Renters fed up with constant cost increases

By Joann Groff joann@theacorn.com After another hefty rent increase was posted on their doors, the residents of Archstone apartments in Calabasas are issuing charges of price gouging and calling for local government intervention. Archstone has been criticized heavily for its frequent rent increases since taking control of the complex in December 2004. Renters at the apartments on Lost Hills Road […]

Veterans of Foreign Wars post receives grant

Las Virgenes Post 7799 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars has received a grant from the Marilyn S. Broad Foundation to support the post’s community patriotic programs. The check was presented by foundation member William Serviss to Arthur Borquist, post commander. The post meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. […]

Oak Park survey says yes to schools

Most respondents chose to move to Oak Park for the quality of its education

The biggest issue facing Oak Park is maintaining the quality of the schools, according to a survey of residents conducted by the Oak Park Community Schools Group. The grass-roots organization, formed in January, is independent of the school district and is made up of volunteer residents who meet monthly to discuss school-related issues such as communications, interdistrict transfers and finances. […]

Benefit for Wildworks

The grand opening of Old Town Studio Gallery will include an artist reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Sat., Nov. 17, at 2165 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. Ten percent of the sales will be donated to the Nature of Wildworks, a nonprofit wildlife care and education center in Topanga. For information, call Julieanne at (818) 749-5598 or send an e-mail to […]

Our children are ‘self-destructing’

I was reading The Acorn last night and I came to a stark realization. There were back-to-back articles about violence directed at our children by our children: The article in which two 8-year-old Lupin Hill students were accused of sexual assault and the article on my daughter’s car being vandalized with death threats at Agoura High School. Parents of LVUSD […]

This Home Has An Open Floorplan And Hardwood

This was a 5-bedroom model but now has 4 bedrooms with a sitting room off the master bedroom and 3 bathrooms. The home is about 2,830 square feet, and it has an open floor plan, hardwood floors, beige carpeting and custom window treatments. The living room has vaulted ceiling and fireplace. The formal dining room includes French doors that open […]


•The Nov. 6 voter turnout in the Westlake Village City Council election was 35 percent, not 61 percent. •A $5,000, not a $1,000 reward is being offered for information regarding vandalism to the Shelley Riggs automobile at Agoura High School on Oct. 25. Call Detective J.T. Manwell at (818) 878-5543 with information.

Funds raised for people with illness

IN A HURRY- – Runners hit their stride quickly at the start of the Calabasas Classic 10K race last Sunday at The Commons. More than 1,500 runners took part in the fourth annual races, which included a 5K and a family fun run. The event benefits the Talbert Family Foundation, an organization that provides financial assistance to members of the […]

Oaks Christian presents ‘Anne Frank’

DEAR DIARY- Anne Frank, portrayed by Oaks Christian High School senior Jennifer Garrison, writes in her journal during a performance of “The Diary of Anne Frank” at the school last week. Performances continue through Nov. 17 at the Bedrosian Pavilion, 31749 La Tienda Drive, Westlake Village. Tickets are $10 general admission. Visiting schools and senior groups of 10 or more […]

Humane Society needs donations

The Humane Society of Ventura County is seeking donations for funds earmarked for special needs and programs. All donations made to a specific fund are only used for those purposes. The funds in need of donations are: •Shep Fund for emergency treatment of animals: Owners can apply for help with medical bills for their pets. •Cat Fund/Cat Haven: a two-room […]