New homeowner axes oak trees

Bill Gottschalk made a poor first impression on his new Old Agoura neighbors and city officials after he purchased a traditional home on a flat one-acre lot on Foothill Drive. First Gottschalk, a 50-year-old dentist who is living in Calabasas while waiting to build his new home, cut down a number of protected oak trees, prompting his new neighbors to […]

50 years in business

GOLDEN JUBILEE-JAFRA Cosmetics International celebrates its 50th anniversary on Monday. From left, Ken Doyle of Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce, Thousand Oaks Mayor Dennis Gillette, JAFRA President Dyan Lucero, Westlake Village Mayor Susan McSweeny, Vorwerk Vice President of Human Resources Wolfgang Bahlmann and JAFRA CEO Eugenio Lopez-Barrios Sr. The company is based in Westlake Village and employs 500,000 women […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. We love our pets and want to give them the recognition they deserve. Send your pet story to: The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Suite 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; e-mail your story to newstip@theacorn.com; or fax us at (818) 706-8942.

A speedy recovery

HOT CAR-Roger House of Calabasas stands in front of his 2001 6.0 Lamborghini Diablo on display at the car show at the Thousand Oaks Civics Arts Plaza. The event was a fundraiser for the nonprofit Cardiac Kids Have HEART.

Westlake becomes a city divided

From early on in the process I have favored the idea of Lowe’s and other retail stores in a Town Center instead of hundreds of thousands of square feet of office space. Barring the discovery of some bombshell hidden in the text of the Lowe’s initiative, my vote this November would be yes. But when I go the poll, I […]

Custom Home

This house has bamboo floors, alder wood cabinetry, and center island granite kitchen travertine with Viking appliances. The large master retreat has marble master bath and vessel sinks, custom wrought iron and view deck. Other features are lower patio area, pool, spa, recessed lighting, surround sound, wet bar, spacious secondary bedrooms, and newer doors and windows. It’s a horse property […]

Environmental legislation supported

The nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California recently released its “Special Survey on the Environment.” Surveying 2,501 adult California residents across the state, the study examined a range of issues, including air quality and health, environment and politics, and global warming and energy, along with the attitudes of the public. “I was struck, but not surprised by the finding that […]

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Barry awarded Ken Barry, senior vice president of human resources for MOVE Inc. in Westlake Village, was named Human Resources Executive of the Year at the July meeting of the Ventura County Affiliate of the National Human Resources Association. Barry re-engineered the company’s recruiting process and hired more than 800 people in 2005. He was also recognized for reducing corporate […]

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Calabasas Burglars stole two laptops and a digital photo camera with a combined value of $4,000 from a vehicle parked on Clover Trail on July 25. Thieves stole a $2,500 laptop that was left in an unlocked vehicle parked on Lioo Court between July 21 and 22. Vandals caused $600 in damages to a vehicle parked on Red Bluff Drive […]

Singles group meets weekly

The Thousand Oaks Chapter of One Again meets at 8 p.m. Thursdays at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Single people are invited to make new friends and share experiences. For information, call Jay Gacey at (805) 277-1431.

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