City of Calabasas finally gets new traffic enforcement cops

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Traffic enforcement in Calabasas finally has new law officers. The city promised they were coming last October, but the process was delayed because of litigation in federal court involving the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and how it handles new appointments. The new officers (a community service assistant, a motorcycle officer and a team leader—or strategist/traffic […]

Citizens can help preserve historic landmarks

Is there room in America’s future for both smaller cell phones and the country’s largest ball of twine? Fortunately, the answer is yes. Americana still seems to be near and dear to many people’s hearts, despite their increased interest in gadgets and technology. Yet studies show that America’s national parks are receiving only two-thirds of the funding they need to […]

New season for New West Symphony

New West Symphony Music Director Boris Brott and Executive Director Kenneth Hopper have announced programming for 2004/2005, the symphony’s 10th season. The New West Symphony’s Amgen Masterpiece Series includes six pairs of concerts with performances on Friday evenings at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center and Saturday evenings at the Countrywide Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. […]

Financial planner earns designation to serve seniors

Lee Schuh, a Westlake Village-based financial planner, recently completed a comprehensive course on priority senior issues conducted by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. Successful participants complete a thorough examination to earn the Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) designation. Professionals in the fields of medicine, insurance, investments and recreation require a broad spectrum of information to serve the needs of seniors. […]

Story of the Week

Who’s the greatest basketball center of all-time? Without getting into this debate, there is certainly one who would get lots of votes, especially on East Coast ballots. I don’t rate him the best, but I do rate Bill Russell one of the best who ever played that position. Russell is the quintessential example of my personal strong feeling in sports […]

Shakespeare comedy playing

The California Shakespeare Company is presenting the Shakespeare comedy "As You Like It" through Sun., Sept. 26 at the Theatre on the Hill, 402 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. The play features one of Shakespeare’s most endearing heroines, Rosalind, who has to first dress as a man […]

Candidate says MAC needs new blood

By Sylvie Belmond Acorn Staff Writer Tony Fote (pronounced Fo-tay) said he has many positive ideas and nothing negative to say about living in Oak Park. But when it comes to politics, Fote, 47, believes the Oak Park Advisory Council needs fresh perspectives. "The MAC should be made up of a wide range of people in our community, not just […]

Smoke alarms may save your life

How important is your smoke alarm? The fact is that 60 percent of all fatal fires occur in homes without a working smoke alarm. Simply stated, when fire breaks out, the smoke alarm functions as an early warning system, reducing your risk of dying by giving you time to alert your loved ones to the fire and get out. Smoke […]

Friends of the Library to offer homebound delivery

In their recent newsletter, the Friends of the Westlake Village Library announced that they now offer delivery service to residents of the city of Westlake Village who are homebound. Volunteers will deliver and pick up library materials to meet the recreational and educational needs of people 55 and older and/or adults who are unable to get to the library because […]

Calabasas resident excels at Avon, receives award

Avon has singled out Calabasas resident Mary Green to receive an award that recognizes "a life lived—and business conducted—according to Avon’s values: trust, respect, belief, humility and integrity." At a recent awards ceremony recognizing members of Avon President’s Club, a group whose membership is limited to Avon’s top sales representatives, Green was presented with "The Spirit of Avon" award. Each […]