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 […]

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Oak Park resident Mary "Claire" McDonald, now 13, and her horse Espri de Luxe, an 11-year old Hanoverian from Germany, competed in numerous horse shows this year and also qualified to compete in seven other medal finals. Claire was recently named the 2002 Medal Final Champion in the SFVHSA 12-and-under division. An eighth grader at Medea Creek Middle School, Claire […]

Bear Advertising hires trio to bolster agency

Westlake Village-based Bear Advertising, Inc., has hired Alison Bodigheimer, Colin Miller and Angie Collins to help bolster its advertising, marketing and public relations departments. Bear is a full-service, AAAA-agency with more than 40 years of marketing and branding experience. Bodigheimer and Miller will serve as account coordinators. Collins will serve as media planner.

Westlake Baseball Association adopts positive attitude

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer War and competitive sports have a similar goal—to win. And sometimes, both a general and a coach must ask themselves the same question; at what cost? Last year, members of the Westlake Baseball Association asked themselves that very question and decided that some prices were just too high. The win-at-all-cost mentality that had begun […]

Common household items can poison pets

Thousands of dogs and cats needlessly suffer and many die each year by accidental ingestion of household poisons, including pesticides, popular houseplants, medication and common foods. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, the only animal poison center in North America, offers advice to pet owners about the many household products that can be dangerous and even deadly to their four-legged […]

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Acorn’s Nov. 14 editorial I wish to comment on your editorial of Nov. 14. As a member of the Jewish community here in Agoura Hills for 14 years as well as a resident of Old Agoura for the same amount of time, I take exception to your characterizations. I suppose "cowboys and anti-development zealots" was meant to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek. […]

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 […]

New middle school taking shape

DISTINGUISHED VISITORS—Las Virgenes Unified School Board President Pat Schulz joins Alice Stelle and Superintendent John Fitzpatrick on a recent visit to the new Calabasas middle school. Named after Stelle, one of the school district’s founding members, the Mulholland Highway middle school is scheduled to open next fall. It will have 35 classrooms for 800 students.

Rummage sale makes good sense

Calabasas seeks residents’ input on public parks

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas residents are invited to shape the future of local parks. The city’s park plan is eight years old, according to Mayor Lesley Devine, and it’s time to renew it. Beginning Sun., Dec. 8, the park planning process will start with a walk on two raw parklands, including a parcel next to De Anza […]