Calabasas hires ‘Dream Team’ to fight Ahmanson

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Attorney Katherine Stone will no longer represent the city of Calabasas in its legal battle against Washington Mutual’s proposed Ahmanson Ranch development, north of Calabasas in Ventura County. The council last week unanimously voted to take her off the case and instead hire a duo that City Councilwoman Lesley Devine called a legal "dream […]


Community pulls together for Brandon Quinn

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Community support for leukemia patient Brandon Quinn, 16, continues to grow. The Agoura High School student was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease in April, but friends of the family, teammates from Brandon’s high school baseball team and strangers in general are coming forth to help the boy and his family. Brandon’s father is deceased […]

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Website aids those in favor of music programs

While many school districts are considering scaling back their music curriculum, a growing number of parents and teachers are singing the praises of music class––and their opinions are often backed by studies. For example: U.S. Department of Education data shows that students who report consistently high levels of involvement in instrumental music over the middle and high school years show […]

T.O. resident honored with Hadassah Award

Cheryl Landsberg of Thousand Oaks has been named a recipient of the 17th annual Hadassah National Leadership Award. This award honors members whose leadership accomplishments within Hadassah and other civic, educational and cultural organizations reflect Hadassah’s dedication to the principles of the volunteer ethic. Award recipients are selected by their peers and represent a wide range of achievements. Landsberg has […]

City council in Calabasas earns their praise

City council in Calabasas earns their praise The Education Commission of the city of Calabasas would like to thank the city council of Calabasas for fast-tracking its approval of a joint-use agreement with the Las Virgenes Unified School District and advancing the $375,000 needed to open A. C. Stelle Middle School immediately upon its completion. In addition, the proposal by […]

Agoura Hills makes it easier to add granny flats

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Residents in Agoura Hills might be adding more granny flats onto their homes under a new state law that makes it easier to build the units. Starting July 1, Assembly Bill 1866 requires local governments to approve the granny flats, or second units through an "over-the-counter" application process, as opposed to the normal planning […]

‘Margarita Mix-Off’ is tonight

The second annual Soroptimist International of the Conejo Margarita Mix-Off begins tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Gardens of the World Community Park on Thousand Oaks Boulevard, across from the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, with competition for the best margarita (mixed and blended), hors d’oeuvres and drink presentation and booth. Soroptimist International is a world-wide service organization for professional […]

Adult CPR classes offered

American Red Cross of Ventura County will present "Adult CPR with First Aid," a course that teaches rescuers how to treat cardiac emergencies, breathing emergencies, choking and first aid skills, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., May 24 at Dos Vientos Community Center, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. The cost to participate is $40 and advance registration is required […]