Inn and spa project remains on schedule for possible Calabasas annexation

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com A proposal to build a resort-style inn and spa on 126 acres in unincorporated Los Angeles County at the northwest corner of Mulholland Highway and Stokes Canyon Road is moving forward. The project, which would include equestrian facilities, would replace an already approved 81-home residential development and be annexed to Calabasas. The resort is called the […]

Ridgeline ordinance moving forward in Los Angeles County

Ridgeline ordinance moving forward in Los Angeles County By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky attempted to dispel misconceptions about the county’s new ridgeline ordinance at a Calabasas Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week. The county supervisors recently voted 3 to 2 in approving the first reading of the ordinance, which will set tougher restrictions on ridgeline […]

Colorful time of year

Agoura Hills approves affordable housing for those who qualify

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Affordable housing is coming to the city of Agoura Hills. Subsidies for first-time homebuyers—especially teachers, police officers and other public servants who ordinarily couldn’t afford to live in Agoura Hills––were ratified at a recent Agoura Hills City Council meeting. Public workers, including teachers, deputies and some city employees, will reap the largest reward, qualifying for $100,000 […]

November fireworks

Mayor takes ‘State of the City’ on a wild ride in Westlake Village

Mayor takes ‘State of the City’ on a wild ride in Westlake Village By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Westlake Village Mayor Bob Slavin took guests on a wild ride at the annual State of the City address and luncheon last week, using the theme "Westlake Village in 2004: Back to the Future." Presented at the Hyatt Westlake hotel, the theme was […]

City of Westlake Village will award grants

The city of Westlake Village announced that it’s accepting applications for the 2005 Community Services Grant program. The city recognizes the value of local organizations that provide specialized social services and cultural programs benefiting residents. Nonprofit organizations serving the residents of the greater city of Westlake Village community are eligible for grants. Grants will be awarded in minimum amounts of […]

L.A. County in good shape, supervisor says

At a Calabasas Chamber luncheon last week, L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky reported that the county’s financial health is improving. "The condition of the county is pretty good because property tax revenues are up and the county has been stingy," he said. "We’re spending within our means." Although Proposition A failed, the county still has plans to help the L.A. […]

Acorn offices closed until Monday morning

To observe the holiday weekend, the offices of The Acorn Newspapers will be closed on Thanksgiving weekend through Sun., Nov. 28. Our offices will reopen on Mon., Nov. 29. Have a nice holiday weekend and please drive carefully.

Breakfast to highlight safety

The Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to attend the December Networking Breakfast of Champions from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., Dec. 3 at the Los Robles Greens Banquet Center. The breakfast, sponsored by 805 Living magazine, will feature a buffet. Attendees will have the opportunity to network while learning how to secure their home […]