Calabasas mayor returns to council

Staff Writer

Calabasas mayor returns to council Cheers and loud applause erupted in Calabasas City Hall when City Councilman Dennis Washburn moved to reconfirm the council’s trust in Mayor Janice Lee. Quietly and without fanfare, Lee had taken her accustomed seat at the Aug. 1 meeting of the Calabasas City Council. It was standing room only in council chambers, with about 60 […]

Surfboats make landfall in Calabasas MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Surfboats make landfall in Calabasas MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn WORKING HARD––Above, George Tomczak takes the measurements on one of the four surfboats being renovated in Calabasas for racing. Two of the vessels are headed for Newport Beach while the other two will go to San Diego. The boats will be used by lifeguards in rowing competition and for staying in shape. […]

RSVP today for Ventura women’s dinner meeting

Reservations are due today, Thurs., Aug. 9, for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)-Ventura County’s monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 16 at the Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills. Guest speaker Dana Ehrlich is a motivational speaker, sales trainer and marketing consultant. Reservations made by Aug. 9 are for $35 members, $40 for non-members; admission […]

Oak Park youth already shines at national high jump event

Acorn Sports Writer

Robby Lamm attends Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park where he’s an honor’s student. He plays club basketball and soccer and also excels in golf and tennis. But Lamm, 12, who’ll be a seventh grader in the fall, is best at the high jump. He’s participated in the sport for only four years, but recently, he fought through a […]

Another reader wants a hospital

There is "hope" ahead for bringing a much-needed hospital back to Westlake Village. I applaud and echo Dr. John Lyons’ sentiments (Acorn letters, Aug. 2). Let me volunteer for any help toward this happy ending. Francine L. Maroney Westlake Village

People can unknowingly kill their own trees

Staff Writer

People can unknowingly kill their own trees In Southern California’s desert climes, there are few natural resources more treasured than trees. They offer shade from the famous California sun and add a touch of beauty to an otherwise stark landscape. Though few things appear as strong and resilient as trees, danger abounds for them as for any living organism. There […]

Local franchisers fight autism

Agoura Hills resident entrepreneurs Brian and Marie White, touched by the plight of a local family with autistic twin sons, have found an effective way to make a difference in the lives of autistic children everywhere, simply by using their local direct response advertising business. The Whites, who had been seeking ways to give back to the community via their […]

Pioneering Internet service company announces cutbacks

Acorn Staff Writer

NetZero Inc. (Nasdaq:NZRO), the Westlake Village company that pioneered free Internet service, last week announced a 26 percent reduction in its workforce and new limitations on its no-charge policy. NetZero laid off 66 employees in six of its U.S. locations, about half the cuts hitting the Westlake Village headquarters. The layoffs were the first in the company’s four-year history. "The […]

Vipers win national roller hockey title

VICTORIOUS VIPERS––The Ventura County Vipers 12-and-under roller hockey squad captures titles on the local, state and national level this season having won the Quest California State Championship, the Pacific Cup, and the six Pac U.S. Championship. Pictured with the Pacific Cup are local stars, bottom left to right, Jordan Tasch and Travis Noe; Center, Max Nicastro, Mike Nicastro, Matthew Nespor […]

Glad that mayor will stay in office

Words cannot express how relieved I am that Janice Lee will remain mayor of Calabasas. At the Aug. 1 city council meeting, both Mary Wiesbrock and Karen Tiffany very eloquently stated how valuable Janice Lee is to the city of Calabasas. Calabasas is fighting for its life against the development of Ahmanson Ranch, and Janice is a leading force in […]

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