Ahmanson to be preserved as permanent open space

and John Loesing
The Acorn Newspapers

Ahmanson to be preserved as permanent open space By Michael Picarella and John Loesing The Acorn Newspapers Ahmanson to be preserved as permanent open space and John Loesing The Acorn Newspapers The state of California and Washington Mutual Bank announced an agreement Wednesday that will stop development of the controversial Ahmanson Ranch mini-city in eastern Ventura County. Several state agencies […]

First place in our annual photo contest

Westlake Village Council opposes senior housing project

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Council chambers were filled to capacity at the Westlake Village City Council meeting last week by opponents of a proposed senior housing project. Martin Greene of Executive Property Services presented his project for consideration to council members. The 75-unit senior housing facility would be constructed on a four-acre parcel on Lindero Canyon Road, just […]

Shell won’t renew lease in Old Agoura

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer In a surprise turn of events after months of negotiations with the city of Agoura Hills, Shell Oil Products announced that the company won’t renew its gas station lease on Jan. 1. With just a couple of remodeling points left to iron out, Shell Oil Products representative Robert Mustane addressed city council members at […]

State park is site of Acorn Festival

UCLA student runs for school board

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Dylan Loewe, 20, belies his age; he has a rich background in education and politics. Loewe is running for one of the two school board seats in Las Virgenes Unified School District, challenging incumbents Terilyn Finders and Pat Schultz, both of whom are seeking second terms in the Nov. 4 election. A UCLA student […]

For the record

A reader called The Acorn and said that a service company that delivers food locally, Room Service, adds surcharges to its $5.95 delivery charge. The cost of delivery, the caller said, is substantially more than $5.95, depending on either the number of entrees ordered or the total amount. The business was profiled in the Sept. 18 edition of The Acorn.

Local law enforcement officers find marijuana growing in Zuma

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer After months of investigation, the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station narcotics bureau and marijuana enforcement team discovered and harvested 352 marijuana plants in Zuma Canyon last Friday. The estimated street value of the marijuana exceeds $500,000, said Capt. Tom Martin at a press conference on Friday where the marijuana was displayed on the steps of […]

Candidates introduced in Westlake Village

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer The Westlake Joint Board of Homeowner Associations convened for a special meeting last Thursday evening to introduce residents to the three candidates seeking office in the upcoming election for Westlake Village City Council. The candidates introduced themselves and talked about their plans for maintaining and acquiring open space in Westlake Village and other issues. […]

Adobe board president retires after 40 years

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer After 40 years as president of the Leonis Adobe Association Board of Directors, Ray Phillips, who just turned 83, has retired. But he’ll remain a board member. In 1963, Phillips discovered that the Leonis Adobe site on Calabasas Road was to be torn down. According to Calabasas City Councilwoman Lesley Devine, Phillips convinced the […]