2009-01-22

Manslaughter case back in court

Driver charged in death of 17-year-old

Diane Shakhov appeared at the Ventura County Courthouse on Jan. 15 to determine if she’s competent to stand trial a second time on manslaughter charges, but the hearing was postponed for another week. “We’re contemplating a resolution,” Shakhov’s attorney Howard Price said. On June 2, 2003 Shakhov was arrested on DUI-causing-injury and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated charges after an […]

Coming in for a landing



LIFTOFF—Lucas Morton, an 8-year-old from Calabasas, goes airborne while making a run during Snow Day at Gates Canyon Park. More than 70 tons of snow were trucked in for the annual event, sponsored by the city of Calabasas, and kids could slide down four different tracks.

Environmentalists worried about losing open space protections



Environmental activists are reminding the public that much of Ventura County’s open space, including hiking trails and farmland, won’t stay protected forever and that action needs to be taken now to protect the land from development. Deed restrictions that safeguard more than 400,000 acres of open space expire in 12 years. A series of informational meetings to discuss the future […]

Rooting for the home team



CHEERS—Grayson Armfield, 10, poses with Laker Girl Jeri-Faye Cohen on Jan. 10 at Chumash Park in Agoura HIlls. Six Laker Girls were on hand to sign autographs and pose for photos during a kickoff for the Triunfo YMCA winter flag football season.

Remember falling in love?



Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to win your heart. Do you recall the moment your spouse or loved one walked into your life? Was it love at first sight? Did fireworks go off and Cupid’s arrow find its mark? With Valentine’s day just around the corner, The Acorn invites you to tell us how you […]

Two challengers eye Calabasas council election



The three Calabasas City Council incumbents and their two challengers will be pitted against each other at a candidate’s forum hosted by the city next month. Mary Sue Maurer, James Bozajian and Jonathon Wolfson are up for reelection in the March 3 election, and challengers Dale Reicheneder and Bob Sibilia are looking to unseat two of them. Maurer, 49, is […]

Agoura Hills encourages residents to ‘buy local’

'Everybody's hurting'

The city of Agoura Hills wants to help shop owners stay in business during the nation’s economic crisis by encouraging residents to “buy local.” “Everybody’s hurting,” Councilmember John Edelston said. “It’s why we suspended the rules on banner signs and waived permit fees—to help businesses attract more customers.” The Agoura Hills City Council temporarily suspended its sign ordinance in November […]

Recreation center back on council’s agenda



Neighborhood concerns about a new recreation center proposed for Forest Cove Park in Agoura Hills will be discussed at a Jan. 28 City Council meeting. Residents responded with an uproar when the city announced the findings of a yearlong study that identified several potential sites for the new center, including the upper portion of Forest Cove Park. CWA Inc., a […]

Restaurant served with violation warnings



The owners of Blue Table, a Calabasas store and eatery, say they might have to close their establishment in the spring because of code violations, including one that requires additional parking and bathroom space. Jim and Ellen Marcione, and Stefano and Gina Lisi bought Blue Table in April 2004. The store and deli is in the Calabasas Plaza shopping center […]

Splash park under design



A 2,000-square-foot water play area, planned for Oak Park’s Oak Canyon Community Park, is now in the design phase. Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District will begin accepting construction bids soon. Once a contract is awarded for the splash park the district will begin a second project. A dog park will replace an archery range in a remote area of […]