2001-04-12

One rowdy principal CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn



One rowdy principal CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn EASY RIDER––Brookside Elementary School Principal Ester Winkelman (waving) promised her students and staff that she’d do something spectacular and surprising if her school exceeded its Great Race of Agoura goal of $12,000. Brookside students, raising $16,000 through donations and pledges, were called to the playground on Friday to see their principal go around the […]

Census reveals surprising data about living here

Acorn Staff Writer

The latest census figures show Calabasas with a population of 20,033, but there are signs on the 101 Freeway listing the city’s population as 27,000. Where did everyone go? Actually, nowhere, according to the Calabasas Planning Department. The great mystery over how many people live in Calabasas isn’t such a mystery afterall. The last census was taken in 1990, the […]

Oak Hills hosts VIP visitors

Acorn Staff Writer

Last November, Oak Hills Elementary in Oak Park qualified as a Blue Ribbon-school nominee. Oak Hills was similarly honored once before and the students are starting to feel blue all over again after a visit last week. Every year, the U.S. Department of Education sponsors the national Blue Ribbon schools program. For 18 years, it’s recognized elementary and secondary schools […]

Apartment developer now wants single-family homes

Acorn Staff Writer

The Calabasas City Council last week sent a modified development plan back to its planning commission, which could end years of contention about an 11.63-acre site located on the east side of Las Virgenes Road, just south of Agoura Road. The developer, Pazar Associates, came before the council to appeal the planning commission’s rejection of its proposal to build a […]

California is being overrun by non-native plant life

Acorn Staff Writer

Spring is back, and so is Arundo Donax, the fast-growing, bamboo-like weed that badly chokes the area’s rivers and streams and often leads whole communities to fight against it. Agricultural experts estimate more than 90 percent of Southern California’s riparian habitat has been lost to Arundo Donax, a reed that can grow several inches a day during the warm weather […]

Funny author Oak Park comedy writer has fun with organized crime -Page 19



Funny author Oak Park comedy writer has fun with organized crime -Page 19

Graceful talent Ballerina to take a bite of the ‘Big Apple’ -Page 13



Graceful talent Ballerina to take a bite of the ‘Big Apple’ -Page 13

Senoir Concerns gets help from Westlake



The city of Westlake Village has allotted $50,000 to Senior Concerns to help fund a construction project that will almost double the size and client capacity of the 25-year-old, nonprofit social service agency’s Fitzgerald Senior Day Support Center in Thousand Oaks. An additional $10,900 of Westlake Village’s receipt of federal Community Development Block Grant funding is being allocated to Senior […]

Parking may be outlawed on Lindero



The city council in Westlake Village has a goal to prevent problems before they become too troublesome. The Public Safety Committee recently received feedback about a traffic problem in First Neighborhood near Baronsgate Road at Lindero Canyon Road. Visibility for motorists is apparently becoming obscured-and dangerous-when making a left turn off Baronsgate Road onto Lindero Canyon Road. Motorists have complained […]

Decoys to work on alcohol sales



The Thousand Oaks Police Department is proactively enforcing laws related to alcoholic beverage control. It’s advising Conejo Valley alcohol vendors that authorities are purposely sending out decoys (youth under the age of 21) who will try to purchase alcoholic beverages. Any store or establishment found selling alcoholic beverages to the decoys will be cited. The decoys will be 18 or […]