a strong boost. But production for both single and multifamily units remains well behind last year’s levels. Permits in May were pulled for slightly more than 7,000 single-family homes statewide, down 2.5 percent from the […]

Property tax relief possible

Ventura County homeowners who purchased a house between July 2005 and October 2006 may qualify for a temporary tax reduction because home values have declined, said county tax assessor Dan Goodwin. Oak Park homes in unincorporated Ventura County are among those affected. Proposition 8, passed by voters in 1979, prescribes that if the market value of a property as of […]

Las Virgenes school healthcare diagnosed

Officials have completed an assessment of healthcare services in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, opening the door for additional personnel hirings and the expansion of medical services. The report, prompted and paid for by the city of Calabasas, discussed the issues facing health clerks at local schools and the dangerous situations they must routinely manage. Health clerks are required […]

Residents file lawsuit against Calabasas traffic signal

Two residents have filed a lawsuit against the city of Calabasas challenging a traffic signal at the intersection of Old Topanga Canyon Road and Mulholland Highway. Toby Keeler and Elizabeth Stephens filed the suit June 18. It alleges that Calabasas City Manager Tony Coroalles failed to follow proper guidelines when he approved the project. The suit asserts the City Council’s […]

Woman, 21, dies of heart ailment

Former Agoura High School student Jessica Renee Vincent died unexpectedly June 9. Vincent, 21, went into a seizure and was comatose for three weeks at Los Robles Hospital, according to Freda Hamilton, a friend of the family. “She was such a little adult,” Hamilton said. “She was just a beautiful kid.” Vincent graduated from Agoura High School in 2004 and […]


+It was the Calabasas Historical Society, not Leonis Adobe, that presented a Pierce College student scholarship. +Mary Altmann’s motion for reimbursment of expenses from the city of Agoura Hills totaled $81,128, not $107,637.

Adobe names new director

The Leonis Adobe board of directors announced the creation of a new executive director position at the museum. Appointed to the position on an interim basis is Susan Eastman of Woodland Hills. She will report to the Leonis board. During her 30-year career Eastman has held a variety of positions in both the public and private sectors. Eastman has a […]