Plans for Kanan Road interchange with 101 Freeway modified by Caltrans

Acorn Staff Writer

The Kanan Road/101 Freeway interchange in Agoura Hills must undergo several major design changes before it can be approved by the California Department of Transportation, city officials said last week. Caltrans advised city officials the $21 million project failed to meet certain design standards the department enacted last year. The changes mainly affect the on and off ramps that are […]

Serving in Uniform

Air Force Airman Jonathan A. Rohde has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Barbara Oliver of Oak Park and Charles Rohde of Van Nuys. Air Force Airman Rebecca M. Engel has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She’s the daughter of […]

Schools celebrate ‘Read Across America,’ birthday of Dr. Seuss

Schools celebrate ‘Read Across America,’ birthday of Dr. Seuss

Grand piano orchestra comes to T.O.

Grand piano orchestra comes to T.O. GRANIDISSIMO—John Kozar’s Grand Piano Orchestra is scheduled to perform at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza at 7:30 p.m. on Tues., March 26. The extravaganza will feature 12 grand pianos played by virtuoso pianists with tympani and full percussion with a dazzling cyber light showcase as a backup. The orchestra, conducted by Kozar, plays […]

Local church wins awards

Acorn Staff Writer

Considered a work of art by some, St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in the Westlake Village portion of Thousand Oaks was recently honored for its beauty. A.C. Martin and Partners, the architectural firm that designed St. Maximilian, received an annually presented Honor Award by the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for its design and appearance. […]

Young firefighters

Land purchased for new elementary school

Acorn Staff Writer

The five-year debate over what to do with Lot 79 in Westlake Village is close to being resolved. Las Virgenes Unified School District will buy 8.5 acres of the 44-acre lot along Lindero Canyon Road to build the new Yerba Buena Elementary School, a site once proposed for a major sports park. The school straddles the border between Agoura Hills […]

Disney skaters to perform in Southern California

SKATING SPECTACULAR COMING SOON–The characters of "Prince and Belle" perform during Disney on Ice’s production of "Beauty and the Beast." The ice skating presentation is scheduled to visit the Great Western Forum March 14 to 17, and Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim March 20 through 24. Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster or you can purchase tickets online at www.DisneyOn […]

Westlake Village may consider luxury hotel

Acorn Staff Writer

The city of Westlake Village is considering a first-class hotel and spa project that would be located on property adjacent the entrance of the Dole Foods building on Dole Drive. Castle and Cook, an architectural firm and an affiliate with Dole, proposed the project last month to the city’s land use committee. The concept reportedly was well received. For years, […]

Former resident remembered

James Lee Startzell, a native of Sprankle Mills, Pa. and resident of Westlake Village from 1972-1994 who was active in the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis, died last month at Montgomery General Hospital, near his home in Silver Springs, Maryland. He was 83. Burial was at Arlington National Cemetery on Feb. 15. Startzell served in the 349th Infantry Regiment in Italy during […]