Sensational spring just around the corner

Photos by WENDY PIERRO Acorn Newspapers GREEN DAY–The first day of spring is Thurs., March 20. Also known as the vernal equinox, it is the time when the sun is directly above the equator and all of the Northern Hemisphere experiences equally long days and nights. Locally, the bountiful winter rains will lead to colorful blooms and a resurgence of […]

Calabasas Styrofoam a wrap

Ban goes into effect this month

By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com Restaurants and retail food establishments have until the end of the month to comply with a new law that bans polystyrene food packaging in Calabasas. The city ordinance, which was passed last year, prohibits retail food establishments and other vendors from using the packaging material commonly known as Styrofoam. The ordinance will reduce nondegradable litter and […]

Sizzling dish not so hot

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com Yamato restaurant’s popular "onion volcano" is under fire. Oil spewed from one of the teppanyaki-style cooking presentations at the Agoura Hills Japanese restaurant Feb. 26 and reportedly caused second-degree burns to a patron. The woman, whose name was not released by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, was treated at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center […]

Round Meadow principal resigns

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com Keith Tomes Keith Tomes, principal of Round Meadow Elementary School in Hidden Hills, announced he will resign from his job after the school year comes to a close on June 30. Tomes said he is seeking a top administrative post at a small school district in California. Tomes, 42, announced his resignation to parents in a […]

Oak Park community rallies against school cuts

Letter, e-mail campaign targets Sacramento

California’s elected officials may not know much about the community of Oak Park, but they soon will. Teachers, parents, students and other representatives from the community plan to send letters to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Woodland Hills) and state Sen. Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks) urging the Sacramento officials not to cut education funding. Packets and e-mails addressing the […]

Clean creek requires volunteers

Heal the Bay needs volunteers for a habitat restoration project at Malibu Creek State Park this weekend. Dozens will come together for four hours Sat., March 15 as part of the group’s revitalized Stream Team program. The team will be planting native species as well as removing invasive plants and manmade debris from various sites in the Malibu Creek watershed. […]


•Mary Pallant, Democratic candidate for the 24th Congressional District, was never on the 2006 ballot. She had considered a run for Congress, but did not file and was never on the primary ballot or the November ballot. •Aubrey Sutherland, a 13yearold Newbury Park resident, was named Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo and Las Virgenes Youth of the Year along […]

Camarillo Acorn named Business of the Year by Chamber of Commerce

Environmental awards given

The city of Calabasas Environmental Commission selected three people to receive the 2007 Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Awards. Calabasas Planning Commissioner Dave Brown was named in recognition of his commitment to enhance the environment by advocating policies and plans for the protection of local wildlife, the preservation of oak trees, creeks and riparian habitat, the “smart” development of real property […]

Effort nets new courts at Agoura High

The tennis courts at Agoura High School are near completion thanks to a collaboration between the city of Agoura Hills, the school district and local residents. The refurbished tennis courts with new lighting, fencing and entryway cost the city $336,000, said Nick Newkirk, Agoura Hills community services coordinator. Malibu Pacific Tennis Courts, Inc. handled the project. Newkirk said all nine […]