2002-03-21

Calabasas the envy of many cities, mayor says

Acorn Staff Writer

Calabasas Mayor Janice Lee gave the fourth annual state of the city speech last Wednesday night at the Agoura Hills-Calabasas Community Center and focused on the theme of Calabasas as a hometown. She spoke at the community center because it’s the hub of the town, where everyone gathers, she said. "We are the envy of cities across the country," Lee […]

Passover begins next Wednesday



Hotel proposal in Westlake Village well-received––so far––by city council

Acorn Staff Writer

Hotel proposal in Westlake Village well-received––so far––by city council Castle and Cooke, the architectural firm and affiliate of Westlake Village’s Dole Food Company, proposed more detailed plans for a first-class hotel and health spa to the Westlake Village City Council last week. Councilmembers looked at Dole’s preferred concept plan and four alternatives. In October 1996, the council approved development of […]

Restaurant parking problem put to rest

Acorn Staff Writer

Despite strong opposition, the Agoura Hills City Council will allow Padri Restaurant to expand its live musical entertainment and add new parking spaces. Owners of the adjacent Agoura Village Shopping Center and its main tenant, Hamburger Hamlet, appealed a Feb. 7 planning commission decision that gave Padri permission to make the changes. The shopping center appealed the commission’s vote on […]

Former city councilman nearly finished with history book on Westlake Village

Acorn Staff Writer

Former city councilman nearly finished with history book on Westlake Village Almost two years ago, former Westlake Village city councilman and longtime resident Jim Henderson, 86, was asked by the city council to write a historical book about the city. Henderson just recently finished the text, at about 60,000 words. It will be roughly 150 to 200 pages in book […]

Buy new clothes washer, get a rebate



Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD), a potable and wastewater provider for Conejo Valley and Las Virgenes, has announced a new program that offers a $100 rebate for customers who purchase a new high efficiency clothes washers. Popular for many years in Europe, high efficiency washers are fairly new to the United States. According to LVMWD, clothes washing is the […]

All quiet at cities’ center



Workers have put an end to the longtime problem of poor acoustics inside the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. From the time the $5.6 million community center opened in 1999, visitors have complained about annoying echoes inside the center’s main 5,000 square-foot community room. The speech and music distortion during events was more than officials could bear, so over the past […]

City of T.O. has openings



City of T.O. has openings Thousand Oaks residents are being sought to apply for vacancies that currently exist on the following commission and committee in the city: Youth commission: Nine positions are open. Requirements: must be age 13-19 and a city resident. Term of office is from May 2002-May 2004 (seniors are appointed to only a one-year term). Thousand Oaks […]

Red Cross unveils new Ventura County fundraiser



The Ventura County Chapter of American Red Cross has kicked off its inaugural "Save the Day" fundraising campaign in conjunction with March’s designation as "Red Cross Month." With a total goal of $70,000 the campaign aims to raise funds to support nearly 60 local disaster responses annually. The "Save the Day" campaign seeks sponsorship gifts of $1,500 or $3,000 each, […]

Calabasas honors law enforcement personnel



At its annual Deputy Appreciation Day event held recently at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, the city of Calabasas recognized citizens, community volunteers and employees of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department who have contributed to improving the quality of life in Calabasas. The following individuals were honored this year: Citizen of the Year: Calabasas resident Roberta Havens; Community Volunteer of […]