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YMCA to open April 27

  After more than two decades of planning and construction, the Yarrow Family YMCA in Westlake Village has a definite opening date. The 60,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Southeast Ventura County Y facility will begin operations on April 27. “It can now begin to fulfill the YMCA’s mission—impact lives, strengthen our community and insure everyone has an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive,” […]

Canna-business still up in the air

Ned Davis group remains unlicensed

Conejo Valley residents have waited a long time for a legal cannabis dispensary to open. They’ll have to keep waiting. Legendary Organics, the operator granted permission by the City of Thousand Oaks last July to sell to individuals with medical need, has yet to apply for a state license, The Acorn has learned. Ned Davis, a Westlake Village City Council […]

Westlake Village goes EV

City installing almost two dozen charging stations for public use

The City of Westlake Village, traveling on the road to progress, said it wants to be electric-car-friendly. At its meeting last week the Westlake Village City Council voted to install 22 electric vehicle charging stations for public use—16 at the community park on Thousand Oaks Boulevard and six at City Hall. Westlake Village Mayor Ned Davis said the stations are […]

Enough of Kanan traffic

Solutions to busy road being sought

Gnarly traffic on Kanan Road has plagued residents for years. Now, something is being done to address the problem. The City of Agoura Hills, Ventura County and two public school districts are trying to come up with a plan to ease traffic congestion on the road during peak periods. A regional study of the Kanan Road corridor was discussed by […]

Region governed by new wildlife corridors

Animal protections put into place

Ventura County made history March 12 by becoming the first county in the nation to create special zoning for the protection of wildlife. The so-called wildlife corridors hope to give threatened animals such as cougars more room to run between the mountains and the sea. Three years in the planning and comprising some 500,000 acres with more than 7,390 privately […]

Bobcat killed on LV road

An adult male bobcat, B-361, was struck and killed by a car the evening of March 15 on Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. The male cat was collared by National Park Service biologists Nov. 6, 2018. He roamed between the burned and unburned areas of Malibu Canyon, the park service said. His carcass was collected and will undergo a necropsy, […]

Slowly but surely the debris gets hauled away


State contractors say they have removed burned metal, concrete, ash and debris from nearly 150 residential properties in Los Angeles and Ventura counties affected by the Woolsey and Hill fires. The homeowners are participating in the state’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program. Crews have cleared debris from 127 properties in Los Angeles County and from 21 parcels in Ventura County—and will […]

High-end store takes the low road

Vintage Grocers exits the Westlake Promenade

This story was updated 2:55 p.m. March 29, 2019. March 15 started as a normal workday for Kilie Mackey. But when the Vintage Grocers receiving manager arrived at the Westlake Promenade store Friday morning, she was shocked to find it had been closed—permanently. “People were there painting the windows white to block them out, and there was a sign on the […]

A touch of kindness

POSITIVE MESSAGE—Above, Cary Trivanovich, a prominent speaker on the topic of school bullying, connects with his audience at the March 4 Champions for Kindness assembly at St. Jude the Apostle Westlake Village. Trivanovich uses his skills as both speaker and entertainer to deliver a powerful message of affirmation and compassion. At right, the students of St. Jude show off […]

Calabasas city founder and first female mayor dies

Karyn Foley was 82

Calabasas residents are mourning the loss of a city founder, cultural leader and early mayor. Karyn Foley, a member of the Calabasas Cityhood Committee and one of the first five City Council members, died on March 9 at the age of 82. A cause of death was not disclosed, but according to sources her health had been failing for some […]

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