2005-06-02

Woman goes inside Afghanistan



Laid out on a table of clean white linen, the polished jewelry sparkled under the noonday sun. The quiet surroundings of Westlake Inn’s main dining room gave no hint of the gems’ turbulent past or the incredible journey they took to come, literally, from the other side of the world. The jewels are the product of one woman’s campaign to […]

CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT



CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACTNotice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report Conifer Tank Replacement Project Lead Agency: Triunfo Sanitation District (TSD) 1001 Partridge Drive, Suite 150 Ventura, California 93003-0704 Contact: Mr. Mark Capron, Project Manager (805) 658-4606 email: markcapron@vrsd.com The proposed project is located in the community of Oak Park. Oak Park is located in southeastern Ventura County, California. […]

A match for the ages

Viewpoint comes back from two games down to go undefeated and win its first-ever volleyball title

In sports writing, wins and losses and endless stats only go so far. In the end, its about finding the story within the story. Last Saturday’s Div. V championship boys’ volleyball match featuring Viewpoint School of Calabasas against Pasadena Poly was full of those tales. There was the story of the little private school team that despite it’s perfect 29-0 […]

Favors Heschel



I can’t help but write to you to object to the recent “Open Letters from the Old Agoura Homeowners Association (OAHA)” which have appeared in your publication as paid advertisements. Thankfully, other letters seemed to clarify quite well the intent of the project and all the extra steps that the Heschel family has taken to make this project successful for […]

A Perfectly Located Home



Perfectly located, this 3bedroom, 2.5-bath home is close to the amenities of Lake Sherwood Country Club, Westlake Village schools, restaurants and shops. The great room features volume ceilings, plantation shutters, built-in cabinetry and a fireplace. The kitchen has granite countertops and a built-in desk. The master suite offers a customized walk-in closet, plantation shutters, ceiling fan and sitting area with […]

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The Acorn announced the creation of the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors this week in 1975. Acting under state law, the supervisors established advisory groups for unincorporated areas of the county. The five members who would make up the council would be elected the following November, but supervisors were deciding whether or not […]

Waxing Goddess warms Westlake



Nestled among oak trees and waterfalls in a courtyard lies the Waxing Goddess body waxing salon. Enter the temple of the Goddess and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into the den of an ancient East Indian princess. Silk saris adorn the walls and the air is perfumed with the scent of essential oils that are found in French waxes. […]

Players say local passion for lacrosse is not a fad

Part two of a two-part series

Oak Park senior Steven Darrow and his younger brother, Sam, are unquestionably two of the Southern California Lacrosse Association’s (SCLA) most highly-touted members. At 6-2 and 210 pounds, Steven is a gifted long stick defenseman who combines brute power with a vast knowledge of the game he learned while growing up in Maryland. Next year, he will play at the […]

Reader calls for Agoura Hills financial audit



The city of Agoura Hills needs an audit like was done in Calabasas. The city is spending $4 million on a new recreation center when they don’t have the money to fix Kanan Road, which they promised to fix 15 years ago. The audit that was done in Calabasas turned the city council around when millions of taxpayers’ money was […]

Erica Hamilton



Erica Hamilton and Bonnie Kronfield were recently congratulated by Chuck Leko and Michael Schaller, owners of Century 21 Adobe Realty, for outstanding production for the month of April. Recognized for top listings and top gross closed commission was Hamilton and top sales associate was Kronfield. “All of our associates


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