End of an era––


By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Denny’s longtime slogan, "Always Open," no longer applies in Agoura Hills. The restaurant on Canwood Street, a fixture in the community for 35 years, served its last customers on Sept. 5 The familiar restaurant is being torn down to make way for a new 40-acre development east of Kanan Road called Agoura Oak Creek. […]

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Calabasas hires facilitator to improve decorum at city council meetings

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer For years, the Calabasas City Council has experienced difficulty with long-running meetings, setting priorities for agenda items and with personal outbursts that have embarrassed some residents. Last week the council hired a facilitator to enhance its organizational performance. Many council meetings grind on past midnight because of packed agendas and councilmem-ber disagreements. They just […]

Still no library for Oak Park

Oak Park High School began its term this year as scheduled, but without a library. In July, the Los Angeles contractor that had been working on the new 10,000 square-foot library since summer of 2000 defaulted on a $2 million contract with Ventura County, leaving the job only slightly more than half finished and more than a year after its […]

Early deadline

Yom Kippur on Monday requires us to change the display advertising deadline for the front sections of the paper. Ad space must be reserved by noon tomorrow, Fri., Sept. 13. All other deadlines remain the same. And best wishes to our Jewish friends.

Agoura Hills cameraman killed in helicopter crash

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The local community has been saddened by the loss of Larry Greene, an Agoura Hills resident and longtime cameraman for KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, who died last week while on special assignment in the Persian Gulf. The 50-year-old Greene was killed when a U.S. Navy helicopter in which he was riding crashed into a […]

Heat wave causes local blackouts

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The heat wave that hit Southern California last week caused several long power outages in Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes, some for more than 24 hours, officials said. According to Southern California Edison, heavy demand during the heat wave knocked out dozens of transformers and left about 18,000 customers without electricity in pockets from Agoura Hills […]

CHS fire leads to $500,000 damage

A small fire that started in a maintenance room at Calabasas High School around 7 a.m. Wed., Aug. 28 caused an estimated $500,000 in damages. The fire was contained to a small office and supply room in the Practical Arts Building. No classrooms were damaged by the fire, but there was smoke damage in several rooms, including two computer labs […]

Former Agoura Hills city attorney takes position with Anti-Defamation League

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Amanda Susskind, a former city attorney for Agoura Hills, is the new director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Pacific Southwest regional office, ADL officials announced last week. Susskind, 45, served as the Agoura Hills attorney from 1996 to 1999. She also was an attorney for the city of Hidden Hills. Susskind returned to private practice […]

Sponsors sought for CHS football telecasts

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer A Calabasas High School Coyote football TV program is being presented on Calabasas TV-3 to increase community support for the high school team as it moves from small school California Interscholastic Federation Division IX to large school Division IV this season. The Coyotes are moving into the tougher Marmonte League this season and more […]