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.

Kids learn about their state legislature

Acorn Staff Writer

It’s never too late to go back to school. State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley of Agoura Hills, a former teacher turned politician, returned to local classrooms last week as part of America’s Legislators Back to School Week. Pavley represents the 41st Assembly District, which includes Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and the Santa Monica Mountains. Pavley appeared at Malibu High School, […]


THURS., SEPT. 27 Law & Religion Pepperdine School of Law professor Berj Boyajian will address "Islamic Religion and the Terrorist Attack" as part of a "Law and Religion Seminar" from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Classroom "G" at Pepperdine University School of Law, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Both students and public welcome to attend. (310) 506-4611 Jaycees Mixer Conejo Valley Jaycees […]

L.A. Philharmonic musicians will perform in T.O.

L.A. Philharmonic musicians will perform in T.O. The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library is sponsoring guest appearances by Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist Paul Stein and pianist Delores Stevens at 1:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 7 in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. They will perform "Celebrating Southern California’s Seasons: Beethoven’s Spring, Gershwin’s Summer and […]

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, […]

Bumper stickers support terrorist victims

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman have ordered the placement of "In Their Honor" bumper stickers on all fire and sheriff’s department vehicles to honor victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. The bumper stickers feature the American flag and either the Fire Department badge or Sheriff’s Department badge on a […]

New elementary school in Agoura Hills moves closer to finalization

Acorn Staff Writer

Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) has taken additional steps to purchase the land for its new elementary school in Agoura Hills. LVUSD entered into an agreement with Westlake Village to buy several acres of Lot 79, a controversial parcel along Lindero Canyon Road once proposed for a major sports park. The majority of the 12-acre school site lies in […]

Concert coming to Griffith Park

Symphony in the Glen will present a free classical music concert at 3 p.m., Sun., Oct. 7 at the old L.A. Zoo picnic area in Griffith Park, 4800 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles. Sunday’s concert will celebrate the life and work of Leonard Bernstein, the great American composer and conductor. Led by Arthur B. Rubinstein, the orchestra will perform several […]

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 […]

Serving in uniform

Cadet Sakellarios Michael Spirtos, son of Michael and Maria Spirtos of Hidden Hills, has completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Spirtos graduated from Calabasas High School in 2000. Army Pvt. Randy E. Newhart has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C., and from the land combat electronic missile system repairer […]