2007-12-27

The Year in Review

Progress made on many fronts, but some issues still divide

A smoking ban aimed at Calabasas apartment dwellers, the approval of a controversial private school near Agoura Hills, and a contentious election for Westlake Village City Council topped the list of stories making headlines in The Acorn this year. The top story of 2007: Drivers welcomed the opening of the new Kanan Road/101 Freeway interchange, a project that cost $25 […]

2007: Ears to you



Top reader photo of the year



Year in sports proved twice as nice for Agoura High



The Agoura girls’ and boys’ water polo teams turned 2007 into something special by winning CIF-Southern Section titles in the same year. In March, the Charger girls beat top-seeded Laguna Beach 11-10 in the CIFSS Division II championship match at Long Beach. It was the second CIF-SS title in program history, the first coming in 2001. In November, the Agoura […]

Homes aglow throughout the community



Early deadlines



The Acorn newspapers have early deadlines for the next edition because of New Year’s Day. Real estate ads must be reserved by 11 a.m. today, Dec. 27, for the Jan. 3 edition. All press releases and letters to the editor are also due today at 11. Space for display advertisers must be reserved by 11 a.m. Fri., Dec. 28 for […]

FOR THE RECORD



•One-hundred percent, not 75 percent of the funds generated by the sale of the Kevin Cordasco Community Cookbook go toward the Talbert Family Foundation fund to help Kevin in his fight against cancer. •Due to a technical glitch, an unedited version of the story on a wildfire preparedness seminar appeared in the Dec. 20 Acorn.

House passes Rim of the Valley study

Trying to determine the full impact of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that will approve and fund a Rim of the Valley corridor study to determine the impact of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The Rim of the Valley is an area that includes the mountains encircling the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Simi, and Conejo valleys as well as areas within […]

Longtime Agoura resident Dick Crowley dies



It’s been said that Richard Francis (Dick) Crowley never considered himself exceptional, but his legion of family, friends- and the city of Agoura Hills- say otherwise. Known as a dedicated family man and tireless city volunteer, Crowley died at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center on Fri., Dec. 7 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 84. Crowley moved […]

Property lines under scrutiny



Calabasas officials want residents to survey the possible pitfalls of making unresearched major home improvements. After finding that pools sometimes needed to be dug up and tennis courts ripped out because of property line judgment errors, the city is urging residents to confirm their exact property boundaries before beginning a project. Residents embarking on projects that will involve an addition […]