Students say goodbye to summer and hello to school

Las Virgenes undergoes changes

Las Virgenes undergoes changes JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers SCHOOL GETS A NEW LOOK—Celebrating the opening of the new, two-story math building at Calabasas High School are math department chair Robin Midiri, with scissors; new Principal C.J. Foss, left of Midiri; and members of the school staff during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday. Students returned to school on Wednesday. Classes in the […]

Woman jogger killed by driver suspected of DUI

Crash occurred on Lindero in T.O.

Crash occurred on Lindero in T.O. By Sophia Fischer  sfischer@theacorn.com A 46-year-old Agoura Hills woman is dead after a vehicle driven by a male suspected of being under the influence struck and killed her early Tuesday morning on Lindero Canyon Road near Bowfield Street.  Nicholas LaGrotta, a 23-year-old Santa Rosa Valley resident, was driving his black Subaru Forester south on […]

Fire scorches Calabasas grassland, arson suspected

GETAWAY—Esteban Solis leads two dogs to safety during a chaotic scene at Lost Hills Road in Calabasas Tuesday, site of a 120-acre fire in which arson is suspected. Although flames licked the property close to several homes, no structural damage was reported. See story on page 11.

Mall ready for Nordstrom

The Conejo Valley’s first highend department store— Nordstrom—opens next week at The Oaks mall, and more than just fashionable handbags and designer clothing will be exchanging hands. Two local fundraising groups—the Alliance for the Arts, the nonprofit fundraising arm of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, and the Centennial Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, a philanthropic group that raises […]

Calabasas television ace Roy LaViolette dies

Longtime Calabasas resident and city television chief engineer Roy LaViolette has died. LaViolette joined the city’s media operations team in 1991, first as a volunteer and then as a consultant and engineer for CTV. LaViolette worked on Wed., Aug. 20, and then died in his sleep sometime that night, a spokesperson said. LaViolette and his late wife Doris contributed to […]

Calabasas Teen Court moves to new location

Calabasas Teen Court has moved to a new location at the Founder’s Hall in the new Calabasas Library on Civic Center Way. Every third Thursday of the month, teen offenders come to Calabasas to face a judge and a jury for their crime. The jury, however, is made up of their own peers—high school students making decisions about their sentencing. […]

Acorn’s Labor Day request

Labor Day on Mon., Sept. 1 causes deadlines to advance by 24 hours for the Acorn newspapers. Real estate advertising must be reserved by 11 a.m. today. Letters to the editor and press releases are also due by 11. Display advertising must be reserved by 11 a.m. tomorrow, Fri., Aug. 29. Both offices of the Acorn newspapers will be closed […]

Deadline for vacation photos is Sept. 4

A longstanding tradition at the Acorn Newspapers returns next month, and your participation is invited. The deadline for submissions to the “Take Your Acorn on Vacation” photo contest is Thurs., Sept. 4. The winners will be announced Thurs., Sept. 18. Please send a high resolution digital photo with your name, address, phone number and complete caption information to vacation@theacorn.com or […]

City Council changes monthly meeting dates

The Calabasas City Council has changed its regular meeting days to the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, effective immediately. Councilmember James Bozajian will be serving as an officer for the California Contract Cities Association, which comprises member cities that contract for major municipal services, such as public works, building and safety, and police and fire services. The association […]

Fire is a close call for some residents

Arson is suspected in Tuesday’s brush fire that scorched 120 acres of land between Las Virgenes and Liberty Canyon Roads in Calabasas. Edward Nordskog, a detective with the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s arson unit, said the fire, which was reported at 12:05 p.m. on Aug.26, was “set by people.” “Incendiary is what we’re calling it,” Nordskog said. “We’re still […]