Winners to be announced soon

Due to incredible response, we’re still judging the entries in our Y2K "Take an Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest." We sincerely appreciate your participation and will display the winning photographs and start printing photo pages of honorable mentions in next week’s edition. Photo pages will continue intermittently through next summer, so look for one of your pictures in an upcoming […]

Commissioners stall on BMW

Acorn Staff Writer

The Calabasas Planning Commission once again postponed a decision on a proposed BMW dealership after protests and disagreements about the design of the building during its regular meeting last Thursday night. The project, which first came before the commission earlier this month, was continued to the commission’s Oct. 12 meeting. The proposal, submitted by Tim Smith of Bob Smith BMW […]

Library to host bookmark contest

Students in grades K-8 are invited to enter the Bookmark Contest at Las Virgenes Library as part of the celebration of the 81st annual Children’s Book Week, Nov. 13-19. The theme for this year’s contest is "Fuel Your Mind!/!Alimenta Tu Mente!" Students will compete in one of the following categories: Kinder-garten through second grade; third through fifth grade; and sixth […]

Student tour registration to begin

Registration has begun for the annual spring vacation student tour to Colonial Williamsburg and Washington, D.C. This non-school activity sponsored by local teachers is open to area middle and high school students in grades eight and above. The following informational meetings will provide an overview of the trip and answer questions parents may have. All meetings begin 7:30 p.m. Wed., […]

Lecture series explores Jewish identity

The Sholem Community of Los Angeles and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring are offering an adult education program, "Finding the Keys to a Secular Jewish Identity," open to the community at large. The monthly series will explore many issues facing secular Jews and will be moderated by Hershl Hartman, author, scholar and educator. "The keys to the secular Jewish idea can […]

Sports fields are good for families and children

We are writing regarding the proposed playing field on the White Oak property in First Neighborhood. We are aware that a number of homeowners in First Neighborhood are working to oppose this field. We want you to know that we are homeowners and residents of First Neighborhood and Westlake Village who support the proposal for such a field as a […]

A 5 Bedroom With Curb Appeal

A 5 Bedroom With Curb Appeal This Thousand Oaks home has magnificent curb appeal. There has been a major price reduction on this corner lot, 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath tri-level home with RV and boat access, a private courtyard, lavish pool/spa and an elegant tiled entry. The open and light floorplan has a large master bedroom, huge family room, formal […]

Water board challenger calls for lower rates

Acorn Staff Writer

Glen Longarini, a Westlake Village resident who has a master’s degree in business, says Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) needs a director on its board with strong financial sense if water rates are ever to come down. Longarini, 35, is challenging incumbent Ken Rufener in the Nov. 7 election to represent Division IV of LVMWD, a region that includes […]

No disguise: It’s a successful costume shop

Acorn Staff Writer

It’s hard to agree on exactly what’ll be big this year in Halloween garb. Austin Powers and Star Wars costumes still have staying power, but not much. The Renaissance and other historical themes are fun, but expensive. Looks like disco rules again. Charlotte Schultz of Thousand Oaks has a better idea. "We’re going to have a bunco Halloween party and […]

First Family in town for separate visits MOVERS AND SHAKERS –

First Family in town for separate visits MOVERS AND SHAKERS – First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, above, chats with students at Round Meadow Elementary School in Hidden Hills. Clinton visited the school after a fund-raising event in the area. She’s running for a U.S. Senate seat in New York. President Bill Clinton, left,visits earlier with Calabasas resident Sim Farrar during […]

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