2001-08-23

L.A. county to host a workshop



L.A. county to host a workshop L.A. County is embarking on an update of its General Plan. The public is invited to attend a community workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 30 in the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board hearing room, 4232 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. The first phase of the General Plan update for unincorporated areas […]

No fish tale: Teen in kayak catches big thresher shark

Acorn Staff Writer

A 14-year-old kayaker from Agoura Hills got the ride of his life last weekend, pulled out to sea for over two miles by a thresher shark estimated to be 10-to-12 feet in length. Travis Smith was fishing in his one-man kayak when he hooked into the shark. Travis made the catch about 100 yards off Pt. Dume in about 30 […]

Rotary Club golf tourney to benefit cystic fibrosis



The Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise has announced that its 15th annual golf tournament on Mon., Sept. 24 at North Ranch Country Club, Westlake Village, will benefit the fight against cystic fibrosis and some other local and international charities. Co-sponsoring the event with Sunrise Rotary Foundation is Warner/Electra/Atlantic Corporation. Currently, new approaches in drug and gene therapy have increased […]

Cat bites dog, owner



sues for $1.5 million When Richard Espinosa and his 50-pound Labrador-mix dog, Kimba, visited the Escondido, Calif. library last fall, L.C., the 10-pound Library Cat, allegedly attacked the dog, resulting in $46.49 in veterinary bills for Kimba and a $38 bill from Espinosa’s chiropractor. Espinosa has filed a claim against the city for $1.5 million. He also wants the cat […]

Owner of mystery house overcomes the odds



A few years ago, I had the privilege of meeting the person living in the "abandoned house" on the corner of Lost Hills mentioned in your "What’s up with that?" article of Aug. 9. The house might look run down, but the person living in it is one I consider a tower of strength, wisdom and courage. This person should […]

Cops to crack down on motor scooters

Acorn Staff Writer

Responding to criticism from residents of Agoura Hills, Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station deputies will vigorously enforce existing laws pertaining to motorized, gas-powered scooters, according to Detective Hugh Wahler. "I’ve seen these things cooking down the street at 35-40 mph," said Wahler. "It’s just a matter of time before somebody’s involved in an accident and that somebody is going to be […]

Learn basics of gardening



"Green Side Up: The Basics of Gardening" is a three-part series that gets underway in September at the Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. The three sessions are Fall Gardening Basics, Winter Perennial Basics, and Spring Theme Garden Basics. This hands-on participation series is designed to build gardening confidence through teaching the "ins and outs" of […]

Give a loud cheer for the Westlake High School cheerleaders Westlake High School cheerleaders under new adviser Amy Hansman garnered numerous accolades recently during the National Cheerleaders Association summer cheer camp at UCLA



Give a loud cheer for the Westlake High School cheerleaders Westlake High School cheerleaders under new adviser Amy Hansman garnered numerous accolades recently during the National Cheerleaders Association summer cheer camp at UCLA Junior Lauri Schakett was chosen as the camp’s top cheerleader. To achieve the elite All-American status, Schakett displayed superior qualities in all aspects of showmanship, leadership and […]

Services and programs listed for Westlake Church of Religious Science



Services and programs listed for Westlake Church of Religious Science Westlake Church of Religious Science presents the following ongoing services and special programs during August to September. From 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. Sundays: Meditation and Healing Service; at 10 a.m., Rev. Sue Rubin presents "Celebration of Life." Also at 10 a.m., pre-school, Jr. Church, Tweens and Teens meet. From 6 […]

Critic of LVMWD gets a strong rebuttal



Critic of LVMWD gets a strong rebuttal In answer to James Wrigley’s letter to The Acorn, issue of Aug. 9, it must be said first that it was highly improper for him to have reported the matters discussed in a closed board-attorney session, matters protected by the attorney-client privilege. Violation of the attorney-client privilege is a very serious act which […]


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