Concerns raised again about radiation levels at Calabasas Landfill

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer A recent test of 50 California trash dumps shows 22 had high levels of radioactivity, including the Calabasas Landfill, which contained up to seven times the level of unsafe uranium, officials said last week. The landfills were tested at the request of the state Water Resources Board and represent about 10 percent of rubbish […]

Chamber honors Hollensteins

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce presented the 2003 Bill Van Gieson Award to Jean and Wally Hollenstein, owners of the Calabasas Inn at 23500 Park Sorrento, during the Chamber’s recent "I Love Calabasas" awards dinner. The family has owned and operated the Calabasas Inn for 30 years. In recognizing the Hollensteins, Chamber member and award presenter Mark Glazer cited the […]

Westlake wins first girls’ soccer championship

‘This is the best team I’ve ever coached. Their chemistry was unbelievable. They love each other.’ ––Frank Marino WHS soccer coach By Wayne Harrison Acorn Sports Writer The Westlake girls’ soccer team defeated Valencia, 2-0, Saturday night at Cal State Fullerton to win the school’s first girls’ soccer California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship, a Southern Section Division II title. In […]

Local singer plays tribute to Stevie Nicks

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Finding tickets for a Stevie Nicks concert can be difficult and expensive. But local residents have a special opportunity to get a reasonable facsimile; a Stevie Nicks-tribute band, Bella Donna, will perform at 9 p.m. Sat., March 15 at The Canyon in Agoura Hills. The show promises to be a one-of-a-kind concert experience, recreating […]

Reagan Library to host event

At 9 a.m. tomorrow, Fri., March 14, the Monument to the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution will be delivered to the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, where it will be housed for the next few years. An unveiling ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Artist Brett Livingstone-Strong was commissioned in early 1987 to design and […]

Nancy Reagan will sign books

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan will pre-sign and personalize copies of Peter Wallison’s book "Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of his Presidency" and attend the author’s lecture at 1:30 p.m. next Wed., March 19 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Wallison will be discussing his book and also conducting a book […]

Oaks Christian wins championship in boys’ basketball

Acorn Sports Writer

In only its second year of varsity play, the Oaks Christian boys’ basketball team won a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship when it defeated Crossroads of Santa Monica, 70-67, in a double-overtime thriller in a game played last Friday night at Loyola Marymount College. Senior guard Aron Cline scored 19 points, including 11 in the third quarter, to lead the […]

‘An Evening with Groucho’ promises plenty of laughs

Those in need of a good laugh (and who doesn’t these days?) won’t want to miss the chance to spend "An Evening with Groucho," actor Frank Ferrante’s one-man show playing March 19 to 23 at the University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. A display featuring Marx Brothers memorabilia will be included. In the show, Ferrante "becomes" the young […]

Westlake Council visits Sacramento

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer All five councilmembers from the Westlake Village City Council visited Sacramento last month on a lobbying trip that proved to be rewarding and successful, according to Mayor Pro Tem Bob Slavin. Westlake Village City Manager Ray Taylor and Planning Director Bob Theobold went, too, in an effort to share two major concerns of Westlake […]

Summer school program gets a boost

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer A parent fundraising foundation said it would help continue summer school programs at A.E. Wright Middle School and Agoura High School. Hundreds of area students stand to benefit. At the high school, Las Virgenes Unified School District can provide free summer school to only about 1,200 students, based on a state reimbursement formula. A […]