Voters nail Lowe’s at the ballot box

Measure Z can't overcome stiff opposition

There will be no Lowe’s home improvement store in Westlake Village after residents rejected Measure Z in the Nov. 7 election. According to county election figures Wednesday morning, there were 1,907 votes against the big box store compared to 1,539 votes in favor. Councilmember Philippa Klessig, who supported the Lowe’s zoning amendment, expressed surprise at the wide margin of loss. […]

Agoura studio to stage art show

Art is Our Passion Studios will stage a community event Saturday showcasing paintings, sculptures and photography by artists from the Conejo Valley, Camarillo and Los Angeles. Christopher Cooksey, a teacher at the Agoura Hills art studio formerly known as Young at Art, said the Nov. 11 show will feature works by established and emerging artists who will be selling artwork […]

Transplant organization to hear guest speaker

Hans Gritsch, MD will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Transplant Recipients International Organization Ventura County West Valley Chapter. The meeting is at 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 17 at the Baxter Health Care Building, One Baxter Way, Westlake Village. Gritsch, surgical director at UCLA’s kidney and kidneypancreas transplant department, will speak about issues of importance to transplant […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (9-0) vs. Moorpark Musketeers (8-1) Friday, 7 p.m.

Power vs. speed. Winner takes all. The Marmonte League football championship is at stake Friday night at Moorpark High. The host Moorpark Musketeers are the defending league champions. Junior running back Darrell Scott, the secondleading rusher in the state with 2,048 yards, effectively runs the ball behind a massive offensive line. Moorpark is big and physical in the trenches. “No […]

Triunfo YMCA names 2006 Volunteer of the Year

Kenny Simpson is the Triunfo YMCA’s 2006 Volunteer of the Year, executive director Ronnie Stone announced. The YMCA serves Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Oak Park. The 27yearold Simpson began his YMCA experience as a summer camp counselor in 1996. In the ensuing summers, Simpson worked his way from counselor to assistant director to camp director. In 2001, Simpson went […]

‘Building mania’ not necessary

Regarding the Agoura Village plan, what are the stores proposed? Cold Stone Creamery? Victoria’s Secret? What do we need that we don’t have in Agoura? A Whole Foods Market, a teen center or bowling alley? Maybe. But this building mania is not necessary. Just because we have the open space doesn’t mean we have to fill it up. If Agoura […]

Conveniently Located Seconds From The Hearts of Thousand Oaks

This single story home in Thousand Oaks features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Upgrades include true maple hardwood floors, base and crown molding, recessed lighting, is freshly painted and is in move-in condition. Conveniently located seconds from the heart of Thousand Oaks and a few feet from mountain trails and views. The grounds are serene with the covered patio and […]

Free to choose

OFFICIAL VOTER-U.S. Marine Private Chris Montague, an Agoura Hills resident and a first-time voter, casts his ballot at the Lake Lindero Country Club precinct before returning to Camp Pendleton on Tuesday.

Students clean up for a cause

Bottles, cans and glass bound for recycling find new value

Students from Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills turned trash into treasure this weekend when they brought their recyclables to the school campus for a fundraiser to support children with cancer and their families. All told, the students collected 135 lbs. of plastic bottles, 60 lbs. of aluminum cans and 41 lbs. of glass which will translate into $250 that […]

Fitness class offered for special needs kids

A new fitness class for special needs children will be held once a month beginning Nov. 12 at Monarchs Gym in Agoura Hills. The program is sponsored by the Conejo Valley Friendship Circle and is run by BMod Fitness. The Friendship Circle pairs teenage volunteers with special needs kids. Working together, the teens and kids develop a strong bond as […]