2015-12-30 E-Edition

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2015 Year in Review

When the New Year arrives, Oak Park will celebrate its 50th year in existence. The first housing developments came to the unincorporated eastern Ventura County community in 1966. Among the events of the past year, Chris Chapman joined the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council to fill a seat that was vacated by former Councilmember Mike Green. And the community lost […]

Demand for ‘panic rooms’ growing

Many doors opening for local man’s company

It’s a business that requires client confidentiality and where even the most satisfied customer isn’t likely to brag about their purchase. A safe room is a highly secure space inside a home designed to be discreet and to offer protection during a home invasion, terrorist attack or other life-threatening event. Most safe rooms include some type of communication system or […]

Calabasas officials wrap up new city waste hauling agreement

Calabasas officials approved a new seven-year franchise agreement with Waste Management to provide trash pickup and recycling services to the residents and businesses in the city. The waste disposal company will pay a $219,000 annual franchise fee, and make a onetime administrative payment of $85,000 for the exclusive right to operate in the city. Previously, Calabasas had separate exclusive franchise […]

Submit calendar blurbs to The Acorn

The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly On the Town Calendar section. The types of items we welcome include club meetings, garage/ bake sales that benefit a worthy cause, service club activities, library events, nonprofit musical and theatrical productions, nature walks, festivals, holiday events, and school-related activities such as plays, concerts or […]

Year of progress in local public schools

EDUCATION 2015 Year in Review

The year in local education began with a focus on health. With concerns that a reemergence of measles could turn into an epidemic, Las Virgenes Unified School District took a hard look at vaccination rates at local schools and found that 42 percent of students at Mariposa School of Global Education in Agoura Hills had not been vaccinated for measles, […]

Free exhibit at CLU features painter, sculptor

A free Cal Lutheran University exhibit titled “Pretty People” will feature works by painter Zhenya Gershman and sculptor Lynn Christopher from Jan. 9 through Feb. 26, with a reception at 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 30, in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture on campus in the Soiland Humanities Center. Gershman paints portraits of her muse, Los Angeles model […]


Students have soft spot for critters

SPREADING THE WARMTH—Sue Pitzer, back row right, and her second-grade class at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas send their holiday greetings. In addition, the class wanted to help animals this year, so the kids made fleece blankets and prepared goodie bags with food, toys and other items that were donated to the Agoura Animal Shelter on Dec. 19. PetSmart […]


Agoura Hills A burglar stole a $1,000 laptop computer and a $30 sweater from a car parked in the valet lot of Padri’s restaurant in the 29000 block of Agoura Road Dec. 19. An attempted theft was reported on Chesebro Road Dec. 19. A woman wearing green hospital scrubs and gloves tried to take items from an unlocked vehicle parked […]

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