Charity fundraisers on the move

Charity fundraisers on the move

SOKA purchase near $35 million needed by April 15

SOKA purchase near $35 million needed by April 15 By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The deadline is fast approaching for a group of 10 public agency partners to buy the 588-acre Soka property in Calabasas in hopes of preserving it as open space. The property, owned by the Japanese Soka University of America, is known locally as Gillette Ranch in honor […]

Lowe’s wants Westlake store

Home Depot competiton heating up

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Plans have been submitted to the city of Westlake Village for a new 137,000-square-foot Lowe’s home improvement retail store on Russell Ranch Road. Lowe’s filed the application in November 2004, according to Westlake Village Planning Director Robert Theobald. Earlier this month, the Westlake Village City Council ordered a consultant to study the environmental impacts of the […]

Winter in Calabasas

New civic center includes community theater

Fundraising underway

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The Calabasas City Council agreed last week to reserve space at the future Calabasas Civic Center site on Park Sorrento next to The Commons shopping center for a new theater. A new nonprofit group, Spotlight the Arts, is helping raise funds for the new theater. Spotlight will host its first fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. […]

New crossing flag system promotes pedestrian safety

The city of Calabasas installed the first of several new crossing flag systems last week. City officials hope the flags will create greater safety for pedestrians. The new flags were installed near the roundabout on Parkway Calabasas at Camino Portal in Calabasas. Those who want to cross the street can pick up a flag from a container mounted on a […]

City council candidate outlines ambitious goals

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The city of Calabasas is a great place to live, according to many residents, including Jonathon Wolfson, a candidate for city council. But Wolfson said a great city still needs leadership with strong goals. Wolfson, a lawyer and Calabasas Planning Commissioner, said his skills have allowed him to successfully collaborate with colleagues to find meaningful solutions […]


Calabasas Chamber

Forums Calabasas Chamber Date: Thurs., Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Location: Las Virgenes Unified School District board room; 4111 N. Las Virgenes Road Greater Mulwood HOA Date: Tues., Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Location: Chaparral Elementary School multipurpose room; 22601 Liberty Bell Road Calabasas Park HOA Date: Wed., Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Location: Calabasas County Club; 4515 Park Entrada Las Virgenes Homeowners […]

Water board names officers

The Board of Directors of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District ((LVMWD) has elected new officers for two-year terms selecting Charles Caspary of Hidden Hills as president; Joseph Bowman of Westlake Village as vice-president; Ann Dorgelo of Agoura Hills as secretary; and Glen Peterson of Agoura Hills as treasurer. Board members Caspary and Bowman also took the oath of office for […]

Murder hearing postponed for Agoura woman

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The preliminary hearing setting for April Soma, the Agoura Hills woman accused of murdering her husband on New Year’s Eve, was postponed by Van Nuys Superior Court until Feb. 25. If both parties are prepared at this time, the preliminary hearing date will be scheduled. No testimony is expected at the preliminary hearing setting. Soma pleaded […]