2000-10-05

Westlake residents ask: ‘Who wanted park playfields?’ Homeowners get defensive about facilities in their own neighborhoods

Acorn Staff Writer

Westlake residents ask: ‘Who wanted park playfields?’ Homeowners get defensive about facilities in their own neighborhoods Westlake Village City Councilmembers unanimously agreed to continue eminent domain proceedings to purchase a site known as Lot 79 and to proceed with building a passive sports park at Foxfield, which is a one-acre lot at Lindero Canyon Road and Foxfield Drive. According to […]

New Kiwanis president named



NEW LEADER – Bob Rickards, a Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club member for 20 years, is installed as the club’s new president on Sept. 23 during ceremonies in Newbury Park. He’s the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club’s 46th president and succeeds past president Scott Wolfe. Rickards also serves as a member of Hospice of the Conejo’s Board of Directors and on the […]

Performances to Grow On will present award-winning singer Norman Foote scheduled to perform at Scherr Theater



Norman Foote in a concert geared for families at 7 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 14 at the Scherr Forum Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza complex. Foote combines original songs, comedy, stories, impressions, puppets and "props with an attitude" to entertain kids and parents alike. He’ll be joined by a local children’s chorus at the concert. Reserved tickets […]

Learn Ballroom dancing at Pierce College



Wishful dancers take heart — Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering "Beginning Ballroom," a course to teach even those with two purported left feet to dance the foxtrot, waltz, rumba and East Coast swin through Nov. 17. Instructor Betty Cates, a formally-trained Arthur Murray dance instructor and director, will encourage students to leave their chairs and hit the dance […]

Eagles hope to challenge in county, CIF, state



The most important goal of Kevin Smith regarding his Oak Park cross country team is "that every day, kids leave here with smiles on their faces." But that doesn’t preclude the coach and his troops from setting high expectations. Competitively the goals are to make it to the state championships, Smith said, where the Eagles finished fourth last year, and […]

Electric cars: Reports of their death – “highly exaggerated”

Acorn Automotive Editor

It’s that time of the month again. Time to write yet more words on "Electric Cars". Time to get another perspective on this controversial subject. A survey of new car buyers in California has come up with the statistic that more than a third of new car buyers in California, the nations largest car market, would purchase reasonably priced zero […]

Has Palm-Lined Drive



A long palm-lined driveway leads to this secluded 5 bedroom, 5 bath Mediterranean estate overlooking the third tee of North Ranch Golf Course. Picture windows and glass doors throughout create a sense of "living with nature." This home offers a dramatic entry with step-down living room, a fireplace and large formal dining room. The gourmet kitchen features granite counters and […]

This Agoura Hills Estate Is A Real Rare Jewel



This Agoura Hills Estate Is A Real Rare Jewel Bev and Saul Ovdat of Young Realtors have a veritable estate available for sale priced at $549,900. A rare find, this expanded 1-story model in Agoura Hills is sprawled out on a lot of about a one-third acre. The residence has a large living room with marble fireplace and a formal […]

Public transit still moving in Calabasas

Acorn Staff Writer

Public transit still moving in Calabasas If you want to take advantage of various entertainment and dining amenities in Calabasas, but don’t want to hassle with weekend traffic and parking, the city’s come up with a solution — take the city trolley. Designed with the Old West in mind, the bright red trolley runs through the city every weekend, picking […]

Westlake event helps Cure Autism Now

Acorn Staff Writer

Supporters in the fight against autism turned out in force last week at Westlake Promenade for a gala fundraiser on behalf of the Cure Autism Now Foundation (CAN). Coldwell Banker sponsored the event, part of a 90-day all-out effort to raise money and awareness against a disease that affects more than 40,000 families in America. "It’s kind of a silent […]


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