2005-06-09

Civic Center gets green light in Calabasas



The Calabasas City Council unanimously approved final design plans for the new civic center on Park Sorrento next to The Commons. The $27 million city hall, theater and library complex will come in on time and on budget, city officials said. The city scrapped original plans for an underground parking lot and moved the 50 parking spots to the theater […]

Community activities in full force this summer



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will present programs this summer to provide community members with everything from an opportunity to learn how to speak Italian like Sophia Loren to how to swing a golf club like Tiger Woods. Unless noted otherwise, classes are at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. To […]

Women’s Club awards grads



The Scholarship Committee of the Westlake Women’s Club will present scholarships to a number of graduating seniors from Conejo Valley high schools at the award ceremony programs this month at the students’ schools. Headed by Marge Ceran, the committee will award $7,000 in scholarship funds. Tiffany Hsiou of Westlake High School will receive the Karen Rufener scholarship. The UCLAbound grad […]

Survivors celebrate life



Mystery ad



I expect to go to The Acorn and find out the facts and most of the time, I think you do an excellent job. However, the ad you took from some group called “Friends of the Environment” contained lies about Mary Wiesbrock of Save Open Space, a prime mover and activist in the saving of Ahmanson Ranch. The ad was […]

Tom Geiser



The prestigious gated community of Malibu View Estates in Agoura is now approaching completion. The property is situated on about one acre and the amazing estate is expected to span about 8,500 square feet. The home features many luxury amenities including a media room, library, great room, gourmet kitchen, plus so much more. For more information on this property priced […]

Bullies not acceptable

Public school crackdown is underway

Jolted by a sexual molestation case involving two students, one of them in special education classes, the Las Virgenes Unified School District has formed a task force on bullying that administrators hope will ease parent concerns about kids being victimized on campus. The task force recently gave the Las Virgenes School School Board several reports on bullying, including two national […]

Four Oak Park Seniors earn Girl Scouts’ Gold Award



Four Oak Park High School girls received the Gold Award, the highest achievement in senior Girl Scouting, at a ceremony at the Oak Park Community Center on May 15. Troop leader Sue Martin and Tres Condados Girl Scout Council CEO Cynder Sinclair presented the awards. The girls have been with troop no. 790 since kindergarten. Lindsay Bailey earned more than […]

John Hopkins honors locals



The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Center for Talented Youth recently honored a number of Conejo Valley students in grades 7 and 8 for academic excellence in a ceremony at the University of Southern California in May. The youth who were recognized had scored in the 97th percentile or above on standardized tests then were invited by JHU to take a […]

Pool safety begins in your own backyard



At parks and beaches, there are fences, barriers and trained lifeguards on duty to keep swimmers and their families safe. Unfortunately, many residential pools don’t have the same safety measures in place. Without proper poolside precautions, summer celebrations could quickly turn tragic. “Each year, more than 250 children under the age of 5 are drowning victims, often in their own […]


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