Restaurant owner takes over Stage Door

Venue will focus on children's plays

Paul Schell, owner of Blue Ultra Lounge and Restaurant in Agoura Hills, announced that he and his partner, Carlos Costa, will take over the Stage Door Theatre lease in November. Ventura resident Diane Salerno owns the property and terminated a lease with Gale Trumbeaux and Michael Monteleone, who operated the small community theater for the past 28 years. Trumbeaux and […]

Oaks Christian mourns the loss of Paul Long

Popular teacher victim of train wreck

When people remember Paul Long, they rarely recall just one man. With Long came his wife and son—they were a package deal. They were inseparable. Long, who was an English teacher at Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, was one of the 26 people who died in the horrific Metrolink crash last Friday. He was riding home from his […]

Here’s your 2008 Acorn on Vacation winner!

FRONT PAGE NEWS—Siblings from Westlake Village spent their recent vacation by joining the 1930s Great Depression bread line at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. Renee, 16; Natalie, 12, and Riley Olson, 10, pose while mom Caryn takes the picture. The family wins $100 for this first-place photo. Please see the second- and third-place entries, as well as […]

Judge rules against wife in Masry trust case

The widow of former celebrity attorney and Thousand Oaks City Councilmember Ed Masry lost a case in court in which she had attempted to gain control of the family’s multi-million-dollar trust. Joette Masry, who remarried several months after her husband’s death in 2005 and now goes by the name Joette Dell, said her late husband improperly changed the conditions of […]

Freeway signage stumps drivers

Lack of adequate signage and a mandate from Caltrans have been blamed for traffic jams on Kanan Road at the 101 Freeway on- and offramps, said a city official. Problems with the interchange flow have prompted drivers to lodge complaints with city officials and The Acorn. The $25million Kanan Interchange project, which was supposed to ease the traffic flow with […]

Firefighters receive thanks for swift action

A JOB WELL DONE— Rhonda Soroudi, second from left, brings homemade cheesecake to firefighters at Station 125 in Calabasas as a thank-you for saving her home on Davids Road from burning during the Aug. 26 wildfire in Agoura Hills and Calabasas.

Water issue under examination

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation will host a free seminar to provide the public with information on how the statewide water crisis is impacting the region and local water usage. The seminar will be conducted at the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District headquarters tonight, Thurs., Sept. 18 at 7:30 a.m. Jimmie Cho, the water district’s director of resource conservation and […]

Calabasas regulates mobil car washes

The Calabasas City Council adopted an ordinance regulating mobile carwash operations within the city of Calabasas. The ordinance, which goes into effect later this month, requires mobile carwash businesses to obtain permits from the city and follow certain regulations to prevent pollutants from entering the storm drain system. Calabasas is the first California city regulating mobile carwash operations. The federal […]


•In the Sept. 11 article about the Calabasas Landfill, only three combustion turbines are being built to convert methane gas to electricty, not 50. •An Aug. 28 article said that veterinarian Cynthia Binder specializes in emergency and critical care. It should have said she has special interest in those disciplines. She isn’t a specialist.

Election near

Besides being the day when the presidential election is held, Tues., Nov. 4 also presents voters with a variety of local races for school districts, city councils, park boards and water boards. The following is an alphabetical rundown of the local area elections: •Calleguas Municipal Water District—three board directors, Divisions I, II and III •Camarillo—two City Council members, four-year term […]