Enjoying the new skatepark

A DIFFERENT KIND OF WORSHIP––Carl Mason, 12, leaps away from from his skateboard while trying out the new skatepark at Gateway Foursquare Church in Agoura Hills. The church hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the park last weekend. See another photo on page 23.

Riverwalk developer changes course

Acorn Staff Writer

Los Angeles-based J.H. Snyder Co. proposed new plans last week for the Agoura Riverwalk, a 40-acre development that would include restaurants, offices, apartments and open space just north of the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. The $70 million project, which would straddle Medea Creek in the area east of Kanan Road north of Canwood Street, is projected for three restaurants, […]

Homeowners’ group is waiting, they say, for the YMCA

Acorn Staff Writer

In response to the Triunfo YMCA wanting to move as quickly as possible on a land swap deal with Westlake Canyon Oaks Home-owners’ Association (HOA) to enable a new facility to be built, HOA president Scott Yanke said they’re waiting on the Y. After numerous propositions and meetings between the two groups, a deal still hasn’t been made. Yanke said […]

Oak Park enrollment exceeds district expectations

Acorn Staff Writer

Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) has higher than expected enrollment this fall. This is the first time in two years that the projection fell short of actual figures. In February, OPUSD annually predicts the number of students for the following academic year. The purpose is to anticipate staff size, and the amount of materials and services to be offered. […]

Westlake firm shows its true colors

Acorn Staff Writer

Westlake firm shows its true colors Like most American citizens, Paula Weiser wanted to do her part for the New York City disaster relief effort. Driving back from a meeting in Ventura two days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the 36-year-old owner of a Westlake Village printing company decided she would make a patriotic poster to donate to local […]

Home Depot critic makes a run for Agoura Hills City Council

Acorn Staff Writer

Home Depot critic makes a run for Agoura Hills City Council Incumbents in the November Agoura Hills City Council election are refusing to take a stand on the Home Depot issue because of political repercussions they might have to face, according to challenger Dan Crisafulli. With three council seats open, whether or not to build the 140,000 square-foot store on […]

Tax attorney, businessman to seek seat on council

Acorn Staff Writer

Bob Slavin, 43, said he has no financial gain by being a member of the Westlake Village City Council, but community service excites him and he hopes to get elected on Tues., Nov. 6. Slavin is a businessman who wears three hats in Westlake Village. "I’m an attorney, an accountant and an appraiser," Slavin said. "A lot of what I […]

United Way to set new campaign goal

The new fundraising goal for the United Way of Ventura County’s 2001/02 campaign will be unveiled from noon to 1:30 p.m. tomorrow Fri., Sept. 28 at the Orchid Building in Camarillo. Funds raised during the campaign will go to support the 52 Untied Way member agencies that provide 102 health and human services programs to county residents. Special guest speaker […]

Attorney running for LVUSD Board

Acorn Staff Writer

Calabasas lawyer Cindy Iser and her husband, Larry, fought hard against the new middle school on Mulholland Highway, a busy, sometimes dangerous road that led to parent concerns. Today, construction is underway on the 35-classroom facility, but Iser has no regrets about her struggle to pursue different sites where she thought the school might be cheaper and safer for children. […]

Used vehicle sales on Kanan to end soon

Acorn Staff Writer

Sooner or later you see them in just about any community; public areas such as streets and parking lots where people display vehicles that they want to sell. It happened almost overnight in Agoura Hills. The east side of highly traveled Kanan Road just north of Canwood Street suddenly became lined with cars and trucks plastered with "for sale" signs. […]