2009-01-22

Restaurant served with violation warnings



The owners of Blue Table, a Calabasas store and eatery, say they might have to close their establishment in the spring because of code violations, including one that requires additional parking and bathroom space. Jim and Ellen Marcione, and Stefano and Gina Lisi bought Blue Table in April 2004. The store and deli is in the Calabasas Plaza shopping center […]

Local Business Briefs



Recognition for architectural firm Behr Browers Architects Inc. in Westlake Village recently received three awards from the American Institute of Architects, Ventura County Chapter. Behr Browers Architects received awards for the Miller Family YMCA and Treat Sweets, which are both at Paraiso Shopping Center in Dos Vientos; and for the Center Stage theater in Fontana, Calif. For more than 22 […]

Team Apex gets its hands on some hardware



WINNERS—The U-10 Apex SC B98 soccer team won its division at the inaugural Eagles Winter Classic in Camarillo. The team went undefeated in four games and allowed only two goals the entire tournament. Apex players include Oliver Chow, Lars Defty, Joe Holiday, Matthew Edelman, Ari Sidman, Dane Friesel, Dawson Waggoner, Spencer Griffith, Cole Thompson, Isaiah Garza, Anthony Holmes and Jose […]

Dance troupe celebrates 25th anniversary



The Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble will celebrate its 25 years as a premier American-Israeli contemporary dance troupe in the United States with a special concert at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in February. The troupe will present “Keshet For Life: 25 Years and Counting” on Sun., Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Fred Kavli Theatre. Keshet Chaim will […]

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Splash park under design



A 2,000-square-foot water play area, planned for Oak Park’s Oak Canyon Community Park, is now in the design phase. Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District will begin accepting construction bids soon. Once a contract is awarded for the splash park the district will begin a second project. A dog park will replace an archery range in a remote area of […]

Property sold at Calabasas Commerce Center



Robert D. Erickson and Marc Spellman of Lee & Associates sold an 18,370squarefoot building at the Calabasas Commerce Center for almost $4 million. The property at 25135 Mureau Road was owned by Arden Realty. The buyer, Malcolm Abrams LLC, was represented by Told Partners. With few comparable sales available due to the slowdown in real estate, it’s been difficult for […]

10 questions with Westlake’s Brittany Pillado



Westlake High senior Brittany Pillado had a good weekend. The 17yearold wrestler finished second in the 118-pound division during Saturday’s CIF Southern Regional girls’ wrestling championships at Oxnard High. Because of her result, Pillado qualified for the state championships next weekend at Hanford. The Acorn caught up with Pillado, a two-year member of the Warrior wrestling program, on Martin Luther […]

What’s new on DVD



Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documentaries and music programs now available for purchase online and at retail stores. Casablanca: Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Warner Bros.)—This wartime romance starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture (1944).”Casablanca” is presented in a microdetailed lasercut Moroccan design. The threedisc box set includes […]

Hot New Alternative Heating Option: Multi-Fuel Stoves



If environmental, cost and convenience concerns put the damper on your love affair with your wood burning stove, take heart. New energy efficient multi-fuel stoves that burn environmentally friendly, renewable fuel could reignite your passion. Wood-burning stoves have been a home heating staple for centuries. More recently, stoves that burn dried wheat or corn, or pellets made from dehydrated, compressed […]


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