2002-02-21

Congressional challenger pushes for ‘new economy’

Acorn Staff Writer

Because of the recent change in district boundaries, local voters will have several new choices in the upcoming primary election for the U.S House of Representatives. In the newly created 30th Congressional District—previously it was the 24th—residents of Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village will no longer be represented by U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) starting in January 2003. […]

Custom Lighting can Brighten Your Home



It’s been said that "a man’s home is his castle." Is it? After a long day at work, would you like to come home to a cold, dark and dreary place? Probably not. You’d probably prefer a home that’s inviting, comfortable and safe. You may already realize that your home is a special place and that lighting is one of […]

Sumac raffle is coming



Sumac Elementary School of Agoura Hills is presenting the Great Sumac Raffle, offering a chance at three prizes: a new X-type Jaguar from Jaguar of Thousand Oaks; a $5,000 second prize; and a $1,000 third prize. In addition, an Early Bird Drawing on Fri., March 1 will select the winner of a trip for two to Maui, from Westlake Village’s […]

Pet of the Week



FURRY FRIEND—This 1-year-old spayed white Rex rabbit with pink eyes is ready to be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. Her identification No. is A0931862. The shelter is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays until 7 p.m. and it’s closed on Sundays. Pets are occasionally already adopted, so always call first or check out […]

In defense of Measure H



Wednesday night I attended a contentious meeting of the Agoura Hills City Council. The council felt compelled to defend themselves over a L.A. Times article that appeared on Mon., Feb. 11. The article titled "Big Box Could Cost Agoura Hills Big Bucks" came down hard on the questionable business practices of Selleck Development and our city’s involvement with them. For […]

Housing rehabilitation program takes off

Acorn Staff Writer

The city of Westlake Village began a housing rehabilitation effort in cooperation with Willdan, a consulting firm, about five weeks ago, and according to city officials, the program has already experienced great success. It offers housing assistance to homeowners and mobile homeowners living in unsafe or unhealthy conditions. Recipients must also meet certain criteria. After the homeowner applies for housing […]

Energize Your Existing Home Space



Local decorators Marcia Smart and Pamela Smith specialize in interior redesign. They are founding members of the international redesign organization, Interior Redesign Industry Specialists. With a combined total of more than a dozen years in the decorating industry, they are able to accommodate all of their clients’ decorating needs. Smart and Smith have been featured on "Decorating Cents," a program […]

Free workshop to teach the art of growing quality roses



Director of Southwest District of American Rose Society to lead meeting, ‘Better Roses,’ on Sat. March 2 Rosarian Steve Jones will lead a workshop on "Better Roses: The Culture of Rose Gardening," from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sat., March 2 at Soka University, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway., Calabasas. The event is free but reservations are required by calling (818) […]

Spaying, neutering isn’t stressed enough



February is "National Prevent a Litter Month" throughout the U.S. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control encourages all pet owners to participate. "The heaviest breeding season is the spring," said department director Marcia Mayeda. "We’re hoping all Los Angeles County residents will join us in preventing litters by having their pets spayed and neutered. Working together […]

City has been deceitful;



City has been deceitful; yes on ‘H’ To voters of Agoura Hills who, like me, are undecided about Measure H, I urge you to read the Los Angeles Times article of Feb. 11 about the proposed Home Depot development. The article presents factual information that was previously unavailable to voters. First, the article documents the existence of a draft development […]


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