2013-02-28

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Swing into spring



Partial water shutdown in Oak Park

Conservation requested

Residents of Oak Park will be asked to conserve water for a three-day period next week as Oak Park Water Service and Calleguas Municipal Water District install a new meter station near Kanan Road and Falling Star Avenue in Thousand Oaks. The shutdown will begin on Tues., March 5 and end Thurs., March 7, said Sandy Warren, senior management analyst […]

The dollars and sense of running for council




Almost $ 50,000 has been spent on the March 5 City Council race in Calabasas, a city with 23,000 residents, financial statements show. The latest disclosure reports— due last week— cover Jan. 20 through Feb. 16. By Calabasas standards the money is small change, but the stakes are high in a city that always sees its share of tough campaigning. […]

Tourism promoted locally

But not all cities are on board


The Conejo Valley may soon be an important tourist destination now that the cities of Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks have formed a partnership to market the region’s natural and cultural attractions. The Conejo Valley Tourism Improvement District was tentatively given a stamp of approval at city council meetings earlier this month in Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks. Public hearings […]

Vicky Leary, Agoura Hills founder, dies at 83




Mary Victoria “Vicky” Stone Leary, a member of the first Agoura Hills City Council in 1982, died at her home in Idaho on Dec. 31, 2012. She was 83. Leary focused her life on family, civic duty and service. She served two terms as mayor of Agoura Hills and was instrumental in the development of Chumash, Agoura and Reyes Adobe […]

Senior housing project moves forward at old Westlake hospital site




After 18 months of discussions, One Eighty, a Seattle-based hospitality company, is eager to move forward with a proposed 130-unit senior housing project slated to be built on a 6.5-acre parcel at 4415 Lakeview Canyon Road in Westlake Village. The company has been working with the city and gathering local input to gain support for the senior housing development on […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A burglar stole a $1,200 sound mixing board, $700 snowboard, $500 laptop computer and $300 television from a home on Caspian Court Feb. 15. A shopper at Trader Joe’s in the 28900 block of Canwood Street reported Feb. 13 that someone stole a wallet containing $500 in cash and bank cards from her purse. The thief used the […]

Another try for civility in Calabasas



The Calabasas City Council election is less than a week away. Residents who haven’t voted by mail are encouraged to make an appearance at the polls on Tues., March 5. Precincts throughout the city are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. The City of Calabasas is finishing one of the smoothest two-year runs in municipal history. Since the election […]

An update on our Samantha



Several weeks ago The Acorn published a letter from Samantha Jones, a sixth-grader from Mishawaka, Ind. who was working on a school project and asked our readers to share what they appreciate most about California. Samantha received several responses via Facebook, and also this contribution from the Calabasas Library: Dear Samantha: We are The Dog Eared Book Club, a book […]