Ahmanson gets more public hearings in Ventura

Ahmanson gets more public hearings in Ventura Ten years after voting to approve the Ahmanson Ranch project, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors opened hearings Tuesday to discuss the supplemental environmental impact report (SEIR) and whether they should approve or deny plans for the first phase of the project. Ahmanson would begin initially with construction of 700 homes and apartments. […]

Colorful vessels parade the lake

Golf event attracts crowds here

Six to seek two seats on Calabasas City Council

City council candidates have filed for the March 4 Calabasas election. The deadline to file nomination papers was last Friday. Incumbents Dennis Washburn and Janice Lee, whose terms expire after completing four-year terms, will both seek reelection. Former mayor and city councilman, and current Parks and Recreation Commissioner Robert Sibilia will challenge for a seat. Karmen Brower will run again […]

Denny’s removal a sign of the times on 101 Freeway corridor here

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The familiar but obtrusive looking Denny’s pole sign, a source of longstanding controversy in Agoura Hills, bit the dust last week. The restaurant and its 110-foot pole sign claiming "Always Open" were eliminated to make way for a new development on Canwood Street just east of Kanan Road. Grading already has begun. The Denny’s […]

T.O. Planning Commission approves hospital expansion

Thousand Oaks Acorn Editor

The end of a six-hour Thousand Oaks Planning Commission hearing on Monday night saw commissioners unite to support expansion of Los Robles Regional Medical Center. The 34-year-old hospital will now add a 202,000 square-foot, 90-bed patient wing with private rooms, bringing the total number of beds to 277. A 520 space parking structure complete with roof-top helipad is also planned. […]

Santa comes to Agoura–with many helpers

Special to The Acorn

Santa had hundreds of helpers Saturday morning at the 23rd annual Santa Comes to Agoura and the Valleys as they gathered in the parking lot of the Do It Center, separating groceries to give to needy families throughout the surrounding areas. Twenty-three years ago, George and Charlotte Annino began collecting, packaging and distributing grocery items for families who were struggling […]

Winter rec programs now available

Tots and senior events offered

The city of Agoura Hills "Winter 2003 Parks and Recreation Brochure" has been mailed to all residents within the Agoura Hills city limits. For those failing to receive a copy or living outside of the city limits, brochures are available at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. or at City Hall or the Agoura Hills Public Library, […]

Bookmark contest winners recognized

Designs were judged on creativity, originality, neatness

In celebration of Children’s Book Week last month, the Agoura Hills Library participated in a countywide bookmark contest sponsored annually by the County of Los Angeles Public Library. Children in grades K-8 are invited to create and draw a design about books or reading. This year’s contest them was "Fuel Your Mind!" The designs were judged on creativity, originality and […]

Coffeehouse catapults caffeine into computer age

Coffeehouse catapults caffeine into computer age ‘People spend so much time alone in front of a computer now. They talk to their computer. They don’t even need their mouths anymore, all they need are their fingers.’ — Trevis Rucci By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer Combine Bill Gates, founder and CEO of Microsoft, and Howard Schultz, the mind behind Starbucks, […]