2005-02-09

Housing market still hot

Report: 2005
is the year
prices will slow


Report: 2005 is the year prices will slow By John Loesing newstip@theacorn.com While home prices have approached incredibly high levels in many areas of Ventura County and the adjacent communities of Westlake Village, Agoura Hillsand Calabasas, the residential real estate market shows little sign of tapering off this year due to the area’s continued strong economy, an industry report released […]

Salute to the winner



Candidates begin election debate

Challengers say incumbents no longer

Challengers say incumbents no longer ‘civil’ By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Calabasas residents heard six candidates in the upcoming council election talk about issues such as traffic, schools, environment and the new civic center during a televised forum last week sponsored by the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters. Candidate Vern Padgett failed to appear, citing other […]

A touch of Valentine’s



Plans made for Spring Fest



Spring isn’t far away, and to put the community’s many new and vibrant businesses on display the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and The Acorn will host a 2005 Spring Fest and Business Expo Sat., April 9. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., also will showcase the recently opened Oak Park Community Center in Oak […]

Saberhagen miffed over city’s actions

Donation issue

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Calabasas High School Baseball coach Bret Saberhagen, the former major league pitching star, requested $32,000 from the city of Calabasas for a scoreboard at the new varsity baseball field he’s building, but later withdrew his request following a funding disagreement at last week’s city council meeting. Calabasas City Councilmember Lesley Devine said she had concerns about […]

Early work on Agoura Village under way

Shopping and entertainment
zone located on Agoura Road


Shopping and entertainment zone located on Agoura Road By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Soil testing and archeological sampling is under way at the future site of Agoura Village. The 98-acre commercial real estate tract along Agoura Road between Cornell and Kanan roads is on track to become an eclectic, pedestrian-friendly shopping center that combines adult living with artist studios, upscale boutiques […]

New equipment comes to the rescue



By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Oak Park fire station 36 is now home to a medic fire engine and three fire paramedics thanks to a new partnership between ambulance provider AMR and the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Linda Parks visited the Deerhill Road station Jan. 31 to lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new, fully equipped engine. The engine […]

Chamber installs Masry as new president



By John Loesing newstip@theacorn.com The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce promised to continue its unprecedented growth by reaching out to neighboring communities and thwarting outside "conglomerates" that want to take profits away from local merchants. "We will stand up and protect our businesses," newly installed Chamber President Louis Masry told the 230 people who attended last week’s board of […]

Robbers sample Candy Cottage



The Candy Cottage and Gift Store on Lindero Canyon Road was robbed Feb. 2 at gunpoint. No injuries were reported. According to authorities, two people drove to the store at about 3 p.m. One of them brandished a semi-automatic handgun and reportedly demanded money from the cashier. The store employee, who was alone in the store at the time because […]