Hidden Canyon homeowners must reach into their billfolds to fight mold, water damage

Special to The Acorn

Last Thursday’s Hidden Canyon Homeowners’ Association (HCHOA) meeting at the Lake Lindero Canyon Clubhouse was standing room only. Hundreds of agitated residents came to learn why they were being hit with a Special Emergency Assessment Fee (SEAF) of $1,400 due by Dec. 15. The money will help pay for repairs associated with troubesome cases of mold and other water-related damages […]

City of Westlake Village to reorganize on Sat., Dec. 7

City of Westlake Village to reorganize on Sat., Dec. 7 The city of Westlake Village’s annual city council reorganization ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Sat., Dec. 7 in the Westlake Village City Council Chambers, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. The community is invited to attend and learn more about the city of Westlake Village. Immediately following the ceremony and until […]

Community helpers give thanks by giving back

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer A drive through the homeless streets of downtown Los Angeles was all it took to convince Agoura Hills resident Bernadette Cairns and her daughter Kari Markowitz of Calabasas to do something big. Forget expensive cars, big houses and a vast wardrobe, what’s important to Cairns and Markowitz is helping others. The mother-daughter team tries […]

Nativity fundraiser is growing up

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer "No Room at the Inn," a Christian ecumenical group from the Conejo Valley and Camarillo, returns this holiday season with its 10th annual Display of Nativities at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Thousand Oaks. Funds from the two-day display are donated to winter shelter programs throughout Ventura County, said "No Room at the Inn" […]

Car donations sought

Boys & Girls Clubs in California are asking people with unwanted cars to remember them when thinking about disposing of their vehicles. There are some restrictions and cars must be intact and the donor must possess the Certificate of Title. For more information or to make arrangements for a vehicle to be picked up, please call (800) 246-0493.

Company grieves over loss of favorite employee

Company grieves over loss of favorite employee By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer For one Calabasas company, the holidays will carry special meaning this year. John Dexter, a 38-year-old mailroom worker for telecommunications provider Alcatel, died unexpectedly last month of a brain aneurism. But Dexter was more than just a devoted employee at the company on Agoura Road; he had […]

Westlake musician plays with heart

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer Diane Arkenstone hears music all the time. The thirty-something West-lake resident wrote her first song at the age of 3, played piano at 5 and picked up her first guitar at the tender age of 7. "There’s just music in my head when I wake up," she said. "It’s just everywhere. I sit down […]

Art Guild makes good impression

Westlake Village Art Guild (WVAG) will host a demonstration by contemporary California impressionist David Gallup during their monthly dinner meeting from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tues., Dec. 2 at the Clarion Hotel, 495 N. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. A social hour begins 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. Cost of the dinner, which is provided by Eric’s […]

In a giving mood

Recreation brochure is available

The city of Calabasas Community Services Department has announced that the Winter 2003 "Recreation Programs and Community Events" schedule was to be available the end of November. Schedules will be mailed directly to all residents with a city of Calabasas zip code. They will also be available to the community at many local businesses, schools and other organizations. If you […]