2001-05-24

Backers of petition drive to stop Home Depot shoot for November’s ballot

Acorn Staff Writer

An Agoura Hills citizens’ group plans to begin collecting signatures for a petition drive against the proposed Home Depot store on Agoura Road. If successful, the petition would place a measure on the November ballot asking voters to decide whether they’re for or against the 140,000 square-foot store. The Home Depot would be built just south of the 101 Freeway […]

Memorial Day celebration to include vintage plane flyover in Westlake Village



A squadron of World War II-era planes will fly in the "Missing Man" formation during Memorial Day services that begin 10:30 a.m. on Mon., May 28 at Pierce Brothers’ Valley Oaks Memorial Park, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The planes belong to the Confederate Air Force Association, and the "Missing Man" formation is a traditional salute to a squadron […]

Westlake Village resident recently named chairman of state transportation commission



Allen M. Lawrence of Westlake Village was recently elected to serve as chairman of the California Transportation Commission (CTC). He was originally appointed by Gov. Gray Davis to serve on the commission in January 2000 and confirmed by the Senate in August 2000. The CTC is comprised of nine voting members appointed by the governor and two ex-officio members of […]

Datebook THURS., MAY 24



Datebook THURS., MAY 24 Native American Lore Soka University, 26800 W. Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas, will host Topanga resident Kat High, a Hupa Indian and Native American rights filmmaker in discussion from 7-8:15 p.m. of her documentary "Crossing the Rainbow Bridge: Our Story," about importance of storytelling as oral history. Free. (818) 878-3703 New Teachers Honored Ventura County’s Beginning Teacher Support […]

READY, AIM, FIRE AWAY––Adam Abdulhamid, a 6-year-old first grader at Lupin Hill Elementary School, takes careful aim before launching a beanbag at the milk bottles, one of many midway style games at Lupin Hills’ Saturday carnival. Kris Orosco and Steven T



READY, AIM, FIRE AWAY––Adam Abdulhamid, a 6-year-old first grader at Lupin Hill Elementary School, takes careful aim before launching a beanbag at the milk bottles, one of many midway style games at Lupin Hills’ Saturday carnival. Kris Orosco and Steven Thara, both 9 years old and third graders, study Adam’s throwing technique. The annual all day carnival raises funds for […]

Westlake Village resident called to Torah



Westlake Village resident called to Torah Emily Malchicoff, daughter of Susan and Sheldon Malchicoff of Westlake Village, will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on Sat., May 26 at Temple Etz Chaim of Thousand Oaks. Rabbi Richard Spiegel, spiritual leader of the temple, and Cantor Jeff Cohen will officiate. A 7th grade honor student at Colina Middle School, Emily is interested in […]

Another angle on a parking problem



Customers using the Agoura Village Center lot is not the worst of the problems with the parking situation at Padri’s Restaurant. On weekend evenings, cars waiting for the valets in front of Padri’s are double and triple-parking on Agoura Road. This blocks the street, forcing eastbound traffic to go around those cars, even into opposing lanes. This is a very […]

Remembering CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn



Remembering CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn MEMORIAL DAY––Pierce Bros. Valley Oaks Memorial Park at 5600 Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village will host Memorial Day ceremonies beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Monday. The event will include a fly-over by World War II planes in a "Missing Man" formation, patriotic music and songs, placing of flags, presentation of memorial wreaths and historical readings.

Woman puts her mettle to the pedal

Acorn Staff Writer

While a 575-mile bike ride would be quite a challenge for a totally healthy person, it seems like a monumental undertaking for someone with a chronic, debilitating illness. But that isn’t stopping Amanda Hurley, an Oak Park lupus patient who plans to ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the eighth annual AIDS ride, which begins June 2. Hurley, […]

Sixth annual Kelp Festival creates swashbuckling fun for all



The sixth annual KelpFest is a wacky and eclectic Los Angeles celebration in honor of one of the most important ecosystems off the Southern California coast, the giant kelp forests. These forests provide food, shelter and oxygen to many fish and invertebrate species. In the past two decades, there has been a continuous decline in kelp forest acreage along the […]


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