2002-03-14

Approval of Measure H raises new questions

Acorn Staff Writer

City officials and private developers are weighing their options in the wake of last week’s Measure H election in Agoura Hills, which blocks Home Depot and other big box retailers greater than 60,000 square feet. While the future of a Home Depot shopping center on Agoura Road remains uncertain, developer Dan Selleck said he doubts citizens will get their wish […]

Measure H election sullied

By John Loesing
Acorn Staff Writer


By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The Measure H big box referendum last week in Agoura Hills turned into a pitch battle during the final days of the campaign, leaving members of both camps with a strong reminder of just how nasty local politics can be. Aimed at quashing a proposed Home Depot on Agoura Road, the referendum passed by […]

Students recall Sept. 11



Students recall Sept. 11

Westlake Village puts final touches on the civic center grand opening

Acorn Staff Writer

Westlake Village puts final touches on the civic center grand opening The new Westlake Village Civic Center at 31200 Oak Crest Drive (off Agoura Road), which opened its doors in February, will officially be introduced to the community during a grand opening ceremony from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., March 23, rain or shine. Festivities will include a […]

Six-month anniversary of Sept. 11 marked in ecumenical church service

Acorn Staff Writer

Six-month anniversary of Sept. 11 marked in ecumenical church service After six months following the tragedies of Sept. 11, St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village on Sunday evening hosted a special ceremony of remembrance and a look into the future. It welcomed anyone and everyone of all faiths. Guest speakers represented many religions as well, including a priest, […]

Foundation to help local schools

Acorn Staff Writer

Additional funding to help the financially strapped Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) won’t come from the state—California’s budget already has enough red ink—and it won’t come from the beleaguered federal government, either. The answer to the district’s financial shortcomings could arrive from a different source altogether. Parent volunteers Stuart Selter and Debbi Molnar are working on a plan to […]

VIPs honored–– Calabasas Chamber hosts recognition dinner



VIPs honored–– Calabasas Chamber hosts recognition dinner The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its first "I Love Calabasas" Awards and Recognition Dinner at the Calabasas Inn. The event’s program included several award presentations, honored the 2001 board of directors and installed the 2002 board. Awards were presented in recognition of community members who have performed outstanding community service. The […]

Stunt ranch presents a natural wonderland in our own backyard

Acorn Staff Writer

With spring just around the corner, signs of life are sprouting everywhere at the Stunt Ranch Reserve in rural Calabasas. As the flowers and trees begin their annual growth spurt, birds warm up to the idea of nesting here. A tiny bush tit scouts the terrain from the branches of a California live oak, while a ground squirrel peaks out […]

Living history



The Stunt Brothers—Harry, Walter, Ernest and their cousin, Sydney—came to America in the late 1800s from Kensington, England. Harry and Walter homesteaded four quarter-sections (160 acres each) in the Cold Creek area of the Santa Monica Mountains. Harry and Walter built a cabin on their property in about 1885 and the building stood until it was destoyed in the 1993 […]

Chamber says ‘I love Calabasas’



PROUD MEMBERS–New officers of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce were sworn in at the recent "I Love Calabasas" celebration at the Calabasas Inn. From left to right are: immediate past chairman Larry Negrin; first vice chairwoman Shirlee Kingsley; vice chairman of business development Gordon Whitehead; vice chairman of membership Jeff Blum; vice chairman of finance Don Lucove; chairwoman of the […]