Schools open in Conejo, Las Virgenes, Oak Park

Acorn Staff Writer

From Thousand Oaks to Calabasas, students in the Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes areas returned to school this week a year older and grade wiser – smarter about construction, too, as they see one new school built and many older ones remodeled. The back to school march began Monday as classes opened at the new Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village. […]

Police encourage walking or bicycling to school to reduce traffic problems

Acorn Staff Writer

Now that school has started, parents will face rushed mornings, lost homework and congested routes to schools. Some of those problems may never be solved, but traffic congestion might, if parents follow certain rules, according to local deputies and city officials. The first rule about driving your children to school is don’t, said Kevin Mauch, a traffic officer at Lost […]

Raising money for MDA LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Raising money for MDA LISA ADAMS/The Acorn ‘HELPING JAILBIRDS’– Westlake Village City Councilman Chris Mann, left, and Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station Capt. John O’Brien, are arrested by bailiff George Cochane. The two recently volunteered to do a "little time behind bars" at Westlake Village Inn to raise money for the annual Muscular Dystrophy pre-Telethon. It grossed more than $29,000, according […]

Agoura Hills gets creative with affordable housing

Acorn Staff Writer

A complicated method of making developers pay for affordable housing in Agoura Hills passed a city council vote last week, but left open the question of whether local officials are doing all they can to help home ownership remain part of the American dream. The council voted 4-1 to let residential home builders in Agoura Hills pay a fee to […]

Pavley captures key endorsements

Speaker of the state Assembly, Robert M. Hertzberg, and Assemblywoman Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) have announced their endorsement of 41st Assembly District candidate Fran Pavley. Pavley served as the first mayor of Agoura Hills and was elected to four terms on the Agoura Hills City Council. She has a master’s degree in environmental planning and has been a public school […]

Shooting victim courageous, optimistic

Acorn Staff Writer

Almost everything in Garrett Warren’s life was going great, despite the fact that he was going through a painful divorce. He’d opened the Garrett Warren Training Center in Agoura Hills. He had a successful career and many acting and stunt opportunities that took him to exotic places. He has an infant daughter who he adores. That is, until May 20, […]


COMMUNITY CENTER PROPOSAL MOVES FORWARD–About 50 yards to the left of this view of Oak Canyon Park on Kanan Road in Oak Park is the site of the future community center. Bids are scheduled to be awarded on Oct. 5 for construction of the $2.8 million facility. (See story, below).

Bids to be awarded in Oak Park

Bids are to be awarded Oct. 5 for the construction of Oak Park’s new $2.8 million community center and outdoor gardens at Oak Canyon Park on Kanan Road. Work is scheduled to begin Nov. 1 on the 9,100 square-foot building. A final public hearing and review of the project was last month at the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District […]

Founder of nonprofit group finds destiny more sweet than bitter

Acorn Staff Writer

Gary Romanowski, founder and president of PLEASE LISTEN! was 22 years old when he prayed for something he had no reason to believe would ever happen. While working at the Spastic’s Children’s Foundation in Chatsworth, he realized how lonely the children were without families. One little boy became attached to Romanowski, and his heart ached for him. It was at […]

Driving program for seniors offered

The Senior Source Program of the Sherman Oaks Hospital will offer "AARP 55 Alive Mature Driving Program" from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 12 and 19, at the Senior Citizen Annex Building, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Drivers age 55 and up may be able to qualify for a discount on their auto insurance by completing […]