2008-07-10

A red, white and blue weekend



AROUND TOWN- Above, grand marshals Jim Peace as Uncle Sam and Lisa Clyde as Ms. Independence enjoy their ride in the 38th annual Westlake Village Fourth of July parade, hosted by the Westlake Jr. Women’s Club. Below, Beth Perez takes a seat atop the stone monument at Chumash Park in Agoura Hillssite of the city’s annual Concerts in the Park […]

OPUSD wants $29.4-million school bond

Oak Park residents to vote

A new facilities bond measure for the November ballot has been approved by the Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) Board of Education. The $29.4-million bond, called Measure R, is a pared down version of two earlier measures that failed at the ballot. Voters rejected an $89-million bond in June 2006 and a $71million bond in November of the same […]

Support for oak tree growing

25 residents spoke against the project, including Fran Pavley

A landmark oak tree on Liberty Canyon Road which just a few weeks ago had been facing the ax in order to make room for an office and medical center will most likely be spared. In May, the Agoura Hills City Council appealed the planning commission’s approval of a commercial development at Liberty Canyon and Agoura roads. Rather than deny […]

Masked bandit strikes again



A masked robber the FBI calls the Dust Mask Bandit threatened employees and customers with what appeared to be a bomb during a July 3 bank heist at Citibank in Thousand Oaks. The bank is at 33 N. Moorpark Road. At 12:45 p.m. last Thursday, a man wearing a fisherman’s hat pulled down to his eyes and a dirty white […]

Calabasas street repairs begin



The annual Calabasas street overlay program has begun on various streets throughout the city. The resurfacing will take place from now until August. Streets will be paved one travel lane at a time and traffic control will be provided. City officials say there will be limited access to private driveways on the days that actual paving occurs, although only for […]

Man completes fire academy



Erik Acevedo completed the training academy for the Los Angeles City Fire Department. He is currently stationed in the MidWilshire area. Acevedo is a graduate of Agoura High School. He earned a degree in exercise biology and communications from UC Davis, where he was a member of the university’s student firefighter program for three years. He played water polo for […]

Acorn contest calls for top writer



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

State’s affordable housing mandate puts the pressure on local cities



Members of the Agoura Hills City Council practically held their noses as they voted June 11 in favor of a new ordinance that gave special concessions to developers who earmark portions of their projects for affordable and senior housing. If local civic leaders are against dense, lower cost housing because of the adverse effect it might have on existing, upscale […]

RV owners need permit under new law



The Calabasas City Council has changed its RV parking ordinance- again. The new ordinance requires RV owners to obtain a permit if they wish to park their oversized vehicles on public streets for up to 72 hours. The ordinance passed 32, with Councilmembers Barry Groveman and James Bozajian voting against it. A previous version of the law- which was approved […]

Oak Park prepares for Night Out Against Crime



Oak Park is preparing for the third annual National Night Out Against Crime on Sat., Aug. 2. Several neighborhoods will host representatives from local departments and boards including sheriff’s, fire, recreation and parks departments as well as supervisors and school board members. The sheriff’s department will send representatives from the K-9, bomb and SWAT units. Representatives will stop by between […]