Waste reduction statistics in Westlake to be audited

Acorn Staff Writer

After years of what’s assumed to be inaccurate reporting, the city of Westlake Village has begun to check the state’s solid waste monitoring system. Polis Associates, Inc. was contracted to study and report landfill trash tonnage numbers said to be erroneously given by haulers. Such negligence prevents the city from meeting a state mandate and from gaining recognition for a […]

Wedding bells ring

Sara Kupper, daughter of Helga and Dan Kupper of Agoura Hills, married Peter Marshall, son of Christine and David Marshall of Thousand Oaks, at the Malibu West Beach Club on July 14. The bridal party included Laura Lewis, Stephanie Kupper, Heather Peters and Rachel Lyster. The groomsmen were Andrew Marshall, Mathew Humphreys, Ross Rampias and Robert Salama. The newlyweds now […]

United Methodist Church to offer parents ‘Guardian Angel’ service on Sat., Dec. 8

United Methodist Church to offer parents ‘Guardian Angel’ service on Sat., Dec. 8 United Methodist Church of Westlake Village’s Christian Education Committe is offering parents a special "Guardian Angel" program from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 8 in the church’s Alton Hall and Christian Education Building at 1049 Westlake Blvd. Parents may drop off children from age 3 […]

A day at the races: Oak Park girls win state crown, boys are runnersup

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oak Park girls’ cross country team made more history last Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno, earning its first-ever state championship in a narrow win over Orange Lutheran and Piedmont high schools. One week earlier, the Oak Park girls’ and boys’ team both won California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championships at Mt. SAC in Walnut. In Fresno, the Oak Park […]

Councilman’s demeanor called into question

The Acorn Letters to the Editor is the proper venue for readers and local citizens to voice opinions on a variety of subjects. However, I question someone making statements in such a venue rather than a more appropriate forum. Councilman Michael Harrison apparently is dissatisfied with the opportunity afforded him to speak his mind at city council meetings when discussion […]

High court nixes Soka University expansion

Acorn Staff Writer

The California Supreme Court has ruled on the side of environmentalists in the 10-year-old battle over Soka University expansion. As a result of last month’s decision by the high court, Soka announced it would put its controversial growth project on hold indefinitely. Last July, the Second Court of Appeals reversed a trial court decision and issued a ruling that struck […]

Cookbooks available

The Wellness Community’s 10th annual Holiday Home Tour is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 1 and continue at the same time the next day. Featured on the tour is an opportunity to purchase for $10 a 102-page new cookbook titled Sharing the Traditions put together by Wellness Community volunteers. All proceeds from the book will go […]

Westlake woman finds hope as daughter fights cerebral palsy

Acorn Staff Writer

Westlake woman finds hope as daughter fights cerebral palsy By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The dictionary defines "hope" as (1) desire, accompanied by (2) confident expectation. Hope isn’t complete without both parts of the definition. White Oak Elementary School first-grader Miranda Morales, 6, was born with cerebral palsy, impaired muscular power and coordination caused by brain injury at birth, […]

Oak Park boys combine talent, chemistry to win title

Special to The Acorn

Part I of two parts Chemistry, talent and coaching. These are the ingredients that give flight to the Eagles of Oak Park as they pursue their cross-country team goal: performing at their best. Even when the clouds hanging over Fresno emptied on Saturday, moments before the California Interscholastic Federation’s Division IV, 9:40 a.m. race, the Oak Park High Eagles didn’t […]

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