2012-04-19

2012-04-19 E-Edition

Fashions on parade for Westlake Women’s Club



Calabasas public transit losing money

Grants, fares not keeping up


The Calabasas public transit system is running in the red and city officials are trying to decide whether to reduce services or not. The Calabasas public transit began in 1999 with a trolley route to promote local shopping. Today it includes 14 vehicles that take riders from one end of the city to the other. In the coming year the […]

Mom Moment



Mother’s Day is Sun., May 13, and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or fewer, please write and tell us about your favorite Mom Moment. Whether it’s a poignant memory, a funny incident that happened or just a few kind words for Mom, your thoughts are important. Even if she’s passed on, […]

Some charges dropped in Griffen Kramer heroin case

David Nernberg prelim is May 31


A 20-year-old Agoura Hills resident who was charged in connection with the overdose death of Griffen Kramer has pleaded guilty to one count of possession of methamphetamine, a felony. The other charges against him have been dropped. On April 11, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Windham ordered Corey Baumann to participate in the deferred entry of judgment program, which […]

Barbara Murphy dead at 64

Agoura woman fought local taxes


Barbara Murphy, an outspoken anti-tax crusader who advocated against what she believed to be excessive local government taxation and spending, died on March 31 after a six-month battle with cancer. She was 64. Hank Murphy, Barbara’s husband of 33 years, said doctors first thought his wife had sprained her right shoulder. “For six months we thought she had a rotary […]

You and the race for Congress



Six candidates make up the final field for the newly drawn 26th U.S. Congressional District, which includes Westlake Village, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Camarillo. They will slug it out in the June 5 primary, and the top two vote-getters—no matter which party they’re in—will advance to the general election in November. Because this is the first year of […]

Fear of new store



I am writing to beg the community to get involved and stop the effort to rezone Lot C in Westlake Village and build a Target superstore. I understand that a group of people will profit a great deal if this project goes through. Others are perhaps thinking of the convenience of not having to drive a few extra miles to […]

Westlake targeted



I am writing to express my strong objection to the proposed 243,500-square-foot retail center on Russell Ranch Road in Westlake Village behind Costco. The intention is for yet another Target store, a Total Woman Gym, a sports store as well as the ubiquitous café/restaurants. In a word, why? When there are currently two Target stores within easy distance, when we […]

Anti big box



On Easter Sunday I attended the wonderful service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Cemetery in Westlake and couldn’t help but think how this peaceful tradition will be forever ruined if they build a mega shopping center on Lot C. While those of us are there to mourn the loss of our loved ones, our quite time of reflection will be […]