Lowe’s defeated

Lowe’s defeated The Lowe’s development was voted down by the Westlake Village City Council with a 2-2 vote Thurs., Jan.19 at city hall. The project needed a majority vote to pass. Council members Mark Rutherford and Philippa Klessig both voted in favor of the 227,000-square-foot development, while Mayor Pro Tem Jim Bruno and Mayor Susan McSweeney voted against the project. […]

Agoura Hills appoints new planning commissioners

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Illece Buckley Weber and John O’Meara became the newest members of the Agoura Hills Planning Commission, replacing long-time commissioners William Koehler and Harry Schwarz, who were elected to the city council in November. The planning commission is comprised of five volunteers, all residents of Agoura Hills. The city received nine applications to fill the commission posts. Three commissioners were reappointed […]

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City’s mayor rotation changed

Complaints made about favoritism

Agoura Hills will change the way the city’s mayors rotate into power, but the new process will take four years to put into effect. Since incorporation in 1982, Agoura Hills has rotated its mayor based on the city council member in line who received the most votes during their election. Calabasas and Westlake Village follow a similar procedure. But the […]

Internet telephony New calling service debated

While nearly four million Americans are enjoying the stateof-the-art-features and low cost of internet telephony, few are aware of the many complications that can accompany broadband phone use. Fire and police officials say, for example, that many users of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone services are unaware that they do not have basic 911 services. VoIP telephony, the cutting […]

Westlake Lowe’s vote scheduled

The Westlake Village City Council was expected to vote last night on whether to approve a zoning change that would allow the construction of a Lowe’s home improvement store. The city’s action wasn’t known at press time, but for an up-to-theminute report on the Lowe’s situation and whether or not the big box store was approved, visit www.theacorn.com.

Hair they come — students enjoy creative coiffures

SUPER STYLISTS—Sumac Elementary School student body president Jessica Schwartz, 11, far right, and treasurer Marissa Treaswell join in the spirit of Wacky Hair day last week. Below, thirdgrader Sam Jones presents his own hair-raising experience.

Calabasas gives environmental excellence award

Get involved Calabasas has a reputation for protecting its natural environment and city officials say they want to recognize those citizens who help keep the area pristine. Earlier this month, Debra O’Hare-Bruschaber of the Mountains Restoration Trust received the first Calabasas Environmental Excellence Award, a symbol of the city’s commitment to preserving the environment. “She’s done so many things in […]

Get involved by cleaning the creeks

In 1972, only 36 percent of the nation’s known streams were safe for uses such as fishing and swimming. Today, about 60 percent are safe, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Yet more needs to be accomplished. To celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day, the city of Calabasas is promoting two events: an Earth Day celebration and creek cleanup events. […]

Festival names new director

The Ventura Music Festival is an annual event presented each May in Ventura that features a variety of performances staged in the city’s historic venues. Recently, the festival offices announced that Cheryl Heitmann has accepted the position of executive director of the festival. Heitmann is a board member of the Conejo Schools Education Foundation, as well as a member of […]