Westlake Civic Center scheduled to open March 23

Acorn Staff Writer

The new Westlake Village Civic Center at 31200 Oak Crest Drive (off Agoura Road) will be the site of a grand opening on Sat., March 23 as part of the city’s 20th anniversary celebration. A city council committee discussed the event last week. The city’s policy on use of community rooms by groups and organizations will be reviewed during the […]

Conejo Valley couple helps needy kids

Acorn Staff Writer

Saying that "We thought it might encourage other people to participate in a like program," Dr. Richard and Elizabeth Grossman recently revealed themselves as the anonymous donors who during the past two years have paid the way for thousands of underprivileged kids to attend performances at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts plaza. Grossman, a Hidden Valley resident, is founder of […]

B’nai, Bar, Bat Mitzvahs celebrated

B’nai, Bar, Bat Mitzvahs celebrated The following youth will be celebrating their entry into adulthood at religious ceremonies at Temple Etz Chaim of Thousand Oaks this month. Rabbi Richard Spiegel, spiritual leader of the Temple and Cantor Pablo Duek will officiate. Marc Perel and David Melin, sons of Israel Perel and Beth Melin-Perel of Thousand Oaks will celebrate their B’nai […]

Ahmanson opponents hope to douse project’s water plan

Acorn Staff Writer

Environmentalists have said a recent proposal by the developer of Ahmanson Ranch to protect area water quality is both inadequate and misleading, and issued a renewed call to put the 2,800-acre site up for public ownership. Seattle-based Washington Mutual, the Ahmanson developer, prepared a 21-page report that addresses issues such as urban runoff, reclaimed water usage and sewage disposal. The […]

Agoura Hills welcomes new Islands Restaurant

The Islands Restaurant chain recently opened a new location in Agoura Hills at the corner of Kanan and Agoura roads. Restaurant and Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce officials celebrated with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. In the photo at right are (left to right): Chamber boardmembers Don Dusablon, Jack Dvir, Ken Kossoff and Peggy Armstrong; Chamber President […]

Teacher, student receive awards Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks salutes campus efforts that inspire others to grow spiritually

Teacher, student receive awards Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks salutes campus efforts that inspire others to grow spiritually Sandy Lofstock of Calabasas, a math instructor, and student Malika Rice of Lincoln, Neb., a senior sociology major, recently received Inspiration Awards during a special ceremony in Samuelson Chapel on the campus of California Lutheran University (CLU) in Thousand Oaks. The […]

Calabasas council to decide fate of trees on Las Virgenes Road

Acorn Staff Writer

Although the Calabasas Planning Commission recently approved construction of 48 single-family detached condominiums on an 11.63-acre site at the southeast corner of Agoura and Las Virgenes roads, it couldn’t agree on how to widen Las Virgenes Road in front of the project. Commissioners forfeited their decision to the Calabasas City Council, which will face the issue during their Jan. 16 […]

It’s all smiles for local bicycle winners MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

It’s all smiles for local bicycle winners MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn NEW RIDERS—Terry Randazzo, left, and her two daughters (Farrin and Kala) take possession of a bicycle they won following a raffle from the Agoura Valley Women’s Club. Also depicted are Sandy Garrett from the women’s club and Mike Cicchi of the Newbury Park Bicycle Shop (which donated the two wheeler).

History of the Holocaust taught at Moorpark College

Moorpark College History professor Daniel Patrick Brown will teach a 13-session course, "The Holocaust in Historical Perspective," from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 9 in the Forum on the college’s campus, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Open to the community, the course will chronicle the attempt to annihilate various so-called "undesirable" groups by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi […]

Residents protest Lang ranch dam

Acorn Staff Writer

Chanting slogans and carrying signs, more than 50 protesters gathered near the intersection of Avenida de Los Arboles and Westlake Boulevard in cool temperatures and steady rain last Saturday to demonstrate their disapproval of a dam and water retention basin proposed for construction in the Lang Ranch area. No ragtag group of student longhairs wearing tattered flack jackets, the protesters […]

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