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The beat goes on for Westlake cardiac center

Los Robles rehab facility

Los Robles rehab facility isn’t closing, just relocating By Daniel Wolowicz danielw@theacorn.com The Los Robles Hospital cardiac rehabilitation center at the Westlake Village Medical Center will be relocating, not closing, according to hospital CEO Jim Sherman. Heart patients feared the facility would close after hospital officials met last week to discuss selling the medical building. Although Los Robles put the […]

Debate grows concerning toxic mold

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Toxic mold has been a hot button issue recently, especially with environmentally conscious Southern Californians, but many experts are beginning to question whether household mold is truly dangerous or just an expensive headache. Steve Glick, a resident of the Park Sorrento Condominiums near Old Town in Calabasas, said toxic mold is growing inside his home and […]

Principal’s transfer sparks protest

by Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Civic lessons are becoming real life drama at Calabasas High School where parents, students, office personnel and residents have signed petitions, staged sit-ins and converged on the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) board meetings to stop principal J. Guidetti from being transferred. Guidetti was notified Friday by district deputy superintendent Donald Zimring that he would, […]

Longtime businessman Vance Moran retires

Was he

forced out? By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Local businessman Vance Moran, 82, best known as the landlord and co-founder, with the late Art Whizin, of Whizin’s Mall in Agoura Hills, retired last week after Art’s son Bruce requested to take over the operation, according to Moran. Moran plans to relocate to his hometown of Covington in Louisiana. Moran, a Camarillo resident, […]


• Students at Agoura High School had been able to view a pornographic home page on the Internet for 30 to 45 days in the past, not 90 days. Parent Sharon Kinney was misquoted. • The correct telephone number for the Café 14 restaurant in Agoura Hills is (818) 991-9560. • Nick Angelos of Agoura Hills said he did not write […]

Lifesaving unit comes to Calabasas

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The city of Calabasas is working to safeguard people with heart trouble. City officials installed an automated external defibrillator (AED) unit in the city hall lobby for use by trained individuals. Defibrillators are computerized medical devices used to check a person’s heart rhythm. It can recognize rhythms that require a shock and will advise the device’s […]

Westlake Village offers child safety workshop

Westlake Village offers child safety workshop "Megan’s Law and Child Safety" is the first in a quarterly series of free community safety workshops open to all residents. The workshop will be at 7 p.m. Thurs., April 21 at the Westlake Village Civic Center City Council Chambers, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. These workshops are hosted by the city of Westlake Village […]

City weighs fate of mammoth bones

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com The skeleton of an ancient mammoth found late last week during a routine excavation in the Meridian Hills project in Moorpark has a new home—for now. The bones have been taken to the Paleo Environmental Associates’ Laboratory in Santa Ana for cleaning and further analysis. The Moorpark City Council is expected to make a decision about […]

SpringFest debuts in Oak Park

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Sunny skies and the serene hillside behind the new Oak Park Community Center set the stage for the revamped 2005 SpringFest, an annual business expo attended by hundreds of residents last Saturday. The Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and The Acorn sponsored SpringFest and brought it Oak Park for the first time. Once again, SpringFest […]