Ahmanson Ranch open space transfer ruled okay

Acorn Staff Writer

Ahmanson Ranch open space transfer ruled okay A California Appeals Court has ruled that no further environmental review is needed to support the Ahmanson Ranch transfer of a 2,650 acres of open space in upper Las Virgenes Canyon. The Second District Court of Appeal upheld a 1999 Ventura County Superior Court ruling that said county officials acted properly when they […]

55-year-old mother rides like the wind

Special to The Acorn

From time to time people get the urge to do things that exceed everyone’s expectations, something that makes themselves and everyone else around them feel honored to know that there are human beings with amazing self-determination and will-power. Rosalind Sette, a 55-year old mother of four who lives in Westlake Village, is a good example of such a person. After […]

In good times CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

In good times CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn FUNDRAISER AT FINN’S-From left: Christy Pafford, manager of Finn’s Restaurant; Moez Megji, owner of Finn’s; Cliff Riley, a representative from Whole Foods Market; Steve Brevidoro, event chairman; and Jeff Blum, Chamber member, sample the wines at the recent Calabasas Chamber of Commerce annual wine tasting party. Thirty differerent wine distributors and wineries presented their […]

Poison prevention tips listed

Keep all medicines and hazardous products locked up and out of reach when not in use. Never tell children that medicine is candy. Never take medicine in front of children. They often imitate adults. Store household products and food in separate areas. Keep products in original containers. Never put them into food or beverage containers. Select hazardous products with child […]

A Roman Holiday in Westlake Village

HAND-TO-HAND FUN-Fourteen-year-old Jake Netter, left, engages in little friendly combat with Harrison Hill, 12, during the second annual Roman Holiday at Carden Conejo School. As part of the school’s Latin studies, the student gladiators crafted their own armor using copious amounts of cardboard and duct tape. The students also tailored their own togas.

Retired chancellor to perform

Mark Matthews, retired chancellor of California Lutheran University, will be the featured soloist at 10 a.m. on Thurs., June 21, at the monthly meeting of the Primetimer’s group at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. There is no cost for the musical program, but there is an $8 fee for lunch. To reserve a place for lunch, please […]

Baseball kids are a hit

EAGER TO HAVE FUN-The Rangers hustle off the field after defeating the Orioles in a Pinto Division all-star game for 8-year-olds. Games were played all day at Westlake Elementary School last Saturday, part of Westlake Baseball Association’s 25th anniversary "Picnic in the Park" celebration. The Rangers won their contest in a thriller, 9-8. See related photo page 35.

Parents can steer young drivers toward safety

A growing number of parents are helping to put the brakes on some tragic driving statistics. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15-to-20-year-olds in the U.S. While young drivers make up only nine percent of licensed drivers, they account for 15 percent of all drivers involved in fatal crashes, according to government statistics. Fortunately, there are […]

Kids can become Junior Rangers

Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to participate in the California State Parks "Junior Rangers" program offered at Leo Carrillo State Park and Point Mugu State Park this month. Participants will learn about each park in a one-hour program designed especially for them. The programs begin 10 a.m. at the campground entrance station on the following dates: At Leo […]

Poison control hotline can take the scare out of emergencies

The California Poison Control System’s Poisoning Emergency Hotline is a number that can save lives––especially young lives. Of nearly 221,000 cases reported in 2000, 51 percent of the poisoning victims were less than six years old. A call to the hotline connects the caller to a pharmacist, nurse, or poison information provider with extensive training in recognizing non-life threatening emergencies […]