2001-01-11

Repairs in progress at lake in Westlake

Acorn Staff Writer

A pile of debris in Westlake Lake, dubbed affectionately as "Bird Island," is being scooped out and hauled away as part of a major effort to clean up the lake and make it safer during winter storms. The rubbish flowed from the Lake Sherwood area by way of Potrero Creek over time and eventually reached about 10 feet high, according […]

Rain finally falls on parched Southland CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn



Rain finally falls on parched Southland CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn AT LONG LAST––Monday’s commuters meet the added challenge of wet pavement as they pass through the Agoura Hills/Calabasas corridor. The view is from Chesebro Road, looking east. Rain gauges in the L.A. Basin hadn’t measured precipitation for 71 days. More is expected today.

Great Race of Agoura gears up again

Acorn Staff Writer

For the 16th consecutive year, elementary schools from Oak Park and Agoura Hills are preparing for a running event that generates money for the schools; it’s called the Great Race of Agoura. Brookside Elementary, Oak Hills Elementary and Red Oak Elementary are three from Oak Park Unified School District involved in the Great Race. Willow Elementary and Yerba Buena Elementary […]

Calabasas community spirit shines in park effort

Acorn Staff Writer

At Grape Arbor Park in Calabasas last Thursday, the hustle and bustle began at 7 a.m. and didn’t end until dark. Not children playing, but adults working mightily. Almost 100 volunteers from the local community and across the United States chipped in to install new playground equipment for the park at Canwood Street and Parkville Road. The Cheesecake Factory, a […]

City council challenger wants transportation a Calabasas priority

Acorn Staff Writer

Karmen Brower, a 35-year Calabasas resident, feels it’s time that Calabasas had a better public transportation system, especially if the Ahmanson Ranch development (which she opposes) goes through. "To force Ahmanson on us without a public transportation system would bring the freeways to a halt," she said. Even without Ahmanson, Brower wants more public transit. Currently the city has only […]

Youngster makes strides in fight against autism

Acorn Staff Writer

Lori Kulstad had much to be thankful for over the holidays. Her 7-year-old son Nicolas, for one, showed great improvement in his first semester of school, a sure sign that he might be gaining control over the neurological disorder of autism. More than half a million people in America today have autism, but Nicolas is proof that the condition isn’t […]

Fighting fraud



Losing a home to fraud is a terrible thing. Yet every day in our community, con artists, fraudulent contractors, foreclosure consultants, equity purchasers and phony lenders try to do just that. To stop these frauds, we want the community to know about a free service we offer to protect homeowners and bring the perpetrators of these frauds to justice. We […]

New deputy named by Yaroslavsky



L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky recently announced that Wendy Aron has joined his office as a supervisor’s deputy, responsible for children and family services, and welfare policy. Aron, a graduate of UCLA Law School and U.C. Santa Barbara, previously represented children in dependency proceedings with the county’s independent contract law firm, Dependency Court Legal Services, and prior to that served […]

For the record



An article last week about local high school students participating in the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band didn’t mention David Breger and Evan Schreiber of Calabasas High school. They, too, marched and played in the parade. We didn’t know about them and regret the omission.

Affordable housing, programs for latchkey children discussed

Acorn Staff Writer

Affordable housing for Calabasas teachers and after-school programs for latchkey kids were some of the issues raised at a joint meeting last month between the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education and the Calabasas City Council. The purpose of the annual meeting is to develop a working relationship between the two entities, possibly sharing resources to meet […]