2015-07-30 E-Edition

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Calabasas rolls out the red carpet for Special Olympians

City and Santa Monica Mountains are hosts with the most

More than 170 members of the Great Britain delegation of the Special Olympics World Games—including athletes from England, Scotland and Wales as well as their coaches, trainers and support staff—enjoyed a three-night stay at King Gillette Ranch prior to the start of the July 25 competition in Los Angeles. In events hosted by the City of Calabasas, the Calabasas Chamber […]

Opposed to annexation plan

In an almost sociopathic fervor, Calabasas officials have offered a pitch in which they claim to be good stewards to the environment, which ignores having turned most of their own city into Encino-West and a ridgeline ordinance that came into being only after there were no more ridgelines left to save and were lined with cookie cutter McMansions elbow to […]


THURS., JULY 30 Camarillo Community Band 7 p.m. in Community Center Park, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. Outdoor band concert. Kids can “conduct” the band. Bring lawn seating and picnic. Free admission. Contact: Dan Rhymes. Phone: 805. 484.8050. Email: camarillocommunityband@lafn.org. Web: www.camarillocommunityband.com. FRI., JULY 31 Westlake Yacht Club Open House 6 to 10 p.m. at yacht club, 32123 W. Lindero Canyon […]


Free exercise program offered The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will offer a four-part, free exercise program, “Body Wise for Life with Aggie Winston,” from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The Body Wise workout offers cancer survivors a gentle means to move and feel better. In addition, […]

Alcohol possible factor in deadly Westlake crash

An Oak Park man was denied liquor at not one, but two local businesses just before getting into a fatal accident Sunday in the city of Westlake Village, according to eyewitnesses. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said Monday that Robert Craig Klein, 56, tried to buy alcohol at Silver Star Liquor in Agoura Hills but the clerk refused to sell […]

Agoura ‘sleeping at the switch’

This letter is written in my personal capacity as a concerned resident of Agoura Hills and not written in my official capacity as vice chairman of the Agoura Hills Planning Commission. The July 16 Acorn contained an article about Calabasas’ current attempt to annex property on the corner of Liberty Canyon and Agoura roads. Calabasas wants to annex this property […]

The Acorn Epicurean

That’s amore!

Remember Dean Martin’s signature song from the 1950s?: “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.” In Italian, the word amore means love, and that’s what popped into my mind when I recently visited Barone’s the Pizzeria Express in Westlake Village because your stomach will absolutely love the pies there. Be prepared to be wowed […]

Readers come to aid of business owner

Soon after The Acorn ran a story about a recent string of business burglaries in Westlake Village on July 9, Agoura Hills resident Carlos Gelpi and Jim Willis of Newbury Park contacted the newspaper office offering to lend their tools to one of the victims whose truck had been burgled by the thieves. Carpenter John Frahm was one of four […]

Layoffs come quickly for Haggen store

Three months after Haggen Inc. took over a handful of Albertsons and Vons grocery stores in Ventura County, the Washington-based company has laid off dozens of employees in the area and cut the hours of many more as it struggles to compete with other supermarkets. Earlier this year, Haggen acquired 146 Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions and Safeway stores in California, Nevada, […]