City hosts grand opening

Acorn Staff Writer

Elyssa Woods, 4, isn’t reading quite yet, but the way her eyes danced across the Dr. Seuss pages it may not be long. Elyssa thumbed through every red, green and yellow illustration as she sat with her book inside the children’s section of the new Agoura Hills Library. Lots of hubbub going on last weekend, but little fazed her; the […]

Caruso names Kingsley as local veep

Caruso Affiliated Holdings, a developer of retail centers, has named Shirlee Kingsley as vice president and general manager of the Ventura County/West Valley region in California. In this position, she will oversee the center operations throughout the area that includes six of Caruso’s award-winning community and lifestyle centers including the Promenade at Westlake, The Commons at Calabasas, the Courtyard at […]

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen slips, but beats forecasts

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen reported third-quarter net income fell to $329.9 million, or 30 cents per share, compared with $358.9 million, or 33 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. Although net profit slipped, last week’s results beat Wall Street’s expectations of 29 cents per share. Worldwide product sales from the No. 1 biotechnology maker increased to $880 million in the […]

Youth tree-planting programs new accepting applicants

State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) has announced a tree-planting grant program aimed at public and private nonprofit kindergarten through 12th grade classes. Administered by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the program distributes funds for community school tree-planting projects initiated and undertaken by students in partnership with school volunteers. Eligible applications must feature student initiated projects, under […]

Photo exhibit documents terrorism’s aftermath

Three freelance photojournalists —Cal State University Northriddge (CSUN) student J. Jason Warner and former students Ringo H.W. Chiu and Agustin Tabares—drove 44 hours straight to New York City after learning of the events of Sept. 11 to document what happened. They spent three days taking pictures of what remained of the World Trade Center as well as the response of […]

It’s time for new faces

It’s time for new faces It’s unfortunate Mr. MacGregor’s letter on Oct. 18 doesn’t get it right. If he’s going to praise the council, then Denis Weber has to be included. Mr. Wachs had no impact. Yet the truth is the writer is part of an agenda to remove Councilman Weber for a slow growth android that will do what […]

On the Trail

The Vanity of Knees

When I was a child my very vain mother would say, in response to an impertinent child’s query as to her age, "I’m 21-plus!" For years "21-plus" was a factual age to me, until a middle-aged friend told me on her birthday that she was "Jack Benny’s age again—39." So "Jack Benny’s age again" became the new standard for me. […]

Westlake Village city council candidates find very little to argue about

Acorn Staff Writer

Open space, a new hospital, youth and senior programs, and preserving the city as a great place to live were topics covered at a Westlake Village candidate forum last week at the First Neighborhood Community Center. Five candidates are seeking three city council seats in the Nov. 6 election. Incumbents Mark Rutherford and Iraj Broomand listed their accomplishments. "Four years […]

Get ready for the holidays Entertain, create floral arrangements

Get ready for the holidays Entertain, create floral arrangements Looking for something unusual to do this month, or something new to learn? Check out this sampler from Los Angeles Pierce College Extension. Unless noted otherwise, classes are at the college, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. For additional information or to register for any of the classes, please call (818) 719-6425. […]

Survey says people ready to fly again

Five weeks after Sept. 11, a day that involved the worst air catastrophes in the history of the U.S., J.D. Power and Associates and Yahoo! Inc. reported that nearly two-thirds of airline passengers are "already comfortable" with flying again. Only 3 percent of flyers feel that they will "never" be at ease with the air travel experience. The study was […]