Westlake City Council rejects Bruno as mayor

Move seen as retribution for Lowe

Abandoning a longstanding tradition, the Westlake Village City Council passed over Mayor Pro Tem Jim Bruno and instead retained incumbent Sue McSweeney for a second oneyear term as mayor of the city. Councilmember Philippa Klessig was appointed to replace Bruno as mayor pro tem. Last month, residents rejected the Measure Z initiative for a Lowe’s home improvement store. The proposal […]

Prognosis not good for local alternative medicine doctor

Professional misconduct alleged

Dr. Alan Schwartz, medical director of the Holistic Resource Center in Agoura Hills, faces charges of professional misconduct that could result in the loss of his license. In a complaint by the Medical Board of California, viewable at the website w w w. c a s e w a t c h . o r g , Schwartz is accused […]

Holidays change Acorn deadlines

Because of the holidays, the deadline for real estate advertising in The Acorn will be noon Thurs., Dec. 21 for the Dec. 28 edition. That’s also the deadline for letters to the editor and press releases. Display ads must be reserved by 11 a.m. on Fri., Dec. 22. For the Jan. 4 edition, the deadline for real estate ads will […]

Community readies for Hanukkah celebration


Students from Chabad of the Conejo watch as Rabbi Moshe Bryski lights the Hanukkah menorah at Agoura Hills City Hall Wednesday morning. The traditional Jewish holiday celebrates the triumph of freedom over oppression, spirit over matter, light over darkness. It begins at sundown tomorrow and lasts for eight days.

Mulholland Highway gets day in the sun

Mulholland Highway has been officially dedicated as a Los Angeles County Scenic Highway along two designated stretches in the local Santa Monica Mountains. Driving east from Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, the designation continues for 13 miles to Kanan Dume Road and then resumes at Cornell Road for another six miles, past Malibu Canyon Road eastward to Cold Canyon Road. […]


In last week’s Westlake Women’s Club article, artist James Coleman was incorrectly identified as Alex Coleman.

Planning commission says no to another Old Agoura ‘mansion’

It’s back to the drawing board for an Old Agoura resident whose plan to build his dream mansion was recently suspended by the Agoura Hills planning commission. Terry Gray submitted plans to build a 5,764-square-foot, single story residence on an acre in Old Agoura, on the northeast side of Fairview Place near the Colodny Drive intersection. At stake is the […]

Housing provider receives $20,000 donation

BUILDING A BETTER WORLD—Calabasas-based Quality Home Loans donates $20,000 to Habitat for Humanity during he Western Regional Mortgage Brokers Convention in Las Vegas recently. The donation will support Habitat’s efforts to build homes for the less fortunate in the Las Vegas area. Quality Home Loans is a privately-owned, equity lending specialist at 27001 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills.

Census study targets the Valley

The U.S. Census Bureau has completed a first-ever report on the demographics of the San Fernando Valley. Prepared at the request of Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Los Angeles County, the report is aimed at helping community organizations, businesses and government leaders make better informed decisions affecting the Valley’s future. Compared to the average American, Valley residents make more […]

Calabasas Styrofoam decision put on hold

Wasteful plastic products are frowned upon

A decision on whether to ban the use of expanded polystyrene packaging in Calabasas was postponed Dec. 6 by the City Council. The night before, Santa Monica’s council okayed that city’s prohibition of the plastic material commonly c a l l e d Styrofoam. A Malibu ban on the product went into effect over a year ago. Calabasas officials studied […]