2015-01-22

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Nature in Focus



Bystanders assist deputies struggling to make an arrest




At a meeting Jan. 14, city officials in Calabasas recognized three men, Michael Kessler, Thomas Impliazzo and Tal Cohen, for coming to the aid of two deputies trying to arrest a man in connection with a burglary. About 2 p.m. Oct. 15, two Lost Hills Station deputies tried to detain the suspect near Gelson’s Village shopping center in Calabasas. Lost […]

Calabasas drive-thru ban still on

Some businesses want law changed


After an hourlong debate during its Jan. 14 meeting, the Calabasas City Council decided to continue a city prohibition against drive-thru establishments that has been in effect since 1998. Maureen Tamuri, director of community development for Calabasas, said the city had received inquiries from restaurants and retailers that provide drivethru service, including Starbucks, In-N-Out Burger and Chick-fil-A regarding the drive-thru […]

Jim Benkert goes to Oaks




Jim Benkert, the face of Westlake High School for the past two decades, was announced last week as the newest member of the Oaks Christian High School football coaching staff. The move, made official last Thursday during a press conference on the private school campus in Westlake Village, became immediate water cooler talk in the Conejo Valley and beyond. Since […]

Love notes



Valentine’s Day is special, and your loved one deserves to know they’re the No. 1 person in your life. This year, you can send your Valentine a message of endearment by purchasing a $10 personal Love Note that will appear in the Feb. 12 issue of The Acorn in print and online. Not to exceed 100 words, your Love Note […]

Westlake Plaza remodel almost complete

Shoppers say the wait was worth it


The $25-million renovation of Westlake Plaza was marred by the controversial removal of scores of trees as well as revenue losses at businesses that saw fewer customers during prolonged construction. But now that the bulk of the work is over, shoppers say they’re pleased with the new look of the center at the intersection of Agoura Road and Westlake Boulevard. […]

Grant will assist homeowners with repairs



Officials in Calabasas and Westlake Village will once again use federal grant money to provide financial assistance to homeowners who need to make repairs on their properties. This upcoming fiscal year, which starts July 1, the City of Calabasas expects to receive about $84,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds, about $4,000 less than last year. The City of Westlake […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A thief stole a $1,000 laptop computer and accessories valued at about $1,200 from a car parked near McDonald’s in the 29100 block of Agoura Road Jan. 5. A resident on Lakefront Drive reported seeing two suspicious vehicles in his neighborhood in the early morning hours of Dec. 24. One of the vehicles had the engine running and […]

Roller hockey is serious business in Calabasas



The sports leagues in our area are invaluable. They provide children with an opportunity to learn about competition, teamwork, winning and losing. Baseball, basketball, soccer and roller hockey: They all serve as proving grounds for young minds and bodies. The most important thing about these leagues is that they provide kids with many of the tools they will need when […]