Changing construction standards inspires anger in city of Calabasas

Acorn Staff Writer

After months of working with homeowners and landowners in the Old Topanga and Calabasas Highlands neighborhoods, the city of Calabasas planning and development staff proposed an amendment to the development code for the overlay zones in those areas. The city planning commission approved the amendment during its regular meeting last Thursday. But the night wasn’t without controversy; commissioners heard emotional […]

Firefighters want toys New unwrapped gifts accepted at any station

Firefighters want toys New unwrapped gifts accepted at any station The Ventura County Fire Department and Southland firefighters will be participating in the eighth annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. Fire departments from within Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties are joining forces to collect toys for needy kids during the holidays. The firefighters’ holiday toy drive […]

Get help on dangerous dating relationships

An alarming 31 percent of teens revealed that they or a friend experienced dating violence, yet less than 25 percent had discussed the issue with their parents, according to a recent study. In addition, almost half of teens said they’d be interested in learning more about dating violence. A new, free booklet titled "What You Need to Know About Dating […]

Baseball registration is Saturday

Westlake Baseball Association will be hosting registration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sat., Nov. 18 at two locations; at the Vons supermarket in Westlake on Agoura Road and at the Albertson’s supermarket next to Costco on Lindero Canyon Road. Call Marty Moss at (805) 379-3944 for more information.

Eagle defense gives Fillmore a ‘Dustin’

Acorn Sports Writer

Eight straight quarters and counting. The visiting Eagles shutout their second opponent in a row as Oak Park (8-2, 3-1) ended the regular season last week with a solid 34-0 victory over winless Fillmore (0-9-1, 0-4). For the second year in a row, Oak Park earned second place honors in Tri-Valley League play. Middle linebacker Dustin Baxley has led the […]

‘Crazy for You’ highlighted by tap dancing, Gershwin standards

Acorn Staff Writer

If you like well-choreographed tap dancing, light theater and old Gershwin standards, then you’ll probably enjoy "Crazy for You," currently in production at the Conejo Players Theater. However, if you’re looking for a meaty musical with a well-defined plot, this may not be the one for you. Despite the simple plot, the Conejo Players work well with the mediocre script, […]

Guest opinion A ‘Nature Boy’ for all time passes away

Acorn Staff Writer

Guest opinion A ‘Nature Boy’ for all time passes away Cancer claimed that lion among environmentalists, David Brower, at age 88 last week. His life, lived with a fervid dedication to protecting the environment that detractors would have you believe were the rants and raves of a rabid madman, was an inspiration to several generations. Admirers say that no one […]

Mark Dilbeck

Mark Dilbeck Mark Dilbeck, president of Dilbeck Realtors, recently attended the Christie’s Great Estates annual conference in Palm Beach, Fla. A speaker at the general session, Dilbeck’s topic covered "Technology and the Agent." He said the conference provides a great opportunity to keep abreast of changes in the business network with industry leaders, problem-solve and share ideas for future strategies. […]

Who says we don’t have autumn color? CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

Who says we don’t have autumn color? CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn GREEN TO RED––Californians from back east sometimes complain they miss most the beautiful colors of fall. Well, just look around; autumn is here, even in sunny, Southern California where seasons also change, although subtly. These trees beautify Agoura Road between Reyes Adobe and Kanan roads.

Boutique helps inspire holiday spirit LISA ADAMS/ The Acorn

Boutique helps inspire holiday spirit LISA ADAMS/ The Acorn THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON ARRIVES––Four-year-old Melissa Gutterman enjoys an afternoon of shopping at the North Ranch Community Center’s Country Depot. This annual holiday boutique celebrated its 25th anniversary with a unique collection of handcrafted gifts from local artisans, free admission and door prizes. Remember, it’s only 39 days until Christmas.

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