2010-02-25 E-Edition

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Freeway, park improvements are biggest in city’s history

Freeway ramp face-lift

Getting on the northbound 101 Freeway at Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village used to be a somewhat dangerous undertaking. In mid-March the loop ramp taking northbound Lindero traffic to the north 101 will be closed temporarily as efforts get under way to make the freeway access safer. Westlake Village officials received complaints over the years from motorists who were […]

Tony Campolo to speak in T.O.

Tony Campolo, PhD, a wellknown preacher, educator and founder of Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, will be speaking this weekend at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. Campolo will speak on “Christianity and the Secular World: Co-operation or Conflict?” at 7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 27. He will address both the 9 and 10:45 a.m. worship services […]

Grotto offers ‘rock-hopping haven’

Deep in the mountains of Malibu, beneath the shade of tall sycamore trees and towering mountain slopes, is one of Mother Nature’s greatest gymnasiums: a mile-long stretch of immense granite boulders resting in a slow-moving creek bed. Welcome to the Grotto. Well-known by hikers as a rock-hoppin’ haven complete with shaded oak groves, gorgeous canyon views, caves and waterfalls, the […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. We love our pets and want to give them the recognition they deserve. Send your pet story to: The Acorn , 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; e-mail your tale to newstip@theacorn.com, or fax us at (818) 706-8942.

New sports park

Motorists in the vicinity of Lindero Canyon Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard have seen big changes unfold on the hills near the intersection. The area is to become a 30-acre community park undertaken by the city of Westlake Village and the Triunfo YMCA. Now that sheep and goats have removed the hillside brush and grass with their grazing and trucks […]

Stand up and be counted

Next month, millions of households across the United States will receive a U.S. Census questionnaire in the mail. This simple 10-question survey not only gives the federal government an updated view of the country’s population and its demographics, but it also helps cities such as Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village receive federal funding. The money the communities receive based […]

Calabasas teen puts focus on others

Brandon Jackson might be one of the busiest 16-year-olds in Calabasas. A junior at New Community Jewish High School in West Hills, Brandon takes Advanced Placement classes, plays varsity sports and leads school clubs at lunchtime. But despite his busy schedule, one activity is never pushed aside: helping others. “There’s a Jewish text that says something like, if you destroy […]

College zoo to host fundraiser

America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College will host the 20th annual Spring Spectacular fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at the campus zoo, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Three different animal shows will be presented and guests can meet some exotic species up close. Food, games, crafts and “behind the scenes” […]

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