Water district taps scientific mind of Jimmie Cho

Stanford, Brown grad to lead department

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com JOE BINOYA/Acorn Newspapers   ON THE JOB- Jimmie Cho, the new director of resource conservation and public outreach at the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, settles in at his new desk. After a two-year search, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District said it has found the right person to be its new director of resource conservation […]

Conservation tops federation agenda

State's water shortage discussed

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com Lester Snow Lester Snow, director of California Department of Water Resources, drove home the urgent need for water conservation while speaking at the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation installation dinner on April 18. Snow, who was the keynote speaker at the event, pointed out the severity of the water shortage in California and the repercussions of a […]

MRT names co-directors

JUDI UTHUS/Special to The Acorn WELCOME–Debbie Bruschaber, left, and Jo Kitz have been named co-directors of the Mountains Restoration Trust. Local environmentalists Jo Kitz and Debbie Bruschaber have been named acting directors of the Mountains Restoration Trust. They replace former executive director Steve Harris, who resigned in March after spending 27 years with MRT. The programs, projects and goals for […]

Creative kids paint the town

Car painting photo courtesy Red Oak Elementary BUSY BOYS AND GIRLS–The students at Red Oak Elementary School in Oak Park do the darndest things, but funny how it all makes sense. Below, Tabatha Just and Courtney Collins giggle with anticipation prior to the start of the school’s April 16 kindergarten play, "The Three Piggy Opera." At left, students from the […]

Stork arrives early in Oak Park

Baby girl born inside family car

Kaya Cummings greeted the world a little earlier than expected on Tuesday morning, April 22. The 7-pound, 14-ounce baby girl was delivered inside a car in Oak Park while her parents were making their way to the hospital. The birth occurred at about 1:30 a.m. on Oak Forest Drive. Kaya’s parents, Clint and Curran Cummings of Moorpark, were en route […]

Situation ‘not good’

Glen Peterson of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board attended last week’s Calabasas City Council meeting to present a gift of books for the city’s library, but he also carried bad news concerning the area’s water situation. A local water shortage is being felt due to a slender, two-inch long fish called the Delta Smelt, which was named a […]

Raising awareness for diabetes

Riders may sign up to participate in the Tour de Cure Bike Ride, a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association, scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Sun., May 18 at Thousand Oaks Community Park next to the Thousand Oaks High School, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Riders will choose from one of three different courses,including a 62-mile run through Simi Valley, Newbury Park […]

Residents pay homage to Earth Day

Agoura Hills anticipates a half-million-dollar revenue loss

Slumping state economy puts pressure on city's finances

Looking ahead to more frugal times, the Agoura Hills City Council began addressing the city’s spending priorities at a March 28 workshop, the first step toward formulating next year’s municipal budget. The city will lose between $500,000 and $600,000 in revenue next year, Mayor John Edelston said. The slumping state economy has put pressure on the city’s financial health, he […]

Local screenwriters receive high praise for Dr. Seuss film

The movie “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who” took screenwriters Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio four years to write, but the wait was worth it, according to critics and moviegoers. The film, produced by 20th Century Fox’s Blue Sky Studios, has been a critical and commercial success, generating $134 million in ticket sales so far. The cost to produce the […]