2003-02-20

HOAs should stay out of political races



HOAs should stay out of political races Recently, the Calabasas Park Homeowners’ Association (CPHA) for the first time in the city’s history endorsed a candidate for the city council. In their February newsletter, which just came out, the president’s message stated that the vote to endorse the candidate was unanimous. CPHA has five officers and 14 directors, for a total […]

If Words Could Talk



By Bill E. Brock Does the Mattress Matter? You bet your sheep it does. There’s a vast difference between sleeping on the floor and sleeping in the bed. The major difference is just being able to move and get up in the morning within a five-minute time frame. After the last time I fell asleep on the floor, I remember […]

School construction dispute might be going to court



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer A lawsuit over construction delays at White Oak Elementary School in the city of Westlake Village is scheduled for a May 6 trial date, but the two sides in the dispute say they hope they can settle their differences out of court to save huge legal fees that could wind up in the laps […]

Mardi Gras ball honerees are announced



Mardi Gras ball honerees are announced Community Conscience/Under One Roof recently announced that Conejo Valley residents Louis "Skip" Padberg and Pat Paulucci will be crowned King and Queen of their 2003 Mardi Gras Ball on Sat., March 1, in the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Hotel’s grand ballroom at 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The Mardi Gras Ball and Auction celebrates […]

Women Can Get Help in

Fulfilling Their Dreams

The Women’s Empowerment Project (WEP) helps women claim their lives and find fulfillment. "I’m a life coach," said WEP founder Renee Lefko. "My mission is to help women unlock their dreams and transform them into reality." A coach listens without judging and provides support to enhance the skills and resources a client already has. A coach does not "fix" a […]

Westlake boys take third place in basketball at league championships

The Warriors were only narrowly beaten by league champs Moorpark twice during the regular seasonAcorn Sports Writer

The Warriors were only narrowly beaten by league champs Moorpark twice during the regular season Acorn Sports Writer The Westlake boys’ basketball team playing under first-year coach Tom Donahue easily defeated Simi Valley, 77-51, on their home court in Westlake last Friday night, taking third-place in the Marmonte League championships. P.J. Issacson, a senior guard/forward, scored 32 points in the […]

Calabasans should vote no on A



I am strongly opposed to the Calabasas Ballot Measure A. With the current financial crisis of the state of California, big cuts in state funding will mean sharp cutbacks in local services. As a former councilmen and mayor of Calabasas, I worked hard over the years with many of the premier cities in Los Angeles County and the state of […]

Deadline for election letters is 5 p.m. today, watch out for hit pieces



Deadline for election letters is 5 p.m. today, watch out for hit pieces A wise man once said, "Don’t believe anything you read and only about half of what you see." As you probably guessed, he wasn’t a journalist. But his comment makes sense during the election season. Hit pieces multiply when it’s time for an election. Usually the strongest […]

Teenager traffic collisions not a trend—they’re just more devastating



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Two recent teenager-related traffic collisions have some residents concerned that teen driving is getting worse. But according to local L.A. County statistics, only four teenage-related traffic accidents have occurred since Jan. 1 and two of them were non-injury wrecks. The current statistics are about average, according to traffic detective Robert Evans from Lost Hills […]

T.O.’s Earth Day Celebration coming on March 22



The city of Thousand Oaks Arbor/Earth Day Celebration will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., March 22 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Park, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Highlights of the festival include entertainment, a tree planting, children’s activities, tree and plant giveaways, composting techniques, environmentally-friendly vehicles, exhibitors, vendors, arts and crafts and other displays. Park rangers will […]