2011-10-27

2011-10-27 E-Edition

Westlake proud on anniversary



Likes Lepisto



Dear fellow Acorn readers, I want to encourage you to vote for Sue Lepisto to represent you and your family as a member of the Agoura Hills City Council. I admire Sue—“ Mom” to me—for maintaining a balance between her family, career, and community involvement. She has the best work ethic I have seen and she continues to impress others […]

Children look skyward

Astronomy program for kids at Mountains Restoration Trust

There will be a Youth Naturalist Program on astronomy for children ages 8 through 12, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5 at Mountains Restoration Trust at Headwaters Corner in Calabasas. Children will learn about the stars, planets, nebulae and constellations in the night sky with the help of telescopes and guest speakers. Participants should bring a shoebox with […]

Pre-Halloween surprise



Halloween is all about surprises— scares, tricks, treats. This year’s surprise was Disneyland. My 8-year-old son had no choice—at birth he was forced into our family. He wouldn’t get the news of going to Disneyland in advance like his friends got. No, he was going to find out upon arrival. But here was the problem: Today’s kids are no dummies. […]

Open house at Wellness Community



The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will host a Homecoming Open House to commemorate its 20th anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. This informal gathering will be an opportunity for people affected by cancer to share memories of their experiences, to get re-acquainted and to see the facility’s changes such as the Garden […]

Costume shop owner hunts rare pieces




Mike Brotman, owner of The Magic Planet in Thousand Oaks, has scoured the country for the thousands of high-end costumes that fill his store. Finding treasures like handmade masks from New Orleans and “Star Wars” suits for mysterious Darth Vaders is the best part of his job, said Brotman, a Westlake Village resident. When he’s not traveling to fill his […]

Water rates rise again

District blames wholesale costs


Customers in the Las Virgenes and Oak Park water districts will pay about $3 more per month for potable water starting in January. The rate increase is needed to cover the rising costs of wholesale water, said Glen Peterson, a Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board member who has been serving on the Metropolitan Water District board of directors for […]

Voters for Klessig



Westlake Village is one of the most incredible places to live in the United States. One of the reasons is because Phillipa Klessig has been part of a team of city council members that have led the city to greatness. My wife and family were reflecting the other day after a trip away how great it feels to exit at […]

Laker Girl to coach YMCA cheerleaders



The Triunfo YMCA is forming a new cheerleading squad with former Laker Girl and dancer Jeri-Faye Cohen. Squad members, ages four through 12, will cheer at YMCA flag football games beginning Sat., Dec. 10. Practices and games will take place at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. The fee is $160 plus $40 for a YMCA membership. Cohen, […]


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