Students are star struck

Acorn Staff Writer

Westlake Elementary School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) last week sponsored a family night event that took students and parents on a journey through the universe. The multi-purpose room was transformed into a 30-foot diameter, 15-foot high planetarium by Mobile Ed Productions, a Redford, Mich.-based company that provides school assembly programs in elementary and middle schools throughout the United States. According […]

Pie fest coming

Malibu United Methodist Church will host its 11th annual Malibu Pie Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 14 at the Malibu Country Mart. The day’s festivities include face painting, coloring contests and apple bobbing for children; a pie-eating contest; and a silent auction with numerous celebrity-themed items, gift certificates and gift baskets from area merchants and much […]

Project proposal is being distorted

As residents of the community and concerned citizens, we’ve all read the editorials in The Acorn. We’ve all seen the negative letters regarding the proposed project located to the west of Saratoga Hills and north of the Ventura Freeway. Intrigued, I wanted to find out what’s really going on. There are two issues: 1. Can residents declare all currently undeveloped […]

Real Estate Advisor

Chulak & Shiffman
Attorneys at Law

Chulak & Shiffman Attorneys at Law Q. I am the treasurer of our homeowners association. Recently, a member of our association filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 7. He owes the association more than $6,000. Our management company has advised us that there is nothing we can do. What is your advice? A. Section 523(a) of the Bankruptcy Code provides that […]

Skateboard park grand opening planned

The city of Calabasas is shooting for an Oct. 28 grand opening of its new skate park, according to John Keisler, director of community services. The skating facility will operate on a part-time basis, three to four hours daily, three days a week, on the basketball court of Gates Canyon Park. The Calabasas City Council approved the project in July. […]

Antique store offers a unique inventory

Acorn Staff Writer

Whether seriously shopping or leisurely browsing, a visit to the Agoura Antique Mart is like a trip through time, where the old combines with the new to provide a delightful journey of the senses. Upon entering the store, customers are greeted by friendly staff, relaxing music and the soothing smells of gift bath soaps and candles. Coffee and cookies are […]

EPA likes Ventura County kiosk

The Ventura County Air Pollution Control District has received the inaugural U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence Award in the Education/Outreach category for its information kiosk, Air World. It was singled out from among more than 100 entries for its impact, innovation and replicability. The award was given to Air World for increasing public awareness about the importance of […]

CSUN offers new class on mentoring

A new course is being offered at Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) this fall that will give students a chance to serve as mentors and tutors in Los Angeles Unified School District. The course, offered through the university’s Center for Community-Service Learning, will have CSUN students work with children in 13 elementary and middle schools in Woodland Hills, West Hills, […]

St. Max Catholic Church to host retreat on Christmas spirituality and the Labyrinth

On Oct. 21, St. Maximillian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village will host an all-day retreat on "Christian Spirituality and the Labyrinth — a Pilgrimage of the Soul" beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church. Registration will cost $10. According to Bernie Fasching, who’s adopted the Labyrinth as a special ministry, Sister Joann Heinritz, CSJ (Congregation of […]

Logo inconsistent with Agoura Hills

As I read the article regarding Agoura Hills’ new logo I had to chuckle. First of all, I feel that the oak leaf should be replaced with a silhouette of the Home Depot at sunset. The rolling hills seem somewhat naked without power lines and billboards in bas relief. To quote Dave Anderson "…find a logo which …effectively distinguishes this […]