2001-03-22

Developer’s project shot down again

Acorn Staff Writer

Celebrating in the aftermath of a recent Superior Court ruling, lawyers for Los Angeles County said they’ve scored "a complete and total victory" against the proposed Malibu Canyon Continental Communities development near Calabasas. Judge Kenneth Freeman upheld a ruling he made in January that said the $30 million shopping mall should be halted. Following more than 10 years of administrative […]

Rolling blackouts a reality here, elsewhere in Southland

Acorn Staff Writer

Warm weather and a shortage of power generation caused rolling blackouts that had been predicted by electric companies earlier this year. On Monday, blackouts occurred in parts of Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park, and were expected to continue into the week, according to Southern California Edison (SCE) regional manager Rudy Gonzales. The first blackout left Agoura Hills City […]

City council reorganizes in Calabasas

Acorn Staff Writer

Janice Lee became the new mayor of Calabasas Tuesday night when three recently elected councilmembers—Lesley Devine, James Bozajian and Michael Harrison—were sworn-in and the leadership was reorganized. "It will be an interesting year. We have a lot of work to do … We have a great deal of resources … we are one of the richest cities in the nation—what […]

Planners want more of mountains to be protected

Acorn Staff Writer

The Santa Monica Mountains could receive major new protection if Los Angeles County follows a consultant’s recommendation to put almost the entire range in a zone called a "significant ecological area" or SEA. The county’s SEA Update Study 2000, prepared by PCR Services Corporation of Irvine, recommends practically all undeveloped land west of the 405 Freeway to the Ventura County […]

Having fun with math at Westlake High LANNON HARLEY/The Acorn



Having fun with math at Westlake High LANNON HARLEY/The Acorn PI DAY RALLY––Chris Whitney, a 17-year-old student at Westlake High School, won the Pie Eating Contest at last week’s Pi Day event at the school. The math department sponsored activities for the entire school in honor of Pi Day. The theme was "Getting to know Famous Mathematicians" and the rally […]

Spring has sprung



AT LONG LAST––Evidence of about 24 inches of rain that fell on Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes areas this winter is obvious along Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village. This photo is a colorful reminder that the first day of spring was Tuesday. Enjoy the greenery while you can. The landscape will quickly get brown.

Garden party Lake Sherwood’s David Murdock to host symphony fundraiser -Page 33



Garden party Lake Sherwood’s David Murdock to host symphony fundraiser -Page 33

Talented rookie Warrior softball team has a young ace on the mound -Page 29



Talented rookie Warrior softball team has a young ace on the mound -Page 29

Jazz man Local actor plays the role of Charlie Leeds -Page 14



Jazz man Local actor plays the role of Charlie Leeds -Page 14

Westlake Village says ‘Aloha’ twice



Last week, Westlake Village Mayor Mark Rutherford opened the city council meeting by saying he had mixed emotions about the evening ahead of him. One friend had returned to the council, but another was sitting in for the last time. City Councilman Iraj Broom-and, 68, former mayor, returned after recovering from triple bypass surgery in early February. "It’s a pleasure […]