Open space preserved by council

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Westlake Village City Council members, known for being advocates of open space, agreed at their meeting last week that selling city-owned property isn’t a good idea. The council heard and turned down a request by four Westlake Village residents to purchase city-owned open space that abuts their homes. Gary Faulkes, who lives on Saddlecrest Lane in […]

Agoura Hills business proposal is ‘out of this world’

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com At last week’s Agoura Hills City Council meeting, a newcomer proposed a business that would combine technology, space exploration and medical research under one roof. Although city council members were enthusiastic about the type of business proposed, they weren’t as supportive of the owner’s request for variances that flagrantly defy the city’s general plan on business […]

Wellness Community to offer several new programs

Wellness Community to offer several new programs The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will offer the following special programs this month at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. For registration or more information, call (805) 379-4777. "Yoga for Stress Management." This course is offered for cancer patients and family members from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on eight consecutive Mondays beginning April 5. […]

Oak Park beats Westlake as neighbors meet on track

By Steve Ames Special to The Acorn The Oak Park High track and field teams hosted recently two meets with a neighbor, the Westlake Warriors, and an invited foe, the San Marino Titans. The Eagles won the boys’ and girls’ meets. In the boys’ meet, the scores were Oak Park 97, Westlake 39 and San Marino 20. The totals were […]

Children can search for Easter eggs in Westlake

Westlake Village Inn is preparing for an anticipated 400 children to arrive on Sun., April 11, with baskets in hand in search of colorful Easter eggs. The hunt for the gold Easter egg begins at 10 a.m. at the hotel’s waterfall. A gold Easter egg will be hidden somewhere in Westlake Village Inn’s botanical gardens, bougainvillea-laced pavilions and rose arbors. […]

Bush is no heroic figure

Bush is no heroic figure I read with disdain the letter from one of your readers chastising some letter writers for (as he calls it) "bashing Bush." I am appalled at the number of citizens like this writer who seem to feel it is un-American not to worship at the feet of George W. Bush, not to embrace the war […]

For the record

The first Calabasas Business Roundtable meeting wasn’t conducted yesterday, Wed., March 31 and the meeting hasn’t been scheduled. The Acorn received false information from a source.

Aliens invade city of Thousand Oaks

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Last night at about 9:30, police chased what they thought were speeding motorists traveling south on Thousand Oaks Boulevard until (after about three blocks) the foreign vessels lifted off the ground and flew into the night sky. Authorities later declared it an alien encounter. By midnight, extraterrestrial beings had taken over Thousand Oaks City Hall. According […]


NPHS Choral Concert Newbury Park High School Choral Music Department hosts spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in Performing Arts Center, 456 Reino Road, Newbury Park featuring wide variety of choral and solo numbers representing many traditions and musical styles sung by Black Orpheus Concert Choir and Panther Chamber Singers. $5. (805) 484-0307 Find Inner Man In You West Coast Men’s […]

Sports Junkie

Quick Take

Quick Take The extracurricular violence that takes place in sports is appalling. The violence that’s within the rules of the respective sport should be expected—I’ve always been a proponent of the intimidation factor in sports. But not the cheap shots! The latest recipient of the Not-So-MVP Award (Marty McSorley and Roger Clemens—among others—are past winners) is Vancouver’s Todd Bertuzzi for […]