Agoura Hills happy with selling price of land at Oak Creek

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer It’s either more confusion over the Oak Creek development in Agoura Hills or political posturing is continuing to occur during another municipal election. Louis Masry, campaign manager and spokesman for Alex Soteras, a challenger in the Agoura Hills City Council race, has said the city shortchanged itself by basing the sale of the 5½-acre […]


Village to party

The city of Westlake Village will host its inaugural "City Celebration Day" with a series of day-long festivities on Sat., Oct. 25. Events will include a pancake breakfast and family parade at Berniece Bennett Park and a White Oak Elementary Fun Fair with bouncy house, rock climb, rides, carnival booths and food court at the Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 […]

Harmony Chorus to perform Broadway tunes

Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus will take audiences on a tour of Broadway show tunes with "Bright Lights, Big City" at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 25 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. The show will include such hits as "The Sound of Music," "Hernando’s Hideaway" and "New York, […]

Facility also helps women

Facility also helps women In response to K. C. Durfee’s tongue-in-cheek letter of “caution” in last week’s Acorn, your good wishes are appreciated and your story is quite familiar to those who have engaged in this process of making good men better. But I’d like to clarify a possible misconception about the West Coast Men’s Center. We really aren’t a […]

Youth-founded book club raises money for motion picture home

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer What began as two 7-year-olds’ passion for reading led to a fundraiser the two siblings helped organize last weekend that gave more than $10,000 to a program that benefits residents of the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills. The home offers health and human services to those who work or have worked […]


CITY OF CALABASAS NOTICE INVITING SEALED BIDS FOR PURCHASE OF TENNIS COURT LIGHT FIXTURES AT THE CALABASAS TENNIS & SWIM CENTER SPECIFICATION NO. 03-04-05 IN THE CITY OF CALABASAS PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Calabasas as AGENCY, invites sealed bids for the above stated project and will receive such bids in the office of the City […]

Newcomers need know that coyotes will also attack and devour family pets

Newcomers need know that coyotes will also attack and devour family pets I read, with interest, the letter by Mr. Raser (The Acorn, Oct. 9) regarding the "cute photo" of Mesa, the coyote. I must admit to ambivalent emotions about these predators, having lost two beloved cats over the past four years to their hunting instincts. Although, admittedly, the "escapee" […]

Her husband was in the picture, too

Today I opened The Acorn to see that my vacation photo was selected as an honorable mention in the “Take Your Acorn on Vacation” contest. The caption reads, “We’re not sure who’s on her left, but that’s Hilary Matthew on the right. . . .” The man on my left is my husband, Jon. He was accidentally given credit for […]

Girl tells what it’s like to be disabled

Special to The Acorn

School halls, lunch time. A clique of three or so girls congregates against the wall, evaluating male passersby, looking, while trying to make it look like they’re not looking. (Teenage girls are masters of this art.) The girls know each other only casually, but are not shy about making it known when an attractive guy is present. They whisper to […]

Carbon monoxide detection is vital

You can’t see, smell or taste carbon monoxide (CO), but at high levels it can kill a person in minutes. In fact, more than 200 people in the United States die from CO poisoning each year and several thousand people make hospital emergency room visits for treatment of CO exposure. The safety experts at Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) advise that […]

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