Calabasas inn and spa stirs controversy

Council puts development to a vote

By Michael Picarellapic@theacorn.com The Calabasas City Council is in a quandary over whether or noto annex the proposed Malibu Valley Inn and Spa, a commerciadevelopment that would be builon unincorporated Los AngeleCounty land at the northwest corner of Mulholland Highway and Stokes Canyon Road. In a 3-2 vote last week, the council approved placing an advisory measure on the Nov. […]

Yacht Club sets sail in Westlake

The Westlake Yacht Club invites Conejo Valley residents to its 12th annual charity auction and sail-a-thon event on Sat., Aug. 6 at the Yacht Club on Westlake Lake at The Landing, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Youthful sailors will compete from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., raising donations and competing for prizes. A silent auction from 10 a.m. to […]

Pony winners celebrate

Local youth to help needy in Chicago

By Sophia Fischersfischer@theacorn.com A local group of teens will soon be far from their comfortable homes in the Conejo Valley and in a completely different environment. The youth group, from Westminster Presbyterian Church in Westlake Village, is embarking on their annual summer mission trip with the goal of helping others. Each year the students, all high school residents from area […]

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Q: I have heard of instances when a dead person is removed from a grave and reburied in a grave in another cemetery. How and why is this done? A: The removal of the remains of a deceased person from a grave, crypt or other burial site is known as disinterment or exhumation. It can involve reburial or entombment in […]

Bright Living Room with Fireplace

This adorable single story in North Hollywood has four bedrooms and two baths. Features include a bright living room with fireplace and sliding doors to the back yard, pool and patio. The home has easy freeway access to the 101 and 170. For more information on this home priced at $624,900, call Michael Rumbin of Dilbeck Realtors, GMAC Westlake Village […]

Water-wise garden grows in popularity

Westlake Village home leads the way

By Stephanie Bertholdobertholdo@theacorn.com Water-wise landscaping has moved far beyond the barren, drought-resistant desert gardens where cactus and other succulents previously reigned supreme. Philippa Klessig, a landscape designer and Westlake Village City Council member, should know. Her stunning Three Springs home sits on a sprawling one-acre lot and is a testament to xeriscaping, a method of gardening that involves choosing drought-tolerant […]

Rattlesnake vaccine available

By Daniel Wolowiczdanielw@theacorn.com Curiosity killed the cat. It’s an age-old saying, but true when it comes to animals and rattlesnakes—a dangerous and sometimes lethal combination. No one knows this better than Dale and Jim Wallis, both of whom had cats that were bitten by rattlesnakes. Although their feline companions survived the bites, Dale’s cat suffered tissue and muscle damage that […]

Walk a mile in their shoes

Shabbat services to be held on the beach

Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue offers a special beachfront setting for its summer Friday night services. The congregation brings blankets and beach chairs and gathers on the sand of Westward Beach in front of the Sunset Restaurant. The service begins at 7 p.m. and ends around 8:30 p.m. Shabbat on the Beach dates are Fri., Aug. 12 and 19 and […]