2007-08-09

Calabasas condo complex okay

Development approved despite opposition

After hearing more than three hours of pleas from the public to deny the project, the Calabasas City Council disappointed residents last Wednesday by approving Standard Pacific Homes’ 86-unit condominium complex at the 4200 block of Las Virgenes Road. The 21-acre property lies between the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and the new Shea Homes development on the east side […]

Poker passion pays off for Oak Park man

Hot cards bring big money

Scott Freeman, a 21-year-old Oak Park resident, won more than $300,000 at the World Poker Championships held in Las Vegas early in July. It was the first time Freeman, who has been playing poker for five years, could enter the contest because of his age. The money’s nice, but Freeman, a senior at the University of Southern California, says that’s […]

Effort to stop Triangle Ranch fails



The much-contested Triangle Ranch custom home development at the base of Ladyface Mountain in the Cornell area of unincorporated Agoura was approved on July 31 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. A decision by the developer, Sage Community Group, to appeal an earlier denial the L.A. Department of Regional Planning paid off. Sage has plans to build 61 […]

Under the spotlight, children learn about wired new world



JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers ACTION!- Planet Bravo “techno-tainment” camper Luke Malone, below, records green-screen action for a movie he’s producing at the A.C. Stelle Middle School summer camp. Speaking of technology, Calabasas CTV videographer Jason Mier, right, demonstrates the city’s new Steadicam unit while shooting a story about the kids’ camp for the television station. The $8,000 professonal camera rig will […]

Shooting details still not certain



The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide division is continuing its investigation into whether the California State Parks ranger who shot and killed a Los Angeles man at Tapia Park near Calabasas was justified in his actions. According to Capt. Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Dept. of the Coroner, Onesimo Arturo Guzman died from a single gunshot wound to […]

Deputies roll out Operation Safe Canyons

Summer sting designed to slow down drivers speeding on narrow mountain roads

CAREFUL MOTORING- Above left, West Valley CHP Officer Ray Abramian writes a ticket for a motorcyclist on Mulholland Drive last Sunday during Operation Safe Canyons. The traffic safety program is an ongoing effort by the CHP and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lost Hills Station to make local canyon roads safer. Above, Officer Abramian aims a Lidar gun at a […]

Acorn contest



If you think you have a knack for writing, put your creative juices to work this summer in The Acorn’s newest contest, “Fiction in a Nutshell.” In 100 words or less, write a short fiction story and e-mail it to newstip@theacorn.com. You may also send it by mail to the address on page 4A. Include your name, address, age and […]

In a Nutshell



A trio of three-story buildings will house the 86, Standard Pacificbuilt condominiums, which will sit on five acres of the Las Virgenes Road lot. Sixteen acres will be designated as open space. In addition to building the condos, the developer will tackle more than $1 million in road improvements, including widening Las Virgenes Road to four lanes in front of […]

Just a walk in the park



Public invited on water tour



Residents interested in finding out more about wastewater treatment are invited to a behindthe-scenes tour of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and Triunfo Sanitation District on Sat., Aug. 18. According to district officials, the tour will afford participants the chance to personally witness the infrastructure of the agencies. The environmental treatment of wastewater will give water district officials the […]