2005-04-06

For the record



Last week’s picture entitled "Strong Start" on page 41 was incorrectly identified as Nick Slezak. It was actually senior Dylan Hoyes who was pitching in the Westlake Warrior baseball uniform.

How many rent increases must residents endure



How many rent increases must residents endure at Malibu Canyon? The current lack of ordinance in the city of Calabasas, coupled with vague state codes and lack of specific legislation, has allowed the apartment rental industry to conduct business in a way that is now causing an uproar at Malibu Canyon Apartments. If there were good faith negotiations on behalf […]

Las Virgenes water study helps fill knowledge gap



Las Virgenes water study helps fill knowledge gap By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors agreed to help fund a residential water use study they hope will provide vital information to develop conservation programs. The district and other utilities and cities will each pay $20,000 for the project, called the California Single Family Residential […]

Local couple endows lecture series



Charles and Rosemary Licata of Westlake Village have made an endowment to the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy, creating the Charles and Rosemary Licata Lecture Series. Most recently, Michael Novak—theologian, author and former U.S. ambassador—spoke at the school’s Malibu campus on "Religion and Democracy: The Case of Islam." His lecture was the sixth in the school’s series on "The […]

Local resident: Door-to-door sales are often scams



By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Innocent looking young people claiming to be area area teens or college students are canvassing local communities to allegedly raise money for high school sports teams or to earn money for tuition. From Oak Park to Simi Valley, there have been reports of teens selling magazines or children’s books. But one Oak Park resident reports paying […]

Resident reflects on charismatic Pope



By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com The death of Pope John Paul II on April 2 moved billions of people, both believers and nonbelievers, to reflect on the life of an extraordinary human being. "Pope John Paul II’s legacy will surely be the human face he gave to the world," said actress and Lake Sherwood resident Anne Lockhart, who met the pope […]

Young Thousand Oaks lineup overpowers Westlake, 10-3



By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com It might not have been Jalen Rose, Chris Webber or Juwan Howard, but T.O.’s lineup of underclassman played every bit the part of "fabulous freshmen" during Tuesday’s 10-3 win over rival Westlake. Freshman pitcher Brittany Reynolds threw a complete game and freshman catcher Marla Mathews had a two-run double and a two-run home run to help […]

Patience is thin for Reinhardt, Kanan Road project



It’s election year in Agoura Hills and as he did four years ago, Jeff Reinhardt has already started with the obvious deceit of the electorate. As a 15-year resident, I have never believed much of what our council members have promised. In 2002, an election year, Reinhardt et al. tried to undermine the citizens’ wishes by supporting Home Depot. Luckily, […]

Actors for Autism offers unique program



By Daniel Wolowicz Danielw@theacorn.com Alisa Wolf wanted something very simple for her two kids—a chance to participate. Although both her children are autistic, Wolf wanted to get them involved in local activities like basketball, soccer and various other programs offered by the parks and recreations service. But when coaches and counselors were told of her children’s special needs, Wolf was […]

Medea Creek breakfast on April 13 focuses on health



Medea Creek Middle School invites the community to attend a breakfast at the campus on Wed., April 13, to discuss the benefits of cardiovascular health in the student population. The breakfast is scheduled from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Staff and teachers will present the school’s vision for physical education classes and showcaseits new healthy heart technology. The breakfast is […]