2011-06-30 E-Edition

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Plans underway for shopping center in Westlake North

Won’t be a ‘back door deal’ for Lowe’s or Home Depot

Westlake Village could have a new retail shopping center north of the freeway in about two years. Westlake-based Selleck Development Group proposes to build a 232,000-square-foot retail center on a vacant 21.5-acre commercial lot in the 30800 block of Russell Ranch Road. The Shoppes at Westlake would include two major stores, smaller retail shops, banks and restaurants in a roughly […]

Old hospital becomes a senior home

One Eighty, the Seattlebased parent company of Leisure Care Retirement Communities, has announced it will purchase the former Westlake Hospital site on S. Lakeview Canyon Road and turn it into senior home. Terms of the deal were not dislosed, but the 6.5-acre site was valued at approximately $10.9 million. The property belonged to Hospital Corporation of America, parent company of […]

Calabasas goes . . . NUTS for MUTTS

Dog days of summer in Calabasas

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center went to the dogs last Sunday as hundreds of pet owners gathered to celebrate the beauty of mixed breeds. Benefiting the Calabasas Rotary Club, the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center, and the animal rescue organization New Leash on Life, the 2011 Nuts for Mutts Dog Walk and Dog Show combined two events into a single […]

New Oak Park school board member named

Sepideh Yeoh will fill Panec’s term

Sepideh Yeoh will serve on the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education to complete the remaining two years of a four-year term belonging to Marie Panec, who died in May. Last week, school board members Barbara Laifman, Mary Pallant, Allen Rosen and Jan Iceland selected Yeoh from seven candidates to fill Panec’s spot on the five-member panel. “The […]

Westlake Village officials cut costs by reducing public transit options

City spends $370,000 a year on transportation for its residents

Westlake Village residents will have to pay more to catch a lift on city-sponsored school buses and Dial-A-Ride taxis in coming months. The last fare increase was in 2005. In addition to raising fares and for buses and modifying the Dial-A-Ride program, the City Council voted 4-0 on June 8 to consolidate school bus routes and to eliminate a subsidy […]

Economy’s long and winding road leads to Westlake Village

Despite its recent failure to build the YMCA sports park at Thousand Oaks and Lindero Canyon boulevards in a timely manner—leaving residents looking day after day at a denuded hillside where the construction has stalled—the City of Westlake Village has a chance to redeem itself by approving a new development that’s recently entered the pipeline. Builder Dan Selleck has come […]


Keep traffic enforcement intact

With regard to “Uptick in Crime” observed by Matthew Toomey (June 23), you are correct— most of our thefts appear to be from vehicles. But your suggestion of taking deputies off of their traffic enforcement duties and putting them into “residential patrol” may hurt us more than help. Very few people are injured by thieves breaking into cars; however, every […]

Expert opinion

I have received two copies of The Acorn, both atop my Los Angeles Times. I am not sure if they are delivered by your office or if one of my neighbors passes it on to me. I really enjoy it. No, there is no national news, but it is a pleasure to see a publication so well written as well […]