Calabasas budget: Good, bad news

The Calabasas City Council said last week that to make ends meet in hard economic times, they must put several of the city’s ambitious capital improvement projects on hold. The city had planned to spend more than $670,000 on citywide capital projects. The $17.8 million general fund budget, however, shows expenditures exceeding revenues by $1.14 million for the coming fiscal […]

Artwork recognized

IN THE BANK––Lindero Canyon Middle School students recently won savings bonds and were presented certificates from First Federal Bank of Agoura Hills for their exemplary art talents. From left to right are art teacher Marilyn Fine, seventh grader Candace Infuso, eighth grader Sinéad Weafer and eighth grader Mayra Gomez. The artwork is currently on display at First Federal Bank.

Words of Hope

Words of Hope By Dr. Jon Wilson Clear your mind, reduce stress In 1900, the top 10 killers of Americans were all infectious diseases. Today the top 10 killers are all related in one way or another to stress. A group of psychiatrists met in Buffalo, N.Y., for a week to study the question: What is life? At the end […]

Nominations underway for Oak Park volunteer award

Nominations underway for Oak Park volunteer award The Community Foundation for Oak Park is currently accepting nominations for the "Golden Acorn" award that honors Oak Park residents who volunteer their time and efforts to benefit the community. Criteria for the award include being an Oak Park resident during the period the service was rendered, providing service without pay and demonstrating […]

Mold, mildew make remodeling a must

MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn CONSTRUCTION CONCERNS—-A worker stands atop one of the more than half-a-dozen apartments undergoing renovations at Malibu Meadows in Calabasas. The 600-unit apartment complex has been hit with construction and mold related problems, according to one tenant. Legacy Partners, the Malibu Meadows owners, did not return repeated calls by The Acorn , but did issue the tenants a […]

Theater arts program available

The Jr. Repertory Company Theatre Company, in association with the Agoura Hills Department of Community Services, offers youth ages 10 to 17 a five-week theatre arts program from 1 to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, beginning July 8 at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Dr., Agoura Hills. According to founding director Stu Levin, "In very non-competitive surroundings, under professional direction, […]

A dose of doo wop offered in free concert in July

The city of Agoura Hills and The Acorn Newspapers present "The Alley Cats" in the next installment of the summer "Concerts in the Park" series at 6 p.m. on Sun., July 7 in Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. Renowned for their Doo-Wop sound, the Alley Cats will perform their renditions of such popular hits as "Don’t Be […]

Winning video looks at the 1960s

Acorn Staff Writer

Hippies are like, ancient history, but Agoura High School student Peter Lai still considers the topic far out. Lai and three classmates recently produced a 13-minute video documentary on the turbulent ’60s titled "The Counterculture: Liberating America," which won the 36th annual California Student Media and Multimedia contest. The competition is the nation’s oldest student film festival. Peter served as […]

Bright Conejo Valley economic outlook tarnished by lack of affordable housing

Special to The Acorn

Employment and retail sales in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Conejo Valley are strong, but affordable housing is in short supply. Bill Watkins, executive director of the University of California Santa Barbara Forecast Project, made clear these points in his mid-year 2002 report to the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce during its Economic Outlook Luncheon last Thursday. The […]

Heart Association recognizes Medea Creek’s efforts

Medea Creek Middle School was to be honored as the "School of the Week" by the American Heart Association (AHA) for its dedication to the "Jump Rope for Heart" program. The school has been involved in "Jump Rope for Heart" and "Hoops for Heart" for two years and students have raised more than $12,000 for the AHA. "Not only do […]

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