Community mourns loss of Westlake High student killed in car wreck

Community mourns loss of Westlake High student killed in car wreck By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Teacher Christina Harrison’s first day on the job at Westlake High School was the first day of Nicole Johnson’s sophomore year. The two experienced an immediate connection and began what appeared to a long-lasting friendship. But the special relationship between student and teacher […]

Commissioners, contractors must reapply in Calabasas, city attorney resigns

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The city attorney has resigned and library and planning commissioners have been asked to vacate their seats by May 28 as part of Calabasas City Councilman Barry Groveman’s initiatives recently approved by the council. Incumbents can reapply. The purpose is to enable a review process so that councilmembers can make sure that everyone is […]

OPHS Activity Center begins to take shape

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer At a meeting of the Oak Park Theater Building Committee (OPTBC) it was clear that "less is more" perfectly describes the future Performing Arts Center, also known as the Oak Park High School Activity Center. The center will apparently be less than OPTBC’s original vision of a state-of-the-art performing venue, but it will also […]

Bee season has arrived

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Spring is here and bees are buzzing. There are ways to prevent bees from gathering in or around your home and there are methods to remedy bee stings. It’s smart to be prepared for bees. Experts offer suggestions to keep bees from gathering around your home and how to treat bee stings. Honeybees are […]

Middle school may open on time; Calabasas guarantees $375,000

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Middle school may open on time; Calabasas guarantees $375,000 By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The city of Calabasas last week voted to give $375,000 as part of a joint-use agreement for completion of the new Alice C. Stelle Middle School this fall, but some clauses of the contract must be completed. Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is facing […]

Man pleads guilty to murdering Agoura Hills woman in England

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer On April 23, Robert Noble, a 28-year-old Scotsman, confessed to the murder of 20-year-old Alyson Ilene Kaplan from Agoura Hills, during a 40-minute trial in Great Britain. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison. During a freak January blizzard had shut down the London, England transit system, Kaplan, who’d been traveling by train […]

Library hours increased

The operating hours of the Westlake Village Library will change effective Tues., June 3. The new expanded hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The library will remain closed on Sundays and Mondays. The library is at 31220 Oak […]

Mysterious event set

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will host a combination business mixer and murder mystery at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, 7300 Medical Center Dr., West Hills from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Thurs., March 15 Mystery clues are scheduled to begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. There’s no charge and you can RSVP with the Chamber at (818) 222-5680.

Hope surges for Agoura High School leukemia victim

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer "Without the dark there can be no light," said a poet I once knew. Last Friday, 16-year-old Brandon Quinn saw a ray of hope in his life as doctors announced that the boy’s leukemia had gone into remission. "It was like a huge weight off my shoulders and Brandon’s as well," said his mother, […]

Citizen, Youth of the Year named

Recipients of the Citizen and Youth Recognition programs were announced at a recent Westlake Village City Council meeting. Nominees for both the Citizen and Youth of the Year awards must have been residents of Westlake Village and were recognized for making significant contributions to the city and for displaying volunteerism, civic pride and commitment toward the betterment of the city. […]