2012-02-23 E-Edition

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Need for bike safety in Westlake

My concern is for bicycle safety at the eastbound Agoura Road approach to Lindero Canyon or, put another way, the southwest corner of the intersection where the apartment complex is located. My concern for safety revolves around the on-street vehicle parking that is currently allowed along the eastbound (south side) Agoura Road approach to the intersection. Those parked cars and […]

American soccer hero hasn’t forgotten his roots


I first met Eric Wynalda in 1977. He was playing soccer in Westlake Village in AYSO’s Region 9. I was a soccer correspondent for Scripps Newspapers and had heard there was a youngster with great athletic ability playing in the Conejo Valley. I will never forget that day. Wynalda lived up to the hype, and I went back to the […]

Discovering the world through music

Low-cost housing facility for seniors opens in Calabasas

Located in the heart of Old Town Calabasas, the Canyon Creek apartments comprise the first senior affordable housing project in the city dedicated to low-income individuals 62 years old and older. Developer Thomas Safran said the impetus for Canyon Creek began six years ago when he met Calabasas widow Betty Farmer who agreed to sell her land to build low-cost […]

Recent cartoon was hurtful to local teachers

The political cartoon that appeared in The Acorn on Feb. 16 was both a surprise and a disappointment for all of us who work in service to the children of this community. Its depiction that school closures were tied to anyone’s financial gain was both insulting and ignorant. School districts throughout our region have been pummeled for the past four […]

Boxing plus hair care proves to be couple’s formula for success

Boxing gold medalist Audley Harrison and his wife Raychel, a celebrity hairstylist, pooled their talents to launch a premier hair salon featuring the sophistication of a Beverly Hills shop with the friendly ambiance and pricing of the Conejo Valley. Salon Nuuvo opened at The Summit at Calabasas shopping center last month. The shop offers superior haircuts, hair coloring and skin […]

Artists shine in exhibit

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley will present the “Connections” exhibit from Thurs., March 1 through Wed., May 30 in The Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Artists from Ventura and Los Angeles Counties will present a variety of media, including painting, photography, mixed media, fiber art and sculpture. The exhibiting […]

The Acorn Movie Nut handicaps the Oscars

    Although I try to see every movie nominated in every major Oscar category, intelligently picking winners remains problematic. Still, if I were the one opening the envelope on the stage Sunday inside Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre, these would be my "best."                                                                Picture—"The Help"     This one has just the right "helping" of everything: hardship and compassion, bits of humor […]

More school money is not the answer

Year after year the LVUSD asked for special funding, more taxes, and the drums never cease. With all of the asking, the money given, allocated by the state, and the denied extra taxes, could the reason be the results are not there? Where are the Agoura and Calabasas High Schools in the state or even the national decathlons? Where are […]