2003-01-30

Does anybody remember the ‘50s?



Does anybody remember the ‘50s?

Agoura Hills law targets dirty tricks in election campaigns



Agoura Hills law targets dirty tricks in election campaigns By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Still feeling the effects of the bitter Home Depot referendum last year, Agoura Hills is cracking down on mailers and other campaign literature that violate city election laws. Officials said "at least one" campaign mailer opposing the big box retail store carried a false return […]

Lake dredging project underway in Westlake Village



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Westlake Lake Management Association (WLMA), a nonprofit organization that maintains the lake in Westlake Village, is undergoing a first ever, high-tech lake dredging procedure by means of a mobile treatment plant that can be seen on Triunfo Road, between Lindero Canyon and Westlake Boulevard. The dredging, being done by JND Thomas Company, began last […]

Council hassle erupts: Can a council forum sponsor endorse candidates in city of Calabasas?

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Council hassle erupts: Can a council forum sponsor endorse candidates in city of Calabasas? By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas City Council policy states that council candidate forum sponsors must not endorse candidates. But Calabasas Park Homeowners’ Association (CPHA), which sponsored a candidate forum earlier this month, wants to endorse a candidate now that the forum is over. And […]

Citizens chip in to buy Cold Creek parcel



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Some local residents cherish their open space so much that they’re willing to pay for it themselves. Recently, a group of 22 residents from Calabasas and Malibu donated $50,000 to make the down payment on a parcel of land in the Cold Creek Preserve. The Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT), the largest landholder in the […]

Plan should help preserve, protect Malibu Creek State Park



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Close to the hustle and bustle of Calabasas and the San Fernando Valley, only a few miles from the 101 Freeway, in fact, lies Malibu Creek State Park, a 4,000-acre preserve that offers a quick getaway for city dwellers looking to relax. The riparian forests and deep canyons of the park are home to […]

Calabasas City Council incumbent says he wants your vote again



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas City Council candidate Dennis Washburn, 60, is a founder of the city. He’s seeking reelection in the March 4 election. He’s served on the council for 12 years and has lived here more than twice as many years. Washburn was appointed as the city’s first mayor and twice served in the same office. […]

Students DARE to go the extra yard



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer A group of Agoura High School students went back to middle school recently to help steer younger kids away from trouble. The Agoura High students assisted in a program at Parkland Middle School in Woodland Hills called DARE-PLUS (Drug Abuse Resistance Education, Play and Learn Under Supervision). Established in 1985, DARE-PLUS allows high school […]

History books go on sale



Longtime Westlake Village resident and former Mayor Pro Tem James B. Henderson has completed a book, "The City of Westlake Village: A History," commissioned by the Westlake Village City Council. Henderson interviewed many other longtime residents as well as local business people for the book. All proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Westlake Village Foundation. The […]

City council challenger in Calabasas offers extensive qualifications



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer If it’s qualifications the people of Calabasas are looking for, candidate Barry Groveman, 49, said he’s the right person for the Calabasas City Council. Residents will vote on March 4 to fill two city council seats currently occupied by incumbents and candidates Dennis Washburn and Janice Lee. Groveman is one of six candidates in […]