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New West Symphony to present ‘Pointsettia Ball’

New West Symphony League will present the annual Poinsettia Ball at 6 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 11 at North Ranch Country Club, Westlake Village. The event will feature dinner, dancing to the music of Tim Buley’s orchestra and "North Pole" boutiques featuring vendors with gift items. Proceeds will benefit the New West Symphony. Tickets are $195 per person. For more information, […]

Voters to be asked to approve parcel tax for schools

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer It’s official. The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education unanimously voted to place a parcel tax measure on the March 2 ballot. The measure, called the Las Virgenes Unified School District Quality Public Education Preservation Act of 2004—or "Measure E" for education—will ask property owners within the four cities served by the […]

City of Calabasas creates a new public safety commission

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer A commission being renamed in Calabasas should help the city deal more effectively with disasters, according to city council members. The city council recently changed the community policing commission to the public safety commission. "We’re bringing together all of our emergency services under one roof and it’s aimed at giving real status to the […]

Which Websites are naughty or nice?

Which Websites are naughty or nice? Whether you’re looking for a toy, a trinket or a travel deal, doing your holiday shopping on the Internet can be fun, easy and practical. At the same time, viewing a product on the screen can present different challenges than seeing it in the store. When you’re buying from an online retailer or an […]

Co-op businesses popular with consumers

Studies show that a significant portion of the public is growing increasingly skeptical about the way business gets done and consumers are treated in America. As a result, consumers are turning to an approach that many consider a more trustworthy, accountable, responsive and ethical alternative to large publicly traded corporations. They’re embracing co-ops. A cooperative business belongs to the people […]

Agoura Hills

A portable phone valued at $592 was stolen from a desk at an office in the 5300 block of Derry Avenue between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 18. A vehicle window was smashed between 9:35 and 11:45 a.m. Nov. 23 in the 5100 block of Clareton Drive and a purse, cell phone, checkbook, credit cards and cash were stolen. […]

Village Voices Chorale will light up the holiday stage

The Village Voices Chorale’s holiday-themed concert is titled "Season of Light" and will be presented at 8 p.m. Fri., Dec. 12 and at 2:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 13 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Directed by Gloria Hilliard and accompanied by Christine DeKlotz, the Village Voices Chorale will feature harp, […]

Hidden Hills residents give vote of confidence to their HOA

Second of two parts

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Second of two parts In a bid of confidence for the Hidden Hills Community Association (HHCA), residents of the private equestrian city recently voted by a two-to-one margin to keep in effect the 18-month-old board-amended bylaws that recently sparked controversy and lawsuits in the affluent community in the western foothills of the San Fernando […]

Special act offered to Buttercup kids

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