2014-05-01

Special moment

Athletes are coming here for the 2015 World Games


Calabasas will roll out the welcome mat next year for a delegation of Special Olympics athletes prior to the opening of the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles. Calabasas has been selected as a host city for the games’ Host Town program. About 60 people gathered in front of Calabasas City Hall on April 23 for a Special Olympics “Host […]

Agoura will fight Calabasas annexation

Lberty Canyon in dispute


The Agoura Hills City Council voted last week to oppose annexation of property next to the Agoura neighborhood of Liberty Canyon by the City of Calabasas. At the April 23 Agoura Hills City Council meeting, a group of community leaders, former mayors and Liberty Canyon homeowners filled the council chambers and demanded that the city take a stand against its […]

Officials give mixed signals regarding local economy



Politicians see it one way, but not all economists agree. City leaders from Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Calabasas and Agoura Hills appeared last week at an economic forecast hosted by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and spoke in mostly glowing terms about the region’s continued recovery. Sales tax revenue, a good barometer of business growth, has returned to mostly […]

Water tank lawsuit brought against LVMWD




Frank Bonvino, a resident of the Three Springs community in Westlake Village, is suing Las Virgenes Municipal Water District in the hopes of halting the construction of a 5-million-gallon water tank in his neighborhood. The lawsuit seeks a temporary restraining order to halt the tank construction until the court holds a hearing. Despite the concerns of residents, LVMWD officials voted […]

Tell Mom she’s special



Mother’s Day is Sun., May 11, 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 or just a few kind words for Mom, your thoughts are important. Even if she’s passed on, we’d still […]

Cities should make love, not war



The Agoura Hills City Council is navigating choppy political waters. Following a spat with Old Agoura regarding the city’s proposed annexation of property in Chesebro Meadow where two dozen luxury homes are planned to be built, the City Council last week fired opening shots against Calabasas over a separate annexation issue. Calabasas intends to annex an unincorporated Los Angeles County […]

HOA dispute hits Calabasas



The board of directors of the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association does not want to pay the increased cost to maintain their properties. They own and control these properties but don’t think it is their responsibility. They took control over these properties from a small group of homeowners, about 500, and want them to pay instead of their over 3,000 members. […]

Coastal program is appreciated



I would like to thank Agoura Hills City Councilmembers Bill Koehler, Illece Buckley Weber, John Edelston and Harry Schwarz for taking a position to support the Local Coastal Program that was approved by the California Coastal Commission last month. I was sorry to see The Acorn editorial take an opposing position as this plan is a milestone accomplishment that protects […]

Crushed by last week’s Acorn grape story



What a surprise to be handed a copy of The Acorn with the headline “Stunted growth.” Was this a study about over-taxation? Perhaps another government snafu driving business out of California? No! It was about grapes. Stunted grapes. Having grown up in an agricultural community, the last thing I ever hope to see is more vineyards in the Santa Monica […]

A farewell to the wineries



Thank you, California Coastal Commission, for saving our mountains. So pleased that there will be no new wineries in the Santa Monica mountains. Thank you, California Coastal Commission and Supervisor Yaroslavsky, for saving the natural beauty of our own exceptional local mountains for us and our children and grandchildren. As a good example of just how badly a vineyard/winery can […]