2019-10-24 E-Edition

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Scenic Westlake Lake celebrates 50th anniversary

The words Westlake Lake don’t exactly roll off the tongue. Surely the builders of the 125-acre body of water surrounded by beautiful mountains and beautiful homes could have come up with a better name. Not all of the lake is even in Westlake Village. Half of it lies in the City of Thousand Oaks. John Notter, local business icon and […]

Remodeled yacht club part of lake resurgence

Any discussion about the history of Westlake Lake would be incomplete without recognition of the Westlake Yacht Club on the lake’s eastern shore, near the dam. Founded in March 1969, the yacht club will celebrate its 50th anniversary tomorrow, Oct. 25, with a dedication involving city and club officials—along with representatives from the club’s neighbor at The Landing, Boccaccio’s. The […]

2019 Acorn Vacation Photo winner!

SLOW AND STEADY GOES THE CHAMPION—With both The Acorn and Thousand Oaks Acorn in hand, Don and Carolyn Zimring of Westlake Village visited the ecological tortoise reserve on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands. Their photo wins the $500 first place prize! See other winners on Page 20.

Rent stabilization passes

California’s housing crisis has been dragging on for years with no end in sight. The state is trapped in a tight housing market that continues to squeeze the middle class. When buying a home becomes financially unfeasible, many residents make due by renting. But even the state’s rents are some of the highest in the country. A new bill in […]

Midwest couple gives $500K to Liberty Canyon wildlife bridge

A retired Kansas couple surprised local officials recently by giving a $500,000 check—what they call a “small donation”—to the Save Los Angeles Cougars campaign. #SaveLACougars is trying to raise private money to help pay for the Liberty Canyon wildlife bridge in Agoura Hills currently in the planning stages and now estimated by officials to cost more than $80 million. The […]

Precarious frog population hangs in there

More than two dozen adult California red-legged frogs (Rana draytonii) were discovered this month in four Santa Monica Mountain locations where they are believed to have survived following the Woolsey fire. The threatened frogs were reintroduced to the streams by National Park Service biologists in 2014. The 28 frogs were discovered following a series of night surveys that have taken […]

Broad vision necessary to meet water needs of greater L.A. County

Several groups collaborate on water management

Los Angeles County gets by on water imported from Northern California, but there’s only so much to go around. To ease the burden placed on suppliers, county officials are taking new steps to reduce water use and improve reclamation. The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and three municipalities that it serves, Calabasas Agoura Hills and Westlake Village are joining the […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Calabasas On Oct. 10 a thief stole $3,250 worth of property from a truck parked on Stunt Road. The owner reported leaving the stolen items—four tents and three sleeping bags—in the bed of the vehicle, which was covered with a camper shell that had been left unsecured. He went for a hike and returned to find his property stolen. Someone […]

Westlake Lake—what’s in a name?

In 2006 the City of Westlake Village celebrated its silver anniversary, and you can bet The Acorn was there to cover it. When you think about it, to be 25 again would be sweet. Heck, some of the old-timers in town will even take 50. Speaking of which, Westlake Lake—which was built in 1969 and serves today as the city’s […]