Community meeting on Home Depot hears from pro and con

Acorn Staff Writer

Community meeting on Home Depot hears from pro and con Citizens for Responsible Growth (CFRG), a group fighting Home Depot in Agoura Hills, says it has three-fourths of the signatures needed to force a referendum next year that would curb "big box" retailers in the city. The group needs 1,878 signatures for the zoning referendum. A spokesperson said they have […]

Conejo-Las Virgenes reacts to terrorism Photos by MICHAEL COONS

Conejo-Las Virgenes reacts to terrorism Photos by MICHAEL COONS REMEMBERING VICTIMS––Donna Distefano of Westlake Village, right, shares her feelings in written words on a memorial that’s been erected at the corner of Triunfo Canyon and Three Springs roads in the city of Westlake Village. Above, Agoura Hills residents Robbin Serco, left, and Elizabeth Goldbeck take a closer look at the […]

Calabasas sings the redistricting blues

Special to The Acorn

In the middle of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln ran for reelection with the slogan, "Don’t swap horses." Franklin Roosevelt also used it during World War II in his 1944 presidential campaign. And U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Woodland Hills) might want to dust off the old slogan now in his bid to keep his district intact. The redistricting of Congressional […]

Be careful while donating, officials warn

Acorn Staff Writer

While our hearts go out to those victimized by the tragedies that occurred last week, we must also be wary of phony fundraisers, officials cautioned recently. State Attorney General Bill Lockyer warned Californians to be on the alert for crooks and thieves who might prey on their compassion and charity in the wake of the attacks on the World Trade […]

Nobody injured

MISHAP––An elderly man about 79 drove into Blockbuster and Wells Fargo Bank yesterday afternoon at Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Kanan Road in the Ralph’s shopping center. According to Dep. Rich Burgess of the sheriff’s department, the motorist was departing from a handicapped space when he realized his parking brake was on, attempted to release if, got confused and accelerated forward […]

Photo contest deadline extended

Due to last week’s national tragedy, delayed airline flights and tardiness of photo processing at many stores, the deadline for our "Take Your Acorn on Vacation" photo contest has been extended until 5 p.m., Fri. Sept. 28. Please submit your entries by that time to be eligible to win our cash prizes ($100 for first place, $50 for second and […]

Adams takes his fight to city hall

Acorn Staff Writer

The name Mel Adams is synonymous with Agoura Hills business. Agoura Equipment Rentals, started by Adams 35 years ago, is one of the city’s oldest family businesses. The company has been profitable, to be sure, but Adams also has been a willing volunteer in the community as he offers donations of time, money and equipment whenever the need arises. Agoura […]

For the record

A telephone number was incorrect in last week’s issue. To get complaint forms about bad checks passed in Los Angeles County, please call Miriam Garcia at (877) 208-8474.

Chamber of Commerce, Acorn to host Candidates’ Forum

The Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce and The Acorn Newspaper will host a Candidates’ Forum at 7 p.m., Tues., Oct. 2 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Attendees will hear the eight candidates running for three open seats on the Agoura Hills City Council speak and have an opportunity to have questions answered. Three […]

Broomand runs again

Acorn Staff Writer

Westlake Village City Councilman Iraj Broomand, 69, said he has more work to do as councilmember and he’s running again. Broomand hopes to help attract a new hospital and emergency facility to the area. Broomand received his bachelor of arts and master of science degrees from Kansas State College of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. in psychology of behavioral disabilities from […]