2008-11-13

The election that would never end

Ballots still being counted in key races

More than a week after the election, some races in Ventura County still haven’t been called due to the hundreds of thousands of still-to-be-counted ballots. As of Wednesday, there were 410,000 (160,000 absentee and 250,000 provisional) uncounted ballots in Los Angeles County and nearly 70,000 (54,939 absentee and 14,345 provisional) ballots in Ventura County, according to the Secretary of State’s […]

How do you know when the holidays are here?



WHEN THE CHRISTMAS TREE GOES UP—A 60foot white fir tree is hoisted into place last week at The Promenade shopping center in Thousand Oaks. More than 6,000 lights and ornaments will be added. An official lighting will take place at 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 21.

Whizin’s center gets makeover

Changes coming to Agoura's oldest mall

The arcade and atrium area of Whizin’s Mall in Agoura Hills will be remodeled to accommodate a new restaurant, officials said at the city’s Nov. 6 planning commission meeting. Other improvements also will be made. The Tucker Investment Group of Calabasas purchased Agoura Hills’ oldest shopping center in December 2006 for $26.2 million from Bruce Whizin, whose father, the late […]

Calabasas race is biggest ever



AND THEY’RE OFF!— Below, runners leave the starting line in front of the new Calabasas Civic Center during the Calabasas Classic races on Nov. 9. The event included a 5K, 10K and family fun run. More than 1,500 runners from different states and countries participated. Proceeds from the race benefit the Talbert Family Foundation, which helps seriously ill children. Right, […]

Information, please



The Acorn and the Thousand Oaks Acorn will be delivered a day early because of Thanksgiving. Both papers will be distributed on Wed., Nov. 26 instead of Thurs., Nov. 27. This makes it necessary to change deadlines for the Nov. 26 and Dec. 4 editions. Letters to the editor and press releases for the Nov. 26 editions must be received […]

A Veterans Day salute



MILITARY HONORED—A.E. Wright Middle School students address the crowd at an assembly last week to honor veterans. The assembly was led by the school’s social studies teacher, Art Borgquist, a Vietnam veteran and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7799. The program including patriotic songs and war stories, as well as the ringing of a 21-bell salute and the […]

Nominations for Gibbs award



The members of the Calabasas Environmental Commission are looking for the next Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award honoree. The award, which symbolizes commitment to California’s environment, recognizes the voluntary activities of individuals, businesses, municipalities, government agencies and other organizations that work to benefit the environment. Carl Gibbs, who died in February 2006, was a prominent Calabasas environmental commissioner and one […]

Collect e-waste



In addition to its monthly paint and oil collection event, Calabasas will host two free monthly electronic waste collections. On the first Saturday of each month, the Albertsons parking lot at 26521 Agoura Road will be home to an e-waste collection from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A second will be held on the third Saturday of every month in […]

The Oaks mall expansion opening this weekend

Construction took longer than expected

Holiday shoppers will want to load up their wallets and put on their comfortable walking shoes because the two-level, open-air expansion at The Oaks mall will be awaiting them on Sat., Nov. 15. The 103,000 square feet of new retail stores and restaurants was expected to open in October to take full advantage of the holiday shopping season, but construction […]

Triunfo looks at mandatory water rationing



Water rationing, higher rates and other restrictive measures are being considered by the Triunfo Sanitation District to curb water use by customers in Oak Park and Thousand Oaks. California American Water, a separate supplier for T.O. only, announced it will encourage conservation by giving customers a new rate structure. The twoyear drought in California has forced local water districts to […]