December fire scorches 600 acres

Acorn Staff Writer

Four local teenagers inadvertently caused what became a 600-acre fire when heat and sparks from the vehicle they had allegedly stolen ignited with dry brush in areas near Lakeview Canyon Road and Woodland Grove Court. The fire was reported at 2:26 a.m. Tuesday in the Westlake portion of T.O. No structures were damaged in the fire and there were no […]

Pac Bell addition ok’d in Calabasas

The Calabasas Planning Commission at its last meeting approved an addition of 20,394 square feet to Pacific Bell’s existing telecommunications facility at 23600 Park Sorrento in Calabasas. It also approved a zoning change and general plan amendment, which would restrict future uses of the land, a recommendation by city staff. "Unlike most General Plan change requests, which ask for higher […]

Enjoy Authentic Italian Cuisine in Calabasas at Gaetano’s Ristorante

You don’t have to go to Italy to eat authentic Italian food––it’s right here in Calabasas. Celebrating their 20th year in business, Gaetano’s invites you to try their wonderful assortment of homemade duck, lobster, pumpkin and mushroom raviolis. Gaetano’s also features fresh seafood, veal, poultry and a variety of pastas. All desserts are made on the premises. Gaetano’s Ristorante is […]

Archeological Society to meet

Lessons from an 8,000-year-old archaeological site on San Clemente Island will be the topic when the Ventura County Archaeological Society meets at 7 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 3, in the social hall of the Nazarene Church, 2770 Borchard Road in Newbury Park. Mark Raab of the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Northridge, will discuss recent research at the […]

Being single, having a good time LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Being single, having a good time LISA ADAMS/The Acorn MEET SOMEONE NEW ON NEW YEAR’S EVE–Mark Kaplan, left, dances with Elaine Brinkerhoff during a Super Singles holiday dance while disc jockey Paul Adams, right, spins tunes at the Thousand Oaks Inn. The Super Singles Dance & Social Club and Parents without Partners will be jointly hosting a big New Year’s […]

Pat Miller Commended

Pat Miller Commended Pat Miller has been commended for her outstanding achievement by Bob Majorino, broker/owner of Prudential California Realty, and sales manager Nancy Eke. In a recent 60-day period, Miller sold seven properties valued at more than $2.3 million. Miller, who specializes in the marketing and sale of residential properties in Conejo Valley and Camarillo, has won numerous awards […]

Rishoff accepts position offered by Assemblywoman

Acorn Staff Writer

Taxes, transportation, education; Agoura Hills City Councilwoman Louise Rishoff hears the issues that people care about. But now Rishoff has become a sounding board for more than just one city. The 59-year-old lawyer recently took a job as staff director for the state’s 41st Assembly District, an area that includes Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Malibu. Rishoff’s […]

Funds will help DA’s child support services

Ventura County District Attorney Michael D. Bradbury recently announced that his Child Support Division has received a state budget augmentation of $398,144 for expanded customer service and complaint resolution activities. These activities will include: two ombudspersons to implement a formal complaint resolution team, an outreach coordinator, and additional staff to develop an employer outreach program, provide information to the public, […]

Local artists display their work CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

Local artists display their work CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn UMBRELLA ARTISTS––Watercolor artist Thomas O’Mara displays his work during a recent art show at The Promenade in Westlake Village portion of Thousand Oaks. O’Mara, a specialist of figures and detail, is a member of Westlake Village Art Guild’s Umbrella Artists group.

Folk dance workshop offered to educators

Ventura County Superintendent of Schools will present the Vanaver Caravan Music & Dance Company in a special dance and music workshop designed to help educators teach basic folk dance in the classroom. The workshop will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 23 at the James Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. It’s designed for beginning levels. […]