2014-12-11 E-Edition

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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 […]

The Movie Nut

As a writer-director, Tommy Lee Jones has an enduring attraction for the rugged West. He went there in 2006 for his directorial debut, “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada”; now he’s back with a western told from a female point of view. “The Homesman” is the story of how loneliness and cruelty affected many of the women on the unforgiving […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 12: Winter pep rally/ gym/10 to 10:45 a.m. Fall play/black box theater/7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 13: Fall play/black box theater/7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 17: Theater II showcase/ black box theater/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Sat., Dec. 13: ACT/8 a.m. Saturday school/8:30 a.m. Tues., Dec. 16: Financial aid information night/lecture hall/7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 17: Bully documentary/ performing […]

Soccer squad captures championship

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 […]

Topsyturvy Christmas

College Corner

How rankings influence college admissions offices

Students aren’t the only ones competing with each other in the world of college admissions. Even though most people who work in higher education understand that magazine rankings don’t say anything about the quality of education or the experience a student will have at a particular college, they also know that families pay a lot of attention to U.S. News […]

All-American kicker

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, […]

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