2014-12-11

2014-12-11 E-Edition

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Cheer for the holidays

Festive events scheduled throughout community

‘TIS THE SEASON—Folks around town are getting into the holiday spirit. At left, the Christmas Grinch takes a ride in the ninth annual Parade of Lights hosted Dec. 7 by the Westlake Yacht Club. Below, Santa and Mrs. Claus (Erik and Jennifer Sorenson of Oak Park) welcome families to the Westlake Lake event. Also last weekend, Scouts assist at the […]

Flood plain management examined by county

Insurance rates could be affected


Los Angeles County officials visited Malibu Lake on Dec. 3 and met with residents about updating the area’s flood plain management plan. The county says it hopes to reduce the levels of flood risk within its unincorporated communities by identifying flood-prone areas and educating property owners. The meeting at Malibu Lake Mountain Club featured a presentation from Rob Flaner, a […]

City of Calabasas confronting the evils of bullying

Film will be aired


Bullying at school is an age-old problem that continues to plague students across the nation, including schools in the Conejo Valley. Substance abuse, depression, anxiety, crime and suicide are linked to bullying. Victims, witnesses and bullies are all at risk. According to stopbullying.gov, everybody involved in bullying at school is at risk. Kids who bully other children have been found […]

Accidents again a problem near 101/23 construction




The amount of traffic accidents in the construction zone near the 101-23 freeway interchange has again taken a turn for the worse. After a brief respite between August and October, there were 39 reported collisions in November— up from 19 accidents the previous month—according to Cliff Finley, deputy public works director for the City of Thousand Oaks. Finley was providing […]

Local buyer purchases WLV hospital site




A local business has purchased the vacant property on Lakeview Canyon Road where the Westlake Village Hospital used to stand. Warner Pacific, an insurance brokerage company adjacent to the 6.5 acre lot, initially plans to use the location as a parking lot. “Our ultimate objective is to put something there that’s special and people can be proud of, but that […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Various landscaping equipment was stolen from the Adobe Cantina restaurant storage shed on Agoura Road between Dec. 2 and 3. The phrase “We do not like you, move! Go home, Hollywood Hills” and other graffiti comments were painted on a home being built on Colodny Drive between Nov. 27 and 28. Calabasas A rug, three paintings and an […]

Bullies have no place in today’s social order



On Page 1 of today’s Acorn, we continue our commitment to covering the issues that hit communities the hardest. The bullying that goes on among children and teens has to be near the top of the list. It’s worth pointing out that while bullying begins at a young age, it’s a trait often exhibited by adults, too, and by extension, […]

Political Cartoon



Where is that holiday spirit?



The holiday season is once again in full swing with shoppers busy looking for the perfect gift. I have always been supportive of our local businesses and shopped locally whenever possible, and will always continue to do so. However, once again, our Agoura Hills shopping centers, with the exception of one or two restaurants, are devoid of any holiday decorations. […]