Fashion mall will be considered for Agoura Hills

Former rivals join forces to give the city a high-end retail center

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer A 24-acre site in Agoura Hills, once the battleground for a proposed Home Depot store, could be the location for a new upscale fashion mall with Neiman Marcus as a possible anchor, according to the project’s developer. Last year, voters passed a ballot measure that limited "big box" retail stores in Agoura Hills to […]

Leonis a link to rough, tough Old West

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas is considered by many as a premier place to live; a great location to raise a family with its lovely open space, parks and recreational programs, fine schools, and cultural activities. But Calabasas once had a reputation, according to historians, as one of the toughest and wildest spots in California. Before 1886 when […]

Speaker to discuss time management

Life coach Adrienne Jacob will discuss the "Art of Juggling it All!" in her talk on time management from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tues., July 8 when the Westlake chapter of Leads to Business through Marketing meets at the Plug Nickel restaurant in Westlake Village. The $15 cost includes a full breakfast. To RSVP, please call Chuck Smith at (805) […]

Leonis Adobe offers program for kids

Children ages 2 through 8 are invited to join Rancher Richard from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, July 8 through Aug. 26, for a summer program of old-fashioned games, music and stories at the Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, in Old Town Calabasas. Children will have the opportunity to help feed the museum’s ranch animals including sheep, goats, poultry, […]

Whether it’s

Hitler or Hussein, hatred caused mass murder

This letter is in response to K.C. Durfee’s letter of June 12, "Hitler series revisited." Durfee asked the question, "Did this miniseries remind anyone of anything?" I would like to answer that question with my own reasoning. Hitler did not need weapons of mass destruction to have millions of people killed. His hatred was his weapon of mass destruction and […]

Calabasas to get a new city manager by January

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas will have a new city manager by January. Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem Michael Harrison made that announcement during last week’s city council meeting. In a follow-up interview last week, Harrison said he couldn’t give details for legal reasons. Councilmembers—excluding City Councilwoman Lesley Devine who was absent that day—discussed the issue in closed session […]

Concerts in the Park

The sounds of 1940s-era swing will fill Chumash Park at 6 p.m. Sun., July 6 as the swing band trio "Trilogy" entertains in the next Summer Concert in the Park at 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. A special treat is in store for concert goers. At 8:45 p.m. a special fireworks presentation will light up the sky. Since pets […]

Local student writes award-winning essay

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Political chicanery, corporate shenanigans. These days, why trust anyone? Eden Hanish, an eighth-grade student from Calabasas, says without integrity to guide us in our lives, society would be in real danger. Recently, Eden wrote an essay about integrity titled "To Protect and to Serve" that won a contest from the Fraternal Order of Police. […]

Jamie Kennedy coming to The Canyon

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Scream if you want to see Jamie Kennedy at The Canyon in Agoura Hills tomorrow night. Kennedy, who became famous from his film geek role in the "Scream" movies and who became even more popular after his TV show, "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment," went on the air, will perform a new stand-up routine at […]

Agoura Hills streets to be repaved

A $410,000 street improvement project is set to begin later this summer in Agoura Hills. This year’s asphalt overlay will cover 11 streets altogether: Agoura Glen, Country Glen, Fairview, Grey Rock, Jon Dodson, Kimberly, Oak Path, Saddlebrook, Shady Creek, Trail Creek and Weeping Willow. The material used to improve the pavement will be rubberized asphalt made of recycled tires. Bids […]