Westlake Women’s Club hosts parade

All aboard the Agoura Hills beach bus

Westlake moves forward on park planning

Acorn Staff Writer

The city of Westlake Village Parks Advisory Committee recently met for the last time to review recommendations from Steve Lang, a consultant from Purkiss Rose-RSI, (Recreation Systems, Inc.), a landscape, architecture, recreation and park-planning firm in Fullerton. Lang and his company are advising the city on adding more sports parks. Led by City Councilwoman Betty deSantis, the 27-member committee decided […]

Tougher standards infuriate residents

Acorn Staff Writer

. Tempers flared occasionally when homeowners disagreed with property owners over the size and height of new homes in the Highlands area of Calabasas during a community meeting at Creekside Park last week. The meeting was set up by the city’s planning department in response to an urgency moratorium on construction in the Old Topanga/Highlands Overlay area, which was approved […]

Sewer, water rates going up in Oak Park

Acorn Staff Writer

Facing higher operating costs and government regulatory costs, the Triunfo Sanitation District will raise sewer and water rates in Oak Park starting next month. The average household sewer bill will increase $5 from $24 to $29 a month, according to Bill Smith, interim general manager of the Triunfo district. Potable water rates also will go up. "It’s something we didn’t […]

Battleground over Ahmanson Ranch spreads into the Internet The developer claims that Save Open Space (SOS) is infringing on its name by using ‘Ahmanson’ on theweb site that criticizes the plan

Acorn Staff Writer

Battleground over Ahmanson Ranch spreads into the Internet The developer claims that Save Open Space (SOS) is infringing on its name by using ‘Ahmanson’ on theweb site that criticizes the plan Ahmanson Ranch and its opponents have been to court plenty over the past 10 years concerning the environment. Now the two sides are bracing for legal battle in a […]

Exemptions specified for building moratorium in Highlands/Topanga overlay area in city of Calabasas

Although the Calabasas City Council passed a resolution last month prohibiting any new construction in the Old Topanga/Highlands Overlay Area, some exemptions may apply, according to Mark Persico, the city’s planning and development services director. "The exemption (clause) within the ordinance is very open-ended. But generally, the idea behind the exemptions is that the city doesn’t want to penalize people […]

Community Center off to a great start

Acorn Staff Writer

The first fiscal year of the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center turned out to be much better than expected, according to budget figures released last week. The facility in Lost Hills reported revenues of $900,000 for the fiscal year ending in June. Expenses were only $800,000, leaving the budget solidly in the black and in much better shape than many had […]

SBA expands veterans’ services

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced the expansion of programs and services available to assist veterans in starting or growing a business through the signing of a partnership agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Association of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs). The agreement was signed as part of the implementation of the Veterans […]

Oak Park student sets off to learn about government, leadership

Acorn Staff Writer

While most students are relaxing by the pool this holiday week, Oak Park High School junior Eamonn Carr is in Washington, D.C., learning about government and leadership. He was selected to attend the National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) from July 3 to July 13. The NYLC is a unique leadership development program for high school students who’ve demonstrated leadership potential […]