Home Depot developer remains committed to his cause

Acorn Staff Writer

Home Depot developer remains committed to his cause Developer Dan Selleck says plans for a new Home Depot in Agoura Hills continue to move ahead, despite threats of a referendum that could keep all "big box" retailers from moving into town. Selleck, who’s been trying more than a year to make the project come to life, said Home Depot still […]

Definitely not Tom Sawyer

Pumpkin Festival in Calabasas squashed;

Pumpkin Festival in Calabasas squashed; Pumpkin Festival in Calabasas squashed; Chamber of Commerce blames economics By Gregory Koteles Staff Writer The end of a burgeoning tradition in Calabasas is in sight with an unexpected cancellation of the 10th annual Chamber of Commerce Pumpkin Festival, following political wrangling over $25,000 in financial support from the city. "Due to the uncertainties of […]

Agoura Hills City Council approves hotel plan despite an appeal

Acorn Staff Writer

The Agoura Hills City Council reversed an appeal and agreed last week to let developers build a 94-room Hampton Inn in the city. Located on the north side of Agoura Road just west of Reyes Adobe Road, the 52,000 square-foot hotel received planning commission approval in June. Howard Littman, an Agoura Hills resident and architect, appealed the decision on grounds […]

Local roadway becomes a scenic highway

Acorn Staff Writer

Local roadway becomes a scenic highway Motorists who take the scenic drive from Calabasas to the Pacific Ocean on Malibu Canyon Road have known for years how special the trip can be. Now, under a bill currently working its way through the California legislature, the portion of the Los Angeles County road from the Calabasas city limit to the Malibu […]

Villa Esperanza moving to Thousand Oaks

Acorn Staff Writer

Officials with Villa Esperanza, a rural Agoura home for developmentally disabled adults, recently announced that they’re relocating to Thousand Oaks. The organization opened its 20-acre residential ranch at 3380 Triunfo Canyon Road more than 20 years ago. The 17 adult clients who live there will move into a pair of homes in Thousand Oaks by the end of the year, […]

Weapons are recycled

More than 12,500 guns and other weapons were melted down into steel re-bar during a recent eighth annual Weapons Disposal event in Rancho Cucamonga. This year marks the first time the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles Police Department teamed up to destroy weapons together. California law mandates the destruction of seized weapons during July each year. […]

Pavley brings home the bacon

Pavley brings home the bacon State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) has announced that the 2001-2002 California State Budget includes significant funding for the communities in the 41st District. "The budget signed by Gov. Davis maintains an investment in protection of natural resources and the environment," said Pavley. Among the programs and projects funded in the budget were: installation of […]

Calabasas mayor was to have returned to city hall last night

Calabasas Mayor Janice Lee announced her intention to return to the city council last week in a memo faxed to city officials. "I have taken some time away to deliberate the disappointing and unruly conduct of the council which took place at the city council meeting of Wed., July 18," she wrote in the memo. "I intend to be in […]

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