Assessed property values among highest in county

Statistics tell only part of the story

Calabasas and Westlake Village are listed among the top 10 cities in Los Angeles County that had the greatest assessed property value increase last year. But looks can be deceiving. Real market values continue to wane. According to the Los Angeles County Assessor’s annual report, Calabasas property values increased 13.1 percent in 2006, while the assessed valuation of homes, condos […]

New car wash for old Agoura turned down by City Council

'There are real safety problems here,' opponents told the council

The Agoura Hills City Council turned down an appeal to build a carwash, lube and detailing center in Old Agoura. The city’s planning commission denied the project in March, but developers Aitan and Schlomy Hillel and their representative, Tom Cohen, appealed the decision. Opponents from the Old Agoura Homeowners Association said the carwash would have added to the congestion already […]

Moms need to put themselves back on the important to-do list

For many women, an important rite of passage is becoming a mother. However, often after the baby is born, the focus shifts, and routines that were once rituals are forgotten. While it’s not surprising that their children and families come first, a new report of 3,000 U.S. moms reveals that although most (76 percent) agree it’s just as important for […]

New technology coming to Oak Park schools

Part 1 of two parts While Oak Park students are on summer break, their schools will be refurbished and new technology equipment added. The first phase of work includes purchasing, installing and training teachers on interactive white boards; improvements to the district’s network infrastructure including updated servers, switches, cabling and software; and a new computer lab at Medea Creek Middle […]

Setting the record straight on Gretzky’s name

History is littered with mistakes; just ask my mother. All kidding aside (I love you, Mom), as many of our loyal Acorn readers know by now, the sports department at this newspaper made an epic blunder last week. Somehow, someway, we managed to misspell Wayne Gretzky’s last name not once, but five- yes, FIVE- times in our feature story on […]

Malibu Celebration of Film showcase to return in the fall

The Malibu Celebration of Film is back for a second year and will showcase award-winning festival films from Sept. 26 through 30. MCOF is not a film festival as such but a celebration of independent films that have won previous awards at festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin and others. Malibu’s 2006 high school division FILMSCOOL winner Ethan Kuperberg […]

Fine with fat

“Michael Moore, you’re fat!” Wow, Acorn, you really showed him, didn’t you? I’ve concluded that I probably wouldn’t be so struck by your frequent forays into the land of national political lampooning- always with a Democrat target- if these editorial cartoons would only even occasionally be presented with at least a little bit of wit. So the message is that […]

In North Ranch

This guard-gated, new 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath, view estate in the hills of North Ranch has a private, 2.3acre lot with panoramic views. Included are a studio, gourmet kitchen, wood floors, private master suite, infinity pool, spa and barbecue. For more information on this property listed at $3,299,000, call Jeff Rosenblum of ReMax Olson and Associates at (818) 435-5225.

Creek restoration underway

Support programs offered for area cancer patients

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura is offering the following cancer support group workshops in August. All programs are at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. •Dr. Ray Chu will present “Brain tumors: cuttingedge research and practice” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs. Aug. 2. Topics include advances in surgical technology and stem cell treatment of brain tumors. •”Harnessing the power of hypnotherapy” […]

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