2006-07-20

Lowe’s special election to be on November ballot



In a move reminiscent of the Home Depot battle in Agoura Hills, the Westlake Village City Council approved a special election to determine the fate of the proposed Lowe’s Town Center in a commercial zone north of the 101 Freeway. As the result of a citizen’s initiative introduced by former Westlake Mayor Kris CarrawayBowman, the issue that has divided the […]

Extreme racers on their mark, get set…go



AdventureCORPS, an Oak Park-based event production firm that specializes in ultra-endurance and extreme sports events, is making final preparations for the 29th Kiehl’s Badwater Ultramarathon on July 24-26. The world’s toughest foot race will pit up to 90 athletes- runners, triathletes, adventure racers, and mountaineers-in a 135-mile, nonstop race from Death Valley to Mount Whitney. In temperatures up to 130 […]

School without walls coming to LVUSD



A new high school is being built in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, but without walls, classrooms or the trappings of a typical school structure. Construction costs may be nil, but school officials say the educational possibilities are virtually limitless. Tied in with other alternative programs offered in the district, the virtual high school will benefit a wider group […]

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Vandals set fire to a party boat on Calabasas Lake near Park Sorrento last Saturday night, and released about a dozen other boats into the open water, according to Calabasas resident Amy Koval. Koval lives on Calabasas Lake and keeps her boat docked behind her home. When she woke up Sunday morning she found several boats floating in the water, […]

July Fourth fiasco



It was interesting to note the contrasting article and letter in the July 13 Acorn regarding flags on the Fourth of July. First, we have Jay Perry, manager of Johnny P’s, who came upon several young people attempting to remove more than 800 flags on display in front of his restaurant. The 21-year-old male driving the truck should have been […]

Deon Edwards



Deon Edwards has relocated to the Dilbeck Realtors Westlake office after beginning his real estate career with the Dilbeck Sherman Oaks office. Deon brings along with him an unrivaled dedication to his clients and makes their best interest his own. As a personal trainer, martial arts instructor (4th degree black belt in tae kwon do) and fitness instructor in Sherman […]

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Chuck Leko and Michael Schaller, owners of Century 21 Adobe Realty in Newbury Park, recently congratulated associates for top achievement in June. Judi Ross was recognized for top listings and top gross closed commission. Stacy Trimarchi was recognized for top sales. “Our associates at Century 21 Adobe Realty continue to be committed to provide our clients with the best service […]

Local creek restoration underway



In heavy rains, Dry Canyon Creek near the Calabasas intersection of Old Topanga Road and Mulholland Highway could flood, causing serious damage to power, gas and water infrastructure unless the creek bed is restored, environmental officials said last week. This summer, the State Department of Water Resources, Urban Stream Restoration Program and the United States Army Corps of Engineers will […]

Hope Chest volunteer honored



Faye Long, a longtime Villa Esperanza Services Hope Chest volunteer, was one of the honorees at the recent 41st annual Older Americans Recognition Day Awards Program at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The event, hosted by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Commission on Aging and Area Agency on Aging, celebrates older Americans and their contributions to the […]

Independent study students honored



The Las Virgenes Unified School District has a comprehensive program for students who may not succeed in a regular education setting or have other demands in their lives which require independent study. Following are the achievements of several independent study students: Dylan Gutierrez is a full-time independent study student who recently completed 10th grade through Indian Hills High School. He […]


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