2011-01-13

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Westlake Hospital gets final diagnosis

Buildings to be demolished, site waiting to be sold


The long troubled Westlake Hospital has finally flatlined. Plans are underway to demolish the two hospital buildings at 4415 South Lakeview Canyon Road in Westlake Village, bringing to an end a more than 15-year struggle to keep the hospital running in one form or another. Rarely was it able to make money. The site belongs to Hospital Corporation of America, […]

Not afraid to go the distance



Homeowner association grants wider use of Calabasas Lake

Some residents who paid taxes for maintenance were denied access


After months of negotiation, the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association has agreed to open Calabasas Lake to all property owners in the city’s Landscape Maintenance District 22. The CPHA represents some than 2,800 homes in the area surrounding the 21-acre man-made lake. In all, the maintenance district includes more than 3,180 homes and commercial parcels, such as The Commons. It uses […]

This old oak tree not all it’s cracked up to be



Give us your best



A community’s most precious resources aren’t the amenities it boasts, but the people who make them possible. In March, The Acorn will reveal its list of the Top 25 Local People of 2011, a golden salute to the leaders and volunteers, business people and educators who’ve proven to be the key players in our community over the past year. A […]

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Rich man, poor man



I am a 72-year-old resident of Agoura Hills. I live with my son and his family because my only income is Social Security and is not enough for me to have my own apartment. I can’t believe the government for the second year in a row says the cost of living hasn’t gone up so there will be no cost-of-living […]

What about OCHS?



After reading your article of Jan. 6 announcing this year’s individual football awards in the Marmonte, I was a bit confused. The first seven paragraphs were spent honoring players from Westlake, Thousand Oaks, and St. Bonaventure, with honors for the league’s most valuable player for “nearly” leading his team to the CIF title, as well as other individual awards for […]

Breaking the code



As a resident, I was disappointed that the city’s Jan. 4 workshop on Calabasas building code amendments was not an open, public exchange like all previous city workshops I have attended. Instead, residents were engaged one-on-one or in disorganized clumps where we could not hear what was being asked and answered by others. It was almost as if there was […]