Westlake Village mulls over plan to allow housing at former hospital site

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer The Westlake City Council agreed to postpone until its Dec. 11 meeting a decision about whether to alter the zoning of the Westlake Outpatient Center to allow "special needs housing" in order to bring the city into compliance with state housing laws. The proposal would change the city’s land use plan to authorize a […]

Strong faith helps Girl Scouts grow

Community center hosts rock concert

Breast cancer symposium scheduled

for Dec. 7

for Dec. 7 A Breast Cancer Symposium will be presented from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sat., Dec. 7 in Auditoriums A, B and C on the first floor at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 5601 DeSoto Ave., Woodland Hills. The symposium will address questions including: What is one’s risk of developing breast cancer? Is breast cancer in one’s genes? Can […]

Sports Junkie

Quick Take

A friend and I were enjoying lunch recently at a state-of-the-art golf course in Las Vegas (I was there to show people how not to hit a ball) when it was pointed out to us that O.J. Simpson was in the place having clubs fitted. No, I didn’t get up to see him; if he wants me, he can come […]

A tale of two Nissans

Acorn Automotive Editor

A few years ago you couldn’t give a Nissan away. The Japanese car manufacturer was in bad shape and wasn’t far from either bankruptcy or closing its North American operation. It wasn’t that they made bad cars, they just were having a rotten time selling them. Then along came Renault, the French publicly-owned car manufacturer that was looking for a […]

‘Look at it go, dad!’

‘Look at it go, dad!’

Please help the annual Santa food drive

Acorn Editor

Please help feed local needy families for the holiday season. Despite a reputation of affluence, disasters happen right here in our own part of the world. Breadwinners lose their jobs, get sick or even die. It might be happening in your own neighborhood. The "Santa Comes to Agoura and Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes" food drive is a nondenominational effort to help […]

Photo records: More than good memories

Photo records: More than good memories Taking pictures of the kids is one of the great joys of being a parent. However, most parents don’t realize that pictures can bring back more than just memories––an effective photograph can prove to be vital in the unthinkable event of a disappearance. According to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center, nearly 2,000 children […]

Parents advised to seek help early for stuttering kids

Parents who notice their young child beginning to stutter should seek help right away. In the past, experts incorrectly believed that paying attention to a child’s stuttering would exacerbate the situation. It was even feared that offering the child therapy "would arouse the child’s awareness and cause more stuttering," said Ehud Yairi, speech-language pathologist and researcher at the University of […]

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