Ground breaks on a new library

GETTING READY FOR CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN–Preparing to shovel the first ceremonial turning of earth in preparation for the city of Westlake Village City Hall and Library are (from left to right): City Manager Ray Taylor; Mayor Pro-Tem Mark Rutherford; Armando Gonzalez, the architect; City Councilwoman Kris Carraway-Bowman; Mayor Iraj Broomand; City Councilwoman Betty deSantis and City Councilman Chris Mann. Nearly […]

Sign language bingo LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Sign language bingo LISA ADAMS/The Acorn SIGNING– Agoura Hills resident Mara Minicozzi, 9, gets an introduction to sign language from instructor Marie Lyons at the Westlake Village Library. As part of the summer reading program, the kids learned basic signing and then played bingo using the gestures instead of talking. Call (818) 865-9230 for more on library events in Westlake […]

Environment to be discussed

David Allgood from the California League of Conservation voters will be guest speaker at the program meeting of Zonta Club of the Conejo Valley at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 19 in the Nelson Room at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. The California League of Conservation is the only organization working to elect pro-environment candidates to Congress. Allgood will discuss the […]

AYBA signups scheduled for this weekend

Registration for the upcoming American Youth Basketball Association season is this Sat., Sept. 16 at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills. The 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. registration is for boys and girls in third through twelfth grades. The signup fee is $110. A make-up registration is set for 9 to 11 a.m., Sun., Sept. 24. Call the AYBA at […]

Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus to perform in T.O.

Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus to perform in T.O. Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus will bring their barbershop-style singing to the stage of the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 16. The 77-member, award-winning women’s chorus annually will present "That’s Entertainment," a show that takes audiences into the backstage world […]

A NIMBY who’s proud of herself

This is a proud NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) who says "No" to destroying the last crumbling vestiges of bucolic, rural Agoura. If you’ve never dared to be heard in public, speaking out on a matter of local importance, well strap on your megaphone, because this is your issue. We must all heed the cry of Acorn columnist Gloria […]

A Beautiful Hillsborough Home That Backs Up To Wide Open Spaces

A Beautiful Hillsborough Home That Backs Up To Wide Open Spaces This beautiful Hillsborough home has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, and is about 2,498 sq.ft. Highly upgraded with carpeting and French doors, the elegant living room has vaulted ceiling, a fireplace, upgraded French doors and a window seat. There is a formal dining area and the family room with […]

Proposed soundwall in Calabasas may take years to build

Acorn Staff Writer

Proposed soundwall in Calabasas may take years to build About 60 residents from the Saratoga Hills/Saratoga Ranch area packed Calabasas City Council chambers at a meeting last week to support construction of a soundwall to buffer freeway noise near the Lost Hills exit, north of the 101 Freeway. But they may not see the wall for up to 10 years […]

Calabasas scientist wins major award

Genhong Cheng, a scientist who lives in Calabasas and works at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center, has won the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America’s Scholar Award, one of the organization’s most prestigious honors for individual researchers. Cheng, who has a doctorate in cell biology, will receive $500,000 over five years to support his investigation of chemotherapy resistance in cancers such […]

Healing you

Roni Keller, certified practitioner and teacher of the JyotiAtman ("light of the soul") technique ("cellular repatterning") will teach a Level I course to be a practitioner of the technique the weekend of Sept. 15-17 at the Center for Natural Healing in Westlake Village. JyotiAtman is an Ayurvedic healing modality that utilizes the vibratory frequencies of herbs and other natural substances […]