2001-08-02

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 […]

Tips from tax pros given



Traditional marriage vows include a pledge to love "for richer or poorer." How can you maximize the former and minimize the latter? Answer: by ensuring that you start off married life with a series of simple steps to take some of the economic worries out of your new future together, said Ric Ross, EA, Public Information and Awareness chairman of […]

Water line break goes 24 hours unrepaired



A Westlake Village resident was left high and dry last weekend when a water service line to his home broke and sent thousands of gallons of potable water spilling into the street. Frank Abundis, a resident on Greengate Court in Westlake’s First Neighborhood, noticed the break at 10 a.m. Saturday. He said he contacted both the Las Virgenes Municipal Water […]

Pet of the Week



‘WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT?’ –This sweet 2-year-old green-eyed domestic short-hair named "Mia" is ready to be rescued from Agoura Animal Shelter. She’s spayed and loves to play. Just ask for No. A902040 when you visit the shelter at 20525 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills. It’s open at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and it stays open until 7 […]

It’s election season: Talk is cheap



It’s election season: Talk is cheap To the readers and people in Westlake Village: Election promises have been broken; now that an election is near, be aware, promises are being made again. Would you vote for the same people that have broken their word regarding a hospital for Westlake Village? Be smart, cast your vote cautiously, talk is worthless. After […]

Quick––get a weed whacker



Hospital plans move forward, but deep pockets are needed

Acorn Staff Writer

Some local residents want another hospital. But if corporations that own medical centers don’t project them as profitable, another hospital around here seems unlikely. Westlake Urgent Care may serve as proof. It has been used as a hospital and a cancer center and has been managed by such companies as Universal Health Services (UHS), Columbia/HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) and […]

Soka University expansion plans given setback in appeals court

Acorn Staff Writer

Soka University expansion plans given setback in appeals court A California appeals court has overturned plans for Soka University’s expansion, dealing a major blow to the Japanese institution and its hopes to double the size of the Calabasas campus. The Second Court of Appeals issued a unanimous ruling that strikes down the 1996 settlement agreement between Soka University and Los […]

UMC accepting participants at music camp

Acorn Staff Writer

United Methodist Church (UMC) of Westlake Village will host an annual week-long music camp called ‘Pizazz’ this August. For the ninth year in a row, the camp has grown from 35 participants to almost 120 children from first through eighth grades. Nine years ago, many schools were dropping music programs due to financial cutbacks and students interested in learning an […]

Voters should be aware of election promises



Voters should be aware of election promises I’m responding to the July 19 letters to the editor. As a resident of Westlake Village, Ventura side, my family and I are affected by the decisions and so-called promises made by the Westlake City Council. It’s a real shame that some elected officials make selfish decisions instead of considering the real needs […]


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