Bozajian, Devine, Harrison elected in city of Calabasas

Acorn Staff Writer

Calabasas City Council incumbents James Bozajian and Lesley Devine led the election results Tuesday, retaining their seats on the council despite a negative smear campaign waged against them. Planning commissioner Michael Harrison won the third open council seat. Bozajian swept Tuesday’s election with 1,933 votes (30 percent). Bozajian was pleased with the results and said he felt "vindicated" of charges […]

Calabasas honors cops, volunteers

Acorn Staff Writer

Local and regional officials presented awards to some of "Calabasas’ finest" during Deputy Appreciation Day last week. Deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station in Calabasas and community volunteers were honored at a luncheon in the nearby Agoura Hills-Calabasas Community Center. Calabasas Mayor Dennis Washburn and each member of the city council were on hand to present various awards. Los […]

Lung Association introduces online program that can help smokers quit

The American Lung Association (ALA) has launched its Freedom From Smoking online smoking cessation program. The new online smoking cessation clinic is based on the ALA’s Freedom From Smoking program, which has already helped thousands of smokers quit smoking for good. Freedom From Smoking Online is an interactive course that is designed to educate and modify the behavior patterns of […]

Medea Creek students beat the market

Acorn Staff Writer

During a very turbulent fall market period, three students from Medea Creek Middle School traded stocks online and came out $115,000 ahead. The award, however, wasn’t the money, but rather a first place prize in the SMG (Stock Market Game) Worldwide Southern California Junior Division stock market fall 2000 competition. Last October, the GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) program included […]

Books, gifts and religious items for sale

GIFTS TO ENHANCE PRAYER TIME––Cathy Parker, left, is taking a quick break from Sunday Mass to shop for a rosary from Dana Horlings, left, mom, Kathy, brother, Phillip, and dad, Rick, at St. Julie Billiarts’ Catholic Church in Newbury Park. The Horlings travel to churches selling books, rosaries, crucifixes, music, ceramic pieces, first communion gifts and articles appropriate for the […]

This Pool Home is Priced To Move

Attractively priced at $456,000 is this Westlake Village First Neighborhood pool home. Features making this home special include 2 fireplaces, a French door slider to the pool area, plantation shutters and a replaced roof. There are 4 large bedrooms and 3 baths. A few steps from the greenbelt, the home is also a short walk to White Oak Elementary School […]

Teachers seem skeptical of superintendent

Acorn Staff Writer

Is a recent "no confidence" vote that Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) teachers gave to Superintendent John Fitzpatrick a genuine attempt to change the district’s leadership or is it just another shot across the bow in a lingering cold war between teachers and LVUSD administrators? Probably neither, according to people close to the issue. Of the 350 teachers who […]

Holocaust hero shares message of peace in Agoura HIlls

Acorn Staff Writer

More than 250 people packed the Conejo Jewish Academy in Agoura Hills last week to hear the inspiring and emotional story of Irene Gut Opdyke, a Polish Catholic woman, who, as a teenager, helped hundreds of Jews survive the Holocaust. At 80, Opdyke, petite and frail, has been traveling the world for 25 years to spread her message of peace […]

Workshop is Saturday for park feedback

The city of Westlake Village will host the first community workshop on Foxfield Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sat., March 10 at the St. Jude’s Church media room, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road. The meeting will enable residents to provide input on planning the future park. Attendees are asked to notify the city if they plan on being […]

TAKING AN AWARD––Receiving an award for “First Place Drawing” is Westlake High School sophomore Jacob Sparks for his untitled work. He participated at the Edwin Janss Jr. Arts Council Center in Thousand Oaks in the third annual “Hang with t

TAKING AN AWARD––Receiving an award for "First Place Drawing" is Westlake High School sophomore Jacob Sparks for his untitled work. He participated at the Edwin Janss Jr. Arts Council Center in Thousand Oaks in the third annual "Hang with the Best" student art exhibit. Local artists Connie Tunick and Leslie Bernsen presented awards honoring the work of middle and high […]