History lives in Calabasas John Loesing/The Acorn

History lives in Calabasas John Loesing/The Acorn SHOWING VISITORS SOME HISTORY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – Docent Lynn Jones, right, explains to a delegation of African women the history of the Leonis Adobe in Calabasas. Tina Aforu-yeboah, left, of Ghana and Helen Hatala of Tanzania were among visitors in a recent tour sponsored by the League of Women Voters. See story […]

Advisory radio station going on the air

Acorn Staff Writer

Travelers between the 101 Freeway and Pacific Coast Highway [PCH] will have a new way to get quick information about road and weather conditions affecting their trip. The Traffic Information/Emergency Radio Station isn’t on the air yet, but by next year listeners can tune their AM dial to 1620 and find out the latest in road and weather alerts thanks […]

Agoura Hills Farmers’ Market celebrates fifth year next week

Time flies. The Friends of the New Agoura Hills Library will celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Agoura Hills Farmers’ Market from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 12. As always, a portion of the market’s proceeds are dedicated to benefit the new library currently under construction on Agoura Road. The public is invited to attend and participate in […]

Calabasas High teen attends science program

Michael G. Dodson, a senior at Calabasas High School, was among 122 high school seniors from 36 states who completed scientific and engineering projects this summer during Operation Catapult at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a private college in Terre Haute, Ind., that specializes in engineering and science education. He’s the son of Norman Dodson of Calabasas.

Friedmans take vows

Tim and Lisa Friedman were married on Aug. 27 at Calabasas Inn. Lisa is the daughter of Earl and Esther Roth of Calabasas and Tim is the son of Ruth and Ed Friedman of Tarzana. Both bride and groom are graduates of Cal State University Northridge where they met. Tim is in hotel management and Lisa works in the fashion […]

Driving in France, around and around and around!

Acorn Staff Writer

Driving in France, around and around and around! My honeymoon with the French is over. Traveling by car in the South of France can be bliss, especially for couples who are newlyweds. But watch out for pitfalls. Navigating the French roads and exploring new towns can be a challenge, not to mention the high cost of gasoline. But if you’re […]

Westlake Village resident wins Prudential award

Elena Gramont, a resident of Westlake Village, and Financial Advisory with Prudential Securities, has received a Prudential Community Champions Shining Star Award of $1,000 for the Make A Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties. As a volunteer with the foundation, Gramont has served on its board of directors and has been instrumental in ensuring that the wishes of children with life-threatening […]

A Wonderful Waterfront Estate

This exclusive 24-hour guard gated community on Westlake Island features a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath remodeled waterfront view estate that has been listed for sale by Nancy Watson of Young Realtors for $1,195,000. The 2-story residence is highlighted by a family room, a granite gourmet kitchen, a downstairs master suite with a spa, and a dining room. Other amenities include […]

Getting a license a tough task for teens

Acorn Staff Writer

Alarming accident rates among teenage motorists have led to tougher driving requirements in California. According to the state of California’s Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) California Driver Handbook 2000, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers. Teens as a group have more accidents than most other drivers, averaging twice as many accidents as adults, according to the […]

County’s area plan approved

Acorn Staff Writer

The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission gave final approval to the Santa Monica Mountains North Area plan, a long-awaited land use document that puts development controls into place along the unincorporated regions from Hidden Hills to Westlake Village. Citing the dangers of suburban sprawl, the plan cuts allowable residential construction by almost 30 percent in the rugged, but environmentally […]