2006-12-14

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 […]

Cookbook dishes up stars’ favorite recipes



Two Agoura Hills women mixed together celebrities, cooking and philanthropy, creating a coffee table-style cookbook that gives readers a look at some of their favorite stars and the foods they love to prepare. “The Hollywood Cookbook: Cooking for Causes,” by Jackie Zabel and Morgan Most, debuted Nov. 19 at the Kitchen Academy, a professional culinary arts school in Hollywood. But […]

Beating the winter blahs



The holidays are festive time, but for many it can also be a time of emotional turmoil. Despite television’s portrayal of the holiday season as a joyful setting with family and friends, there can also be much stress and loneliness. For many, the prospect of spending time with family and friends is viewed as a dreaded duty and obligation. Isolation […]

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All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at this e-mail address: newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Sat., Dec. 16: PFC-Eureka Mock SAT/Room A1/8:30 a.m. Tues., Dec. 19: Vision and hearing tests/Room A1S/7:50 a.m. “Giving Back” panel for juniors/Room A1/12:25 p.m. Thurs., […]

Temple Beth Haverim hosts menorah lighting



Temple Beth Haverim of Agoura Hills will host the 10th annual menorah lighting at The Promenade in Thousand Oaks at 6:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 18, the fourth night of Hanukkah. The menorah will be lit by Westlake Village Mayor Susan McSweeney, Agoura Hills Mayor Denis Weber and Rick Lemmo, vice president of community relations for Caruso Holdings, as well as […]

Choosing a good wine made easy



Dinner parties—especially during the holiday season—are a relaxing way to share tasty food, enjoy good conversation and spend time with friends and family. For many, bringing a bottle of wine to a dinner is a time-honored way to say thank-you to the hosts for opening their home for the evening. The problem, though, is most people are at a loss […]

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Grace and Power Walking out the front door, my attention was caught by a deep guttural honk. I turned to my left and spied enormous wings ascending over the curvature of a nearby hill. The long wingstrokes were slowly coursing and straining against gravity. The light was muted in the gray weather of the day, making unclear what was approaching […]

This Spacious Home Features A Ceramic Tile Entry



This home with 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms has nearly 2,000 square feet. It features a ceramic tile entry, which leads to the formal living room facing front, and is accented by vaulted ceilings and plantation shutters. Adjacent is the formal dining room flanked by living room and kitchen. The informal family room has a slider to the rear […]

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 […]

Couple knows the art of the deal



Two Westlake Village residents have opened a fine art gallery in Moorpark where local artists are invited to display their work. High Studio’s first show, called “International Affairs,” features works by husbands and wives and will continue through Jan. 4. Paintings by Jorge Lacoste also will be shown throughout the month. Bill and Jean Amador put the studio next door […]


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