2002-09-05

Prevention of fires a hot topic around here



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Actor Edward Albert knows what it’s like to get burned, but not just because he works in Hollywood. Albert, star of the 1972 hit film "Butterflies Are Free," has been forced to defend his home in Malibu against fire six times in the past several decades. His second- and third-degree burns are an ugly […]

Jewish High Holidays set to start



300-year-old oak tree to come down in Westlake



By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer Even the mightiest oak can be felled by the tiniest of organisms, as will be demonstrated tomorrow in Westlake when the centerpiece of the Plug Nickel Restaurant, an oak tree estimated to be 300 years old, will be cut down due to a fungal disease discovered at its base. The problem was discovered earlier […]

A picture that’s dear to many



More property preserved as open space in Agoura Hills



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Agoura Hills officials report "significant headway" has been made toward the acquisition of more open space for the city, including a deal recently finalized with property owner Vance Moran that will keep 129 acres of Ladyface Mountain in its natural state. Moran, owner of Whizin’s Shopping Center, offered to make the donation to the […]

Greenbelt trimmed, cleared in Calabasas; resident angry

Acorn Staff Writer

Greenbelt trimmed, cleared in Calabasas; resident angry BY Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer A Calabasas greenbelt just above Park Entrada off Parkway Calabasas has been extensively trimmed back by the city and a nearby resident is upset about it. About two weeks ago, Calabasas resident Barry Breslow came home from a four-day weekend trip and found that his once terrific […]

Three businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Lost Hills Sheriff Station conducted an underage alcohol sales sting operation last month and found three establishments which sold beverages to minors. About every six to eight months, according to Lost Hills Dep. Tim Cooley of the Juvenile Intervention Unit, the station recruits a young adult under 21—usually about 18 years old—to go […]

Oak Park joins the ‘millionaire real estate club’



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Soaring home prices have made Ventura County one of the least affordable housing markets in the nation, and according to recent reports, Oak Park has now cracked the million dollar barrier. Findings by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) listed Ventura County as the 19th least affordable housing market in the nation for […]

As 9-11 anniversary approaches,

old worn U.S. flags should be retired, according to veterans, other citizens
Acorn Staff Writer


old worn U.S. flags should be retired, according to veterans, other citizens By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Americans in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania lost their lives a year ago in the worst act of terrorism ever committed against this country. For most Americans, the U.S. flag is more important than ever. But American citizens from diverse backgrounds […]

Air quality now an issue at LCMS



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The mold problem at Lindero Canyon Middle School (LCMS) in Agoura Hills appears to be under control, but officials now say they’re worried about air quality inside the 34-year-old school. While testing for mold, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services found "excessive amounts" of carbon dioxide in one of the Lindero classrooms. […]