Homeowners rally in opposition to Westlake park plans

Acorn Staff Writer

Residents in First Neighborhood of Westlake Village were to attend the monthly homeowners association (HOA) meeting last night at the First Neighborhood Community Center to discuss plans by a city of Westlake Village consultant to build a soccer field at White Oak Elementary School and other amenities at Bennett Park, adjacent the school. A flyer distributed to homeowners stated that […]

Environmentalists unhappy with Calabasas creek water

Acorn Staff Writer

Environmental workers on Calabasas’ city staff have been conducting extensive testing on local creek water and they aren’t pleased with what they’ve found: high levels of bacteria, sediment, debris and trash. The polluted water from the creeks travels down to the ocean and causes beach closures, said Heather Merenda, storm water program manager for the city. Merenda wants people to […]

Oak Park will reconsider its policy on alcohol use

Acorn Staff Writer

The recent suspension of 18 high school football players and their coach due to team alcohol use has led to a major review of the zero tolerance policy at Oak Park Unified School District. With students drinking and the policy teetering, news from a recently released survey showed more than half of the junior class at Oak Park High School […]

GOP women host empowerment forum

Thousand Oaks Acorn Editor

To learn from those who’ve gone before, a local organization recently assembled a panel of successful women to tell others about taking charge of their lives. The annual empowerment for women event of Thousand Oaks Republican Women, Federated, attracted a crowd of about 75 to listen to viewpoints of a state senator, a lawyer, an author and a student just […]

Time Spot Expands at The Oaks Mall

Time Spot, the watch cart located at the Oaks Shopping Center near Johnny Rockets, has opened an additional location to meet the needs of its many clients. The new location is on the upper level of the mall near Macy’s Home Store. The store will feature quality casual watches from Casio, G Shocks, Baby O, Guess, Fossil, Kenneth Cole, Swiss […]

Codependency: What it Is, How it Affects You

By Cynthia Horacek, M.S. "Codependent" has become a popular buzzword these days, but what does it really mean? The tem originally applied to the behaviors of people living in alcoholic or substance-abusing families. Today, codependency has come to mean any people-pleasing behaviors that originated in childhood. Children adapt to their situation. If the situation calls for suppressing their own wants […]

Grand Re-Opening Comes Soon

ANTIQUE STORE OPENS–Karen Crane, owner of La Dee Da Antique Centre, is welcoming shoppers into her store at 28859 Agoura Road in the Whizin’s Center, just east of Kanan Road. The newly expanded 4,000 square-foot store offers antiques, chandeliers, topiaries and much more. Call (818) 879-8698. Visit La Dee Da soon and don’t miss the gala grand re-opening from 10 […]

Local areas not immune to vandalism

Acorn Staff Writer

Deputies are investigating several incidents of vandalism that occurred at Malibu Canyon Apartments in the 1590 block of Las Virgenes Road the early evening of Sept. 7. On that night, a BB gun was targeted at and shattered the windows of four cars in the parking area and at one apartment’s sliding glass patio door. The sheriff’s department estimated the […]

Free property tax assessment seminars planned

L.A. County is sponsoring free seminars to help property owners who feel their taxes should be lowered due to depreciation. The seminars should help property owners understand the assessment appeals process. Subjects will include: property owner’s rights, when to file an application for reduction in assessment, how to prepare for a hearing, what qualifies as admissible evidence, what will happen […]

Agoura Hills selects new city logo

Acorn Staff Writer

The city logo of Agoura Hills formerly was a combination of oak trees, Indian artifacts, leaves and horses; from a distance, it was hard to identify. Last week the city council unveiled a new city logo, much simpler in design with a Valley Oak leaf overlapping diagonally onto a backdrop of rolling hills, emblematic of the community’s love for the […]