Skateboarders find a place to play in Calabasas

Acorn Staff Writer

Spirits were high and wheels were rolling Saturday morning, when Los Angeles County dedicated Gates Canyon Park to the city of Calabasas and the city then dedicated it as a part-time skate park for youth of the community. The seven-acre park at 25801 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Calabasas was built by Los Angeles County in 1990, when the land was […]

Westlake Village looks again at affordable housing

Acorn Staff Writer

In the past, the city of Westlake Village has chosen to sell off its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to other cities for 50 or 60 cents on the dollar because it needed the money. The CDBG program is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and provides annual grants on a formula basis to […]

Two public agencies still fighting over compost plant

Acorn Staff Writer

The future of the $50 million Rancho Las Virgenes Composting Facility in Calabasas lies in the balance as the rift between the two public agencies that own the plant continues to widen. The six-year-old composting facility needs a major overhaul to prevent recurring odors that are said to be bothering local residents, but officials with Triunfo Sanitation District (TSD), the […]

CORBA hosts a Poker Run

STAYING IN SHAPE, SHOWING SUPPORT–Concerned Off-Road Bicyclist Association’s (CORBA) Poker Run gets off to an early start Saturday at Malibu Creek State Park. Above, CORBA member Arin Resnicke waves goodbye as he leads bikers Deborah Heumann, Kimberly Resnicke and Samantha Heumann into the misty, first leg of the Poker Run route. About 115 bicyclists participated in CORBA’s 13th annual event […]

Amgen stock down following weak forecast

Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, took a beating on the NASDAQ market following reports that profit for the year would "be at the low end of its previous guidance." On Oct. 26, Amgen’s better-than-expected earnings showed an increase of 18 percent (from 28 cents in the third quarter of 1999 to 33 cents), but analysts […]

Local company launches consumer gifts and gadgets Website

Xplain Corporation based in Westlake Village with eight years in niche publishing, mail order and e-commerce, has announced the launch of RadGadsm — a consumer site for Useful Gifts and Gadgetssm. Customers are able to see RadGadsm not only on the Web at http://www.radgad.com, but also with walk-in retail sales, via phone or fax, and at trade shows and other […]

Notary seminar coming soon

The National Notary Association (NNA) will present a "How to Become a Notary Public" course from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 30, at the Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The Notary exam will follow the seminar at 4:30 p.m. The purpose is to educate individuals about their duties and responsibilities so they can notarize correctly and […]

Mixing goodwill

A GENEROUS GIFT –– Berniece Bennett, former city of Westlake Village mayor and current president of the board for the Wellness Community, receives a $3,000 check from Alex Soteras, Agoura/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce vice president, during a mixer at Agoura High School. The Chamber recently hosted a Casino Night fundraiser with proceeds benefitting the Wellness Community.

Keys to a cutaway car

HELPING AHS–Sales manager Mitch Bohn, right, from Saturn of Thousand Oaks presents car keys to a Saturn showroom cutaway to Agoura High School’s auto shop teacher John Anderson, left. The donated Saturn will be used by the school’s auto shop classes to study maintenance and repair. The delivery was made by driver Russ Andersen, left, of Sierra Towing and Transport. […]

In the Army

BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE –– Staff Sgt. Rob Comer, the United States Army Band liaison from Las Vegas, addresses Westlake High School band students on the possibilities of volunteering and serving in one of various capacities on the U.S. Army Band.