October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Klessig to resign Westlake City Council

Announces move to New Mexico

Westlake Village Councilmember Philippa Klessig has announced she is resigning from office and moving out of the area. At a meeting Oct. More...

Health & Wellness

Realtor fair offers healthy options

VITAL SIGNS—Above, Realtor Kathy White talks with chiropractor Nick Brock during the second annual Health Faire at Coldwell Banker Westlake Village on Oct. 22. More...

Free local diabetes classes

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold free diabetes classes in the following cities. More...

Programs support people with cancer

The Thousand Oaks-based Cancer Support Community will offer the following free programs for people with cancer, cancer survivors and their loved ones at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village, unless stated otherwise. More...

Schools

Sepideh Yeoh resigns from school board

Board to make a provisional appointment

Oak Park Unified School District board member Sepideh Yeoh announced she will resign from the board of education effective Dec. 1 because she is moving out of the school district. Superintendent Tony Knight said the board agreed on Oct. More...

Students question school district’s service requirement

Certain types of volunteer service are no longer accepted for graduation hours

Some students say they are upset with changes to the service learning policy in Las Virgenes Unified School District. More...

New school calendar assigned to give students break

No homework allowed over winter break

In a move to reduce student stress, school will start two weeks earlier next year in the Oak Park Unified School District and will end before Memorial Day weekend in May. More...

Sports

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Viewpoint Patriots (7-1) vs. Sierra Canyon Trailblazers (8-0) Friday, 7 p.m. Calabasas High The Patriots are getting their slingshot ready for a goliath. Viewpoint High’s football team plays Sierra Canyon, the No. More...

Other local football matchups

St. Bonaventure (5-3) at Westlake (6-2) More...

Weekend schedule

Oak Park atCalabasasThursday, 7 p.m. Agoura atSimi ValleyThursday, 7 p.m. Oaks Christian atMoorparkThursday, 7 p.m. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone stole $250 in cash and a $150 set of keys from a vehicle parked on Rainbow Crest Drive Oct. 14. A thief stole a $500 iPhone from a patron at Padri restaurant in the 29000 block of Agoura Road Oct. 11. Calabasas More...

Family

Halloween house pays homage to ‘Nightmare before Christmas’ movie

A home on Parkmor Road near Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas is a family-friendly Halloween house that’s been thrilling neighborhood kids for years. More...

Westlake HS student wins poster contest

Drawing will be used in publicity

Audrey Kao, a 14-year-old freshman at Westlake High School, submitted the winning artwork will represent the 2015 Ventura County Science Fair. More...

Family Men

Halloween magic

My 11-year-old son recently got over being scared to death, and he can finally endure scary movies. He tells me his nightmares are even fun. So I can really lay it on this Halloween. The magic of Halloween is the frights, the mystery, the unknown. More...

Calendar

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THURS., OCT. 30 School Carnival Fundraiser 4 to 7 p.m. at Dos Caminos Elementary School, 3635 Appian Way, Camarillo. Food, games, activities, auction, raffle. Celebrating school’s 50th anniversary. Alumni and the community welcome. More...

Letters

LVMWD board directors speak

Our quality of life, health and safety are linked to the availability of safe, clean, reliable water. More...

Letter

I am proud of my record on the Las Virgenes Water District Board of Directors. The facts are clear. Protecting ratepayers, transparency in government and conservation education have been my areas of focus in my first term. More...

Letter

It has been the highest honor to serve the customers of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District for the past 28 years. More...

Editorials

DUI is the scariest thing about Halloween

Halloween is a great time for tricks and treats. It’s fun to dress up as a gladiator from ancient Rome, a fairy-tale princess, or one of the countless superheroes whose costumes crowd the retail shelves this time of year. More...

Political Cartoon

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Scary Good Time

HALLOWEEN’S HERE— Above, Craig Newton entertains the kids at a Halloween party Oct. 25 at Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas. More...

Rutherford fights lawsuit

A lawsuit that identifies Westlake Village Mayor Mark Rutherford for his role in the ownership of an allegedly poorly maintained mobile home park was continued to Dec. 19 by a Los Angeles judge. More...

Community

Shoppers navigate construction at the new Westlake Plaza

Although the heavy machinery, makeshift signs and torn-up asphalt at Westlake Plaza make it difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel, Regency Centers’ Patrick Conway said the shopping center’s much-criticized $25-million renova More...

FOR THE RECORD

A photo with last week’s story about the Boys & Girls Clubs gala incorrectly identified Marilyn Bencar as Elizabeth Grossman. More...

Daylight saving time ends

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 2. Before going to bed Saturday night, remember to “fall back” and turn clocks back one hour. The extra sleep is a bonus. More...

Business

New board member tapped for Boys & Girls Clubs

Sergio Gonzalez has joined the board of governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. Gonzalez, a Los Angeles native, is the founder of SG Associations in Westlake Village, a boutique luxury real estate firm. More...

The latest gadgets at home show

The inaugural Home Innovation Design and Wine Tasting Event, featuring new products and services for inside and outside the home, will be on Sun., Nov. 2 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Pets

Faithful furry companions go everywhere

MAN’S BEST FRIEND—Troy Chenchick of Newbury Park brings his pug Chinston along to celebrate the second annual Oktoberfest held at The Stonehaus restaurant in Westlake Village on Oct. 18. More...

See how they grow

LITTLE PEEPS—Jade Bassis, 5, and Preston Sayeri, 7, learn about the life cycle of a baby chick during a special unit on animals at the Boys & Girls Club Chaparral in Calabasas. More...

Pet of the week

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Faith

Or Echard to light up the Sabbath

Or Echad will join the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in hosting one of the 1,000 Shabbat celebrations on Fri., Nov. 14. “Let’s Shine as One” is the motto of the annual event. More...

Concert for All Soul’s Day

The combined voices of the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale directed by Terry Danne, the St. Martin of Tours Choir directed by Rick Wilkinson and the St. More...

Charity boutique at Ascension church

Ascension Lutheran Church and School’s annual Gifts of Hope Boutique will run Sat. and Sun., Nov. 8, 9, 15 and 16 in Founders Hall at 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oak. Hours are 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays. More...

On the Town

Daylong concerts for venue’s anniversary

In October 1994, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza opened its doors in the Conejo Valley with a glitzy debut featuring Broadway legend Bernadette Peters. More...

The Movie Nut

This is one hyperviolent movie. “John Wick” is also fragmented and choppy with unexplained and unrealistic sequences that go nowhere. More...

The stage is alive with ‘Sound of Music’ play

The Young Artists Ensemble will present “The Sound of the Music” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 7 through 23 and at 2 p.m. Sundays at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive. More...

Columns

On the Trail

Perilous journey to reach nature’s salvation

There is hope for beleaguered souls when a block of time opens in a tumultuous day, enabling one to escape via a leisurely drive to reach a hiking trail. More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Nominate your caregiverfriendly workplace

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times titled “The Caregiver’s Dilemma” chronicled the author’s struggle to care for herself as she looked after her mother, who has dementia and was in a rehab facility with a broken hip. More...

Eye on the Conejo

Saving water a necessity

If California doesn’t have at least three wet winters in a row, water experts say, our drought will reach historic proportions. More...