Westlake says pine trees should remain

The Westlake Village City Council denied a homeowner’s request to chop down three pine trees at the end of Hedgewall Drive. The resident was appealing an earlier decision by city staff to keep the trees. He told the city that the trees on public property between his home and open space pose a fire danger to his home. A city […]

FOODShare CEO secures $500K grant for national study

If Bonnie Weigel finds the success she’s looking for she could put herself out of a job. Yet with more than 74,000 people relying on Oxnard-based FOODShare every month, the CEO and president of the Ventura County food bank understands that she still has a lot of work to do before she starts looking for a new career. Weigel has […]

Fundraiser is a big win for shelter pets

Extending library hours

Starting Tues., Sept. 2, the Los Angeles Public Library system will restore service hours to libraries that had reduced their hours in 2009-10. The move will give the libraries an opportunity to provide additional programs and services to their patrons, officials said. The change means the Agoura Hills Library will be open again on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 8 […]

Ten questions with Mr. Baseball

Mike Scioscia takes time from Los Angeles Angels’ pennant race to talk with The Acorn

Tom Selleck is Hollywood’s Mr. Baseball. Mike Scioscia is The Acorn’s Mr. Baseball. The venerable Los Angeles Angels skipper and a Westlake Village resident, Scioscia has the Halos in the thick of a pennant race after a rocky 2013 season. Scioscia commutes from his Conejo Valley home to games in Anaheim during the season. The Angels entered this week with […]

Little synagogue in Simi Valley displays big spirit

Rabbi Michele Paskow said she loves being part of Congregation B’nai Emet, a small Jewish synagogue in Simi Valley. For the past 22 years, the Thousand Oaks resident has served as the part-time spiritual leader at the synagogue, assisting Cantor Michael Russ with services. She said she enjoys teaching members about Judaism. “I’m here to teach and I want people […]

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