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 […]

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 […]

Suspension riles Oak Park

Acorn Staff Writer

Oak Park High School’s head football coach, Dick Billingsley, watched from the bleachers last Friday night as his team met El Segundo in the season home opener. Billingsley served the first of a four-game suspension regarding an incident in July. Eighteen of 24 Eagle football players were caught or admitted to drinking alcohol during a team trip to Santa Ynez. […]

BMW dealer wants to relocate to Calabasas

Acorn Staff Writer

The Calabasas Planning Commission discussed a proposal to build a BMW dealership at 24486 Calabasas Road at its last meeting, but didn’t reach a decision and continued the discussion to Thurs., Sept. 28. The proposal, submitted by Tim Smith of Bob Smith BMW (currently located in Canoga Park) seeks the construction of a 51,469 square-foot BMW dealership and the removal […]

Lawsuit against YMCA withdrawn in Westlake Village

Acorn Staff Writer

The Triunfo YMCA in Westlake Village may get its $5.5 million, 30,957 square-foot facility sooner than expected after the Westlake Canyon Homeowners Association (HOA) announced that it’s dropped a lawsuit that disputed ownership of Lot 80, the proposed facility site at Lindero Canyon Road and Hedgewall Drive. Leonard Siegel, the Beverly Hills attorney who represents the HOA, confirmed that the […]

For the record

The final paragraph about Be Totally Free! (a nonprofit group that helps people with eating disorders and other problems) was accidentally cut by the editor last week. For more information, visit the Be Totally Free! Web site at www.betotallyfree.com or call (800) 780-4008. Eighteen, not 19 players were involved in the Oak Park High School football team drinking incident.

MOMS celebrate by the thousands CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

MOMS celebrate by the thousands CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn UNITED MOMS–Reyes Adobe Park is filled with moms and kids and strollers and blankets, bagels, croissants, baby bottles and iced coffee. The reason? The Agoura MOMS Club gathered together to celebrate news that the 1,000th MOMS Club had been chartered in Normal, Ill. The 42-member Agoura MOMS Club, like others, provides support […]

YMCA planning youth and government night

The Triunfo YMCA will host a recruitment night for its Youth & Government Program at 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 21 at Christian Church of the Hills, 29295 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Youth & Government, a hands-on student-run state government program, is open to 10th through 12th graders from Agoura, Westlake, Oak Park and Oaks Christian high schools. Local YMCAs form […]

Deadline approaches for voter registration

To vote in the Tues., Nov. 7 presidential election, you must be registered. The deadline for registering to vote is Tues., Oct. 10. Voter registration forms are available at most post offices, fire stations, city halls, libraries, chambers of commerce or at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You must re-register to vote if you’ve moved or if you want […]

Join in California Coastal Cleanup Day

School and community groups, corporations, families, divers, boaters and individuals are invited to make a difference by cleaning up the environment on California Coastal Cleanup Day, from 9 a.m. to noon this Sat., Sept. 16. The 16th annual event is a combined effort by Heal the Bay, the California Coastal Commission and the L.A. County Department of Beaches and Harbors. […]