Ban against marijuana dispensary is extended

The city of Agoura Hills has voted to continue the moratorium barring the operation of medical marijuana cooperatives in the city. City Council members agreed to extend the moratorium for two years, the maximum allowed for the temporary, stopgap measure. Craig Steele, Agoura Hills’ city attorney, said that although the moratorium was extended to 2008 it could be repealed at […]

Thanksgiving begins Christmas countdown

START OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON-Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means only 25 shopping days left until Christmas. The busiest day of the year at the malls will be Friday. Many nonprofit groups and service organizations are already feeling the holiday spirit. Below, an elaborate gingerbread house gives a whole new meaning to the term “home for the holidays.” The tasty display […]

White Oak traffic fixed

A trial traffic improvement program at White Oak Elementary in Westlake Village has increased safety and vehicle flow so much that the City Council has agreed to cover the costs of the effort. Traffic around local schools during morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-up times has long been a problem. To help address the issue, White Oak Principal Abbe Irshay […]

Supervisor sees conflict over coastal plan

Areas south of Calabasas affected

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky visited Calabasas last week to discuss the state of the county and provide an update for local residents on issues such as the upcoming plans for the coastal region and Santa Monica Mountains. Yaroslavsky, who represents Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, said the county’s financial future looks promising. “The state of your county’s […]

Giving thanks through song

ARTIST-Angelica Grim yodels her heart out during a recent appearance by the Pacific Ocean Bluegrass Band at Gateway Church in Agoura Hills. Angelica is the California Bluegrass Association’s Teen Ambassador and a rising star in the world of bluegrass music. The church at 29646 Agoura Road prides itself in presenting entertaining acts, and has a Thanksgiving service tonight at 7 […]

Voters upset by Oak Park election problems

With thousands of absentee and provisional ballots still being counted by Ventura County more than two weeks after Election Day, concern continues over the voting process in Oak Park. Although 30 minutes remained before the Nov. 7 polls closed, one precinct reportedly ran out of ballots as about 50 voters stood waiting in line. Many voters became discouraged and decided […]

Early Acorn deadlines

Thanksgiving, Thurs., Nov. 23, will affect deadlines at the Acorn Newspapers for the issue of Nov. 30. Press releases and letters to the editor for the Nov. 30 issue must be received by noon Wed., Nov. 22. Real estate advertising for the Nov. 30 issue must also be reserved by noon Wed., Nov. 22. The Acorn offices will be closed […]


The correct spelling for one of the students in last week’s Lindero Canyon Middle School, Bank of America art appreciation photo is Rachel Apthorp. The story incorrectly stated the type of art presented by second-place winner Laura Avery. Her piece depicted the mangabey monkey, not the macaque monkey.

Pavley environment award goes to Calabasas

After six years of service in the California Assembly, Fran Pavley is stepping down as the representative of the 41st District. But before leaving office next month, Pavley had an important stop to make. After leading the Pledge of Allegiance at last week’s Calabasas City Council meeting, Pavley took the podium to present her final “Sustainable 41” award to the […]

Environmental award open

The Calabasas Environmental Commission is accepting nominations for the 2006 Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award. The award is a symbol of commitment to California’s environment. It honors individuals, businesses, municipalities, government agencies, organizations and institutions which work to benefit the environment. Also recognized are voluntary activities by companies and organizations, big and small, private and nonprofit, that result in cleaner […]