2009-07-02

Lazy days in the library



Calabasas has balanced budget, big reserve fund



Despite state and federal fiscal challenges, the Calabasas City Council approved a balanced budget for the next two fiscal years, holding a reserve of more than $20 million—a full year of the city’s operating expenses. The city is estimating nearly $21 million in revenue and $22.3 million in operating costs. The budget is balanced because of the city’s reserve. “Just […]

Legislature fails to pass budget again



Despite aroundtheclock legislative sessions, Democrats and Republicans could not agree on stopgap measures to ease the $24billion budget deficit. Legislators had hoped to reach a compromise and avoid issuing IOUs to college students, lowincome seniors, the disabled and others who depend on or deliver state services. The inability to meet the fiscal year-end deadline—midnight, June 30—and avoid a government shutdown […]

Senor Carlos battles city for permit



Carlos Orozco, owner of Senor Carlos Grill and Tequila Lounge, wants to expand the entertainment options at his restaurant in Agoura Hills, but it may not happen now that the Agoura Hills City Council has appealed the planning commission’s recent approval of the changes. Orozco’s existing permit allows live entertainment and dancing as an ancillary use, but he wants to […]

Westlake Village flag will wave no more



In between the celebrating, the parades and the barbecues on Saturday, a solemn ceremony will take place in Westlake Village to commemorate the July 4 holiday. Boy Scout Troop 752 will retire an American flag from the Westlake Village monument at the southeast corner of Lindero Canyon and Agoura roads. The flag ceremony will take place in Berniece Bennett Park […]

OPHS puts principal search on hold

Superintendent says there's a 'major shortage of candidates'

Oak Park Unified School District has discontinued its search for a new principal for Oak Park High School. Former principal Lynn McCormack will serve as interim principal for the 2009-10 school year. The search for a permanent administrator will resume in January, said Superintendent Tony Knight. “OPHS is an amazing school with terrific teachers, support staff, parents and students. Finding […]

Oaks security guards harassed over their radios



According to security personnel at The Oaks mall, an unknown male voice was coming over their official radios, using profanity and threatening to jam their frequencies. The incidents were reported to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Communications Commission and after a crime report was filed, the two agencies coordinated efforts that resulted in the arrest of Northridge […]

Baha’i meeting marks one-year anniversary of imprisonment of seven



The imprisonment of seven members of the Baha’i Faith in Iran has not been forgotten by local Baha’is. Followers of the religion who live in Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks and Calabasas met on June 25 at Westlake Village City Hall to mark the oneyear anniversary of the imprisonment of Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Behrouz […]

Firefighters named Citizens of the Month



Local comic to appear at The Canyon



When Comedy Central comedian Craig Shoemaker takes the stage at The Canyon club on July 11 there will be plenty of Conejo Valley humor. The Westlake Village resident uses area news in his stand-up routine, opening the show by reading The Acorn‘s crime section. “I grew up on the ‘corner of crack and homeless’ in Philadelphia, and here in the […]