2000-11-16

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 […]

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.

New board will consider water rates

Acorn Staff Writer

Two new faces will appear on the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) Board of Directors as a result of last week’s election, but whether or not the change in leadership will result in lower water rates for LVMWD’s 65,000 customers remains to be seen. The district approved a new billing structure earlier this year that places more consumers into […]

Sports field solution found in Westlake

Acorn Staff Writer

"It’s unanimous," said City Councilman Chris Mann of Westlake Village concerning an agreement and expressing excitement to build sports field facilities for local teams. City officials in Westlake and others have hoped for a long time to open a sports complex in which organized groups such as American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) and WAGS (Westlake- Agoura Girls Softball) could play […]

Flu vaccine shortage halts free inoculation programs



Los Robles Regional Medical Center was forced to cancel a third day of free flu shots on this Sat., Nov. 18 because the hospital ran out of vaccine during a similar event on Monday. The flu shot clinics were scheduled to help seniors and high risk people, but demand exceeded supply. The flu clinic will be rescheduled when serum becomes […]

Thanksgiving is next Thurs., Nov. 23. The Acorn will be delivered as usual, but real estate advertisers must reserve space for the Nov. 30 edition by noon on Wed., Nov. 22. Any editorial items for the Nov. 30 edition must also be received by noon Wed., N



Thanksgiving is next Thurs., Nov. 23. The Acorn will be delivered as usual, but real estate advertisers must reserve space for the Nov. 30 edition by noon on Wed., Nov. 22. Any editorial items for the Nov. 30 edition must also be received by noon Wed., Nov. 22.

United Way gets early pledges



United Way of Ventura County announced recently that $761,992 has been pledged in the first 35 days of its 90-day, $5.7-million campaign led by general chairman Mike Silacci, who’s executive director for external affairs for Pacific Bell. The announcement was made at the first community report meeting at the Spanish Hills Golf and Country Club in Camarillo. Results from the […]

State sues Edison over ’96 fire

Acorn Staff Writer

The California Department of Forestry and Southern California Edison are locked in legal battle over who’s at fault in a 1996 fire that started in a Calabasas eucalyptus grove and spread to the Pacific Ocean. Fanned by fierce Santa Ana winds, the fire destroyed several homes and ranches and more than 10,000 acres of Santa Monica Mountain woodlands between the […]

‘Mystic Day’ generates funds to fight cancer

Acorn Staff Writer

Last Saturday was no ordinary day at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel where out of town guests were probably wondering what was going on. Outside the main lobby, artists were busy painting landscapes and designing homemade greeting cards and inside the lobby, the atrium area and ballroom the rooms buzzed with shopping, bidding, raffles, palm readings, psychic forecasts and astrology. […]

Giving to the food bank CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn



Giving to the food bank CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn DOING A GOOD DEED––Going door-to-door through their Calabasas’ neighborhood on Saturday, Cub Scout Pack 127 fills wagons with food for Manna’s Food Bank. The project, chaired by Jeanet Moltke, garnered full support from the Scout’s families and their neighbors. Pack 127 members are pictured with the collected food. Front, left to right: […]