Calabasas to buy Ahmanson as site for amusement park

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com To save city programs in Calabasas that might otherwise be eliminated because of state budget cuts, the Calabasas City Council earlier this week acquired the 2,800-acre Ahmanson Ranch property in eastern Ventura County and will convert it into an amusement park. Calabasas officials hope it will become a cash cow for city coffers. The city had […]

Anthony Knight to become superintendent in Oak Park

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) board members last Friday convened to accept the resignation of Superintendent Gary Richards, who came to Oak Park from Connecticut just eight months ago. He’ll be replaced by Anthony Knight, a seasoned veteran of OPUSD. Unable to sell his home in Connecticut, Richards had been living with close friends in […]

Change your clocks on Sunday

Sun., April 4 marks the beginning of daylight-savings time. Remember the old adage "Spring forward, fall back." You must turn your clocks ahead one hour this weekend. Most people make the change before they go to bed on Saturday night. Daylight-savings time begins for much of the country at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April. Time reverts to […]

Rotary Club hosts annual Street Fair

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com While the temperature outside was on its way to hitting a record 90 degrees, it didn’t stop early risers from running Sunday in the Westlake Village Rotary Club’s 10th annual Street Fair, which included a 5K run or walk for kids. With live entertainment, food, drinks, face painting and craft displays, there was plenty to do […]

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 […]

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.

‘Open Mike Night’ coming to Agoura Hills City Council

‘Open Mike Night’ coming to Agoura Hills City Council To provide residents with an opportunity to speak their minds about any city issue, the Agoura Hills City Council has scheduled an "Open Mike Night" at the next city council meeting at 7 p.m., Wed. April 14. City Councilman Jeff Reinhardt organized the session in response to complaints that city officials […]

Cops issue warning about firearm lookalikes

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Malibu/Lost Hills Station, has expressed concern over recent incidents involving air-operated replica firearms. In most cases, the firearms are identical in appearance to genuine assault rifles and pistols. The only distinction is a small orange marking at the tip of the barrel. Due to the realistic appearance of these firearms, local residents have telephoned […]

Citizens’ advisory committee now forming

The city of Westlake Village is seeking interested residents to serve on its newly formed Westlake "2015" Citizens’ Committee, which has been established to assist the city in determining the major issues of the community and what it should be like in the next decade. Tasks of the committee will include assisting the city in selection of a consultant to […]

Agoura Hills man missing

Agoura Hills resident Timothy Perryman, 53, was reported missing to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Monday. Detective Diane Harris of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Division, Missing Persons Detail, said authorities are seeking public assistance in locating Perryman. Family members last saw Perryman on Sun., March 28 at around 1 p.m. After removing his photos and […]