2013-12-26 E-Edition

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Westlake and LVMWD year in review

The City of Westlake Village is on target to open a new major shopping center in 2014. A center with Target, that is. In addition to a Target store and about 30 other businesses, the Shoppes at Westlake Village will have an In-N-Out Burger drive-thru restaurant. The center is being built on 21 acres of land at Russell Ranch Road […]

Merry Christmas!

I’ve been in the holiday spirit more than ever this year. It’s easy. I’m a member of a service club. Love and compassion for others— especially children—was on display last Saturday when the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks hosted “Santa Comes to the Neighborhood.” It happened at the Neighborhood for Learning, 110 S. Conejo School Road, near The Lakes shopping […]

Chamber in holiday spirit

Calabasas Chamber of Commerce leaders, local officials, business representatives and residents gathered at a holiday open house Dec. 19 to partake in seasonal fun. More than 160 people attended the event at the Chamber offices in Old Town Calabasas to mingle, and have food and drinks provided by local restaurants. Founded in 1955, the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce is a […]

Political Cartoon

CLU offers workshop for veterans

California Lutheran University will launch its Veterans Entrepreneurship Institute in January by offering 10 three-hour Saturday workshops for military veterans. Nelson Pizarro, an assistant professor of entrepreneurship in CLU’s School of Management, will help veterans to build on the discipline, commitment and leadership they developed through military service. Skills such as entrepreneurial thinking will help participants start their own businesses […]


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Brownley’s good intentions misplaced

Congresswoman Julia Brownley, whose 26th District includes Agoura Hills, Oak Park and Westlake Village, has introduced a bill that would repeal a provision in the recent federal budget agreement that reduces the cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) for military retirees under the age of 62. “As a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I believe our service members, veterans, and their families […]

Holidays, schmolidays

At this time of year, many columnists will be talking about the holiday season—how wonderful it is to spend quality time and share good food with friends and family. And I’ve spent many amazing times celebrating the festivities with loved ones myself. But alas, times change, people change and, unfortunately, circumstances change as well. Where once I would have come […]

Let the good times roll

The best stories of 2013

Local teams and athletes made headlines this year, from the hardwood to diamond to pool. Many high school squads captured CIF-Southern Section championships, and some made it all the way to state tournaments. Not everyone made this prestigious list, but that doesn’t take away from what a lot of talented people accomplished. Here are the top 10 Acorn sports stories […]